1966 Corvette Conv, 2 tops, Match #s, 327ci/350hp, 4spd,
Price: US $74,000.00 Item location: Concord, California, United States
- Condition: New
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: Corvette
- Type: Convertible
- Year: 1966
- Mileage: 58,000
- Color: Red
- Engine size: #s Matching 327ci/300hp
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1966 Chevrolet CorvetteThis is a truly special 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and it was built on April 26th, 1966 at the Chevrolet's St Louis Plant. It was delivered to and sold by Adcox-Kirby Chevrolet in Chattanooga Tennessee. It is equipped with the following options: M-21 Close Ratio 4 speed transmission Rally Red Paint STD- Black Vinyl interior White Convertible top Tinted Windshield AM/FM Radio Off-road series exhaust 7.75 x 15 Goodyear white wall tire Posi-traction Axle with 4.11 ratio gears L79 option 350hp Ownership history: I have documentation from day 1 of the ownership history of the car. It was purchased on August 9th 1966 by J. C. Lowry in Chattanooga TN. It was sold just over a year later to another Lowry family member less than 100 miles away in northwest Georgia where the car spent the next 48 years. After changing hands a few times it was purchased by John Pirkle Sr. on December 3rd 1988 with 55,610 miles. John Pirkle Sr. was a master NCRS judge who helped write the NCRS judging manuals. There is a picture below of the March/April 2015 NCRS Driveline which credits him with significant contributions to the development of the judging manual.
John bought this car because it was a local low mile original car which was never abused or restored. Over the course of 27 years of ownership he repainted the car with the correct lacquer paint, had the engine rebuilt and the chassis detailed with all the respect of a master NCRS judge. No details were overlooked in preserving this original car to exact factory specifications. Those of you who knew John, appreciate his integrity and devotion to the hobby and that is evident in his own car. He added only 1150 miles in total over his 27 year ownership and preserved this car up to his unfortunate passing in 2011. He loved this corvette and it is a stunning example of John Prikle Sr's standards and commitment to the Corvette hobby. Top Flight: The car for NCRS judging on May 31st 2015. The convertible top was replaced with a correct Al Knock date coded top, using an original windlace header.
Using the judging manual (that John Pirkle Sr. wrote), the car was gone through page by page correcting anything that was not up to NCRS standards and we have most of the receipts. The is amazing and everything is in working order, including the clock. It not only looks great, but with 4.11 gears and the L79 350hp it is truly a pleasure to drive – the off-road exhust sounds awesome!. The results were worth the time and effort spent, scoring very well at 98.2% the first time out. Pictures of the judging sheets and certificate are included. The biggest highlight of judging was not losing a single point on the interior scoring 790/790 points. It is a completely original interior and received FULL credit in all areas from the judges.(a seem on passenger seat let go and a new set to Al Knock covers have been installed)Overall the car scored 4419/4510 points. Of the 91 points lost, all are very minor issues which could be addressed for future judging possibly scoring over 99% the next time out. This is truly a unique opportunity to invest in a very special Corvette. Looking at the condition, ownership history, judging results and documentation, this is very rare combination worthy of preserving. There is also an auxiliary hardtop for the car which was painted with the car and matches perfectly. I have a complete interior kit with weather stripping ready to be installed.
On April 21 2018 it was NCRS judged again and received another Fop Flight award and a score 97.5 losing most points for the paint being "too perfect" The undercarriage received 693 points our of 700, an almost perfect score. With some minor corrections this car ready for the Regional / National judging. All documentation is available on request.