Original Paint: 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

A poll was going around the internet recently about what Corvette will be the most valuable in 50 years. I think any C2, including this 1967 Chevrolet Corvette convertible, should be at the top of that list. This car is in fairly decent condition and has a surprising $45,000 Buy-It-Now price. It is currently listed here on eBay, is located in Virginia Beach, Virginia, has a VIN listed, clean title, and a listed 132,000 miles.

1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

The current engine was supposedly swapped in sometime in the cars life. The seller is unsure if it is a 327 or a 350. What they do know is that it does start, run and that it is connected to a four-speed manual transmission. Also noted is that a new carburetor has been installed. They mention that the radiator, shocks, and exhaust have been replaced with new parts, along with brake calipers on all four wheels.

1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

The listing says that the interior is all original as well. It does suffer from some cracking in the seats, foam padding turning to powder, and faded carpet in the footwells. All of the gauges are original, as well as the clock and radio. However, the fuel gauge and speedometer are no longer working. They do note that the headlight motors work as designed. You would have to clarify which top comes with the car. The photos show one black and one white.

1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

While there are some minor plot holes in the listing of this car, you can’t really say that the price is completely unreasonable. If it indeed runs and drives, then that is at least one large piece of the puzzle complete and you can work on it as you enjoy it. If you are a local buyer, maybe I’ll see you at a show with it, I’m not too far away from there. I do think that the C2 Corvettes will retain and likely increase in value. You can get the jump by buying this one.

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Comments

  1. Newport Pagnell

    I submitted this and was posted back in May. I guess it never sold.

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  2. motoring mo

    In 50 years the ’63 will be the most valuable.
    It is the first Sting Ray ever, an iconic design, and the one and only year for the split window.

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  3. ruxvette

    Jeez, I’m a Corvette guy and I’m embarrassed to say I am puzzled with this ”THE FAMOUS HOOD LEDGE DOT”.

    All said, it’s not a bad car.

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    • gary

      Theres about a 3/8 inch circle indent in the hood channel…..on each side……replacement front clips dont have it…..only originals

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  4. 70SuperSport

    327/350 means a 350 hp 327 in the car. Finned valve covers went on 350hp cars

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  5. 86_Vette_Convertible

    I wouldn’t kick it out of the garage, though it’s a little pricey for my wallet at this time.

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  6. JOHN

    I think this a a good value for a 67, I remember this ad from a month or so ago, if I wasn’t building a new garage, I would be VERY tempted. I’d fix the gas gauge, odometer, radio and clock and drive it. I wouldn’t do a thing to the cosmetics.

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  7. Bob S

    I have never been one for the colour green, and I would prefer another coupe, but I would still consider buying this car if it was closer.
    My wife has still not forgiven me for selling my 64 coupe 49 years ago.
    Bob

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  8. gbvette62

    Where did the writer come up with the idea that the engine’s been replaced and the seller doesn’t know if it’s a 327 or a 350? The seller clearly states that it is the “original” 327/350 engine, and that it has never had an engine swap. He also included a picture of the stamp pad showing the matching 67 VIN and the 327/350 “HT” engine suffix code.

    I know the seller of this car, and though he usually overprices his cars (in my opinion), he’s also very honest about the condition of the car’s he sells. Actually, anyone involved with Corvettes, who has been to Carlisle, Bloomington, Corvette Expo etc, has likely met this seller, as he can often be found at these shows selling his line of reproduction parts.

    Other than than a copper replacement radiator, cut up pump to carb line, and the wrong shift boot, it looks like a very correct and original 67 Corvette.

    Sellers and Barnfinds writers need to take note that this is what a true “survivor” car looks like. Original paint, original interior and original, unmolested engine, is what makes a car a survivor, not the repainted, new carpet and detailed engine cars that we often see advertised as “survivors”.

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    • JOHN

      I’m surprised the writer didn’t say “teak wheel”! I can’t tell you how many times I read that and the wheel is the original plastic wood grain wheel. I’m not a Corvette guy and I know a teak wheel from a plastic wheel!

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  9. Jack Hammer

    I would rob my grandmother’s 401k, if I had a grandmother with a 401k, to bring this one home. A real nice driver.

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  10. DayDreamBeliever Member

    Brentton must have been in a hurry when he wrote this one up.

    “You would have to clarify which top comes with the car. The photos show one black and one white.”

    What? The car is a convertible, with a white canvas top. It also has a black vinyl covered hardtop:

    1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE. OPTIONS INCLUDE FACTORY ORIGINAL 327/350 HORSEPOWER MOTOR, 4 SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION, POSI-TRACTION REAR END AND AM-FM RADIO AND BLACK VINYL HARDTOP.

    “The current engine was supposedly swapped in sometime in the cars life. The seller is unsure if it is a 327 or a 350.”

    Um, not what the seller says at all:

    THIS 67 IS LOOKING FOR ITS NEW HOME, HOPEFULLY A HOME THAT WILL APPRECIATE A 67 WITH ITS ORIGINAL PAINT, ORIGINAL MOTOR, ORIGINAL INTERIOR, MOST ORIGINAL COMPONENTS AND THAT HAS NOT BEEN CUT IN HALF, CUSTOMIZED, HAD A MOTOR SWAP OR SPENT HALF ITS LIFE IN A FIELD OR BODY SHOP.

    Please read and understand the seller’s assertions prior to making such statements. Not very accurate here.

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  11. leiniedude leiniedude Member

    So Brentton, what Corvette won the online poll? I would love this car as is. A ton of fun! THE FAMOUS HOOD LEDGE DOT” Sorry to be so stupid but even with Gary’s explaination I still do not get it? I am sure most of you saw this. https://www.corvetteonline.com/news/mid-engine-c8-corvette-revealed-0-60-under-3-seconds-msrp-60000/

  12. cmarv

    I may have to fire up the rollback and dig up a jar . Fix the “nits” and drive the nuts off it . $45K seems fair . If patina was worth money you could put a “1” in front of the “45” .
    JMHO .

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  13. George mattar

    Despite all the negative remarks, the bottom line is seller is correct. How many 67 350 hp cars are left with this much originality? I would buy this in a minute and have the cash to give him $50,000 today, but already have an.old Corvette in the garage and can’t afford to get divorced a second time. In 1976, I had a Goodwood Green 400 hp convertible that had been hammered. I paid $1,800 for it with orig JC engine and perfect black vinyl hardtop. That hardtop us $2,500 all day long today. This car is beautiful. I would replace the seat foam and covers and drive it. Believe me, I sat on dried out seat for 3 years before I had enough back aches and grew tired of the yellow dried up crap getting every where when I got in the car. Painting this car would be against my religion. Preserve by keeping it of the weather and especially direct sun which kills fiberglass. Love this car.

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  14. moosie moosie Member

    Puzzling about what the author commented about the top, ” one White, one Black” unsure which one comes with the car? The White one is the convertible one and the Black one is the hardtop. Did anyone catch the C-8 unveiling last night, any comments about it, I was impressed with the car and its projected price and performance , even with the butt ugly rear end treatment. If I could still walk and had the greenbacks I’d definitely be on the list, I wonder if a convertible will be available ?

    • gbvette62

      I caught the unveiling and was very impressed. More importantly, my wife loves it too, and indicated that she’d be okay if one showed up in our garage. She actually liked it so much she said I wouldn’t have to get rid of one of the 7 cars we already have (2 Corvettes, 2 daily drivers & 3 other collector cars)!

      Yes, there will be a convertible version. At the end of the program, there was information scrolling across the bottom of the screen that said the convertible and C8.R (racing version) will be announced later.

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  15. moosie moosie Member

    Thank you gb, I appreciate it

  16. TimM

    I’m not sure if this car is worth the asking price without the original motor in it!! A 350 is good nevertheless but as far as original numbers matching it’s not there!!

    • JOHN

      You have to read the ebay ad, not just the Barn Finds article. The motor is the original, it is a 327 cubic inch, 350 horsepower… the writers here I believe they try to be accurate, but they frequently are not. In their defense, they can’t know everything!

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  17. moosie moosie Member

    Did you read the ebay ad and look at the pictures? The vin.# stamped on the block matches the vin.# listed for the car It is a 327 cubic inch 350 horsepower Corvette motor. “HT” on the stamp pad further proves it is indeed correct & original.

  18. djjerme

    In 50 years? I think that’s a bit optimistic…

    How many 1917 cars are peaking right now in value.

    The value of the mundane (not million dollar Ferrari’s) collectors cars has always been about who is in the money demo and the car’s they fawned over as kids.

    For those not in the media biz – the money demo is 25-54. It’s when people are at their peak earning potential. This is why you are seeing the price in 80’s cars riding high, whereas stuff in the past that had been huge money draws (tri-five chevy, 60’s muscle cars..etc) have long sense peaked and are on the decline. Sure, you may have the occasional rare special that may garner big numbers in 50 years, but I think in that amount of time, the people willing to pay six figures for a car aren’t going to be looking at this.

    Course, the people that probably lust after this now, are probably not going to be around in 50 years to care, but who knows – science is making great strides…

    :)

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    • Ruxvette

      I have absolutely no idea what you just said but it flowed nicely…

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  19. Eric B.

    I think Corvettes and the people who own them prefer that these be referred to as a roadster…… not a convertible.

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