Price: US $81,995.00 Item location: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Corvette
  • Type: Convertible
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1966
  • Mileage: 27,928
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: 427 V8
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Black
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1966 Chevrolet Corvette

Imagine that you could upgrade your motor to an L72 427/425 in your Corvette for just $312 today. With that in mind this 1966 Corvette convertible was probably a staggering bargain when it was new. Today it's a formidable performer that looks fantastic offering a matching-numbers engine an awesome triple black color combination and side pipes. Worth it? You'd better believe it.The Corvette neatly fits into a number of categories: with the 427 it's a seriously fast piece of hardware but the Tuxedo Black paint (it was originally code 988 Milano Maroon) gives it an upscale demeanor that puts it right at home with some pretty sophisticated cars from Europe. The restoration was done with that in mind giving it exacting fit and finish that makes this car look great even at a glance. The fiberglass shows no issues no cracks or amateurishly sanded details and no cut corners anywhere in the work. Two-stage urethane gives the paint a depth and gloss that other Corvettes will envy with reflections that look a mile deep. It was done a few years ago so it shows some typical wear but for a car that you're going to want to drive every chance you get it's exactly right. All the chrome has a terrific shine with correct emblems fitted all around and of course those thundering side pipes that practically define the car.The trim tag calls the black interior "STD" as in "standard" but it's anything but. Elegant and inviting the Stingray interior is one of GM's best efforts combining form and function with a big dose of style that suits the Corvette perfectly. On this car of course everything is restored including the accurate seat covers door panels and carpets that show the correct weave. Big round gauges are all fully operational and easily visible through the woodgrained steering wheel and the unique vertical AM radio works like it should. Grab the gorgeous wood-rimmed steering wheel slot the big chrome shifter into gear and 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 and seals up quite well.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 which was the nastiest powerplant on the streets in the mid-60s. It's a remarkably docile beast when you're tooling around town but snarls and roars through the side pipes when you're gunning it and despite the big horsepower number it doesn't seem to get cranky. It's dressed properly with Chevy Orange on the block and valve covers a chrome air cleaner and a correct shielded ignition system plus the all-important '427' decal on the air cleaner. Power steering and brakes mean that this big block is actually usable just about anywhere and you know we're big fans of you getting out and driving your car. It's remarkable how much room the side pipes free up underneath but it gives you a great view of the very tidy floors and prove that this is a Corvette with nothing to hide. Four-wheel power disc brakes are a great idea in a car with this much horsepower and the factory knock-offs look great and are shod with 215/65/15 Yokohama blackwall radials that enhance the already sinister look.Perfect to drive and enjoy while it appreciates this Corvette hits all the right buttons and has a pedigree to match. Call today!