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Lot 53

2013   |   Scottsdale Auctions 2014

1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/390 Coupe

SOLD $110,000

Estimate

$120,000 - $140,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

194377S122032

Car Highlights

Desirably Optioned Big-Block Corvette
Factory Equipped with Air- Conditioning and Leather Upholstery
Upgraded to 427/400 Configuration by Rudolph Chevrolet
Accompanied by Original Dealership Paperwork and Protect-O-Plate
Well-Documented Chain of Select Ownership
Maintained in a Private Museum for Almost 10 Years

Technical Specs

427 CID OHV Turbo-Jet V-8 Engine
Triple 2-Barrel Carburetors
400 BHP at 5,200 RPM
4-Speed M21 Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes
Front Independent Wishbone Suspension with Coil Springs
Rear Independent Suspension with Leaf Springs

Saleroom Addendum

*Please note that the braking system will require servicing prior to use.

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Many enthusiasts consider the 1967 Corvette to be the most handsome of the Stingrays, and this well-equipped coupe is a fine example of this rare breed. According to an original Corvette Order Copy, this car was ordered on May 24, 1967, and desirably optioned with a 390 hp Turbo-Jet V-8, air- conditioning, a Posi-Traction rear axle, the M21 close-ratio four-speed gearbox, side-pipe exhausts, and tinted glass.

This Corvette is one of just 1,601 examples appointed with genuine leather seats in 1967, a rare option that accounted for less than 7% of total production, and the black leather looks particularly elegant against the Marlboro Maroon exterior. Originally invoiced to Rudolph Chevrolet in Phoenix, the big-block Corvette was upgraded by the dealership to the desirable triple-carb 427/400 configuration, as further demonstrated by original dealer invoices.

According to the Stingray’s Protect-O- Plate, it was purchased on July 8, 1967, by John Passmore of Pecos, Texas. After three years, Mr. Passmore sold the Corvette to Pat Brown of Canutillo, Texas, who only retained possession for a few months before selling it in August 1970 to Jack Stouse of Santa Fe.

As detailed by a rich compendium of invoices, Mr. Stouse carefully maintained the Stingray as needed, keeping it in optimal condition through the extent of his tenure as caretaker, which ended on April 13, 1979. Purchased then by Percy Vigil, also of Santa Fe, the car remained in New Mexico’s dry climate for another four years.

In 1983, this beautiful Stingray was acquired by Jack Pace of Lake Orion, Michigan. Mr. Pace continued its fine upkeep for several years, ultimately selling it in January 1991 to Deno Skolas of nearby Clinton Township, who undertook some restorative measures, freshening the minimally used Corvette to its current state of outstanding presentation. The coupe was acquired in this fine condition in April 2004 by the consignor, a New Jersey-based collector who maintains his own private car museum.

In the temperature- and humidity-controlled environment of this ideal setting, the exceptional Stingray was proudly displayed while exercised and serviced as needed. The consignor’s mechanics recently poured through the entire car to ensure that every system performs as it should.

Assured by the owner to be “spectacular,” this thoroughly documented and beautifully presented coupe wonderfully illustrates why the 1967 Stingray is regarded as the best Corvette of all time.