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Corvette Of The Day: 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray 427 Coupe

Originally intended as a stopgap measure, the 1967 Corvette, the final year of the second generation (1963-1967), became a surprise favorite among collectors and enthusiasts. Its refined styling and abundance of high-performance options earned it the title of “best of the breed” despite not being part of the original production plan.

Originally, a revolutionary third-generation “Mako Shark” body style was planned for the 1967 model year. However, unforeseen delays forced Chevrolet to rely on the existing design for one more year. This turn of events, unplanned as it was, resulted in the 1967 Corvette becoming a surprise favorite.

Engine choices remained diverse, offering two 327 cubic inch V8s with 300 and 350 horsepower, along with two 427s. The top-of-the-line 427 received a 10 horsepower bump to 435 horsepower, while a slightly less powerful 427 with 390 horsepower remained available for those seeking a thrilling but slightly more manageable driving experience.

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