Numbers-matching big block L72 with a factory advertised 425
horsepower - that's all you really need to know about this 1966
Chevrolet Corvette coupe. But if you dig a little deeper you find
even more great features like the rare color, four-speed manual,
and cold-blowing A/C that make this rare Sting Ray the kind of
classic you'll love to enjoy to the fullest.
Trophy Blue is an amazing color. In fact, while the Corvette is an
all-American, this color combo has a downright European flair. This
is also one of the rarest colors for the '66 Corvette. It was only
available that year, which makes this one of less than 1,500 ever
built. The paint was refinished as part of a thorough restoration
that took place later in life. Today it makes for a solid
presentation but you won't be afraid to drive it. After all, a big
block Corvette is supposed to be experienced out on the streets.
And on a car of this rarity, it's great to see all the original
design elements are still intact, from the power bubble hood to the
bold side pipe exhaust. You even get great knock-off wheels with a
nice set of modern Goody Eagle tires.
While black interiors are nice, the factory-correct dark blue is
even better. After all, you still get the deep tones you want in a
mean performance machine, but now with an added sophistication that
goes great with the blue exterior. The C2 interior is always a
favorite with the now-iconic dual cowl design. When you sit in the
low-back bucket seats and grab the chrome shifter, the atmosphere
instantly gets nostalgic. A factory AM/FM radio lives in the center
stack, there's the luxury of upgraded air conditioning. The
wood-rimmed steering wheel feels great, and it's attached to the
telescopic column and power steering. And all the gauges show crisp
markings that let you keep an eye on the engine's status.
There's definitely something magical about a 427 in a Corvette. So
you know it's truly special having the original numbers-matching
L72 motor still living under the hood and looking fantastic. This
was rated at the highest horsepower, and only about 5,500 were
optioned this way. It's ready to show off with a tidy style and
plenty of polish. But don't forget, this one loves to be a driver.
That's why you have a newer Holley four-barrel carburetor, a GM
Winters intake, MSD plug wires, and an aluminum radiator with
electric fans. It all makes for the right combination of both
powerful and hardy to give driving confidence. So you'll love
hitting the road in this big block classic because it's all about
control. The four-speed manual transmission allows you to dial in
the performance and roar of the side pipes at a moment's notice;
the fully-independent suspension holds the road better than some
modern muscle machines; and the four-wheel power disc brakes
provide superior stopping power.
This is the rare and high-quality vintage car that you'll love to
drive. It's a true Corvette of distinction, and it's looking for a
true collector. Is that you? Call today!
1966 Chevrolet Corvette
Location:Lithia Springs, Georgia
Exterior Color:Trophy Blue
Interior Color:Dark Blue
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