1966 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
It is unwise to just tinker with an American classic like the
Corvette Sting Ray. Changes should be meaningful. This fine road
machine was and still is America's only true sports car. So, for
1966, the Sting Ray underwent subtle refinements in styling that
only enhanced its unique looks and performance, always a basic
measure of Sting Ray's appeal, and has been improved still further.
A new "street" engine developed 350 horsepower and answers most
enthusiasts' needs for traffic and highway driving.
For consignment, a 1966 Bowtie warship, (Corvette), with a 327ci
350hp drivetrain, Milano Maroon painted fiberglass, nice black
interior, fully redone suspension, an oddly optioned factory power
antenna, and a coupe rear curved glass and trunk line that comes to
a point. Roaring side pipes, Torque Thrust wheels, front quarter
air vents, (shark gills), and all restored to very nice condition,
with 1 repaint and everything either refurbished or replaced and we
now have a classic for your driveway and ultimate enjoyment. Turn
the key and set sail.
A single respray of the correct Milano Maroon painted fiberglass is
showing very nicely with only a few minor faults, but still the
deep end of the pool maroon! With the split wrap around bumpers,
hidden headlights, newly designed grille and a hint of a stinger on
the hood, the design for the front of this car is meant to slice
through the air. A chromed trimmed windshield surround, and sleek
rear of this car with more split wrap around bumpers and round
taillights. These year 'Vettes really had the shark/stingray look.
Speaking of predators, the back deck lid is to die for. Very close
to the split window nirvana, this year uses the solid curved glass
that turns into the rear deck and rolls around to form a point at
the rear of the car. On back a pointy rear roll pan houses round
tail and backup lights and punch through dual exhaust. More curve
around split, like new rear bumpers, and a shout out to the upper
doors which wrap around the roofline just like an aircraft and
indeed it was inspired by this. All this aero art form sits upon
15-inch polished lip American Racing Torque Thrust wheels and all
wrapped up in blackball radials and completes the "look".
Black leather with just the right amount of light age wear covers
the bomber style chrome trimmed edged low back buckets that have a
center console racing past them and up to the dash it goes. Here it
ascends skyward housing the vertically mounted radio, and temp
control knobs with a large chronograph clock in the center. From
here the dash spreads out using 2 eyebrow arched panels, the
driver's side housing the gauge and knob cluster, and the passenger
side the brushed aluminum panel glove box. Blacknearly perfect
padded vinyl covers the dash top and is all in excellent condition.
A teak wood steering wheel fronts this clean and mean dash and adds
a touch of warmth to the overall interior. Speaking of warmth,
lightly faded condition black carpeting is flooding the floors, and
a shout out to the door panels which are also near perfection with
their molded plastic and chrome trimmings with chromed cranks,
actuator and pulls. Sleek design for these panels. Behind the seats
is a sea of more lightly faded black carpeting and plenty of
storage if you want it. Easily accessible from a push forward of
either seat back.
Under the flip forward hood is an example of machined art with a
full metal jacket numbers matching orange painted 327ci V8 L79
power plant. This is looking fine with cast ribbed aluminum valve
covers, a single 4-barrel factory Holley carburetor underneath the
chromed air cleaner cover, and mixture is sent through a factory
Winters foundry aluminum intake manifold. Nary even a sign of
corrosion or rust, with even the exhaust manifold being no rust and
looking newly blasted. A numbers matching Muncie M20 4-speed manual
transmission transfers power to an AOstamped and date-correctrear
axle with a 3.70 ratio and Positraction.
All shiny black sprayed metal surfaces with only a few specks of
surface rust seen throughout. Fiberglass floor pans don't even have
any dirt on them! All structurally sound and all mixed together
with an independent coil spring front suspension and an independent
rear suspension with a frame mounted differential with transverse
leaf springs. All new 4-wheel disc brakes with new calipers, pads,
rotors, hoses, and lines are noted on the corners as well as new
parking brake cables and the exhaust piping is quickly routed away
from the engine to either side and flowing into the well polished
A super quick starter, smooth idle and upon the press of the
accelerator, a quick response to move forward, so it was off to the
test track. Here it handled like it was on rails, had bias free
panic stopping, and fantastic acceleration from that 350 horse
327ci power plant. Everything was functioning perfectly, and it's a
beautiful car to see and be seen in.
A fine example of the 1966 Corvette, the right maroon, the curved
coupe back, stinger hood, the numbers matching engine, (327ci V8
350hp), and on the prowl for its next victim. "When the shark
S-St. Louis, MO Assy Plant
115006-Sequential Unit Number
F24-February 24th Build
STYLE 66 437-1966 Corvette Coupe
BODY S2846-St. Louis Body #
TRIM STD-Black Vinyl
PAINT 988AA-Milano Maroon
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.