All-original ’67 Sting Ray would be a touchdown for any buyer
A 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray convertible built especially for legendary Green Bay Packers quarterback Bart Starr will be sold off in a few weeks at Mecum’s Indianapolis auction.
The car came from the St. Louis assembly plant in June 1967, a few months after Starr was named the MVP of Super Bowl I following a dominant win over the Kansas City Chiefs. It was painted Goodwood Green to match the team’s jerseys.
It was specially delivered to him and still retains the tank sticker that reads, “Courtesy Delivery – B. Starr.”
Equipped with a 327cid V8 engine that puts out 300 horsepower tied to a Muncie 4-speed manual transmission, the car eventually worked its way to another owner in the 1980s.
By chance, Michael Anderson, the owner of Thunder Valley Classic Cars, heard about the stored ‘Vette at a car show. He offered to buy it and the owner sold it to him to help pay for her daughter’s college education.
Anderson opted to simply renew the car, which has just 48,000 miles on its odometer, instead of doing a full restoration, according to a Mecum news release.
He cleaned and reconditioned the undercarriage and suspension system, replacing some mounts, seals and bearings where needed, Mecum says in its description.
He also overhauled the brake system and put in stainless-steel wheel-cylinder piston sleeves for added durability. A reproduction radiator was installed, but the original will be sold with the car, Mecum added.
Anderson said the low-mileage engine has never been disassembled and the driveline is also original.
The rest of the Corvette hasn’t been touched, including the patinaed paint, black interior and black soft top. The car also has its original 1967 Rally wheels with period-correct redline tires.
In addition to the tank sticker, Anderson found an AFL-NFL World Championship Game souvenir pen under the passenger seat.
The auction will be held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds from May 15-20.
For more information, visit the Mecum website.2 comments