Low-Mileage 1967 Corvette for Sale is Pristine and Powerful
Full restoration has been performed to this final C2 Corvette, along with adding aluminum heads.
While flipping through the listings for Chevrolet Corvettes on Bring-A-Trailer.com, we came across this stunning 1967 L71 car being sold with just 37,000 original miles. Although the car was hardly driven before being put into storage in the early-1970s, it underwent a full restoration after being taken out of storage in 1992.
The frame-off restoration took this car back to like-new condition, but during the process, a few improvements were made. As a result, this car looks like a flawless example of the final year of the C2 while having some features that didn’t come from the factory.
1967 427 L71
The final year for the C2 Corvette was 1967 and in that model year, there were several variations of the 427-cubic inch V8. The premium factory-equipped engine option was the L71 427, which used a trip of two-barrel carburetors to produce 435 horsepower.
That engine could be upgraded with the L89 package, which added aluminum cylinder heads and cut 200 pounds, but it didn’t add any power. There was also the L88 package, which added unique aluminum cylinder heads, a new camshaft, a higher compression ratio and a four-barrel Holley carb setup. This package was advertised as offering 430 horsepower, but it was clearly underrated, with actual power estimates being in the area of 560 horsepower.
The Corvette shown here was a factory L71 car with 435 horsepower, but at some point, a set of L88 aluminum cylinder heads was added. There is no mention of the other L88 package items, so it is safe to say that this is not one of the extremely-rare L88 cars, but it should offer a bit more power than a standard L71.
Stunning Inside and Out
While many gearheads are going to focus on the tweaked 427-cubic inch big block V8, the car show crowd is going to be drawn to the pictures of this 1967 Corvette from every angle. Although the restoration was completed 27 years ago, the paint and chrome exterior trim looks perfect, as does the red leather-clad cockpit.
The sale listing includes a ton of pictures of the undercarriage as well, and the parts under the car are just as clean as the shiny side. The underside would have been restored back in 1992 as well, and less than 150 miles have been put on the car since then, so it comes as no surprise that everything is so clean.
In addition to a full restoration with the gorgeous red carpeting, leather and trim, a Vintage Air air conditioning system has been installed, including the components under the hood and the standalone vents in the cabin.
For many people, a C2 Corvette with big block power in flawless condition is a dream car and shy of being an L88 or L89 car, this 1967 ‘Vette has everything that a collector could want. Unfortunately, this car sold on Bring-A-Trailer for $95,102, but for those Corvette lovers who are serious about shopping for a crazy-clean, low-mileage C2, this listing gives you an idea of what you can expect to spend.