FACTS BY YEAR
1967 CORVETTE / GENERATION C2
The ‘67 Corvette was the ‘bookend’ to the ‘63, as it closed out the second generation (C-2) of ‘Vettes. Sales of the ‘67 were not great, as buyers knew big changes were coming in 1968. GM produced the ‘67s with relatively few exterior adornments, but did give it some features that have made it unique...and today, it’s one of the most valuable and collectible of all Corvettes.
For ‘67, high-demand options included a ‘big block’ engine, rated at 427ci and up to a whopping 435hp. A dead giveaway of the presence of the big engine was the one-year-only raised hood scoop and ‘427’ designation on the hood ridge. After five years, the Sting Ray had finally gotten its ‘stinger’ on the hood, which was usually a contrasting color to the car’s exterior paint. The ‘67 Corvette is also set apart by the five functional vertical vents on each side.
Acquired in southern Pennsylvania in 2006, this matching numbers frame-off restored ‘67 convertible has a tri-power ‘big block’ 427ci/435hp engine. Factory options include power brakes, power steering, power windows, transistorized ignition, leather seats, factory side-mount exhausts and AM-FM radio. It has a four-speed manual transmission and this power combination rated 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds and 0-100 mph in just over 12 seconds. The exterior color is called Silver Pearl.
1967 CORVETTE TRIVIA:
The parking brake handle was moved from under the dash to the center console.
There were 3 different hood designs for 1967, the small block hood, big block hood and the L-88 hood.
The GM "Mark of Excellence" plate was affixed to the inside driver's door jamb of the 1967 model for the first time and the only year to have that plate.
The big tank (36 gallon) option that appeard first in 1963, is used last in 1967.
20 L-88s were produced in ’67, each now worth millions.