Sale Type: Consignment
Awards: NCRS Top Flight, Bloomington Survivor, Bloomington Gold, Bloomington Benchmark - Documentation includes POP and Window Sticker
Options: Rally Red, Red Interior, L71 435HP, Transistor Ignition, 4.11 Positraction Axle, Close Ratio 4 Speed, Power Brakes, Power Steering, AM/FM Radio, Tinted Glass.
Color: Rally Red
America’s most prestigious Corvette award!
BENCHMARK® – the ultimate standard for unrestored vehicles.
In 1991, Bloomington Gold introduced the ultimate and most difficult judging category – The BENCHMARK Award. To achieve BENCHMARK status, an unrestored Corvette must attain GOLD Certification and excel in all four categories of SURVIVOR during the same weekend. To date, fewer than 5% of the Corvettes that have been Certified have received the prestigious BENCHMARK Award.
The Benchmark award recognizes those very rare, select Corvettes that represent the ultimate in factory originality and condition. Benchmark Corvettes are not only unrestored, they are very near ‘typical factory production’. It is as if they were put in a time capsule when they left the factory and have been preserved that way until the day they were judged. These Corvettes are the best research pieces for anyone doing a restoration or trying to learn about Corvettes of that generation…. hence the name Benchmark. Judged in both Survivor and Certification during the same weekend. Only Corvettes attaining a Silver Survivor or Gold Survivor and receiving a Gold Certification at the same Bloomington Gold event will qualify. Those candidates that retain the majority of finishes, colors, and condition and are preserved well enough to be used as a model for restorations, will then be awarded the highly coveted and prestigious Benchmark award. These Corvettes are truly the Benchmarks of the marque.
Straight from the organizations write up, here is a 1967 Red/Red L71, Coupe that is the Benchmark of the marque