John Clark of Brighton, Michigan will not be participating in Drive Your Corvette to Work Day this Friday in his Marina Blue 1967 Corvette Sting Ray. And it’s not because he’s contrary! He’s blessed with being retired.
I met him this past Saturday at the Corvettes at Canterbury car show, where his sharply restored Sting Ray caught my eye. John is the fifth owner of this little beauty with the white stinger on the hood. John explained to me that in 1967, the optional stinger, which raises part of the hood, was available on small block cars, but was required on big block engines like his 427 cubic inch, 390hp engine to provide clearance for the air cleaner.
Also shown is one of the nicely restored side exhausts. Care to guess the original cost for side exhausts (per the window sticker)? They were only $131.65!