Numbers Matching 427c.i. 435hp! Tri-Power 4-Speed Top Shelf Restoration Al Grenning Authenticated L71 The Ultimate Corvette!
The team at LaFontaine Classic Cars is very proud to release this incredible piece of automotive muscle car history " a 1967 Corvette L71 Coupe 1 of only 3754 that has undergone a no expense spared restoration bringing it back to its former glory.
The restoration was performed during prior ownership and began by disassembling the car including removing the body from the frame for easier access to areas normally hard to get to " this results in a more thorough detailed finished product. Countless hours were spent sanding the original color blue down to bare fiberglass then meticulously primed and sanded until the surface was suitable for the new RPO code "900" Tuxedo Black hue. When it was time to spray the color it was applied in multiple coats to assure a flat smooth finish followed up by carefully rubbing out the surface then polishing the entire body to a mirror-like finish. When the time came to reassemble the body new or refurbished items were installed including all lenses and bezels chrome/stainless components including bumpers door handles side view mirror and window trim. Additional items included chambered side-pipe exhaust and shields lower front grill with new emblems and badges in their correct location.
The frame was completely disassembled and sandblasted then treated to multiple coats of primer followed by the semi-gloss black for an OEM look. Upon reassembly new or refurbished suspension and steering components were installed from front to rear such as new rear leaf spring front coil springs steering gear shocks control arms related bushings and so much more. The assembled body and frame were reunited using new stock type body bushings to keep interior vibrations to a minimum. Lifting the hood reveals Chevrolet's flagship engine for 1967 the numbers matching 427 cubic inch big-block topped with a special aluminum intake manifold with (3) 2-barrel factory Holley carburetors topped by a chrome triangular air filter lid wearing the decal that says it all "Turbo-Jet 427 3/2 435 Horsepower". It is this engine package that makes this Corvette so valuable and even better it is the same exact engine that the car was born with. While the entire drivetrain was rebuilt during the restoration the 427 received special attention to make sure the numbers on the block were preserved as this is the only way to verify the engine was born in this chassis. This engine has been rebuilt to factory specifications with 11:1 compression ratio rectangle port iron cylinder heads and solid lifter camshaft. Shifting duties are handled by a butter-smooth shifting Muncie 4-speed transmission sending power back to the original independent rear end with center differential housing stamped "FB 5 10 67" decoded to 4.10 gears posi differential assembled on May 10 1967. All three rear driveshafts were treated to new u-joints and hardware to hold up to the power of this L71 427.
Looking inside shows a completely reconditioned interior in its factory color code "414" Bright Blue. The bucket seats received new vinyl covers new door and kick panels were installed along with matching carpet and headliner. The storage compartment behind the front seats still houses a factory jack that is more for looks these days. Window crank door latch handles and chrome 4-speed shifter all look great as well as the dash board with functional gauges accurate speedometer a and 6500 rpm red-line tachometer. Factory heater and blower motor controls work like new as well as the manual vents down low. The center of the dash houses the factory clock and AM/FM radio with new rear mounted antenna mast. Do not miss out on this one! For more information please contact the team at LaFontaine Classic Cars at 248-714-2110 or send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org.