1967 Chevrolet Corvette L68 427cu in. Fully Loaded and Restored Car!! — luxury vehicle For Sale






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Auction price:  
US $75.000.00
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Last update: 
24.09.2016
Make:
Model: 
Corvette
Item Location: 
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Type: 
Convertible
Exterior Color: 
Yellow
Trim: 
Base Convertible 2-Door
Interior Color: 
Black
Engine: 
7.0L 6998CC 427Cu. In. V8 GAS OHV Naturally Aspirated
Number of Cylinders: 
8
Transmission: 
Automatic
Drive Type: 
U/K
Fuel: 
Gasoline
Options: 
Convertible, Leather Seats
Power Options: 
Power Windows
Warranty: 
Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Vehicle Title: 
Clear
For Sale By: 
Private Seller
Mileage: 
67,730
Year: 
1967










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Description for luxury vehicle 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L68 427cu in. Fully Loaded and Restored Car!!

Overview

 

For sale is a beautiful 1967 Corvette Convertible. This car
is not owned by us but the owner is a long time customer of ours and he has
asked us for help selling the car. The current owner purchased the car in 1988
with 66,121 miles on the odometer and enjoyed it just as it was for a couple
years. Then in 2001 the decision was made to do a full body off restoration on
the car. The work was done by a very well known Corvette restorer in Canada named
Mike Thorpe. As the car sits now it has just 67,730 miles on the odometer,
meaning that in the 28 years that the current owner has had the car he has
logged just 1,600 additional miles. That averages out to just 57 miles per
year! When asked about it he has said that since the restoration being
completed in 2002 he doesn’t even think he has washed the car! It has always
been stored in a heated, secured garage with a car cover on and it is in
remarkable condition. This particular vehicle is an iconic and highly desirable
example of just how nice a restored Corvette can be.

 

History

This car was ordered with some very desirable options back
when it was new and because of these options it is sure to be a very rare car
and a sound investment. Of course the best option that was chosen was the L68
427cu in. 400 horsepower big block. This means it received the highly sought
after triple-carb induction as well as the iconic “stinger” hood which was only
available on 1967 big block Corvette’s. Only 2,101 cars out of almost 23,000
built in 1967 received this engine option. This vehicle still retains its
original engine complete with matching numbers and correct date codes. Another
rare option and something that is truly unique about this car is the fact that
it is fitted with the M35 powerglide automatic transmission. What makes it very
unique is that only 2,324 cars received the auto transmission in 1967, and the
vast majority of those were small block cars. The fact that this 400hp big
block car originally came with an auto makes it probably one of only a handful.
The rare options do not stop there, this car is also fitted with code J50 power
brakes, N40 power steering, A31 power windows, N14 side exhaust system and N89
aluminum bolt on wheels. When the car was purchased by its current owner in
1988 it had of course been painted red at some point in its life, but during
the restoration was returned back to its original code 984 Sunfire Yellow which
only 2,325 cars came from the factory with.

 

Engine

The engine in this particular car is a highly desirable L68
427cu inch, 400 horsepower big block. The casting numbers are correct on all of
the major components and the stamp pad is still clearly visible and correct.
The outboard side of the pad reads T1012JD, the T means it was assembled at the
Tonawanda plant, the 1012 means it was assembled on October 12, 1966 and the JD
means it was a L68 400hp, with an automatic transmission. The inboard side of
the pad reads 7103179, the 103179 is the last 6 digits of the vin and we can
tell by that number that the car was assembled in early-mid November of 1966. The
engine was completely gone through and freshened when the restoration was done.
Anything that needed repaired was done and as many correct numbered and dated
GM parts were used. The car runs great with no issues once so ever. The
carburetors have been rebuilt since the restoration was done with all new
gaskets and seals. Therefore there are no leaks, the car starts easily, it will
sit and idle no problem and also runs great when you get into the throttle and
open up all three carbs.

 Transmission and
Differential

The transmission and differential were also completely gone
through and rebuilt at the time of the restoration. Fresh seals and bearings
were installed in the differential but other than that all of the factory hard
parts remain. The transmission was rebuilt and shifts like a dream. No issues
in either of these components.

 Suspension and
Chassis

The suspension and chassis were completely gone through and
rebuilt at the time of the restoration. All of the old, cracked bushings were
replaced with correct rubber units and as many GM ones were used as possible.
The chassis was completely disassembled right down to the bare frame. From
there, all of the parts were sandblasted to remove surface rust and grime from
years of use, once down to bare clean metal all the parts were inspected for
quality and correctness. Once all of the parts were deemed good enough for the
build they were painted in factory correct colors and even all of the factory markings,
dots and lines were put back the way they would have been from the factory.

 Paint and Body

All of the paint and body work were done at the same time
the restoration was underway. The body was completely stripped down to the bare
fiberglass in order to make sure there was no previous body work done to the
car. All of the fiberglass was in great shape and all of the factory bonding
strips are visible and intact. It was then painted in its original Sunfire
Yellow color and reassembled onto the chassis. All of the trim and bumpers were
re-chromed at the time of the restoration and even though it is now 14 years
ago the paint and chrome still shine just like the restoration was finished
yesterday.

 Interior

Just like the rest of the car, the interior was completely
redone at the time of the restoration. If they were available GM parts were
used but if not the best reproduction units were used. Everything in the
interior works and functions as it is supposed to, the inside of the car looks
just as good, if not better than the day it rolled off the assembly line.

 Conclusion

This is one of the nicest, most correct and best optioned
examples of a 1967 big block roadster you will find anywhere. There was no
expense spared at the time of the restoration and since it was completed the
car has hardly been driven. When it was stored it was always inside, in a
heated garage, under a cover. We have over 100 pictures of the car, from just
about every single angle, and even from when the restoration was done. I will
try to include as many aspects of the vehicle as possible in the listings
pictures but if you would like to see more or if you have any questions please
feel free to email or call Jason or Lawrence at 403-255-2111. We will help
organize shipping anywhere in the world but please know that the cost of
shipping will be the responsibility of the purchaser. Thanks for looking and
happy bidding.







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