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Rare 1 of 2 1967 Corvette Sting Ray Tanker at Mecum Indy 2018

John Gilbert May 11, 2018
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On any given subject rare is a word often overused to describe scarcity, but not a word Vette will put to print unless we come across a Corvette that is incredibly rare. And incredible describes this one of two 1967 Corvette Sting Rays optioned with the 36.5 gallon N03 fuel tank.

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The New York state resident that bought this 1967 Corvette Sting Ray brand new knew exactly how he intended to use the car when he checked the boxes on the order blank. Checkout how this ’67 Sting Ray was equipped with tall rearend gears a wide-ratio 4-speed transmission, L79 327/350HP, air-conditioning, 36.5 gallon fuel tank and you’ll recognize it was intended to fly down the highway for many a mile in luxurious comfort without stopping.

Its interesting to note because of the impending switch from the Sting Ray body style to the Mako Shark II in what had hoped to be a 1967 model year introduction the St Louis plant’s inventory of the hand laid-up fiberglass 36.5-gallon tanks were in short supply. Short enough supply that additional N03 orders for 1967 Sting Rays could not be met.

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Every Corvette collector seems to find a niche where they like to focus and Richard Cohen focused on collecting an example of a N03 “tanker” from every year.

Richard Cohen’s 1963-67 tanker collection will cross the block at Mecum Indy auction held May 15-20, 2018.

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• Bloomington Gold Special Collection multiple times and Gold Collection 2017
• Bloomington Gold Hall of Fame Inductee
• NCRS Regional Top Flight Award
• NCRS National Top Flight Award
• NCRS Performance Verification (PV) Award
• NCRS Duntov Award
• Chip's Choice NO3 Collection Corvettes At Carlisle
• Magazine feature car multiple times
• 1 of 2 produced in 1967
• Ermine White exterior
• Bright Blue vinyl interior
• N03 36.5 gallon gas tank
• L79 327/350 HP engine
• M20 4-speed transmission
• C60 air conditioning
• A31 power windows
• N40 power steering
• J50 power brakes
• U69 AM/FM radio
• A01 tinted glass
• P92 Whitewall tires
• G81 3.36 Positraction

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