Car of the Month – February, 2020

1967 Corvette Stingray 427/435

16_'67 Corvette 427 red

1967 Corvette Stingray 427/435

Engine – L71, 427 solid-lifter Tri-power version with three two-barrel carbs
Horsepower – 435 hp at 5800 rpm
Transmission – M-21 Muncie Close Ratio 4-speed manual
Curb weight – 3,336 lbs
0-60 time – 5 seconds
¼ mile time – 13.6 seconds
Number built – 3,754
MSRP price – $5,733.00

1967 was the last year of the second generation of Corvettes (C2s), and with five years of development it was widely felt that the ’67 Stingray Coupe was the best of the series. Car and Driver magazine’s 400,000 readers awarded the 1967 Corvette Stingray 427 the “Best All-Around Car of the Year.”

As GM prepared for Corvette’s third generation they kept the 1967 Corvette clean with most of the trim removed, including the badging on the hood and the flags on the fenders. For 1967, the Corvette sported five-slot functional vents on the side fenders that made the car look even more like a stingray!

The car’s interior was improved with safer and more comfortable seats. Big-Block cars have a large air scoop, known as a “stinger,” over the center bulge, replacing the “power-blister” of previous years. Dual taillights were added instead of the previous single light and optional back-up light. The back-up lights in 1967 were mounted above the license plate.


The 427/435 was the most powerful Corvette in 1967.