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5-6 October 2017

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Lot 168

1967 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray 427/435 Coupe

  • Chassis no. 194377S114963

$125,000 - $150,000

To be auctioned on Thursday, October 5, 2017


  • Documented 427/435 Sting Ray
  • Older total restoration with meticulous maintenance since
  • Well optioned and upgraded with power steering


An icon of the automotive world, the original Sting Ray Corvettes are among the most highly prized of America’s sports cars. The styling impact of this short-lived body style, produced for just five years, can still be seen in modern cars some 54 years after it was introduced. Though produced in significant numbers throughout its run, unmolested examples are hard to find. When you consider that this car is also a documented 427/435 Sting Ray coupe, you have something very special indeed.

Corvette engineers developed the C2, known as the Sting Ray, to replace the C1 for 1963. It was a performance-oriented and yet highly usable sports car and offered subtle yet important upgrades over its predecessor. In addition to three base engine choices, unchanged from the 1966 model year, two new options were offered: the L71 and the ultra-rare 600-hp L88. The L71 was by far the most streetable high-performance Corvette of the time and remains highly sought after even today.

The car offered here is a nicely optioned example of the 435-hp powerhouse. Originally finished in Marlboro Red with black vinyl bucket seats, it was delivered from the St. Louis factory on 31 March 1967 to Duval Motors Ltd. of Montreal, Canada. It was the 203rd Sting Ray coupe to be imported to Canada that year. In addition to the legendary L71 427/435 engine, the original owner, a Mr. Roth, selected the following options: tinted glass, electric windows, firm ride and handling suspension, Posi-Traction rear axle, close-ratio four-speed transmission, side pipe exhaust, and the AM/FM radio. This information is confirmed by documentation from General Motors and the original tank sticker.

The car underwent a total restoration in 1983 and remains in highly presentable condition to this day. At the time of restoration, the car was repainted in Rally Red rather than its original Marlboro Red. It has also been upgraded with power steering, making this big block ’Vette even more comfortable to drive around town. Meticulously maintained since restoration and showing just 26,000 miles since restoration, the car has recently been refreshed, including new suspension rubber, hoses, repaired headlight motors, and new gaskets in the triple Holley carburetors.

The 1967 Sting Ray big block coupes are, without question, among the most collectible American cars of the period. The car offered here is a fine example and the perfect choice for touring, showing, or the spirited driving for which the car was originally intended.

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Alexander Weaver

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California, United States

Alexander Weaver joined RM Sotheby’s in 2011 as a Car Specialist after graduating from Furman University in South Carolina. Born... read more

Augustin Sabatié-Garat

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United Kingdom

Augustin Sabatié-Garat joined RM Europe in 2012 as a Car Specialist after more than a decade in the collector car hobby. Gradua... read more

Barney Ruprecht

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Ontario, Canada

Barney’s interest in classic cars began at an early age after being introduced to his father’s all-original 1965 Porsche 911. Barney l... read more

David Swig

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California, United States

David Swig joined RM Sotheby’s West Coast division as a Car Specialist in May 2015. David is a life-long automobile enthusi... read more

Don Rose

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United States

Don joined RM in 2006 after several years of professionally trading sports and classic cars, and after earning a reputation as a noted... read more

Donnie Gould

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Florida, United States

Donnie Gould joined the RM team in 2002 as a partner and Car Specialist after more than two decades in the vintage automobile auction ... read more

Gord Duff

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Ontario, Canada

Gord Duff began his journey with RM Sotheby’s in 1998. Since then, he has gained an intimate knowledge of a variety of marques a... read more

Jake Auerbach

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California, United States

Jake Auerbach got his start in the automotive industry at an early age, spending his summers during high school working at a classic c... read more

Kurt Forry

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California, United States

Having worked for Bonhams’ Automobilia department for over 10 years, Kurt Forry joined RM Sotheby’s with more than a decad... read more

Matt Malamut

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California, United States

A long-time car enthusiast and Southern California native, Matt studied Automotive Technology at San Diego Miramar College and complet... read more

Michael Squire

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United Kingdom

Michael Squire joined RM Sotheby’s European Division in the summer of 2016. He comes to RM with a prestigious racing background ... read more

Mike Fairbairn

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Ontario, Canada

As one of the three founding partners of RM Sotheby’s, Mike has a long-standing interest in the classic car industry. Graduating... read more

Oliver Camelin

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United Kingdom

With an extensive background in exotic sports car history and sales, a particular passion for American curves, and fluency in three la... read more

Paul Darvill

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United Kingdom

Paul Darvill joined the RM Sotheby’s European team at the beginning of 2015. Paul holds a degree in French and Politics from the... read more

Pete Fisher

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Ontario, Canada

Pete Fisher was first introduced to antique cars in high school, working for Classic Coachworks in his hometown of Blenheim, Ontario. ... read more

Shelby Myers

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California, United States

Shelby Myers grew up with the classic car industry infused into every aspect of his life. He had the unique opportunity to watch the R... read more

Tonnie Van der Velden

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United Kingdom

Tonnie Van der Velden joined RM Sotheby’s European division in September 2015 as a Car Specialist. A lifelong enthusiast, Tonnie... read more