• Stock:

    3280-CHA

  • Engine Size:

    540 V8

  • Transmission Type:

    5 Speed Manual

  • Body Color:

    Marlboro Maroon

  • Interior Color:

    Saddle

  • Miles:

    36,258 (Unknown)

  • Location:

    Charlotte, North Carolina

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AMAZING VETTE, 540 MERLIN V8, 725 HP, TREMEC 5 SPD, PWR WIN/4 WHL DISC, ORIG BBC

You might think this is just a pristine 1967 Chevrolet Corvette, but this is really the restomod for those who love to look completely stock on the outside, but blow everyone's doors off with 725 horsepower. Yes, you read that right, this one has a 540 cubic inch V8 Merlin motor, making 725 hp, and it has all the components you need to back it up.

This Sting Ray gives very few hints at its modification within. Instead it just looks like an exceptionally nice restored C2 'Vette. This satisfying appearance starts with a professional respray of the factory Marlboro Maroon. It looks bright and deep like a modern clearcoat paint should. The trim is complete, which is something you love to see because these final-year C2s had some very nice intricate details – everything from the thin stylized bumpers, to the Corvette name in cursive on the rear. It has the correct singer hood, with black accents, but you already know the 427 advertised on the hood is just a nice tribute to the original engine. Only if you were really looking a long time at this one, you might pick up its beastly nature in a few of the other details. For example, the 3" side exhaust pipes are far from factory, but they're masked by the correct protection plates. And the 17-inch rally wheels are larger than the originals, but they are dressed in the classic Rally wheel style. An excellent touch!

The interior is also about appearing original with subtle upgrades. It starts with factory saddle vinyl bucket seats that have been upgraded to a modern leather, with correct-appearing A82 headrests. Other new features include a smaller diameter steering wheel, and an upgraded stereo. But everything has been tastefully integrated with the factory upgrades, like the power windows and air conditioning. In fact, one of the only few pieces you'll be sure is not from the '60s is the welcomed upgrade to three-point seatbelts.

Under the hood is where this Corvette shares its secret with the world. The 540 cubic-inch V8 is larger and bolder than any big block that came from the factory. This monster motor started with the wizards at Merlin, and it includes upgrades such as triple deuce Holley carburetors (on Willys spacers), aluminum intake, Pro Topline heads, long-tube headers, custom-built oil pan, and a BeCool radiator. There's plenty more performance features, but we don't have the space to list them. We'll be happy to go over all the details when you call, but just know for now that this one boldly advertises its 725 hp on the triangle air cleaner. So you can be certain the moment you turn the key that the exhaust note will rumble with enough authority to let everyone know this Sting Ray has something special under the hood. All this added power needs to be reinforced all the way to the road, and that's why this also has been upgraded to a Tremec five-speed manual, with an SFI scatter shield, sending power to a Positraction rear end. Even thought the C2 Corvette already has a superb fully independent suspension, this one has been further upgraded with tubular upper front A-arms, and Penske rear shocks with new torsion bars, and upgraded transverse leaf spring by Vette Brakes and Products Inc. This package is completed with power steering, four wheel disc brakes, and Michelin Pilot Sport tires to give you a classic car with superior road-handling.

This is such an amazing, and thorough build, that you will need to take this coupe to plenty of car shows. After all, if you don't, the only thing most people will see of this one-of-a-kind Corvette are the taillights. Don't miss out on this amazing build, call today!!

Features

Defrost, AM/FM Radio, Air Conditioning, Heat, Leather Seats, Tilt Wheel, Coil-Over Suspension, Four Wheel Disc Brakes, Power Brakes, Power Steering, Power Windows, Seatbelts

Documentation

Drivetrain

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
540 V8
Transmission Type
5 Speed Manual
Transmission Spec
Tremec T56
Fuel Specification
94 Octane +

Body

Body Or Basic Color
Marlboro Maroon
Body Style
Coupe
Doors
2
Paint Type
Basecoat/Clearcoat

Basic

Year
1967
Make
Chevrolet
Model
Corvette
Miles
36,258 (Unknown)

Interior

Interior Or Basic Color
Saddle
Seating Type
Bucket
Seat Material
Leather
Shifter Type
Floor
Center Console
Yes

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