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1967 Corvette Stingray C2 Big Block Convertible 1967 Corvette Stingray C2 coupe Color: Sunfire Yellow
1967 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C2 Coupe Color: Silver Pearl

The End of the Corvette Stingray Era

1967 was the last year of the "mid year" C2 Corvette Stingrays, as the 1963 through 1967 models were known. The styling that shook the world in 1963 had proved itself everywhere, including critical praise and a sales volume that would not quit. Every model year saw a sales increase through 1966; Things cooled down for 1967 in part because it was known that a new body style would be introduced in 1968.

For all cars, 1967 would be a pivotal year. Safety and smog requirements would become the law starting in 1968 and the new regulations would affect performance cars profoundly.

1967 Corvette Stingray L71 Engine 1967 Corvette Stingray L71 Engine
Left: the popular L71 427 cu. in. motor. Note the use of shielded spark plug wires, used to reduce radio static. Resistive spark plugs were commonly used in most cars but they degraded engine performance so the more expensive shielding was used. Radio static was a common Corvette problem as the fiberglass body did not provide electrical shielding of a conventional steel body. Right: the 3 x 2 configuration (three 2 bbl. carburetors) was proudly announced on the triangular air filter housing.
Right: 1967 Corvette Stingray with big block L71 motor. The "Y" plumbing in front of the valve cover is part of the Air Injection Reactor which was an option (RPO K19, $44.75) required on all Corvettes sold in California. It was included on 2,573 or 11.2% of the 1967 Corvettes. Notice the air pump just ahead of the thermostat housing. 1967 Corvette Stingray Big Block engine
1967 427 cu in 435 hp carburetor set up
From the "1967 Chevrolet External Carb Adjustments" (below and right) which details the workings and maintenance for the three Holley two barrel carburetors found in the L68 and L71 engined 1967 Corvettes. Click here to download the complete brochure. Three Holley two barrel carburetors found in the L68 and L71 engined 1967 Corvettes
Functional diagram of the three Holley two barrel carburetors found in the L68 and L71 engined 1967 Corvettes Three Holley two barrel carburetors found in the L68 and L71 engined 1967 Corvettes

Big blocks continued to be the way to go for Corvette purchasers in 1967; of the five engine options available, four were 427 cu. in. displacement. Multiple carburetors were the secret on the L68 (400 hp, production quantity: 2,101 (9.16%), $306) and L71 (435 hp, production quantity: 3,754 (16.36%), $437) motors. They had been used with great success in the Pontiac GTO but a GM corporate ban caused them to disappear from the Pontiac. Corvette was exempted however and three 2 bbl. Holly carburetors (below) were mounted on top of a aluminum manifold. The center carb was used in normal operation; above 2000 RPM the front and rear units kicked in. Good fuel economy was part of the bargain since only one carburetor was in use most of the time.

The L71 was a very popular engine option and for good reason. Included was four bolt mains, a very aggressive cam rubbing on solid lifters, big valve heads and a transistorized ignition system.

Three Holly carburetors on 427 cu. in. 1967 Corvette Stingray Engine
1967 Corvette Stingray - 427 hood emblem

1967 Corvette StingRay For Sale

1967 Corvette, STK# 922
Price: $63,995 obo
Exterior: Blue
Interior: Blue
Miles: 37,186
Location: 5400 W WT Harris, Charlotte, NC

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1967 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray print ad 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray print ad 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray print ad
Print ads for the 1967 Corvette Stingray. Notice how all three mentioned the 435 hp L71 engine. Apparently the GM marketing folks had some ideas as to what would get their customers excited.

1967 Corvette Specs

Body Specs

Wheelbase 98.00 inches
Overhand (Front) 31.9 inches
Overhang (Rear) 45.2 inches
Front Track 56.8 inches
Rear Track 57.6 inches
Length 175.1 inches
Front Fender Width 69.6 inches (Maximum)
Rear Fender Width 67.3 inches
Height (Design) 49.6 inches (Coupe)
49.8 inches (Soft, Hard Top)
Hood (at Rear) to Ground 34.8 inches
Rocker Panel to Ground (Front) 8.0 inches
Rocker Panel to Ground (Rear) 8.0 inches
Bottom of Door to Ground (Open) 13.5 inches
Bottom of Door to Ground (Closed) 12.5 inches
Windshield Slope Angle 56°
Body Zero to Ground (Front) 7.7 inches
Body Zero to Ground (Rear) 7.7 inches
Headlamp to Ground 24.4 inches
Tail Lamp to Ground 21.2 inches
Hood Length at Centerline 46.7 inches
Body Upper Structure Length at Centerline Coupe: 77.9 inches
Soft Top: 66.8 inches
Hardtop: 69.2 inches
Front Bumper to Ground 10.3 inches
Rear Bumper to Ground 10.8 inches
Oil Pan to Ground 6.0 inches
Front Suspension to Ground 8.0 inches
Flywheel Housing to Ground 5.9 inches
Exhaust System to Ground 5.0 inches
Rear Axle Differential to Ground 7.8 inches
Spare Tire Well to Ground 6.1 inches
Minimum Running Ground Clearance 5.0 inches
Windshield Glass Area 789.7 inches
Finish (paint type) Lacquer
Steering gear ratio 16:1
Steering Wheel Turns Manual: 3.4
Power: 2.92
Power Steering Fluid Capacity 2.3 Pints
Steering Wheel Type Deep Dish
Steering Wheel Diameter 16.0 inches
Tire Size 7.75-15 4 Ply Rating
Recommended Tire Inflation 24 psi, All Wheels
Wheels, Regular Production Size: 15 x 5.5
Attachment to Hub: Five Hex nuts
Wheels, RPO N89 Size: 15 x 6 Cast Aluminum
Method of Retention: Five Hex Nuts,
4.75 inch Diameter Bolt Circle
Three Speed Transmission 1st Gear 2.54:1
2nd Gear 1.50:1
3rd Gear 1.00:1
Reverse Gear 2.63:1
Automatic (Powerglide) Transmission Drive: 1.76:1 & 1:1
Low and Reverse: 1.76:1
Lubricant Capacity 3 Quarts
Four Speed M20 Transmission
(Standard, L79, L36, L68 engines)
1st Gear 2.52:1
2nd Gear 1.88:1
3rd Gear 1.47:1
4th Gear 1.00:1
Reverse Gear 2.59:1
Close Ratio Four Speed M21 Transmission
(L36, L68, L71 engines)
1st Gear 2.20:1
2nd Gear 1.64:1
3rd Gear 1.27:1
4th Gear 1.00:1
Reverse Gear 2.26:1
Transmission Lubricant Type Military MIL-L-2105-B
SAE 80
Lubricant Capacity Three Speed: 2 Quarts
Four Speed: 2.5 Quarts
Differential Lubricant Type Military MIL-L-2105-B
SAE 80
Differential Lubricant Capacity 3.7 pints
Axle Ratio Standard: 3.36:1
Optional: 3.08:1
L36, L68, L79 Engines: 3.36:1, 3.55:1, 4.11:1
L71 Engine: 3.36:1, 3.55:1, 3.70:1, 4.11:1
Transmission Synchromesh Three Speed: 2nd and 3rd Gears
Four Speed: All Four Gears
Standard Fuel Tank Capacity 20 Gallons
Fuel Tank Code (RPO N03) 36.0 Gallons (Coupe Only)


Weight

Model 19467 Convertible Front - Curb: 1,535; Shipping: 1,540 lb.
Rear - Curb: 1,640; Shipping: 1,480 lb.
Total - Curb: 3,175; Shipping: 3,020 lb.
Model 19437 Sport Coupe Front - Curb: 1,555; Shipping: 1,560 lb.
Rear - Curb: 1,600; Shipping: 1,440 lb.
Total - Curb: 3,155; Shipping: 3,000 lb.
Shipping Weight: Weight of basic vehicle with regular equipment and grease and oil. Weight of gasoline and water not included.
Curb Weight: Weight of empty vehicle ready to drive. Shipping weight plus the weight of gasoline and water.

Power to Weight Ratio
Three Speed Manual Transmission, 300 Horsepower Standard Engine Standard Engine: 3,456 lb.
Pounds / Horsepower: 11.52
Four Speed Manual Transmission, 300 Horsepower Standard Engine Standard Engine: 3,451 lb.
Pounds / Horsepower: 11.50
Four Speed Manual Transmission 350 Horsepower L79 Engine: 3,451 lb.
Pounds / Horsepower: 9.86
Four Speed Manual Transmission 390 Horsepower L36 Engine: 3,626 lb.
Pounds / Horsepower: 9.30
Four Speed Manual Transmission 400 Horsepower L68 Engine: 3,626 lb.
Pounds / Horsepower: 9.07
Four Speed Manual Transmission 435 Hosepower L71 Engine: 3,626 lb.
Pounds / Horsepower: 8.34
Two Speed Powerglide
Automatic Transmission
300 Horsepower
Standard Engine: 3,457 lb.
Pounds / Horsepower: 11.52
Two Speed Powerglide
Automatic Transmission
390 Horsepower L36 Engine: 3,632 lb.
Pounds / Horsepower: 9.31
Two Speed Powerglide
Automatic Transmission
400 Horsepower L68 Engine: 3,632 lb.
Pounds / Horsepower: 9.08
Weight Differentials
Power Windows (RPO A31) +5 lb.
Auxiliary Top (RPO C07) +49 lb.
Heater Delete (RPO C48) -20 lb.
Air Conditioning (RPO C60) +93 lb.
Power Brakes (RPO J50) +12 lb.
Power Brakes (RPO J56) 12 lb.
Aluminum Cylinder Heads (RPO L89) -73 lb.
Four Speed Transmission (RPO M20) -5 lb.
Powerglide (Automatic) Transmission (RPO M35) +1 lb.
Power Steering (RPO N40) +21 lb.
Radio AM - FM Pushbutton (RPO U69) +21 lb.
327 cubic inch Engine
350 Horsepower (RPO L79)
-8 lb.
427 cubic inch Engine
390 Horsepower (RPO L36)
+215 lb.
427 cubic inch Engine
400 Horsepower (RPO L68)
+151 lb.
427 cubic inch Engine
435 Horsepower (RPO L71)
+149 lb.


Engine Specs

Type: V8
Valve Location: In Head
Bore / Stroke: 4.00" / 3.25" (Standard, L79 327 Cubic Inch)
4.25" / 3.76" (L36, L72 427 Cubic Inch)
Displacement: Standard, L79: 327 Cubic Inches
L36, L68, L71: 427 Cubic Inches
Compression Ratio: 10.0:1 (Standard Engine)
10.25:1 (L79 Engine)
11.0:1 (L36, L68, L71 Engines)
Rocker Arms Stamping, Steel
Rocker Arm Ratio 1.5:1
Valve Train Lash, Inlet / Exhaust
Hydraulic Lifters
Zero
Valve Train Lash, Inlet / Exhaust
Mechanical Lifters (RPO L72)
Inlet: .024 inch
Exhaust: .028 inch
Crankshaft Material: Forged Steel
Camshaft Material: Cast Alloy Iron
Oil Pump Type: Gear
Normal Oil Pressure 30 - 45 psi @ 1,500 RPM
50 - 75 psi @ 2,000 RPM
Oil Pressure Gauge Mechanical
Crankcase Oil Capacity, Standard, L79 Engines 4 Quarts, Less Filter
5 Quarts, With Filter
Crankcase Oil Capacity, L36, L68, L71, L88 and L89 Engines 5 Quarts, Less Filter
6 Quarts, With Filter
Recommended Oil Grade Above 32°: SAE 20W, SAE 20 or SAE 10W-30
To 0°: SAE 10W or SAE 10W-30
Below 0°: SAE 5W or SAE 5W-20
Alternate: SAE 5W-30 can be used for 5W, 5W-20 or 10W-30
Carburetor Standard, 350 Horsepower Engine:
Holley 3906631 Single 4 barrel
L36 390 Horsepower Engine:
Holley 3906633 Single 4 barrel
L68 400 Horsepower, L71 435 Horsepower Engines: Holley 3902355 Primary; 3902353 Secondary
Fuel Filter Strainer
Fuel Pump Mechanical
Fuel Pressure 5¼ - 6½ PSI
Cooling System Capacity 327 cubic inch Engines
16 Quarts (with heater)
15 Quarts (without heater)
427 cubic inch Engines
23 Quarts (with heater)
22 Quarts (without heater)
Thermostat Type Choke
Radiator Cap Relief Pressure 15 +/- 1 PSI
Battery 12 volt
61 Amp hr. @ 20 hr.
6 cells / 66 Plates
Thermostat Opening 177° - 182° F
Compression Pressure 160 PSI (All but L72 Engine)
170 PSI (L72 Engine)

Horsepower
Standard Engine 300 hp @ 5,000 RPM;
Torque: 360 lb-ft @ 3,400 RPM
RPO L79 350 hp @ 5,800 RPM;
Torque: 360 ft-lb. @ 3,600 RPM
RPO L36 (427 cubic inch) 390 hp @ 5,200 RPM;
Torque: 460 lb-ft @ 3,600 RPM
RPO L68 (427 cubic inch) 400 hp @ 5,400 RPM;
Torque: 460 lb-ft @ 3,600 RPM
RPO L71 (427 cubic inch) 435 hp @ 5,800 RPM;
Torque: 460 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

Ignition System
Coil Delco-Remy 1115202 Base, L79; 1115264 L36, L68; 1111141 L36; 1115210 L71
Coil current rating 4 amps (engine stopped)
1.8 amps (engine running)
Breaker Gap .019" (New)
Ignition Timing
Initial Design Setting
6° @ 500 RPM (Standard Engine)
10° @ 700 RPM (L79 Engine)
4° @ 550 RPM (L36, L68 Engines)
4° @ 750 RPM (L71 Engine)
Ignition Timing Centrifugal Advance Begins: 900 RPM (All Engines)
15° @ 1,500 RPM (Standard, L79 Engine);
Max: 30° @ 5,100 RPM
17° @ 2,000 RPM (L36, L68 Engines);
Max: 32° @ 5,000 RPM
Max: 30° @ 3,800 RPM (L71 Engine)
Ignition Timing Vacuum Advance Begins: 6 inches Hg (Standard Engine)
Maximum: 15° @ 12 inches Hg
Begins: 4 inches Hg (L79 Engine)
Maximum: 16° @ 7 inches Hg
Begins: 7 inches Hg (L36, L68 Engines)
Maximum: 12° @ 12 inches Hg
Begins: 8 inches Hg (L71 Engine)
Maximum: 15° @ 15.5 inches Hg
Spark Plug AC44 (327 Cubic Inch Engines)
AC43N (427 Cubic Inch Engines)
Spark Plug Thread 14 mm.
Spark Plug Torque 25 lb.-ft.
Spark Plug Gap .033 - .038 inch
Firing Order 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2

1967 Corvette Options, Prices

RPO Description Production Price
Genuine Leather Seats 1,601 (6.98%) $79.00
A01 Soft Ray Tinted Glass, all windows 11,331 (49.39%) $15.80
A02 Soft Ray Tinted Glass, windshield 6,558 (28.59%) $10.55
A31 Power Windows 4,036 (17.59%) $57.95
A82 Headrests 1,762 (7.68%) $42.15
A85 Shoulder Belts 1,426 (6.22%) $26.35
C07 Auxiliary Hardtop (for convertible) 6,880 (29.99%) $231.75
C08 Vinyl Covering (for auxiliary hardtop) 1,966 (8.57%) $52.70
C48 Heater and Defroster Deletion (credit) 35 (0.15%) n/a
C60 Air Conditioning 3,788 (16.51%) $412.90
F41 Special Front and Rear Suspension 2,198 (9.58%) $36.90
G81 Positraction Rear Axle, all ratios 20,308 (88.53%) $42.15
J50 Power Brakes 4,766 (20.78%) $42.15
J56 Special Heavy Duty Brakes 267 (1.16%) $342.30
K19 Air Injection Reactor 2,573 (11.22%) $44.75
K66 Transistor Ignition System 5,759 (25.10%) $73.75
L36 427 cu. in. 390hp Engine 3,832 (16.70%) $200.15
L68 427 cu. in. 400hp Engine 2,101 (9.16%) $305.50
L71 427 cu. in. 435hp Engine 3,754 (16.36%) $437.10
L79 327 cu. in. 350hp Engine 6,375 (27.79%) $105.35
L88 427 cu. in. 430hp Engine 20 (0.09%) $957.90
L89 Aluminum Cynlinder Heads for L71 16 (0.07%) $368.65
M20 4-Speed Manual Transmission 9,157 (39.92%) $184.35
M21 4-Speed Manual Transmission, close ratio 11,015 (48.02%) $184.35
M22 4-Speed Manual Transmission, close ratio, heavy duty 20 (0.09%) $237.00
M35 Powerglide Automatic Transmission 2,324 (10.13%) $194.35
N03 36 Gallon Fuel Tank (Coupe only) 2 (0.01%) $198.05
N11 Off Road Exhaust System 2,326 (10.14%) $36.90
N14 Side Mount Exhaust System 4,209 (18.35%) $131.65
N36 Telescopic Steering Column 2,415 (10.53%) $42.15
N40 Power Steering 5,747 (25.05%) $94.80
N89 Cast Aluminum Bolt-on Wheels (5) 720 (3.14%) $263.30
P92 Whitewall Tires, 7.75x15 13,445 (58.61%) $31.35
QB1 Redline Tires, 7.75x15 4,230 (18.44%) $46.65
U15 Speed Warning Indicator 2,108 (9.19%) $10.55
U69 AM-FM Radio 22,193 (96.74%) $172.75

Total Production: 22,940
Coupe: 8,504 (37.07%)
Convertible: 14,436 (62.93%)

Notes: Base Corvette Coupe with 327 cu. in. 300 hp engine and three speed manual transmission: $4,388.00.
Base Corvette Convertible with 327 cu. in. 300 hp engine and three speed manual transmission: $4,240.00.

Colors

Code Exterior Quantity Interior Soft Top Wheels
900 Tuxedo Black 815 (3.55%) Black / Red / Bright Blue Black / White / Teal Blue Silver
972 Ermine White 1,423 (6.20%) Black / Red / Bright Blue Black / White / Teal Blue Silver
974 Rally Red 2,341 (10.20%) Black / Red / White Black / White / Teal Blue Silver
976 Marina Blue 3,840 (16.74%) Black / Bright Blue / White Black / White / Teal Blue Silver
977 Lynndale Blue 1,381 (6.02%) Black / White / Teal Blue Black / White / Teal Blue Silver
980 Elkhart Blue 1,096 (4.78%) Black / Teal Blue Black / White / Teal Blue Silver
983 Goodwood Green 4,293 (18.71%) Black / Saddle / White / Black / White / Teal Blue Silver
984 Sunfire Yellow 2,325 (10.14%) Black / White Black / White / Teal Blue Silver
986 Silver Pearl 1,952 (8.51%) Black / Teal Blue Black / White / Teal Blue Silver
988 Marlboro Maroon 3,464 (15.10%) Black / White / Saddle Black / White / Teal Blue Silver
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