For sale at auction: Lot #1010.2 - With less than 17,800 original documented miles from new, this 1967 Corvette 427/435hp L71 convertible is comprehensively matching numbers and wears 100% of its original, factory applied Marlboro Maroon lacquer finish over a black interior and matching convertible top. A true survivor in every sense of the term, the car rolls on its original factory Uniroyal non-DOT-marked rubber, exhales through its original factory exhaust and retains its original belts, hoses and even its original spark plug wires after 43 years. It goes without saying that precious few legitimately un-restored, original paint, top-of-the-heap L71 powered Corvettes exist. In fact, the number of Corvettes in the same Benchmark class of cars is presently limited to a handful of examples the world over. Apart from its rare and desirable Tri-Power, solid-lifter big block V8 engine, the car sports the desirable Muncie M21 close-ratio 4-speed manual transmission, the optional 3.55:1 ratio rear axle with posi-traction limited slip differential, transistorized ignition, "F41" Gymkhana heavy duty suspension, a refinished auxiliary hardtop, the under-car off road exhausts, the rare AM/FM radio and the unusual and original 7.75x15" white stripe tires. The car has run the gamut of certifications and awards presentations. Awards and accreditation include Bloomington Gold Hall of Fame Inductee, Bloomington Gold Certified, Bloomington Gold Hall of Fame, Bloomington Gold Benchmark Certified, Bloomington Gold Survivor Certified, featured twice in Bloomington Gold's Special Collection, two NCRS Regional Top Flight awards in 1991 and two in 1999, NCRS Regional Performance Verification in 1992 and a Triple Crown Award winner. The awards and certifications tell the story, while many cars talk the talk, very few legitimate un-restored, original paint, 1967 435hp cars exist. When you fine tune that search down to Benchmark level un-restored cars, you are talking about less than a handful of cars total in existence. This is a car for the serious collector, who appreciates the best survivor cars like this one, that has been judged and proven time and time again to be the real deal. From the Double L Ranch Collection.