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J. Richard Mowry, Petersburg, West Virginia (acquired new in 1967)David Dolly, Elkview, West Virginia (acquired from the above in 1968)Jack Murray, San Diego, California (acquired from the above in 2004)Keith Majure, West Monroe, Louisiana (acquired from the above in 2006)Keith Burmeister, Maumee, Ohio (acquired from the above in 2010)Tim Gilmore, Austin, Texas (acquired from the above in 2012)Current Owner (acquired from the above)
NCRS Indiana Chapter Spring Meet, April 2011 (Top Flight Award)Bloomington Gold, June 2011 (Gold Certified, SURVIVOR and BENCHMARK Awards)
For the 1967 model year, Chevrolet introduced the most powerful production Corvette to date – the 427 cubic inch L71. Utilizing 11:1 compression, an aggressive solid-lifter camshaft, large valve heads, and three twin-choke Holley carburetors, the L71 package delivered 435 hp at 5,800 rpm. Coupled to a close-ratio four-speed gearbox, the 427/435 delivered monumental performance. For the first time, a showroom stock Corvette was capable of covering the quarter-mile in less than 13 seconds. Not only was the L71 Corvette fast in a straight line, its independent suspension and four-wheel disc brakes made it a well-rounded sports car that rivaled the finest European offerings.
Delivered in the rare combination of Marina Blue over bright blue interior, this Roadster was specified with some of the most desirable performance features available. Ordered with the range-topping L71 engine, close-ratio M21 gearbox, transistor ignition, off-road exhaust, Posi-Traction rear axle, and F41 special suspension, this Corvette was one of the most potent American production cars of its day. In addition to this high-performance equipment, the Corvette was generously outfitted with the extremely desirable Kelsey Hayes bolt-on wheels, whitewall tires, a black vinyl hardtop, tinted windshield, and AM/FM radio. With its desirable combination of factory options, this was a phenomenally expensive car when new, commanding a sticker price of $5,622.45.
Originally retailed through A. D. Anderson Chevrolet in Baltimore, the Corvette was sold to its first owner J. Richard Mowry of Petersburg, West Virginia in January 1967. Mr. Mowry enjoyed his new car for about a year, driving it approximately 12,000 miles before selling it to fellow West Virginian David Dolly. Remarkably, Mr. Dolly kept his Corvette until 2004, when it was sold to well-known Californiabased collector and Corvette historian Jack Murray. In the hands of its fifth owner, Keith Burmeister, this 427/435 Roadster garnered some of the most important awards in the Corvette community, including the NCRS Top Flight award, Bloomington Gold Certification, and SURVIVOR and BENCHMARK awards.
Always kept in the hands of appreciative collectors, the car presents today in wonderfully original condition, displaying less than 54,000 miles at the time of cataloguing. The sale includes the original warranty book, Protect-O-Plate, glove box package, tank sheet, as well as a copy of the window sticker. Also included are assorted service, registration, and insurance records dating back to Mr. Dolly’s ownership.
A big-block 1967 Corvette is a cornerstone of any important collection of American performance cars. Those with a passion for original, preservation-quality automobiles should not overlook this extraordinary opportunity to acquire one of the finest examples known in the hobby.