Owned For 25 Years: 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

The owner of this 1967 Corvette Convertible has been fortunate enough to hold onto the car for more than 25-years. All good things must come to an end, and he has decided to down-size his collection by parting with this beautiful classic. It is remarkably clean and is fitted with enough optional equipment to make it something pretty special. This great survivor is located in Bainbridge, Georgia, and has been listed for sale here on eBay. Bidding on the classic Corvette has reached $51,100, and with the reserve now met, it is destined to head off to a new home very soon.

The Lynndale Blue Corvette has apparently spent a significant portion of its life in California, and while this doesn’t necessarily guarantee that it remains rust-free, it certainly increases the chances. The owner doesn’t mention any rust issues, so that is also pretty encouraging. The paint looks to be really nice, with no obvious flaws or stress cracks in either the paint or the fiberglass beneath. The white top appears to be in good condition, while the vehicle also features Soft Ray tinted glass on all windows that is free of cracks, scratches, and chips. The side-mounted exhaust gives the car a tough appearance, while the cast-aluminum wheels, a feature that only found its way onto 720 cars in this model year, also look to be close to flawless.

The Corvette features Teal Blue vinyl interior trim, and by-and-large, this looks to be in good condition. There is a seam separation that is obvious on the driver’s seat, but it does look to be repairable. The rest of the interior appears to not only be original, but it is in good condition. It features an AM/FM radio, and everything (including the clock) is said to work as it should. Beyond the radio, there isn’t much in the way of optional equipment, because as you will see, the original owner must have been more interested in performance than comfort.

Producing 350hp, the L79 version of the 327ci V8 engine as fitted to this Corvette provided a desirable combination of performance without compromising handling. This is a numbers-matching car that also features a 4-speed manual transmission and power steering. This may not have been the most potent combination available in a 1967 Corvette, but the fact that it could demolish the ¼ mile in 14.2 seconds left few owners complaining. The owner states that the Corvette has traveled a genuine 39,930 miles. Given the fact that comprehensive service records are included with the car, that would seem to make this a claim that can be backed. Also included is the original Build Sheet. The owner doesn’t provide any specific information on how the Corvette runs and drives, but when he says that it has all of the power that you could ever need, I suspect that it is in pretty decent mechanical health.

Given the overall condition of this Corvette, I’m really not that surprised that bidding on the car has been so strong. These are a classic that can not only be incredibly enjoyable to own but with values continuing to increase, could represent a pretty respectable long-term investment. I know that if I had a choice in my free time between staring at a Stock Certificate or owning and driving this Corvette, it would be a no-brainer.

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Comments

  1. moosie moosie

    Very nice Corvette, clean, decent interior etc, the right motor, 327 / 350, 4 speed, whats not to like. The rubber fuel line zip tied to the heater hose turned me off on this car, thats whats not to like. Things like that are dangerous shortcuts.

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  2. Dougie

    I love that engine. In high school a friend of mine had a 1966 Chevy Nova with one. Of course It was this color, also my favorite. I thought it was Marina blue metallic, but not sure. It was the definition of quick and agile. It was a magical combination, especially with The Beach Boys Sloop John B playing on the 8 track.
    Personally, I prefer it to a Corvette.

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  3. SMDA

    I want this dudes garage!

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  4. Del

    Oh oh

    Someone is paying 51 grand for a dangerous short cut

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    • moosie moosie

      What I dont understand is why that rubber fuel line is even there, just about all the vendors selling repo Corvette parts sell the proper line? Its still a very nice Corvette & I like it a lot, my very first new Corvette was a ’67 Lyndale Blue Coupe.

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