Local classic car lover, Howard Poulter, has landed one rare automobile – a 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe.
“I’ve owned the car for about six years now. I am the sixth owner. It’s an original Canadian-delivered car, which is extremely rare. It was delivered into western Canada new,” said Mr. Poulter.
He said this classic muscle car has a high horse-power 427 engine, which is a 435 horse, and has 15 of 16 available options of the time.
“It is fully documented by General Motors of Canada,” he said. “According to GM Canada, it may very be the highest-optioned 435 horse coupe delivered into Canada. They haven’t been able to document it 100 per cent, but they told me they think it could be.”
Mr. Poulter said he did a complete body restoration about three years ago.
“Since that time, it’s won three NCRS Top Flight awards one of which is the national, which is the highest level,” he said adding that the NCRS is a judging process that the Corvette Restorers Society has initiated, and it’s quite well-recognized in the Corvette world as being the best that there is.
“Essentially it’s a scoring system in which your car is benchmarked against known as delivered from factory conditions. The car is then scored in the Top Flight category every time, which is the top category,” he said.
“The car was also used by General Motors Canada in February 2013 as the teaser car for the launch of the new C7 Corvette, so it was down at the Distillery District and was on display for the press.”
Mr. Poulter will also be competing on Sept. 14 at the Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance by showcasing his 1967 Corvette.
Written by Jordan Nunziato