This 1967 Chevrolet Corvette packs a smart-running 350 and a 4-speed that’s a joy to run through the gears, reminding us all why it’s been America’s favorite 2-seater for more than sixty years.
Wearing code 988 Marlboro Maroon, this isn't an in-your-face car. Good fiberglass underneath is a big part of the equation, and while the paint job is fairly old, it looks decent from 10 feet away. The doors fit well, the edges are crisp and well-defined, and there’s no arguing with the timeless good looks of a C2. Up close, you can see some signs of age, but that's part of why this car is so affordable today. Marlboro Maroon was the third most popular color in 1967 and it’s easy to see why, as it gives the Corvette a sporty but subtle look that tells you all you need to know about why these cars are so special. Take it to the track on one day and to the office the next; Marlboro Maroon does both equally well. Chrome was still in style and it looks right on the Corvette, with shiny bumpers, bright rocker panel trim, and, of course, the four round taillights with their bullet-shaped lenses. And while it’s not a split-window, the rear window is still virtually unobtainable; fortunately it’s in great shape along with the other EZ-I glass.
The interior is also correctly restored in code STD black vinyl, which does a pretty darned good impression of leather. In fact, those might even be older leather seat covers from the restoration many years ago, and while they have some definite age on them, it's kind of a pleasant broken-in look that suggests this 'Vette was used as intended. Matching black carpets and door panels look right and the lovely woodgrained steering wheel adds a bit of warmth to the cabin. There’s a vertically-oriented AM/FM/cassette radio in the center stack, and you'll note that this car originally came with factory A/C, although it needs to be serviced to be fully operational. The big, round gauges are likely original and their lenses show a little fading but there are clear, crisp markings on their faces so freshening them would be a snap. In back, there’s actually decent storage space for road trips, an activity for which this car is ideally suited.
The engine is a 350 cubic inch small block, a few cubes bigger than the original 327 but still an easy fit. It has been rebuilt with a few extras that make it a superb runner, including an aluminum intake manifold and upgraded 4-barrel carburetor. Obviously it’s been detailed correctly with Chevy Orange paint and dressed up with chrome items throughout the engine bay. Turn the key and it barks to life through headers and a throaty stock-style exhaust system and judging by the car's overall condition, it's been a reliable travelling partner for years, so you know it's dialed-in. The 4-speed slots neatly through the gears, spinning the original rear end, which feels like it has 3.36 gears inside. The chassis is quite original but doesn't show any critical issues, and all 1967 models came with 4-wheel disc brakes and a fully independent suspension, so it feels modern out on the road. Familiar Rally wheels look fantastic and wear 205/75/15 Goodyear whitewall radials for an authentic touch.
Forget show cars and pedigrees, this is a Corvette that's all about driving. The price is right and you could freshen it a bit to add value, but just don't forget to get in and have some fun. Isn’t that why you own a Corvette in the first place? Call today!