Original 427 Tri-Power: 1967 Chevrolet Corvette

If a buyer in 1967 wanted a fast Corvette, this car was as good as it got. With a fire-breathing big-block V8 under the hood, it offers performance credentials that would still stand it in good stead today. It is an award-winning classic that presents nicely as an original and unmolested survivor. The owner has decided that the time is right for it to find a new home. Therefore he has listed it for sale here on eBay. It is located in Colonial Beach, Virginia, and bidding has reached an eye-watering $170,000 off the back of some spirited action. With time left on the listing, you could stake your claim on this highly desirable classic.

There’s a bit to unpack with this Corvette, so let’s take a deep breath and work our way through its strongest attributes. It is an unrestored survivor that wears its original Marina Blue paint. With more than five decades under its belt, there are some minor chips and imperfections. However, the car still presents extremely well, with the paint holding an impressive shine. The fiberglass shows no evidence of significant flaws or issues, while the frame and birdcage are rock solid. The original owner ordered the car with tinted glass, and this appears to be flawless. The trim and chrome hold a winning shine, while the wheels and trim rings are in excellent order. Its list of awards best demonstrates the originality of this car. It has received both a Bloomington Gold and Silver Certification along with other awards from the NCRS. Included in the sale are the original Owner’s Manual, Tank Sticker, and Protect-O-Plate. Overall, this is one of the most original unrestored Corvettes that you are likely to see in today’s market.

Chevrolet didn’t produce a slow Corvette in 1967. It’s just that some were distinctly faster than others. This car is a graphic demonstration of that philosophy. Lifting its hood reveals the L71 version of the company’s fire-breathing 427ci Tri-Power big-block V8. With 435hp under the right foot, this was a potent car in its day. The original owner also chose to equip this classic with an M21 four-speed manual transmission and a 3.70 Posi rear end. Pointed at a 1/4 mile, the journey would be a distant memory in 13.4 seconds. I said that this car offered impressive performance when it was new, and that figure still holds up well against many of today’s offerings. The owner says that this is a numbers-matching vehicle and that its original V8 has received a rebuild in the past. The seller doesn’t provide any information on how well this Corvette runs or drives, but its overall condition and award-winning history provide us with some confidence in this area.

When a Corvette achieves Bloomington Gold Certification, that stands as a testament to its originality. That is the case with our feature car, with an interior that remains completely unmolested. The original owner ordered it trimmed in Bright Blue vinyl, and this shows no signs of wear or physical damage. The carpet has some very minor fading, but this is a common trait in Corvettes of this age. The dash is in excellent condition, and the original AM/FM radio remains intact. The plastic trim shows no signs of noticeable deterioration, and this interior appears to need nothing.

The bidding on this 1967 Corvette opened at $35,000. It took a mere three days to rocket to its current level. That is a clear indication of how desirable this vehicle is. I suspect there may be a little way to go before the hammer falls on this auction. It is easy to understand why the bidding has been so spirited because its drivetrain combination makes it the most desirable example offered for that model year. This is an auction that should be worth watching closely…unless you want to throw your hat into the ring in a bid to become this classic’s next owner. If you do, I wish you luck.

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Comments

  1. Terrry

    One of the nicest cars BF has ever featured. Whoever buys this car won’t be driving it, or else as luck would have it, someone who’s texting while driving will blow a stop sign and BLAM! hit this jewel.

    Like 4
  2. rick

    Reminder to self…..Must play Lottery, Must play lottery, Must play lottery.

    Like 14
  3. DRV

    It’s the most desirable of all Corvettes to me. I would think it would be worth 300k anytime.

    Like 5
    • Shawn gherity

      Our families origional 435/427 coupe in ec went for 160k at mecums a few years back. It was a rarer color of blue and had the factory aluminum wheels.

      Like 3
    • Joseph Buechele

      No way that car is worth 300 k!………now you’re getting into L-88 territory (worth way, way, more)…….with only 20 built…………

      Like 1
  4. wuzjeepnowsaab

    Wow, one of the most desirable of c2 StingRays. Amazing and so rare. This would be my ‘lottery car.’

    Like 9
    • DayDreamBeliever Member

      Yep.
      This is it.
      THE C2 to have. Buying tickets tomorrow.

      Like 6
  5. George Mattar

    Seller has been trying for months to move this beauty. This car has been on eBay at least once before However, if Kevin McKay did the engine work, rest assured it was done correctly. Best Corvette restorer in the world.

    Like 3
  6. Joe Haska

    You guys just decreased my chances of winning. Damn it !

    Like 1
  7. LOU Member

    Buy the C-8 ZO6 for a lot less money, a better performance machine all around, and you can really drive the thing…
    With this Vette; just stare at it?????NOT~~~

    Like 2
  8. Shawn gherity

    Our families origional 435/427 coupe in ec went for 160k at mecums a few years back. It was a rarer color of blue and had the factory aluminum wheels.

  9. Paul S

    You would think for that kind of money that the engine would be spotless?
    Its not a split window, but nice.

    Like 1
    • Shawn gherity

      Its a survivor…thats what makes them valuable. Something thats been used over the years and well taken care of.
      Not taking anything away from a frameoff restoration but theyre only origional once😌

      Like 1
  10. Max

    Please explain why something like this would end up on Ebay instead of a major auction house. Thanks, MG

    Like 1
  11. leiniedude leiniedude Member

    Ended:Dec 04, 2021 , 8:00PM
    Winning bid:
    US $168,600.00
    [ 35 bids ]

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