Amazing Survivor: 1967 Corvette With Only 2,996 Miles!

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An unbelievable find and an even more incredible package, this ’67 Corvette packs a wallop of a punch. Featuring a Factory 427 with a 4 speed transmission, this is the Corvette of all of our dreams. What is so astonishing is that this car is claimed to be 100% factory original with only 2,996 miles since new. Well documented and in fabulous shape, this Corvette is up for bids here through Mecum Auctions, out of Kissimmee, Florida.

The engine bay and the 427 V8 is absolutely clean with all of the power you could ever desire from a factory Stingray. All of the rubber components look good, and there is no evidence of corrosion. Despite the cleanliness, some minor touch up and cleanup work has been executed under the hood.  There is an immense amount of paper work on this car proving its prior history and owners. In fact the tank sticker has never been removed.

The interior is a bit mesmerizing as the upholstery and plastic trim appears rich as if it were brand new. As you can imagine, great care has been taken to maintain this Corvette. I would imagine the only thing you may find in this interior is a few minor wrinkles on the seat, and perhaps a little dust hidden in a crevice.

The white exterior is stunning, and the car does show as if it were new. The factory side pipes clearly do all the talking, and the paint and body work back up the factory finish. There are a few very minor superficial blemishes on this car, but nothing that would stand out to the common eye. The “Prove-It” report states that “This vehicle belongs in the Smithsonian, not a car show.” Certainly there is no denying that this is one of the best surviving big block Stingrays. What do you think this amazing example will sell for?

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  1. EuromotoMember

    I think it will sell for one billion dollars.

    Like 28
    • tommy okonski

      I also bought one of these classic cars new. Mine was a 1967 4-speed 427 435 horse power 3-2s carbs color Maroon with saddle interior and black hood scoop. side pipes which were to loud and hot in summer. I think I paid 6400 new lots of money then but I had to have one before the body change in 1968. I would have ordered on with a 327 but you had to wait six months to get your car. so I bought the 427. fast car only kept it for 6 months had a family now had to sell it.

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      • Dennis Whorley

        I also bought a 67 coupe 427/400 HP tri-power. I ordered it new. Price was 5,348.35. Black with red interior red stripe on hood. Red stripe tires and off road exhaust mufflers. A 36.00 option. Later changes to side mounts. I still have the original factory window sticker and owners manual. Sold it in 1971
        big mistake. I searched the vin number in all fifty states and it never turned up. Fantastic car. I saw one just like it except it was the 435 HP.
        It sold for over 300,000.00. What a fool I was!

        Like 1
  2. WrongWay

    I encourage everyone to read about John Jacobi! His corvette was just put in a museum! The only front wheel drive corvette ever built by him and a buddy! Very cool article! Some of you probably already read about it, others will find it to be very interesting! Out of respect, I will not mention the site it was on, but I am sure a Google will put you on the article! I am all in for Ford, but this article is great! Now for this one! LOL, too new for me! 64 or possibly 65 is what I am after for a Corvette! Nice car tho!

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    • Bob

      That FWD Corvette answered the question nobody asked.

      Like 5
  3. leiniedude leiniedudeMember

    That jacket on the seat rings a bell. I remember reading a story about a seviceman that bought a Stingray. As I recall he was afraid of driving it for fear of damage. A very patriotic man. I will keep digging.

    Like 8
  4. Moparman MoparmanMember

    It’s, it’s it’s……..Words fail me!!:-)

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  5. IkeyHeyman

    Wrinkles on the seat? I’m out.

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    • RayT

      Not a fan of the red upholstery, so I’m walkin’ away, too.

      But seriously: Yes, it should be in a museum, preserved. That’s why even if I had the money, I wouldn’t go near this one. I’d have to drive it, otherwise it would be a waste. That’s what Corvettes are for.

      And if I drove it, millions of Corvette fans would hate me….

      Like 8
      • DayDreamBeliever DayDreamBeliever

        And millions of others would love you for driving the car….

        But I can see the value in this one being used as an indisputable reference for judging originality and quality/accuracy of restorations. So preserving it would be very important.

        My real guess… $280K No crystal ball here….

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      • LAB3

        It’s so perfect that scientists can use it to calibrate their instruments!

        Like 8
  6. Martin

    Such a waste. Some people buy performance cars to enjoy and some people cannot see the intended purpose because they are just profit driven. No previous owner ever saw this car as anything but a means to grow their bank account.

    Like 12
  7. CCFisher

    Doomed from the start to be nothing more than a static sculpture in someone’s collection. Occasionally ferried about by trailer and carefully placed in position for onlookers to gawk in amazement, it will never be fully enjoyed. There’s a certain sadness in that.

    Like 35
  8. Haig Haleblian

    I could only hope the high bidder would roast the tires on the way out of Kissimmee. I would have a lot of respect for that type of exit.

    Like 31
    • J.D. McCown

      Me to Haig I for one would want to do the exact same thing when I was 17 years old I drove a brand new one with tripower and the side pipes I’ll never forget it

      Like 3
  9. Mountainwoodie

    Well, Mecum has a point. with all the bastardization of original Corvettes, and the aging of the young folks who might have bought this in 1967, as a preservationist minded person I can see the value in letting be a static display in a museum.

    After all who needs another ratty overpriced Vette with a shot birdcage? IMHO

    Like 5
    • Haig Haleblian

      Ponder this: If the car was so significant why isn’t it in Mr Mecum’s personal collection? He most certainly can afford it. By the way, it is a wonderful example.

      Like 4
  10. Matt G

    I am always slightly amused by all of the hand wringing over a car that is likely not to be driven. It is not like the car is depressed that it is not being driven to redline on twisty roads somewhere, or that General Motors is disappointed that their creation is sitting dormant- could it be jealousy then that drives these comments? The nice thing about owning something is that you get to do anything you want with it, and if polishing a car and keeping it in a heated garage brings you happiness, then god bless you!

    I live in an area where a lot of the homes are weekend homes- many of them are nicer than the house I live in every day- I could complain that those big nice houses are being wasted on people that only use them a dozen weekends a year, but you know what if they can afford to buy a house that the maintenance and cleaning people spend almost as much time in as they do, then god bless them too!

    Like 25
    • Kman

      But, the most wonderful thing is, here in America, if you don’t like your job or the way they treat you, you can freely go find another.
      As for the healthcare and food stamps. If you can afford them you can’t get them. I can barely afford them but I pay for them myself.
      The point is, you can’t blame your employer for your situation, you are the only one responsible for you.

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    • Sidney

      KMan,, you miss my point. Yes, you can go to another job, but they are pretty hard to find (a quality one) if you are uneducated, yet they still have families to feed too. Lets get more specific here, the biggest retailer in the world, headquartered in Arkansas. Ring any bells? Started by Daddy Sam, who by all accounts was a decent man, but upon his death, multiple kiddies retired with like 10 billion apiece. Now, every time they open a store, they make it nearly impossible to even be offered enough hours to even buy into the health plan, not like they could afford it on what they are paid, anyway. My take, a person who inherited 10 billion dollars, certainly could buy this car AND offer a better living situation for their workers. It would seem the decent thing to do, would it not? As it stands now, every store they have in America, and every little town has at least one, causes the tax payers 500k to a million plus a year in MA, food stamps, rent assistance, etc. Does that seem like a fair system for all of us? These guys give Amazon a run for their money, why are they allowed to make billions upon billions and leave destitute people in their wake? I agree, pulling yourself up with your bootstraps is admirable, heck, I came from a very poor back ground, and today I am a highly paid professional, but not everyone has the means, intellectual or otherwise to do so, and again, they are our brothers and sisters too. We need to do better in this country.

      Like 0
    • Kman

      So, any member of the Walton family can afford this car. However, they should not buy it and become a welfare office?

      I don’t know where all this information comes from regarding Walmart pay and scheduling. I do know several Walmart employees that get paid going wages in this area or a little above.

      Walmart doesn’t promise to pay all their employees expenses. They offer them an opportunity to work for a wage AGREED UPON by both parties at the time of hiring. Nothing more and nothing less.

      As for being uneducated, Walmart has programs to assist with furthering education.

      I just get fed up with people blaming the employer for the employee’s shortcomings.

      Kman out.

      Like 1
    • Lance Nord

      It never ceases to amaze me how so many people think that everyone in this country (or the world) should be able to live comfortably. Some people are born to rich parents, some have an incredible talent that people are willing to pay big bucks for, some work their asses off and make sound financial decisions while some are just plain lucky to become wealthy. In the meantime, the vast majority of people make bad decisions in life, believe more in instant gratification than saving/investing, are not smart or they are unlucky in life. However, we should still treat them the same as the former group? IMHO, we make our own luck and we make our own beds. We shouldn’t expect anything from anyone.

      I grew up with parents who sometimes accepted welfare. At the beginning of each school year, I was given two shirts, two pair of pants, a six pack of underwear, a six pack of socks and a new pair of sneakers. Those clothes had to last me the whole school year. If I outgrew them or destroyed them, I better hope that someone gave me some for Christmas. I started working part time when I was 12 years old so I could earn money for clothes. I’ve worked my way into a position that my wife and I are considered the top 2% of wage earners but that didn’t come without a lot of sacrifice. Not once was I ever envious or jealous of those making lots more money than me; instead, I aspired to achieve what they had achieved. We all have the same rights as citizens of the US, but there is no right or privilege for us to have the same comfortable life. There’s winners and losers in life just like there are winners and losers at the craps table. Rant over…

      Like 1
  11. Matt steele

    Couldn’t afford a even if I won the lottery it’s beautiful

    Like 2
  12. Patrick Kelly

    A cobra 🐍 on the glove box? I don’t think that’s on the build sheet?

    Like 4
  13. Big Len

    If it’s mine, I’m drivin’ the bastard.

    Like 6
  14. Dave

    Being a factory 427 I doubt that it has gearing conducive to highway cruising. Driving it any distance will be noisy and expensive. People didn’t buy cars for investment 50 years ago. Someone bought this one then life got in the way.

    Like 7
  15. Lance Nord

    I wouldn’t be shocked if this car sold for north of $300K.

    Like 5
    • TomMember

      I am going to go $400K on my guess.

      Like 2
      • DayDreamBeliever DayDreamBeliever

        High bid of $500K.

        Not sold, “The Bid Goes On…..”

        Failed to hit the reserve. Who knows what the owner had in mind for a “sell it” amount. This may become a “private transaction” car now that it is out there. Otherwise, we’ll see it again.

        Like 5
  16. Joe Defelice

    I’d drive it ’til the wheels fall off and then some. The return on my investment would be measured in miles, not $$$$. If I wanted something to look at, I’d get a picture.

    Like 8
  17. brianashe

    Great line from the description: “Judging manuals determine the accuracy of 1967s. This ’67 determines the accuracy of judging manuals.”

    Like 4
  18. cushman

    A 53 year old chevy. What’s the commotion.

    Like 3
  19. Santa Fe Steve

    I was at an auction a few years back when a very low mileage C2 Corvette came on stage. I think it had only about 12,000 documents miles. The car, same as this car, was a museum piece. I went up on stage to have a closer look. Rather than being impressed by it all I actually walked away saddened. The owner had just passed away and I kept thinking about all of the Sunday drives he did not take etc. This car will likely go into a collection but not my cup of tea. This car and all cars are meant to be driven. I had a neighbor a few years ago who used an original 1964 289 Cobra as his daily driver….my hero.

    Like 7
  20. TortMember

    After some serious thought I have decided not to spend a million plus dollars to just look at it. Though the value will always be high it will decrease in value if you DRIVE and ENJOY it.

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  21. Bing

    I’d put a set of Cheeter slicks on it and take it to the strip.

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    • Camaro guy

      AMEN, Bing

      Like 2
  22. the one

    Honestly y’all, it’s just a hunk of metal.

    Like 0
    • Lynn DockeyMember


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  23. cyclemikey

    Sad that it’s not being driven? Uh, no. What would be sad is if some mouth breather got hold of it and destroyed the reference-level originality of the car just for “fun”. Roast the tires? Drive the wheels off it? Cheeter (sic) slicks and drag strips? Jeez Louise, where does that nihilistic urge to destroy anything well-preserved come from? It really is bizarre, and it seems to come up every freakin’ time, along with the accusation that anyone who can afford things you can’t must have come by their means illicitly.

    I’m also going to guess that the bidders who could afford to assume custody of this probably don’t take their cues from the sour-grapes section at Barn Finds and all their “here’s what I’D do with it…” lines. Yeah, sure you would.

    Like 4
  24. Bing

    Hey, cycle monkey,
    I have a numbers matching 63 split window, an AC Cobra signed by mr Shelby ( he grew up 15 miles from my ranch), a 95 point Ford 35 three window coupe, 60 vette and a 34 Ford Roadster. All are in show car condition, licensed and driven. Putting slicks on the 67 was my way of saying old cars should be loved, AND driven.
    No sour grapes or skinny wallet here.

    Like 5
  25. John

    If it were a 327, I’d be interested, but I simply cannot afford to put gas in a 427.

    That’s likely the reason for the low mileage.

    I’ll sleep better tonight knowing there is one like this still out there.

    Like 0
  26. anthony musto

    That’s all?

    Like 1
  27. dyno dan

    would look nice sitting next to my Lamborghini Countach.

    Like 1
  28. Bing

    Hey Lance,
    Your story is my story. Worked since 12, after military I earned my way thru college. Started out at the bottom rung of business, worked to the top. Retired 8 years ago for six months then went back into business again. At 73, I still work and play hard. Cars, hunting, travel, and investing in companies that we work at fixing up. I can relate to the Walmart workers cause I sacked groceries 28 hours a week to support myself in school.
    No matter what anyone does for a living, if they work hard and make a contribution I respect the hell out of them.

    Like 2
  29. Jerry Chaney

    For what it’s worth, I would drive it with a big smile on my face. And I would own it until I died. Then I would pass it onto my son. And yes, I would keep it all stock. No modifications.

    Like 0

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