1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Resto Mod
-Title and VIN are of a 1963
- ZZ 454 V8 GM Performance Crate Engine
- Holley Sniper EFI
- Tremec 5-Speed Transmission
- Wilwood Power Disc Brakes
- Ride Tech Coil Over Suspension with Strong Arm Steering
- Borgeson Power Steering Box
- Custom Built Stainless Headers and Exhaust
- Al Knoch Custom Full Leather Interior
- 17-Inch American Racing Two Piece Wheels
- Laguna Blue Paint with Ceramic Coating
- 1967 "427" Hood
- 1,187 Miles Since Completed
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“More than ever, a polished performer on the open road.” -1963 Chevrolet Corvette dealer brochure
The copywriters who created the '63 Corvette brochure excerpted above were not exaggerating. The design and engineering changes to the Corvette for that model year were nothing short of amazing; by far the most dramatic year-to-year change for the two-seater to that point. The car was an instant hit, and the '63's appeal has only grown to the present day. Alas, what was “polished performance” in 1963 is very much considered “unpolished” when compared to current sportscars. But what if you could have the best of the 1963 Corvette updated to deliver performance that's truly 21st Century? The just-completed and fully updated Laguna Blue Corvette Convertible offered here is a terrific answer. Having traveled just 1,187 miles since its re-birth, in many ways, this is a brand-new, and very potent Corvette.
The car's exterior paint—Laguna Blue is a factory Corvette color—was professionally applied to a very high standard; it literally glistens in the light. The “427”-badged hood (from a '67 model) includes a black “bumble-bee stinger” stripe, and most important functions to deliver air directly to the engine intake. All factory emblems are properly mounted on the hood, rear deck, and gas-filler cap. Chrome front bumper and rear bumperettes, as well as tastefully limited chrome body trim, are in perfect condition. Exhaust is routed through custom-designed side pipes finished in both chrome and brushed-metal “striping.” Lighting lenses are perfectly clear, including on the backup lights added for safety. Flip-over headlights function as they should. Period-correct, 17-inch American Racing® wheels wear performance tires; the wheels allow a good view of the Wilwood®-branded, red disc-brake calipers.
The car's interior is a very appealing combination of the traditional with tasteful upgrades. In the same fashion as the exterior, the level of execution in the car's cabin is stellar. Bucket seats feature black leather upholstery in a horizontal-pleated design, separate headrests, and the Corvette crossed-flag logo embroidered on the seatbacks. Black carpeting covers the cabin floors with the same crossed-flag embroidery. The standard Corvette sport steering wheel frames the instrument cluster in the driver's pod of the dash; all gauges are new (in part to accurately monitor engine performance) but mimic the original design. The dashboard surface is leather with deviated off-white stitching. The Corvette emblem is centered in the factory location, while a brushed-metal glove-box door occupies the passenger's dash pod. The center console hosts the 5-speed manual transmission shifter and power-window controls forward of the emergency-brake handle. A center armrest is upholstered in black leather matching the seats. Every surface in the car's interior is virtually perfect.
Raise the front-hinged hood, and the first sight of the ZZ 454 V8 GM Performance crate engine prompts immediate gasps. Amidst a perfectly clean compartment, the spotless chrome valve covers and air-cleaner cover top off the impressive powerplant. There's a tantalizing glimpse of the exhaust headers. Viewed from below, that glimpse of the exhaust system grows into stares at the massive exhaust piping, the custom coil-over rear independent suspension, the disc brakes all around, and absolutely everything showing as highest-quality, spotlessly clean, and expertly installed.
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We fully expect and invite in-person inspection of this beautiful, collectible, fully updated '63 Corvette Convertible. We ask only that you call or email us for an appointment in advance so that we can devote our full attention to you during your visit. Meanwhile, the more than 130 high-definition photographs of the car and the short walk-around-and-startup video on the GarageKeptMotors site faithfully represent the car's condition, but feel free to call or email with any questions.
The '63 Corvette brochure referenced earlier also trumpeted “Power Teams Tailor Made for Sports Car Fun.” One can only imagine what the creators of the original car would have to say if they could see this Laguna Blue car's "power team." It might hold them speechless, with sheer delight bound to be their next reaction. And “wide-eyed” would most likely be their on-the-road experience. All that awaits the next owner of this magnificent re-creation: A '63 Corvette true to the marque, but spectacularly unlike any other.