Is there Such a Thing as an ‘Affordable’ ’67 Corvette?

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Jewel Blue 1967 Corvette Convertible

No Bloomington Gold here. Jewel Blue is just fine by us.

Not every  vintage Corvette we feature has to be a perfect restoration or a high-horsepower rarity. Classic Corvettes that see regular use are just fine by us, too. While there’s no such thing as a run-of-the-mill Corvette, some are more special than others. They’re all special in our book, though.

That brings us to today’s feature, a Jewel Blue 1967 Corvette convertible that recently crossed the auction block on Bring a Trailer. Besides the unique — and gorgeous — color, there’s not much else that separates this C2 from what you’d see at a cruise night. That’s exactly why we love it.

Jewel Blue 1967 Corvette Convertible

Of course the included hard top and California black plates add to the cool factor, but we’ll be the first to admit that the 327/Powerglide combo is less than awe-inspiring. Still, we can imagine this thing cruising up and down the Pacific Coast Highway, racking up miles and smiles in equal measure.

Jewel Blue 1967 Corvette Convertible

It’s far from perfect, and the older repaint is now showing some age in the form of various chips and nicks accumulated from use. That’s just fine by us, in this case.

See, what makes the Corvette so unique is that it’s a sort of everyman sports car. Capable of going toe-to-toe with the best European sports cars available at a considerable discount, the Corvette has always symbolized the American dream.

Jewel Blue 1967 Corvette Convertible

Of course, being an icon has its price, as evidenced by the skyrocketing values of vintage Corvettes. For the everyman that has always wanted a C2, though, we can’t imagine anything better than flying in to pick up your new baby in Anaheim, enjoying Southern California for a few days, and driving home, enjoying the best of what our great country has to offer with no fear of rock chips, mileage, or diminished value.

While the reserve was not met at $44,260, we can’t imagine that the bidding would have had to go too much higher. Maybe someday soon you’ll get your chance to see America right.

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Cam Vanderhorst is a contributor to Harley-Davidson Forums, Ford Truck Enthusiasts, Corvette Forum, and MB World. He is also a co-host of the Cammed & Tubbed podcast.

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