For sale at Gateway Classic Cars in our St. Louis showroom is a 1967 Chevrolet Corvette convertible. This Corvette is powered by the original 427. This 427 is optioned with option # 2L68AA, this is the upgrade for the 390 HP adding a tri-power intake manifold and carburetor for another 10 horsepower. This option cost an additional $105 on top of the 390's $200 cost. The sound of this Corvette is music to any car nut out there. Off road exhaust consisting of chambered exhaust mufflers exiting out the back. Receiving the power and sending it to the Posi-Traction 3.08 rear is a Muncie M-21 Close ratio 4-speed transmission. Slowing things down in a hurry is accomplished by four wheel disc brakes that were standard on the Corvette. Painted in Marina Blue with matching Bright Blue vinyl interior and a white soft top. Finishing off the beautiful look is a black Stinger on the hood and a set of Redline radials mounted on stock Rally wheels. Included with the sale is the original window sticker, Corvette Order Copy and the Protect O Plate. There are also a lot of receipts and other documents that come with the car.
1967 was a great year for the Corvette and Corvette fans as some serious engines were made available. One of the more rare high performance engines was the L71 435 horse engine equipped with option # L89 which added aluminum cylinder heads and removed roughly 70 pounds off of the front of the car. The next engine and the most radical is the L88. The L88 was a very expensive engine and GM wanted to deter the public from it and aimed sales towards actual race teams. This was a $947 dollar option and it was rated at 430 horsepower. 5 less horsepower than the L71 and an extra $510. There were only 16 L88 powered Corvettes produced 1967 and they kicked butt. They continued this engine option through 1969. The L68 400 horse engine as seen in this beautiful car, were much more street friendly and required much less maintenance that the big brothers like the L88 and the L71. For more information on this 1967 Chevrolet Corvette convertible L68, call 618-271-3000 or stop by our showroom. To view HD photos and video, visit www.gatewayclassiccars.com