In the fantasyland of our mind, all cars to come out of the 1960’s were fire-breathing performance beasts that could hang on twisty roads and straight lines alike. Those 400+ power ratings from the factory were conservative at best, and nothing is quite as comfortable as the ride in a 60’s dream machine.
Alas, fantasyland is a long way from reality, where most of us actually live. So we have often wondered, how do the classic cars of our dreams handle in the real world? For that we turn to the Ramblin Around video series on YouTube.
For this episode, the car in question is every collector’s dream, a Tri-Power 427 1967 Chevy Corvette convertible with a Stinger hood and all the options. It’s the Little Red Corvette that many songwriters had in mind when they sing, from the supple white leather interior to the massive big-block engine producing a factory-rated 435 horsepower.
The car was provided by Fast Lane Classic Cars in St. Louis, Missouri, and our host even had a chance to take the ‘67 Corvette out on the road. So how does it drive? From the looks of it, as smooth as butter. This is one well-kept Corvette, as you can hear in the sounds and shifting. It brings us back to fantasyland, if only for a little while. Enjoy.