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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

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1967 corvette roadster
Price: $58,000,000
Exterior: green
Interior: green
Miles: 54,000
Location: So Dak

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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 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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