The 1967 Corvette 427 Roadster Was “Another Spirit of St. Louis”

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Just a few days after this exact Corvette was born — on July 7, 1967 in the St. Louis Corvette plant — the St. Louis Arch, the gateway to the west, opened. That same year, Chevrolet put out the advertisement below, of the car in front of the Arch, calling the Corvette “another spirit of St. Louis,” in reference to Charles Lindbergh’s plane. It’s also the spirit of every kid who’s ever wanted an American sports car.

Judging by the below episode of Muscle Car of the Week, this drool-worthy Marina Blue Chevrolet Corvette 427 Sting Ray Roadster from the Brothers Collection looks about as clean as a ’67 gets. Only 3,754 427s (coupes and convertibles) were built in this year, and the readers of Car & Driver actually named it the best all-around car on the market. It’s not hard to understand why.

The styling is clean and classic, the power was brutal with that 435-horsepower L71 V8, and options like the positraction rear axle and sport front and rear suspension were great. It also had power steering and power brakes. Did we mention the styling?

Now, learn more about this beauty by letting the smooth vocals of Kevin Oeste, aka Professor Musclecar, take you away into Corvette heaven.

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Via [Muscle Car of the Week]

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