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The 1967 Chevrolet Corvette is a classic American sports car that marked the end of the second generation (C2) Corvette production. Here are some facts about the 1967 Chevrolet Corvette:
Styling and Design: The 1967 Corvette retained the iconic Sting Ray design introduced in 1963. It featured a sleek, aerodynamic profile with flared fenders, hidden headlights, and a distinctive split rear window.
Body Styles: The 1967 Corvette was available in two body styles: Convertible and Coupe. The Coupe featured a unique fastback design, and it was the last year for the distinctive split rear window.
Engine Options: Several engine options were available, ranging from the base 327 cubic inch (5.4L) V8 to the high-performance 427 cubic inch (7.0L) V8. The most powerful engine option was the L88, a race-inspired engine with an officially rated 430 horsepower, although it was rumored to produce much more power.
Transmission Options: Buyers could choose between a three-speed manual, four-speed manual, or a Powerglide automatic transmission.
427 Tri-Power Carburetion: Some 427 cubic inch models featured a triple two-barrel carburetor setup, commonly referred to as "Tri-Power," enhancing the car's performance.
Side Exhaust Option: The 1967 Corvette offered optional side exhaust pipes, adding to the car's aggressive appearance and distinctive sound.
Suspension and Handling: The 1967 Corvette featured independent rear suspension, which contributed to improved handling and ride quality.
Safety Features: It was one of the first American cars to come standard with front and rear disc brakes, enhancing braking performance.
Interior Features: The interior of the 1967 Corvette featured a driver-centric cockpit with a sporty layout. Options included leather upholstery, air conditioning, and a telescopic steering column.
Last Year for the C2 Generation: The 1967 model year was the final year for the second-generation Corvette (C2). It marked the end of the Sting Ray era before the introduction of the third-generation Corvette (C3) in 1968.
Production Numbers: A total of 22,940 Corvettes were produced in 1967, making it a relatively common year for production compared to earlier years of the C2 generation.
Convertible Soft Top: The convertible model came with a manually operated soft top that could be folded down for open-air driving.
The 1967 Chevrolet Corvette is highly regarded among enthusiasts for its classic styling, powerful engine options, and its place in Corvette history as the final year of the second-generation models.
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