Price: US $129,995.00 Item location: Local pick-up only
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Corvette
  • SubModel: L72
  • Type: Convertible
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1966
  • Mileage: 6
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: 427 V8
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Red
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1966 Chevrolet Corvette L72

Imagine that you could get an L72 427/425 in your Corvette for just $312 today. With that in mind, his 1966 Corvette convertible was probably a staggering bargain when it was new. Today, t's a formidable performer that looks fantastic, ffering a matching-numbers engine, n awesome color combination, nd side pipes. Worth it? With just 6 (yes, ix) miles since the frame-off restoration, ou'd better believe it!The Corvette neatly fits into a number of categories: with the 427, t's a seriously fast piece of hardware, nd the Rally Red paint gives it a high-visibility look that's probably just about right for a vintage 'Vette. The restoration was done with that in mind, iving it exacting fit and finish that makes this car look great even at a glance. The fiberglass shows no issues, o cracks or amateurishly sanded details, nd no cut corners anywhere in the work. Two-stage urethane paint offers a depth and gloss that other Corvettes will envy, ith reflections that look a mile deep. The big block hood is arguably one of the best-looking ever fitted to a Mid-Year Corvette and someone took the extra time to make sure that it fit flush. All the chrome has a terrific shine, ith correct emblems fitted all around and, f course, hose thundering side pipes that practically define the car.Bright red bucket seats are a welcome change from the usual black, nd rarely have we seen more inviting buckets in an early Corvette. Sporting yet inviting, he Stingray interior is one of GM's best efforts, ombining form and function with a big dose of style that suits the Corvette perfectly. On this car, f course, verything is restored, ncluding the accurate seat covers, oor panels, nd carpets that show the correct weave. Big, ound gauges are all fully operational and easily visible through the woodgrained steering wheel, nd you will note with some interest that this car has both radio and heater delete, o you can guess what its original intentions really were. Grab the gorgeous wood-rimmed steering wheel, lot the big chrome shifter into gear, nd you'll feel all 425 horses snap to attention under the hood; there's just nothing else like it in all of the automotive kingdom. This roadster also includes a folding black convertible top that stows neatly under the rear deck, nd seals up quite well thanks to all new weather-stripping.There's definitely something magic about a 427 in a Corvette. That's what legends are all about. This one is the numbers-matching L72, hich was the nastiest powerplant on the streets in the mid-60s. It's a remarkably docile beast when you're tooling around town, ut snarls and roars through the side pipes when you're gunning it and despite the big horsepower number, t doesn't seem to get cranky. It's dressed properly, ith Chevy Orange on the block and valve covers, chrome air cleaner, nd correct blue stripe cooling hoses, lus the all-important '427' decal on the air cleaner. It's remarkable how much room the side pipes free up underneath, ut it gives you a great view of the very tidy floors and prove that this is a Corvette with nothing to hide following the frame-off restoration. Four-wheel disc brakes are a great idea in a car with this much horsepower and the factory knock-offs look great and are shod with 205/75/15 whitewall radials that take you back to 1966 all over again.Perfect to drive and show while it appreciates, his Corvette hits all the right buttons and has a pedigree to match. Call today!