Great Color Combination, Numbers Matching Corvette
- Condition: Used
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: Corvette
- Type: Coupe
- Year: 1966
- Mileage: 49,721
- VIN: 194376S126241
- Color: Blue
- Engine size: 327 cubic inch 300 HP
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Blue
- Options: Leather Seats
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1966 Chevrolet Corvette
You are viewing a 1966 Chevrolet Corvette with a matching numbers 327 V8 and automatic transmission showing 49,721 miles. I have owned this Corvette for a couple years and during that time I've done some nice upgrades and improvements that I feel make a wonderful car to drive just about anywhere. In fact, I wouldn't be averse to driving the car out to you if you become its new owner and happen to live east of the Mississippi. Its just that dialed in and fun to drive. The motor was rebuilt two summers ago so that its fresh and pulls strong, maintains a nice temperature and great oil pressure. Note these two items in my video. I put new brake calipers on the front and added the American Racing wheels and BFG's too (I do still own the true knockoffs on Michelin X tires as well). The seats are freshly leathered and the am/fm stereo was refurbished to go with a new center dash speaker with some added output so it sounds really incredible. The fully functioning power antenna provides great reception. I took inspiration from the great GT cars of the '60's, so I focused on making this a great road-going Corvette that can be used on roadtrips as well as for shows and cruises, and I feel I've done just that.
As you can see in the photos, the color combination on this Corvette is absolutely stunning. That beautiful dark blue paint is the primary reason I purchased this particular Corvette, as you just don't find them that often, especially with an automatic transmission and matching numbers motor. I figured it would hold its value very well with these nice features, which include a teak steering wheel, sidepipes and the stereo and knockoffs previously mentioned. The paint appears to be a high quality lacquer that was applied decades ago, so it shines very nicely but it also has spiderwebbing/cracks that's pretty typical of old lacquer. I've included some photos of this for you to view. A prospective buyer asked me to check the status of the bonding strips on the inside of the fenders on all four corners and they all appear to be intact. I think there are actually two you can feel inside the front fenders, and they are there. You're welcome to check these in person of course. The undercarriage was apparently sprayed with a generic black rubberized coating at some point in the not too distant past and its the one area I would work on improving if I was keeping the car. I was quoted about a $1000 to do a nice thorough job of cleaning this up and dressing it properly. But conversely, it doesn't diminish the performance or enjoyment from this Corvette one bit as it sits.
This Corvette is just great fun and brings smiles everywhere it goes. If you have any particular questions, or you'd like to see something I haven't captured in my photos or videos, let me know and I can usually shed some light on that area for you. And I urge you to come view this piece of history in person before you decide whether or not its for you. I'd like to see this one go to an appreciative home, so I'm relatively negotiable on price and would even consider partial trades if you need to clear a spot in the garage and don't want to deal with selling your current classic online. I have a particular interest in sedans and cruisers of the '60's and '70's, but I'm open to anything cool.
Here is a short driving video: https://youtu.be/9AIs-KrYDLU
Additional photos, the engine rebuild, undercarriage and the knockoffs: https://www.flickr.com/photos/97286492@N06/albums/72157659873680094
And just a word about this listing. I've tried to include enough information in the description and photos for you to be able to decide if this carmight bewhat you're looking for. In other words, I consider it the starting point of your car buying experience, not the end. These beautiful classic cars are 'found pieces' that are impossible to capture fully with a handful of photos and some words of description. They need to be seen firsthand -- the touch, smell, sight and sound of them -- to be fully understood. So if you're comfortable making an offer based on the limited, two-dimensional impression that an online listing can convey, that's absolutely up to you; but I urge you to do a little extra digging before deciding, as it always makes for a better experience for everyone involved and you'll have a much better idea of what you're getting before it shows up at your door. I make it a point to be available for showings when its convenient for you.
I look forward to hearing from you.