Within the second design generation, the 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe was well-known for its performance and distinctive fiberglass bodywork. To make the Corvette even more desirable, that same year Chevrolet rolled out a new L72-427 cubic inch Big Block Turbo-Jet V8 engine with enough torque and power to send this small and lightweight sports car growling down the road.
One of only 9,958 coupes produced in 1966, this striking Chevy Corvette 427 is one of the finest we have seen.
During its body-off restoration in 2003, the owner elected to add leather interior, original NOS side pipes, a Hurst shifter (original comes with the car), Wilwood brakes and calipers) and a wood steering wheel. At restoration the engine was Dyno tested at 560 hp. This L72 Corvette has covered roughly 4,000 miles since that time, and invoices from the restoration come with the car.
This numbers-matching beauty runs like new, if not better. All gauges work as they should. The only exceptions: the AM/FM radio works, but the sound is somewhat muffled, and the clock keeps time, but the second hand skips. The aluminum alloy knock-off wheels are wrapped in proper Firestone Gold Line tires.
This sleek classic has been lovingly cared for by its owner and still remains close to a 100-point car. When the engine starts, people look . . . and listen. The car looks spectacular, and the deep exhaust rumble turns heads like no other. It’s sure to get a thumbs-up wherever you go.