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1967 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible with hardtop, Marlboro Maroon
Nobody will argue that the mid years Corvettes is one of the most successful automotive designs of all time. Adding to the legend is that nothing - before or since - looks quite like the 1963 thru 1967 Corvette. But there was a downside.

That awesome horizontal crease which ran the circumference of the car and the four fender blips restricted the wheel size. This became a problem for racers such as the '63 Grand Sport (below). Wider tires, necessary for increased cornering forces in competition, could only be accommodated with fender flares that significantly altered the Corvettes' look.

1963 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport, driven by John Morton
There was another issue. Big block engines debuted in 1965 and the increased horsepower caused traction problems with mid year Corvettes, which were restricted to a maximum 15 inch x 6 inch wheel. The obvious solution was more rubber on the road but there was no way a larger wheel could be used and still retain the classic look. The C3 'vette solved the problem nicely with a fender flare that could be increased and still be faithful to the original design.
1968 Chevrolet Corvette in Safari Yellow
Below: C3 race car shows how wider tires were possible without changing the styling look.
C3 Corvette race car

1967 Corvette StingRay For Sale

1967 corvette coupe 427
Price: $72,900 (Trades Considered)
Exterior: marlboro maroon
Interior: dk, saddle
Miles: 104,000
Location: Illinois

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matching numbers very original coupe. have owned for 20 years. (more)

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1967 Corvette Stingray
1967 Corvette Stingray: Official GM Photo.
1967 Corvette Stingray fender vent, wheel
The front fender ducting changed to a "gill" arrangement exclusively for 1967. The aluminum wheels lost their knock-off styled ears, a concession to upcoming safety regulations.
1967 Corvette Stingray racer 1967 Corvette Stingray racer
The prevailing wisdom was that the coupe (left) had an advantage as a racer due to superior aerodynamics. But a number of racers proved that the lower center of gravity in the convertibles (right) was an overlooked factor.

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1967 Corvette C2 in Goodwood Green
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1967 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe in Marlboro Maroon

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