Chevrolet Corvette 327/350
For 1967, an all-new Corvette was expected to debut. But contrary to the initial plans, the ’67 model turned out to be a carryover due to the fact that its successor required additional aerodynamic work. Chief Engineer Duntov demanded more time in the wind tunnel to assure proper fixes before the car went into production.
Exterior changes were minimal and included five smaller front fender vents replacing the three larger ones of the ’66, flat finish rocker panels sans ribbing, and a new single backup light mounted above the license plate. The previous wheel covers gave way to fashionable six-inch slotted Rally wheels with bright trim rings and lug nuts concealed behind a small chrome cap. The styling team of Bob Veryzer, Peter Brock, Tony Lapine, Chuck Pohlman and Larry Shinoda – under the guise of the notorious Bill Mitchell – was responsible for the most refined version of the 1963-1967 Corvette to date.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in June of 2010 at the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center, San Diego, California.
350 hp, 327 cu. in. V8 engine, four-speed manual transmission, four-wheel independent suspension, four-wheel power disc brakes. Wheelbase: 98"
Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Copyright Darin Schnabel