For Sale: 1966 Chevrolet Corvette in Concord, North Carolina

Vehicle Description

This is it. This is the one you've been looking for. No excuses this time. Step up to the big time or go home, but you can't pretend to want a pedigreed Corvette and not want to own this STUNNING 1966 Chevrolet Corvette L72 427 Sting Ray. The highlights include a matching-numbers L72 427/425 V8, an engine topped with period-correct hardware throughout, a Muncie M21 4-speed manual transmission, cackling side pipes to terrify the neighbors, and a stock suspension with 4-wheel disc brakes that keep this legendary sports car planted to the road. Furthermore, this gorgeous C2 is wrapped in an elegant Tuxedo Black livery stretched over a standard black interior, just like it was born with. It comes equipped with A/C and only 51,589 believed-actual miles on the odometer. Simply put, they just don't get much better than this-time to put up or shut up.

This incredible Corvette is presented just how it should be: back-to-stock and not over-restored. NCRS guys are incredibly picky about over-restoration (and modification, for that matter), so making your Corvette perfect is a big no-no in that world, and if you want a pedigree car, you'd better forget about the words "flawless" and "perfect." Instead, cars like this that have seemingly suspended in time are much better representations of what they were back in the late-'60s. As far as we can tell, the Code 900 Tuxedo Black is a repaint, although because it was done several years ago and it was a single-stage application, it resembles a well-preserved survivor. Nevertheless, it's probably just a tad bit too nice and shiny to be a 65-years-old, even with the 51,689 believed actual miles on the clock. There are a few minor scratches here and there and some light spider-cracking on the hood, but it's all relatively little stuff. When you consider that black typically ages faster than any other color, you'll be very impressed to see this beauty in person. It's a top driver-quality presentation - too lovely to label any imperfections as patina - and most reasonable people will assume it's been recently restored. Underneath all, that deep and shiny black paint is very solid fiberglass - straight and not suffering from bird-cage issues or splitting bonding strip/seams that a lot of older C2s start to show after years of mistreatment. The Stinger hood lines up well, the doors close flush, and the swooping fenders, curvy line, and sexy look around the iconic back glass make one incredibly beautiful car. Again, it's imperfectly perfect, just like these Corvettes were from the factory, and the curb appeal is through the roof. We've decided to park it away from the rest of our inventory because every other car just pales in comparison. Beautiful chrome sparkles against the glossy black paint, the Stinger hood, and the '427' badges on the fenders set the tone up front. Although the side pipes aren't factory issued (this is an original AO Smith body, and they were not equipped with factory side pipes), they fit perfectly and add just the right amount of aggression.

The STD Black Vinyl interior matches the trim tag, and as far as we can tell, it's all original to the car. Considering the age, the cabin has been wonderfully preserved, showing only minor wear in the higher traffic areas. The supple black hides on the seats have a high-end and very comfortable look, with the only real imperfections consisting of a split seam and some light rubbing on the piping of the driver's seat. The passenger's door panel is a tad loose on one side, but at this point, we're nit-picking, and the rest of the cabin is in nice shape. Plush carpet, super-clean door panels, and a virtually unblemished dash and center console are the result of barely driving this car for the last 65 years and caring for it like it was a member of the family. All the gauges are crystal-clear, the wood-rimmed steering wheel is very inviting, and all the bright trim accents found through the interior still shine up bright against the black backdrop. A/C has been added with a modern Sanderson compressor and R134a refrigerant, as was the stereo, into a later-model Corvette AM/FM/Cassette unit. Still, those upgrades did nothing to change the original look and feel of the car. And as in 1966, the chrome shifter that manages the 4-speed gearbox is the most exciting component.

Under the hood, the L72 427/425 horsepower V8 is an absolute legend. That original 425 horsepower rating is a conservative estimate, as GM was very tongue-in-cheek with the numbers they provided the Feds. Nevertheless, this is the car's numbers-matching engine, and it also comes topped with a correct Holley 4-barrel carburetor, high-performance intake manifold, exhaust manifolds, and even the correct hoses and clamps (and you're welcome to call us for the casting numbers because we've pulled just about all of them). The engine bay is detailed for show with period-perfect hardware, fittings, and decals. There are no questionable "upgrades" to spoil the presentation (sans the newer A/C compressor and subsequent V-belt). It's also fitted with a Muncie M21 close-ratio 4-speed manual gearbox and a 4.11-geared PosiTraction rear-end out back (both are period-correct but not numbers matching), so it's a blast to drive. Gorgeous turbine wheels with chrome spinners are in excellent condition and carry 205/70/15 Coker Classic radials that finish the look and are meant for driving.

If you've wanted a 'real' one, here it is. They don't show up very often, and hundreds of fakes run around. This beauty checks out in every way that matters and is turn-key ready. Call today!

Vehicle Details

  • 1966 Chevrolet Corvette
  • Listing ID: CC-1652937
  • Price: $139,995
  • Location:Concord, North Carolina
  • Year:1966
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:Tuxedo Black
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:51689
  • Stock Number:7759-CHA
  • VIN:194376S112497
Listed By:
Streetside Classics - Charlotte
800 Derita Road Ste A
Concord, NC 28027

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