For Sale: 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray in Charlotte, North Carolina

$169,900

Vehicle Description

SUMMARY

1,200-hour body-off restoration completed in 2008

NCRS Top Flight Award / Bloomington Gold certified

Chevy/Vettefest Gold Spinner Award / Listed in the Triple Crown Registry

Original 427 cubic inch L36 V8

Original Muncie 4-speed manual transmission

Original no-hit body / Correct Rally Red paint

Correct Black vinyl interior

Sale includes: Original Protect-O-Plate / Ownership documents / Restoration photos & receipts

Sale includes: NCRS provenance / Bloomington provenance / Triple Crown provenance

Correct power 4-wheel disc brakes / Authentic 'knock-off' wheels

No matter what or why you collect, there's no denying the blue chip appeal of mid-year Corvettes. And while Corvette culture may have started with small block offerings, it's the brand's big block cars that have ALWAYS commanded buyers' utmost respect. At the top of the pyramid is Chevrolet's coveted, 427-powered Sting Ray roadster. And this fully documented roadster, a Triple Crown award winner that's claimed top honors from NCRS, Bloomington and Chevy/Vettefest, is a highly exclusive classic that wraps a numbers-matching drivetrain in a highly desirable color combination. Whether you're in the market for one of the coolest Corvettes ever made, or just an outstanding muscle car, here's a Main Street centerpiece that can fulfill your lifelong dreams!

BODYWORK/TRIM

Bolted together at GM's storied St. Louis manufacturing facility, and delivered to John Gary Woods of Buffalo, New York, this Rally Red C2 is the kind of classic that literally defines the word "ultimate". In early 2007, the car was subjected to a 1,200-hour restoration that resulted in better-than-factory aesthetics. That body-off rebuild began with original, never-hit fiberglass being stripped completely bare and carefully freed from 40 years of weathering and imperfections. When that glass was equal parts smooth and solid, a correct coat of GM code 974 2-stage was dressed in new vinyl and decked in fresh brightwork. And roughly a year later, the car began its rightful march to Triple Crown greatness!

ENGINE

It's hard not to notice a second generation Corvette, especially in a spectacular coat of Rally Red paint. And this drop-top's original 390 horsepower, 427 cubic inch big block will ensure the car is both seen AND heard! At the top of the Chevy Orange block, a familiar Holley carburetor rides between a chrome, correctly decaled air cleaner and familiar stainless fuel line. Below that carburetor, an old school Holley intake funnels a perfect air/fuel mixture in to tough, cast iron heads that are capped by traditional steel valve covers. When the juice hits the cylinders, reliable, chrome-capped ignition sparks fresh, stainless-sleeved wires while a stock cam and rotating assembly push spent gases through restored exhaust manifolds. Cooling for that fire is provided by a beefy radiator, which hangs in front of pliable GM hoses and reproduction tower clamps. Aesthetically, this Chevy's tidy engine compartment is exceptionally well done, framing a correct alternator, fresh brake booster and lively Delco-topped battery in clean, Satin Black fenders. And naturally, the exclusive mill fronts a correct 3869942 casting number and May (E) 19th (19), 1966 (6) casting date with a correct 427/4-speed (IL) suffix stamp and a matching partial VIN.

DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION

Not surprisingly, the bottom of this pavement-pounding Vette is solid, clean and ready to roll. Behind the awesome big block, a familiar Muncie 4-speed sports a correct 3885010 casting number, a Muncie (P) assembled on June (06) 1st (01), 1966 build stamp and a matching partial VIN. That tough transmission twists a stout rear end that's fitted with high performance gears. Turns come courtesy of an old school manual steering rack. Power 4-wheel disc brakes provide solid, confident stops. The big engine funnels spent gases through rowdy, some parts-original side pipes. Solid, unvarnished floors perfectly complement a straight, Satin Black chassis. And all that reliable hardware rolls on authentic knock-off wheels, which twist correct 7.75-15 Goodyear Power Cushion goldlines.

INTERIOR

Open this C2's tossable doors and you'll find a correct Black interior that appears to have been completely replaced during the car's body-off rebirth. Seating comes courtesy of firm vinyl thrones, which are anchored between fresh belts, correct optional headrests and a small console that's centered on a fully functional shifter. From the driver's perch, a traditional clock and Delco AM/FM radio ride between rebuilt gauges and an aluminum-trimmed glove box. Below that dash, like-new carpet balances color-keyed floor mats amid fresh stainless sills. Above those sills, chrome-trimmed door panels hang monochromatic accents between small armrests and traditional handles. In front of the driver, a classy Teak steering wheel laps a brilliant cross-flag emblem. And behind the passengers, a fully carpeted storage compartment boasts enough room for a picnic basket and some detailing supplies.

HISTORICAL INFORMATION

When it comes to a Corvette of this caliber, provenance is the name of the game. Here's a thorough breakdown of the car's VIN, Trim Tag and Protect-O-Plate.

VIN: 194676SXXXXXX

1: Chevrolet Motor Division

94: Corvette

67: 2-door convertible

6: 1966 model year

S: Assembled in St Louis, Missouri

XXXXXX: Sequential Production Number

TRIM TAG:

J08: Assembled on June (J) 8th (08), 1966

66: 1966 model year

467: Convertible

S7546: 7,546th (7546) 1966 convertible assembled at GM's St. Louis (S) manufacturing facility

STD: Black vinyl trim

974AA: Rally Red paint

PROTECT-O-PLATE:

STD: Black vinyl interior

974: Rally Red paint

194676SXXXXXX – The car's VIN

- 1: Chevrolet Motor Division

- 94: Corvette

- 67: 2-door convertible

- 6: 1966 model year

- S: Assembled in St Louis, Missouri

- XXXXXX: Sequential Production Number

H: Equipped with a Holley carburetor

T0526ILH – The car's engine stamp

- T: Assembled in Tonawanda, New York

- 0526: Assembled on May 26th, 1966

- IL: 427 cubic inch L36 V8 that's teamed with a 4-speed manual transmission

- H: Holley intake manifold

FA0531W – The car's rear axle code

- FA: Posi-traction axle that teams 3.70 gears with a 427/4-speed drivetrain

- 0531: Assembled on May 31st, 1966

- W: Assembled in Warren, Michigan

G – Car was assembled in June of 1966

P0601 – The car's transmission code

- P: Muncie 4-speed

- 0601: Assembled on June 1st, 1966

AWARDS

Every once in a while we find a show worthy classic that's literally at the top of its game. Here's a short list of this Corvette's major accomplishments:

Triple Crown Award (November of 2008)

Chevy/Vettefest Gold Spinner Award (November of 2008)

Bloomington Gold Certification (June of 2008)

NCRS Top Flight Award (June of 2008)

OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION AND ACCESSORIES

Original factory literature

An original Owner's Guide

The aforementioned Protect-O-Plate

A vintage title and vintage registrations

Vintage photos of the car

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-742412
  • Year:1966
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette Stingray
  • Exterior Color:Rally Red
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:20276
  • Stock Number:135359
  • VIN:194676