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1967 Chevrolet Corvette

Convertible
Mecum Harrisburg 2022
Wednesday, 27 July - Tuesday, 30 August
$134,750
Sale Price
Yes
Reserve
30 July 2022
Sold Date
S183
Lot Number
#3-
Visually maintained, largely original
Mecum Auctions
Auction House
Chassis no. 194677S103232. Lynndale Blue with matching hardtop and white soft top over black vinyl. 327/350hp, M21 4-speed, two tops, side exhaust added, original exhaust included, Rally wheels with trim rings, Silvertown Radial tires, both tops, documented with the original tank sticker, Protect-O-Plate, invoice and window sticker.

Evaluation: Bloomington Gold Benchmark, 3-time Bloomington Gold Special Collection, multiple NCRS Top Flight, Gold Spinner, Triple Crown. Represented as the original paint but crazing everywhere. Sound upholstery and chrome. Nice car but needs to be carefully stored before the crazing original paint starts lifting.

Bottom Line: An outstanding example of a carefully, almost religiously, preserved Corvette relic made even more unusual by it being a high output L79 small block. These small block cars are often overlooked in the pursuit of Big Block Corvettes, and this car’s survival in largely untouched condition is verified by its multiple awards and comprehensive documentation. It brought a nice premium for preservation that can’t be realistically challenged. Finding another one like it will be a long time coming.

by Andrew Newton
13 August 2022
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Condition definitions
Condition #1: Concours
Condition #1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best vehicle, in the right colors, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours. Perfectly clean, the vehicle has been groomed down to the tire treads. Painted and chromed surfaces are mirror-like. Dust and dirt are banned, and materials used are correct and superbly fitted. The one word description for #1 vehicles is “concours.“
Condition #2: Excellent
#2 vehicles could win a local or regional show. They can be former #1 vehicles that have been driven or have aged. Seasoned observers will have to look closely for flaws, but will be able to find some not seen by the general public. The paint, chrome, glass and finishes will all appear as excellent. No excessive smoke will be seen on startup, no unusual noises will emanate from the engine. The vehicle will drive as a new vehicle of its era would. The one word description for #2 vehicles is “excellent.“
Condition #3: Good
#3 vehicles could possess some, but not all of the issues of a #4 vehicle, but they will be balanced by other factors such as a fresh paint job or a new, correct interior where applicable. #3 vehicles drive and run well, but might have some incorrect parts. These vehicles are not used for daily transportation but are ready for a long tour without excuses, and the casual passerby will not find any visual flaws. “Good” is the one word description of a #3 vehicle.
Condition #4: Fair
#4 vehicles are daily drivers, with flaws visible to the naked eye. The chrome might have pitting or scratches, the windshield might be chipped. Paintwork is imperfect, and perhaps the body has a minor dent. Split seams or a cracked dash, where applicable, might be present. No major parts are missing, but the wheels could differ from the originals, or other non- stock additions might be present. A #4 vehicle can also be a deteriorated restoration. “Fair” is the one word that describes a #4 vehicle.
Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
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