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Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray 327/350 Convertible 1967 - World Of Classic Cars -

Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray 327/350 Convertible 1967

The second generation of “America’s Sports Car” was even more of a bombshell than the first. Dubbed “Sting Ray” for its distinctive styling, this new Corvette was completely new apart from its engine and front suspension. Utilizing a new ladder-type chassis frame and stronger body support structure, this would be the first U.S. production car to utilize an independent rear suspension.
Unlike the first generation, the Sting Ray could be had in both coupe and convertible body styles, and this proved to be a big hit with the public. Over the course of the Sting Ray’s production from 1963 to 1967, styling remained largely the same albeit for some subtle changes. Four-wheel disc brakes and a big-block engine became available in 1965, and with a long list of options and colors, enthusiasts could mix and match to their hearts’ desires. Many consider the final year of 1967 to be the most desirable, and 22,940 Corvettes were built that year, with 14,436 of them being convertibles.
Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray 327/350 Convertible 1967

Purchased recently by its current owner, this 1967 Corvette Convertible boasts the 327–cubic inch, 350-horsepower specification engine mated to a four-speed manual transmission, along with the optional “Offroad” side-mounted exhaust, power brakes, and a “Positraction” 3.70 rear axle. It is finished in Red over a black vinyl interior, its original color combination according to its trim tag. Restored some 15 years ago and fitted with a new black soft-top, the car has been regularly serviced and maintained since and is said to be in excellent driving condition.
Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray 327/350 Convertible 1967

Lighter than the 427–cubic inch Corvettes and bestowed with better weight distribution and plenty of horsepower, small-block Corvettes are wonderful drivers. Comfortable at speed and capable of keeping up with modern traffic with ease, a convertible can easily double as a warm-weather daily driver.