Vehicle to be offered for Auction sale WITHOUT RESERVE and SOLD to the highest bidder January 15th-19th at Russo and Steele''s 14th Annual Scottsdale Arizona Auction. Please contact us for more information.By 1967, Chevrolet’s big-block Corvette continued its reign as the true king of the road. Brutally fast, with nimble race-bred handling and stopping power to match with its excellent four-wheel disc brakes, the Corvette truly earned the title “America’s Sports Car.” Yes, it was expensive, but the Corvette was simply the car for buyers who wanted speed and for the all-out performance addict, the thundering Mark IV 427-cubic inch V-8 was offered since 1966 in several levels of tune. In “Corvettes, 1953 to 1988”, noted automotive writer Richard Langworth wrote “…the 1967 Stingray is arguably one of the best Corvettes ever built. All the styling clichés had been eliminated…four-wheel disc brakes allowed it to stop as well as go.” Randy Leffingwell also wrote in his book, “Corvette – America’s Sports Car,” that in 1967, the Corvette was “the best Stingray yet…and all the appearance bells and whistles, trim and shimmer was removed from the car, making it the purest form that the Stingray body ever achieved,” adding “it was the best of the best.”A total of 22,940 Corvettes were produced for 1967, of which just 8,504 were sleek sport coupes. Just 3,832 Corvettes were equipped that year with the optional RPO L36 427 big-block engine carrying a 390-horsepower rating, an outstanding bargain which added only $200 to the Corvette coupe’s $4,388 base price. Capable of sending its factory-fitted 7.75-inch bias-ply tires into thick clouds of billowing smoke with shocking ease, the 427 Corvette was noted by Hot Rod editor Eric Dahlquist to handle very well, particularly at sustained high speeds, with the considerable mass of the iron block-and-head 427 V-8 capably offset by carefully tuned, high-rate front springs. Remarkably, the big-block Corvette was surprisingly balanced in terms of driving dynamics, thanks to the excellent weight distribution made possible by the setback engine placement within the car’s trim 98-inch wheelbase length.This L36 427-powered 1967 Corvette Stingray is an excellent example of the second-generation Corvette’s final production year. It was acquired by the consignor in 1988 and restored with the work completed by John Allred''s Corvette Connection, Grandview, Missouri including a refinish in White. Completed in December 1999 and stored ever since, it retains the original body and Bright Blue interior, and offers heightened performance with a Holley carburetor, aluminum intake manifold, headers, and a set of iconic side-exit exhaust pipes.