1967 Chevrolet Corvette - Pro Classic Prototype

First-Of-Its-Kind Vette Rod Now In Second Home

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Data File: '67 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Convertible
Owned by: Matt Devlin, Overland Park, Kansas
Built by: Rich Lagasse, Enfield, Connecticut

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Original '67 Sting Ray convertible body
Paint: R/M Diamont special-blend "Rich's Red" basecoat/clearcoat: Painting/paint prep by Corvette Center, Newington, Connecticut

Modified production '67 Sting Ray, with original frame painted to match body
Suspension: (Front) Vette Brakes & Parts (VBP) composite transverse monoleaf spring, tubular A-arms, larger-than-stock anti-sway bar, and Carrera shocks. (Rear) VBP composite transverse monoleaf spring, larger-than-stock anti-sway bar, and Carrera shocks
Steering: Restored GM/Saginaw recirculating ball, non-power-assisted
Brakes: four-wheel disc brakes with cross-drilled rotors, stainless sleeved GM calipers, and a custom-built power brake booster
Wheels: American Racing Torq-Thrust II wheels with three-prong spinners, 17x7 inches (with 4-inch backspacing) in front, 17x8 inches (with 4 3/4-inch backspacing) rear
Tires: BF Goodrich Radial T/A, 205/50R17 in front, 235/45R17 in rear.

GM Performance Parts (GMPP) 502HO crate engine (based on Chevrolet Mark IV big-block)
Balanced/ blueprinted: Arthur Bonneau at Bunjies Hot Rod Shop, Brimfield, Massachusetts
Displacement: 502 cubic inches
Compression ratio: 9.6:1
Cylinder heads: GM Performance Parts cast aluminum
Ignition: MSD electronic
Induction: Holley 850-cfm four-barrel carburetor on GMPP dual-plane aluminum intake manifold
Camshaft: GM hydraulic roller
Exhaust: Prototype ceramic-coated Sanderson "block hugger" headers with original '67 Sting Ray 2 1/2-inch factory side exhaust
Horsepower: 600 @ 5,200 rpm (estimated)
Torque: 620 ft-lb @ 4,200 rpm (estimated)

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Richmond Gear five-speed manual transmission with a Hurst shifter
Rear end: Rebuilt original '67 Sting Ray with Positraction and 3.36:1 rear gears.

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Restored original '67 Sting Ray convertible
Restored by: Rich Lagasse, Enfield, Connecticut
Seats: restored '67 Sting Ray buckets with Al Knoch black leather upholstery
Carpets: Al Knoch reproduction black loop-pile
Instrumentation: restored production '67 Sting Ray: 0-160 mph speedometer, 0-7,000 rpm tach, plus fuel level, ammeter, coolant temperature, and oil pressure gauges in dash and analog clock in center dash stack
Sound system: Pioneer AM/FM/cassette head unit in factory radio location
Heater: Restored production GM/Harrison heater/defroster
A/C: Lower top and windows, then lower foot on accelerator pedal as appropriate.


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