In 1963, General Motors introduced an all-new Corvette that was designed to take on the best Europe had to offer. Some sports car aficionados had criticized the first-generation Corvette for putting style over substance when it came to handling and performance. That all changed with the debut of the so called “C2” second generation Vette. The frame had featured four-wheel independent suspension, available four-wheel disc brakes, and engines with optional fuel injection. The sophisticated chassis was wrapped in a gorgeous fiberglass body, designed in-house by Larry Shinoda and Pete Brock, led by GM’s brilliant design chief Bill Mitchell. Upon its debut, the C2 Corvette became an instant icon. With a range of powertrain and suspension options, buyers could spec their Corvettes to be everything from a scalpel-sharp sports car to a relaxed GT roadster, to a tire-melting muscle car. The C2 Corvette stands today as one of the most beautiful American cars of all time, and they remain hugely popular with anyone from the hobby-level enthusiast to the world-class collector.
RB Collection is incredibly pleased to offer this special and meticulously restored 1966 Corvette coupe. Beautifully presented in a rare Mosport Green over Green Vinyl interior, this car is loaded with a host of desirable options, including knock off wheels, side exhaust, and not least of all the mighty 427/390HP engine mated to a 4-speed manual gearbox.
The restoration presents in gorgeous condition having seen no use since it was completed. The beautiful Masport Green paint is the original shade, and the car wears desirable knock-off wheels, with gold-line tires. The presentation is what you would expect from a restored Corvette, with a rebuilt engine, gorgeous paintwork, excellent gaps, and authentic detailing from front to back.
The interior is restored to factory-correct standards with original style trim. Other options include the factory AM/FM radio and tinted glass. As with the body, no detail has been overlooked in ensuring this is an authentic and beautifully restored car. Likewise, under the hood presentation is outstanding, with the original, numbers-matching engine showing in factory-correct condition. It runs beautifully and is ready for further enjoyment in top level concours events or club shows.
With a fastidious nut-and-bolt restoration finished to concours standards, this car is a proven winner in judged competition. This wonderful Corvette is an AACA Grand National Senior winner.
The big-block engine and four-speed gearbox make it a wonderful grand touring car. Few American cars of the era can top the 1966 Corvette coupe for sheer beauty and on-road presence. The sale of this car represents a rare opportunity to acquire a concours-quality in highly desirable specification. Contact Al Ruozzi (610 398 9700) for more information on this special machine.