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Marlboro Maroon | Roadster | 4 Speed Manual | 427 ‘Big Block’ 7.0 litre naturally aspirated V8 | 87,312 miles | AU$219,995
The 1960s marked the arrival of the Beach Boys, the Beatles, and the Stones—not to mention modern birth control, space travel, and draft-card burning—so it’s no wonder this nation’s psyche was irrevocably twisted.
Voted the best all-round car of 1967 by Car & Driver Magazine and won multiple awards in the years that followed, the Corvette Sting Ray was America’s truest sports car in its time.
America’s two-finger salute to the Jaguar E-type, Mercedes SL, and Porsche 911 the 1967 Corvette Sting Ray, in its day, was the pride and joy of GM’s enormous fleet and even had celebrities climbing over each other to get into dealerships and get their hands on one.
‘67 saw the end of production of the type C2 before the less desirable C3 was released. Due to delays in C3 production, the ‘Last of’ C2 received an upgraded interior including refined dials, a centrally located handbrake, new seats and of course, under the hood the all-mighty ‘Big Block’ 427 7.0 litre V8 mated to the TriPower Triple Double-Barrel downdraft Carburetors that produces a whopping 435HP at the rear wheels – an increase of 41HP.
We are delighted to offer this stunning numbers matching Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray C2 427 Roadster which was one of the last C2’s that left the St. Louis factory in June of 1967 and was sold new in August by Star Chevrolet in East Orange, New Jersey in its current and original colour combination of Marlboro Maroon over Black Vinyl trim.
Other options include:
- Vacuum Power Brake
- Tinted Glass
- 4 Speed close ratio Muncie manual transmission
- Black Vinyl Hardtop
- AM/FM Radio
- Transistor Ignition
- Positract Axle (Limited-Slip Differential)
- Side-exit Exhaust
- 15-inch Standard Wheels
- 435 HP V8 Turbojet
First professionally restored in the 1990’s to concours condition by marque specialists whilst it remained in the U.S. the ‘Vette found its way to Australian shores in December of 2006.
Retaining its original left-hand drive configuration, the new owner had the transmission, mechanicals and running gear professionally re-commissioned which then led on to a sympathetic cosmetic restoration bringing the car back to original specification in 2008 with a high-quality interior restoration completed in 2015.
A concours winning motor vehicle the quality and condition is unrivalled, every component in the interior has been expertly refurbished with all the genuine dials, gearshift, radio, clock and badges all remain.
The exterior is also in excellent condition; the panel fit is gun-barrel straight; the paint carries a brilliant depth and all the exterior chrome work has a stunning mirror finish.
The drive is phenomenal, a true insight into the fantastic engineering behind the Duntov masterpiece. The car feels well balanced, refined and certainly of a masterful build. The steering is direct and responsive, the gearbox is mechanical and as smooth as a real-estate agent, the short-wheel base keeps the car nimble through corners, the sound of V8 never disappoints and the power is mind-bending.
What really makes this car so special is its history, which is becoming increasingly harder to find; accompanying the car is a myriad of documentation, restoration receipts, original purchase receipts, warranties, photographs, importation documents, factory-built sheet with options lists and manuals.
A very originally kept example of a very desirable American sports car with rare specification, unbelievable provenance and of fantastic quality this sports classic has only ever been cared for. Don’t miss this very rare opportunity to own a great piece of American history.