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Pick of the Day: 1967 Chevrolet Corvette

When you buy the best you'll never regret it

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The C2 Corvette introduced in 1963 has got to be one of the finest designs of all post war American cars. Using design elements of many European cars, and combining them with strong American V8 power, the C2 Corvette was at a minimum the equal of most European sports cars built in the era. I have driven many of these cars and found them to be fun to drive, offering ample power (enough to be thrilling) and handle in a way that was also competitive in the era. This has all worked to make the C2 Corvette a very collectible car; a car that always seems to have people interested in it regardless of their age.

Now the most collectible C2 Corvettes have always been the big block cars, but much like the Shelby Cobra, the best drivers are those with a small block under the hood which better balances the chassis with the engine.

The Pick of the Day is one of these cars, a last of the C2 generation 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe. It is for sale on ClassicCars.com by Motor City Classic Cars located in Vero Beach, Florida.

The seller describes this 1967 Corvette coupe as an example that has received a photo-documented frame-off restoration. The restoration on this Corvette was good enough for the car to receive a coveted NCRS Top-Flight Award post-restoration. The seller adds that nothing was overlooked when the car was redone, which is the only way to receive a NCRS Top-Flight award. There are lots of other restoration photos in the gallery for this listing so be sure to check them out.

The car is painted in its factory-correct Goodwood Green exterior with its also factory correct Dark Green interior. It is powered by its matching-numbers 327ci 350hp V8 tied to a matching numbers 4-speed manual transmission. It is optioned with power-steering and power-brakes.

The seller states that this Corvette represents one of the most balanced and fun to drive builds of the C2 generation, agreeing with my personal preference of the small block equipped cars. They close stating C2 Corvette coupes are in unbelievable demand, and the rare factory color combinations like this one present truly unique adds to a collection. 

The photos show a car that equals its written description, and one that I would happily park in my own garage.

One of the best parts about owning a C2 Corvette is that literally every single part needed to maintain them is available down to screws nut and bolts. In addition, the C2 is a known commodity and there is a staggering amount of information about these cars.

If I were to buy this car I would probably show in once, and then enter every single vintage rally it was eligible for. The C2 Corvette has to be the single most reliable classic sports car in the world and when you are on rallies reliability is key. A car like this Vette will also easily keep up with any other classic European sports car I can think of and would be a lot of fun on any three day/1,000 mile rally event.

The asking price for this 1967 Corvette coupe is $120,000, which may seem a bit steep until you realize that this is truly a top level example and that the restoration likely cost more than the asking price. This is a perfect example of buying a great car and getting the restoration for free. Remember it is always cheaper to buy a car with an award winning restoration than to buy a car and have that restoration done yourself. It pays to buy the best, and this is an example of the best.

Click here for this ClassicCars.com Pick of the Day.

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Andy Reid
Andy Reid
Andy Reid's first car, purchased at age 15, was a 1968 Fiat 124 coupe. His second, obtained by spending his college savings fund, was a 1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2. Since then, he has owned more than 150 cars—none of them normal or reasonable—as well as numerous classic motorcycles and scooters. A veteran of film, television, advertising and helping to launch a few Internet-based companies, Reid was a columnist for Classic Motorsports magazine for 12 years and has written for several other publications. He is considered an expert in European sports and luxury cars and is a respected concours judge. He lives in Canton, Connecticut.

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