If you’re a muscle car fan, you know that each manufacturer has its holy grail. For Mopar guys, it’s the Hemi ‘Cuda. For Ford guys, it’s the Boss 429. And for a lot of GM guys, it’s the incredible L71 Corvette like this Bloomington Gold Certified, matching numbers roadster. Being a Bloomington Gold Certified car, you can be confident in knowing you’re getting a level of authenticity that is often hard to duplicate with restorers that want “show-winning”. Any car can be a show-winner, but only a few select Corvettes can be Bloomington Gold Certified. With that said, the GM code 983 Goodwood Green Metallic that wraps this roadster’s fiberglass is the correct color this car left the St. Louis facility in, and today it reflects a showroom quality shine. Tilt the hood forward and feast your eyes on the nastiest V8 the General could legally sell in 1967…the L71 427 cubic inch Turbo Jet V8. Producing 435 horsepower, the unique triangular air cleaner gives it away, and it hides the correct trio of Holley 2-barrel carburetors. Bright Chevy Orange paint covers the block from its oil pan to its valve covers and, as always, looks great against a fully finished hood and satin black inner fenders. Underneath you’ll find a rugged Muncie M21 4-speed manual transmission which delivers the neck snapping launches and potent acceleration Corvettes are famous for. At the ends of the car, a fully restored double A-arm front and independent rear suspension is completely detailed from its correct front sway bar down to its five leaf transverse rear spring. Swing open the car’s lightweight fiberglass doors and you’ll find a spectacular GM code 430 Green vinyl. The foam underneath the seat covers has seen just enough low speed boulevard passes to both keep its composure and feel comfortable; and the like-new carpet, which is protected by clear rubber floor mats, still features a fade-free sheen. L71 Corvettes are about as blue-chip as ’60s muscle can get. They remain top-notch collectibles and continue to show market increases year after year, and when the time comes to sell, there will always be more buyers than sellers. If you’ve been looking for a solid C2 Corvette that you can show with pride or keep for a while and make a nice return on, your search is over!
Price in USD: 169900
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