1967 Chevrolet Corvette With 36k Genuine Miles!

Maybe it’s just me, but I think that Marlboro Maroon was the most striking color available on a Corvette in 1967. That is the shade that graces this completely original and unrestored Corvette that is located in Englewood, Colorado. You will find this truly beautiful car listed for sale here on eBay with a BIN price of $98,990. The option is also available to make an offer on this magnificent 1960s classic.

Interestingly, after Marina Blue, Marlboro Maroon was the second most popular color choice amongst Corvette buyers in 1967. In fact, of the total production of 22,940 cars built in that year, 3,464 buyers chose the classy shade of Maroon. When you stare at that paint, it is great to consider how well it has survived over the past 52-years. It still holds a really good shine, although there is some minor deterioration in a few spots. While this would be pretty easy to rectify, the next owner would undoubtedly be struggling with the whole concept of interfering with a car that appears to be such an original survivor. All of the external chrome and trim look to be in extremely nice condition, as does the original Soft Ray tinted glass. The cast-aluminum wheels, which were a $263.30 option back in 1967, also look to be in fantastic condition, and the spare tire remains in its rightful place underneath the car. Speaking of underneath the vehicle, it looks just as impressive as the car does above. You can see the original grey of the floor pans, which means that this Corvette has never been undercoated. Some of the components under the car display a light dusting of surface corrosion, but it looks just as clean as you could ever hope to find on an original car like this. If you poke around under the Corvette for any length of time, you will also discover that the tank sticker is still on the tank.

Gracing the engine bay of the Corvette is a feast of numbers-matching components. What you will find is the L79 version of the 327ci V8, producing 350hp. Bolted to this is an M21 4-speed manual transmission. Making the driver’s life easier, the original owner ticked the options boxes beside power steering and power brakes. The first thing to note here is the fact that the Corvette has an original and documented 36,222 miles on the clock. In fact, in the last 30-years or so, only 3,000 of those miles have rolled under the Corvette’s wheels. This car has been kept garaged and carefully maintained during this time, but there is always going to be deterioration as time marches on. As a result, the Corvette has recently been fitted with new front brake calipers, along with other new brake hardware from front to back. Incredibly, it appears that the exhaust that is fitted to the Corvette is original, although the rear mufflers have been replaced at some point. The same appears to be true of some front suspension bushes, but the rest of it is said to be as it was when it rolled off the line in St. Louis. So, how does it drive? According to the seller, the answer to that question is “very well.” The engine starts and runs perfectly, it is smooth, doesn’t make any odd sounds, and doesn’t burn any oil. In his own words, it drives just like it did when it was new.

When you slide behind the wheel of the Corvette, you are once again struck by the incredible originality that you find throughout the inside of the vehicle. The black vinyl trim looks to all be in good condition, while the dash and pad are close to perfect. There have been no aftermarket additions to the interior, and the factory radio doesn’t appear to have been tampered with. Of course, it would be virtually impossible for a car to have survived for this long without fault, so there are some to consider. The carpet, while not badly worn, has faded in a number of places. It has given it a patchy look in a few places, but once again, I would be pretty hesitant to replace it and tamper with the car’s originality. Interestingly, the original owner hasn’t gone mad with interior options, and appears to have been very much focused on affordable performance rather than luxury. As a result, there is no leather upholstery, no headrests, no power windows, no air conditioning, but he did hand over an additional $172.75 and tick the box beside the AM/FM radio.

In 1967, total Corvette production had dropped significantly compared to 1966. This was due in a large part by the anticipation of a new Corvette that was due to be released the following year. Over the following years, the last of the C2 Corvettes became a firm favorite with customizers and modifiers, so finding an original and unmolested survivor is a nice little treat. That is what this car is said to be, and if all is as the owner claims, then the asking price would seem to be well justified.

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Comments

  1. Tom

    If that truly is original paint that’s amazing.

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  2. ChevyTruckGuy

    Marlboro Maroon is on my short list of favorite colors for the ’67 Sting Ray, along with Silver Pearl and Marina Blue. I would love to have this Corvette!! I’d continue to maintain it, and preserve as much originality as possible. What a beautiful ride!!

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  3. 86_Vette_Convertible

    Good looking car, I’d park it in my garage any time. I have to admit that red is good, but yellow with a black interior is better IMO.
    Biggest problem is the prices on C2’s is way out of line for what you’re getting, but I’m sure someone will buy it.

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  4. Arby

    That’s not how I remember Marlboro Maroon. It was a much darker shade.

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  5. Jim Palam

    I have to agree with Arby: Pretty sure that’s not Marlboro Maroon Red which was a much deeper red (burgundy) color. That year they also offered a Bolero Red and a Rally Red but the car pictured looks like a much brighter, almost “candy” red repaint – IMHO.

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  6. Mike1955

    I have an original 67 Marlboro Maroon car. This one looks to be an overly bright shade to be original?

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    • ChevyTruckGuy

      @ Mike1955 and Arby: Could you guys be thinking of Milano Maroon? That was definitely a darker maroon, even a near-burgundy, on 1965-1966 Corvettes. This car’s paint looks correct to me, but I’m certainly not an NCRS judge! LOL

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      • Mike1955

        Wish I could post a pic? No my car is an original Marlboro Maroon and much darker.

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      • Haig Haleblian

        I think the tank sticker may say Milano Maroon. I too had a Marlboro Maroon 67 and this color appears too bright. What’s with the wheels? Those original? Personally I’d prefer the standard chrome rings and discs. This appears to be a really nice car.

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  7. gbvette62

    I have to agree with others here, about the color. My first thought when looking at the pictures was, “that’s not Marlboro Maroon”. The time of day, and/or the lighting, will make colors look different in the pictures, and that could be the case here. Whether the color is right or not, I do think the car’s been repainted, or at least had some paint work done. The hood looks to be a different shade than the rest of the car, and the picture of the oil change sticker on the dash, appears to show some over spray, on the edge of the dash.

    It appears to be a pretty nice example of a 67 Corvette, but I think the price is somewhat optimistic for a small block coupe, no matter what the mileage.

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  8. Daniel Zielinski

    I bought a new 67 in Marlboro maroon. It was much darker i was just looking at my old pics. Mine was a convertible. With black interior

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  9. canadainmarkseh Member

    If that’s a repaint then well done what a fantastic colour to rich for my blood though.

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  10. JoeNYWF64

    Considering the price of these, too bad they don’t make a dynacorn body for ’63-7 vettes – steel, & extra body seams would be fine with me.
    Would also like to see a dynacorn for a 1st gen Javelin.

  11. TimM

    This car looks perfect to me but the price knocked my socks off!! I’m still trying to find them!! Almost $100,000 for a 67 seems way out to me!!! It sure is pretty close to perfect though!! Not much to do but get in and drive!!!

  12. Jim Palam

    As the readers here know, prices for the C1, C2 and C3 era Corvettes have been on a Yo-Yo string for decades now. As you hear often, a collector car is worth what someone will pay for it. I had a ’62 that I sold for $18K (in 1988) thinking I made a nice profit. That buyer sold it years later for $60K. Today’s price ???

    I was also involved with a ’67 Corvette (Google “Ko-Motion” Corvette) that went on to become one of those rare, priceless “icons” in Corvette history. Unlikely the current owner would ever sell it since it’s something that could never be replaced. So maybe $100K for a red “Barn Find” is a possibility. Or, maybe just go out and plop down about $60+K for a new mid-engined Vette and donate the money you saved to your favorite charity?

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