MacKay Certified Triple Crown Winning Corvette Sting Ray Roadster 427 V8 4 Speed

Price: US $189,900.00 Item location: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Corvette
  • SubModel: Sting Ray
  • Type: Convertible
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1966
  • Mileage: 20,275
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: 427 V8
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1966 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray

SUMMARY

1,200-hour body-off restoration completed in 2008
NCRS Top Flight Award / Bloomington Gold certified
Chevy/Vettefest Gold Spinner Award / Listed in the Triple Crown Registry
Original 427 cubic inch L36 V8
Original Muncie 4-speed manual transmission
Original no-hit body / Correct Rally Red paint
Correct Black vinyl interior
Sale includes: Original Protect-O-Plate / Ownership documents / Restoration photos & receipts
Sale includes: NCRS provenance / Bloomington provenance / Triple Crown provenance
Correct power 4-wheel disc brakes / Authentic 'knock-off' wheels

No matter what or why you collect, here's no denying the blue chip appeal of mid-year Corvettes. And while Corvette culture may have started with small block offerings, t's the brand's big block cars that have ALWAYS commanded buyers' utmost respect. At the top of the pyramid is Chevrolet's coveted, 27-powered Sting Ray roadster. And this fully documented roadster, Triple Crown award winner that's claimed top honors from NCRS, loomington and Chevy/Vettefest, s a highly exclusive classic that wraps a numbers-matching drivetrain in a highly desirable color combination. Whether you're in the market for one of the coolest Corvettes ever made, r just an outstanding muscle car, ere's a Main Street centerpiece that can fulfill your lifelong dreams!

BODYWORK/TRIM

Bolted together at GM's storied St. Louis manufacturing facility, nd delivered to John Gary Woods of Buffalo, ew York, his Rally Red C2 is the kind of classic that literally defines the word "ultimate". In early 2007, he car was subjected to a 1,200-hour restoration that resulted in better-than-factory aesthetics. That body-off rebuild began with original, ever-hit fiberglass being stripped completely bare and carefully freed from 40 years of weathering and imperfections. When that glass was equal parts smooth and solid, correct coat of GM code 974 2-stage was dressed in new vinyl and decked in fresh brightwork. And roughly a year later, he car began its rightful march to Triple Crown greatness!

ENGINE

It's hard not to notice a second generation Corvette, specially in a spectacular coat of Rally Red paint. And this drop-top's original 390 horsepower, 27 cubic inch big block will ensure the car is both seen AND heard! At the top of the Chevy Orange block, familiar Holley carburetor rides between a chrome, orrectly decaled air cleaner and familiar stainless fuel line. Below that carburetor, n old school Holley intake funnels a perfect air/fuel mixture in to tough, ast iron heads that are capped by traditional steel valve covers. When the juice hits the cylinders, eliable, hrome-capped ignition sparks fresh, tainless-sleeved wires while a stock cam and rotating assembly push spent gases through restored exhaust manifolds. Cooling for that fire is provided by a beefy radiator, hich hangs in front of pliable GM hoses and reproduction tower clamps. Aesthetically, his Chevy's tidy engine compartment is exceptionally well done, raming a correct alternator, resh brake booster and lively Delco-topped battery in clean, atin Black fenders. And naturally, he exclusive mill fronts a correct 3869942 casting number and May (E) 19th (19), 966 (6) casting date with a correct 427/4-speed (IL) suffix stamp and a matching partial VIN.

DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION

Not surprisingly, he bottom of this pavement-pounding Vette is solid, lean and ready to roll. Behind the awesome big block, familiar Muncie 4-speed sports a correct 3885010 casting number, Muncie (P) assembled on June (06) 1st (01), 966 build stamp and a matching partial VIN. That tough transmission twists a stout rear end that's fitted with high performance gears. Turns come courtesy of an old school manual steering rack. Power 4-wheel disc brakes provide solid, onfident stops. The big engine funnels spent gases through rowdy, ome parts-original side pipes. Solid, nvarnished floors perfectly complement a straight, atin Black chassis. And all that reliable hardware rolls on authentic knock-off wheels, hich twist correct 7.75-15 Goodyear Power Cushion goldlines.

INTERIOR

Open this C2's tossable doors and you'll find a correct Black interior that appears to have been completely replaced during the car's body-off rebirth. Seating comes courtesy of firm vinyl thrones, hich are anchored between fresh belts, orrect optional headrests and a small console that's centered on a fully functional shifter. From the driver's perch, traditional clock and Delco AM/FM radio ride between rebuilt gauges and an aluminum-trimmed glove box. Below that dash, ike-new carpet balances color-keyed floor mats amid fresh stainless sills. Above those sills, hrome-trimmed door panels hang monochromatic accents between small armrests and traditional handles. In front of the driver, classy Teak steering wheel laps a brilliant cross-flag emblem. And behind the passengers, fully carpeted storage compartment boasts enough room for a picnic basket and some detailing supplies.

HISTORICAL INFORMATION

When it comes to a Corvette of this caliber, rovenance is the name of the game. Here's a thorough breakdown of the car's VIN, rim Tag and Protect-O-Plate.

VIN: 194676SXXXXXX

1: Chevrolet Motor Division
94: Corvette
67: 2-door convertible
6: 1966 model year
S: Assembled in St Louis, issouri
XXXXXX: Sequential Production Number

TRIM TAG:

J08: Assembled on June (J) 8th (08), 966
66: 1966 model year
467: Convertible
S7546: 7,546th (7546) 1966 convertible assembled at GM's St. Louis (S) manufacturing facility
STD: Black vinyl trim
974AA: Rally Red paint

PROTECT-O-PLATE:

STD: Black vinyl interior
974: Rally Red paint
194676SXXXXXX The car's VIN
- 1: Chevrolet Motor Division
- 94: Corvette
- 67: 2-door convertible
- 6: 1966 model year
- S: Assembled in St Louis, issouri
- XXXXXX: Sequential Production Number
H: Equipped with a Holley carburetor
T0526ILH The car's engine stamp
- T: Assembled in Tonawanda, ew York
- 0526: Assembled on May 26th, 966
- IL: 427 cubic inch L36 V8 that's teamed with a 4-speed manual transmission
- H: Holley intake manifold
FA0531W The car's rear axle code
- FA: Posi-traction axle that teams 3.70 gears with a 427/4-speed drivetrain
- 0531: Assembled on May 31st, 966
- W: Assembled in Warren, ichigan
G Car was assembled in June of 1966
P0601 The car's transmission code
- P: Muncie 4-speed
- 0601: Assembled on June 1st, 966

AWARDS

Every once in a while we find a show worthy classic that's literally at the top of its game. Here's a short list of this Corvette's major accomplishments:

Triple Crown Award (November of 2008)
Chevy/Vettefest Gold Spinner Award (November of 2008)
Bloomington Gold Certification (June of 2008)
NCRS Top Flight Award (June of 2008)

OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION

Original factory literature
An original Owner's Guide
The aforementioned Protect-O-Plate
A vintage title and vintage registrations
Vintage photos of the car
Restoration photos
Restoration receipts
The car's NCRS paperwork
The car's NCRS judging sheets
The car's NCRS Top Flight Award
The car's Bloomington judging sheets
The car's Bloomington Gold Award
The car's Triple Crown certificate
The car's Triple Crown Spinner Award
Three display boards

With the value of second generation Corvettes locked in a steady climb, inding a pedigreed car that's well restored is a great idea for long-term investment. This world-class, ational award winning Sting Ray has the potential to provide one lucky owner with a lifetime of great memories and great gains. So, hat are you waiting for? Call your friends at RK Motors Charlotte and claim this incredible C2!