Chevrolet Corvette 327/350 Roadster
Development delays dogged the Sting Ray’s successor, postponing its release by a year and thus allowing the second generation Corvette a one-year reprieve. Considered by experts to be among the most refined of the 1962-1967 cars, the 1967 model benefited from numerous detail refinements in anticipation of the all-new 1968 model. Most noticeable was the relocation of the parking brake from under the dash to a centrally mounted position along with a one-year only reversing light between the taillights. Four-way flashers, directional signals with a lane-change feature, larger interior vents and folding seatback latches were added as well.
Chevrolet built 14,436 convertibles and 8,504 coupes for a total of 22,940 units for the model year. Nearly 120,000 of the Gen-II models would come off the production lines at Chevrolet by the close of the 1967 model year. Automotive gurus will unquestionably be arguing until the end of time that this rendition of the Corvette is the most beautiful of all-time.
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 fully independent suspension, power four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 98".
Source: RM Auctions
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