If your tastes run more towards a car that you can drive and enjoy, one that likes to go around corners as much as blasting away from red lights in a haze of tire smoke, and one that will stand out in a sea of red, this matching-numbers 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible is for you. Sales were down in 1967 because everyone was waiting for the all-new 1968 Corvette to debut and as a result, the ’67s are highly sought, particularly the numbers matching cars. As of this post, the mid-year Corvette market has never been hotter, and even with that upward value trajectory this is still a great time to get into a small block ’67.
The ‘STD’ on the trim tag calls for an original black vinyl interior, and although that exact color was kept during the car’s refreshening back in ’09-’10, the upholstery was upgraded to a high-end leather that looks awesome inside the 2-seater. Black is a perfect complement to the Sunfire Yellow exterior finish, and the matching door panels, factory center console, dash, and plush carpets are all in excellent condition and look hardly touched with so few miles registered on the car since it was restored. A factory woodgrained steering wheel warms things up and feels amazing in the hands of the driver, there’s a full complement of new-look OEM gauges keeping any eye on the motor under the hood, and the center of the dash houses a unique vertical AM/FM radio that Corvette made famous.
It’s a truly noteworthy and classic drivetrain combination, with enough power and torque to eat up asphalt with ease. As testimony to just how serious Chevrolet was in making sure their true American sports car stayed well ahead of the competition, they had already gone to a fully independent rear suspension and four wheel disc brakes when this ‘Vette came out, so in its stock configuration (and almost every suspension, brake, and fuel system component was replaced underneath) it’s a nimble performer that’s also capable of stopping in very short order. Turbine-style alloys with Bowtie center caps always look great on Corvette’s, and they’re wrapped 185/R15 Coker Classic redline rubbers that fill the fenders perfectly.