1967 Corvette Part Two
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Above: Back-up illumination was located just above the rear license plate for 1967 only.
There were some changes in the 1967 Corvette interior, including the movement of the emergency brake to the center console between the passengers. Previously it was located under the dashboard and accessible only to the driver. The change moved the Corvette towards its sports car intentions.
Other changes included a shatter resistant vinyl padded rear view mirror with a break-away mount, four way emergency flashers and a "freeway lane change" function on the directional signal switch. Headrests (RPO A82, $42.15) were an option. Most of the changes would soon become law, but the Corvette jumped the gun a bit.
Above: A Corvette equipped with an automatic transmission was a bit of a rarity in 1967 and most of the other mid-year models. Only about 10% were so equipped, which says a lot about the buyers and their cars.
Above: Ad for 1967 Corvette which featured the four speed manual transmission revealed a lot about GM's Corvette intentions, it's owners and automotive philosophy. Even in 1967 many automobile designs tried to remove the driver from the function of driving as if it was a chore to be avoided. For Corvette owners, driving was an art and the tools, such as a solid manual transmission, enhanced the experience.
Below: print ad extolling the virtues of the 1967 Corvette big block 427 engine, innovative safety features and its St. Louis MO manufacturing roots.
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