1967 Corvette Sting Ray With Extra LS7 Hot Sauce
From 1963 thru 1967 Corvettes were dubbed as Sting Rays because of their unique fishy look.
4293 Corvettes were produced in 1967, the convertible you see on this story is one of those cars.
This particular car was driven for 10 years before going into storage for the next 20 years. It was put away with the idea of becoming a project in the future, but once the owner realized how much the Corvette had increased in value the plan changed.
Once the car was in Sonny’s, the new owner’s possession, the fun started.
The car was in relatively good condition when it went into Sonny’s hands. The body was straight but had issues that needed to be addressed. The wheel wells were flared and there was a 327 V8 engine where there should have been a 427.
After some thought, Sonny decided to go with a street rodder style that is characterized by zero mistakes and over-the-top results. There are no limitations to a street rodder style build with extreme attention to detail and a unique design flair.
Once the builder was selected, the next step was to define the project, followed by developing the timeline and finally, getting started with the build.
The chassis came first, a Roadster Shop Fast Track chassis was selected, which was a significant, all-around improvement over the original chassis. Keep in mind that authenticity here is not the objective.
In order to optimize the ride, modern suspension components got integrated into the updated chassis including Corvette C6 Z06 front spindles. On the rear axle, we have a Strange 4.11 posi rear end used with stopping power coming from Wilwood six-piston calipers and 14-inch rotors fitted to all four corners.
Wheels and tires are Forgeline MS3C concaves with 18 x 7.5 wheels in front and 19 x 10 wheels in back. Rubber is in the form of Continentals, 225/40R18 up front and 275/35r19 in the rear.
Originally Sonny selected to go with a red exterior but after learning about several other high-quality Corvette builds taking place, he opted for the white.
This happened despite the fact that white Corvettes up to this point, rarely made it onto the cover of car magazines. The particular shade of white he chose was the 2015 Corvette Arctic White Axalta Chroma premier.
There were some subtle modifications made prior to the paint job, including a 2-inch channel to drop the body to make it even with the bottom of the frame rails.
The grille and tucked front bumpers were capped with a chin spoiler and extended into a full belly pan, reaching all the way to the rear roll pan.
Every piece of exterior and interior brightwork was refinished in brushed nickel. Including here the front and rear bumpers, gauge bezels and much more.
In terms of the interior, Sonny went with a Corinthian rust-hued leather interior with custom one-off gauges.
He wanted to get back the car’s roots therefore he installed a 750 horsepower 427-inch LS7 motor from Mast Motorsports that is topped off with eight velocity stacks poking up through the top of the engine. Getting the power to the rear wheels is a Tremec T-56 Magnum six-speed transmission.
The end result is what we show you here, a classic big-engined 1967 open-top Corvette that turns heads wherever it goes.
Source: Youtube/Gears Wheels and Motors