1967 Corvette 435 427
1967 Corvette 435 427
This 1967 Corvette 435 427 is an unrestored 15,000 mile time capsule. It was built on May 18, 1967 and delivered new by Meyer Chevrol in Ridgewood, New York. It is complete with its L71 Tri-Power 435 HP 427 engine, M21 4-speed transmission with 4.11 Positraction rear end, F41 heavy duty suspension, power windows, tinted glass, AM/FM radio, speed warning indicator, bolt on hard top with vinyl trim, transistorized ignition and the low restriction off-road exhaust system. This 1967 Corvette 435 427 is a three owner car and it was an NCRS Top Flight Award in 2015.
Mecum Auctions listed this 1967 Corvette 435 427 and this is what they had to say about it: This eye-catching 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible sports the all-conquering 427/435 HP engine and shows a mere 15,045 original miles on its odometer. It’s a car with a great and well-documented history. One day prior to his 34th birthday, on April 10, 1981, Bob Scorsone and his son Jason went shopping for an early birthday present. They came away with what has to rank as one of the best birthday presents ever—a purchase of this stunning Marina Blue L71 Corvette Convertible from its original owner—a car that sported 11,124 original miles and was in superb condition. At the time, Scorsone had already been in business for five years president and founder of Unique Corvettes of Long Island, New York. As one of the pioneering pre-owned Corvette dealers in the country, Unique Corvettes specializes in selling pristine examples of America’s Sports Car. With Scorsone only selecting the best examples of the breed, Unique Corvettes was noteworthy in helping to promote the Corvette as a viable secondary car for many buyers. Today, his son Jason continues the family legacy as president of Unique Corvettes. This particular Corvette Convertible was the first 427/435 HP version that Scorsone purchased with the intention of keeping for his personal collection. Over the years, Scorsone had amassed an extraordinary collection of low-mileage unrestored Corvettes, each replete with comprehensive documentation. Throughout the first several years of ownership, this Corvette Convertible was the calling card for Scorsone’s business and a familiar sight blasting around the east end of Long Island in the car. One evening in 1987, Scorsone damaged the engine while racing a close friend who happened to own a big-block equipped 1966 Corvette Convertible.
After the incident Scorsone had the engine removed and rebuilt, but the block needed to be decked and the original assembled codes and VIN derivative were therefore reapplied into the engine pad. The car is finished in the factory-applied Marina Blue paint with black Stinger, bright blue interior and white soft top, with the very rare black vinyl-covered auxiliary hardtop included. In addition to the car’s matching-numbers 427/435 HP Tri-Power big-block V-8, it was ordered with the requisite Muncie M21 4-speed manual transmission, G81 Positraction rear end with 4.11:1 gear set, F41 Special Front and Rear Suspension, K66 transistorized ignition, U15 speed warning indicator, power windows, power disc brakes, N11 off-road exhaust system, Soft Ray-tinted glass, clear floor mats, AM/FM radio and Rally wheels.
Boasting just 15,050 original miles, the car is documented with photos of the factory tank sticker (which is still on the tank), NCRS/GM Shipping Data Records, NCRS Top Flight Certificate and judging sheets, a mileage affidavit dated 1981, dealer papers, owner’s manual and owner information, this is among the rarest of rare Corvettes, its value increasing as unrestored examples serve as guideposts for restorers, shining a light on the way these fabulous American treasures were originally built.