Corvette’s Connection to Super Bowl History Captured By 1967 Stingray Convertible
The first Super Bowl MVP got a Goodwood Green Stingray which went nicely with his Packers jersey.
Chevrolet might be making headlines with yet another Corvette slated to be an Indy 500 pace car, but Corvettes have also been involved with other American sports as well. These sports don’t have any motors, however.
At the inaugural 1967 NFL Super Bowl, Bart Starr won the Most Valuable Player award for his winning team, the Green Bay Packers. As a gift for this achievement, he was awarded a Goodwood green/Black 4-speed 1967 Stingray convertible. But the story gets better from here.
Owned by Starr up till some time in the 80’s, this Corvette then exchanged hands a few times. Ultimately this lead to 1994, when the current owner, Michael Anderson, found out about the car. Although at first he couldn’t confirm the history, an offer was accepted and the car was sold. As it had been in storage for a number of years, the car needed some attention. That lead to the discovery of a marking on the gas tank which read “Courtesy Delivery: B. Starr” confirming it was in fact the MVP’s Super Bowl ride. In addition, an NFL Championship pen was discovered deep in the Corvette under the seats, confirming this was Starr’s car.
However, this discovery made a decision on restoration quite difficult. As a “survivor” condition car, it wasn’t perfect, but a full restoration would lose a lot of the Corvettes history. That lead to the condition it’s in today: a refreshed survivor.
Proudly wearing some patina and paint cracks, this Corvette with Green Bay Packer and NFL history truly is one of a kind. The refresh included a frame-off re-conditioning of the underside. This included some suspension bushings and body mounts and aged seals.
Chevrolet was seemingly ahead of the game in terms of high-profile athlete endorsement in the NFL, and this Corvette is truly one of a kind.