Highly original and utterly unique

You gotta love a classic ‘Vette - the looks, the sound, the smell… it’s pure nostalgia stuff. This particular Corvette Sting Ray Convertible takes it even further, bringing some very American provenance to the table as the vehicle originally given to Bart Starr for winning the MVP award at Super Bowl I.

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The Full Story

Bart Starr's 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Is Up for Auction Exterior
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Anderson decided to give the ‘Vette a thoughtful restoration that maintained as much of the car’s originality and patina as possible.

January 15th, 1967, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Quarterback Bart Starr leads the Green Bay Packers to a 35 - 10 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs, completing 16 of 23 passes for 250 yards and two touchdowns. As a result, Starr is awarded the MVP title, and with it, this 1967 Chevrolet Corvette.

The car first entered private hands in the ‘80s, and after a few exchanges, it eventually made its way to Michael Anderson, owner of Thunder Valley Classic Cars. Anderson managed to confirm the car’s provenance, and decided to give it a thoughtful restoration that maintained as much of the car’s originality and patina as possible.

To that end, the body was removed from the frame, and both the frame and the suspension were reconditioned and cleaned. In went fresh body mounts, suspension rubber, u-joints, seals, and bearings, while the brakes were updated with new stainless steel sleeved calipers.

In the corners, the original ‘67 Rally wheels were wrapped in period-correct bias-ply Redline tires. Anderson also added a new Dewitts radiator, although the also auction includes the original radiator.

The rest of it was maintained as is. The engine was not disassembled, and it maintains its original gaskets and paint. The transmission, rear end, interior, and soft top are all-original as well.

Outside, the mostly original paint is presented in a hue dubbed Goodwood Green, picked as a nod to the Green Back Packers’ team jersey. A Soft Ray-tinted windshield faces forward.

Bart Starr's 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Is Up for Auction Drivetrain
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Under the hood is a small-block 327 V-8 making 300 horsepower.

Under the hood is a small-block 327 V-8 making 300 horsepower, connecting to a four-speed transmission and 3.36:1 Positraction differential in the rear.

The interior is black, and comes with a telescopic steering column and AM/FM radio.

Built in June of 1967 at the St. Louis assembly plant, this Corvette has just 48,000 original miles.

Indeed, the Corvette is widely considered America’s sports car. I mean, they gave these things to the Apollo astronauts. The only way this car could be more American is if it had an apple pie for the steering wheel.

This particular example is an ideal collector’s item for any fan of football, the Green Bay Packers, or classic muscle cars in general.

If you’re interested in putting in a bid, you’ll find it at the Mecum auction at the Indianapolis State Fairgrounds, set to take place between May 15th and 20th, as lot number F162.

References

1963 - 1968 Chevrolet Corvette C2 High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review on the 1963 - 1968 Chevrolet Corvette C2.

Source: Mecum

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