This gorgeous 1966 Chevrolet Corvette convertible carries its
original, numbers matching 327/300 hp engine, an awesome color
combination, and the undeniable appeal of a car that has been loved
all its life. If you're looking for one to drive, this maroon
roadster is the mid-year Corvette to own thanks the virtues of the
lightweight small-block's handling.
Code 988 Milano Maroon is this car's original color, and it's a great look on a Stingray ragtop. Unlike bright red, it has a grown-up appearance that makes the Corvette's instantly recognizable curves feel a bit European. The paint has a nice luster thanks to a professional respray of the factory-correct color. It looks especially nice in the sunlight because all the important parts are right. But the real shine comes from the complete and pristine chrome bumpers, factory wheels, and all the right badging & trim. More than just a pretty face, the '66 cars have a reputation for a better build quality, and that continues to today on this convertible. Just look at the panel alignment and feel how the door shut with authority. That sensation has remained thanks to decades of good care.
Inside, the black interior is the perfect color combination on this car, especially since everything keeps its deep black sun-free appearance right down to the comfy bucket seats. The C2 interior is always a favorite in classic car circles. The now-iconic dual cowl design is as much a part of the motoring experience as the purr of the engine or rumble of the exhaust. A woodgrained steering wheel feels great, transmitting the front tires' activities directly to your fingertips, and all the gauges show crisp markings that let you keep an eye on the engine's status. A factory AM/FM radio lives in the center stack, showing off its unique vertical orientation, and yes, even the clock works! This is a true wind-in-your-hair sports car. But for those few times you're caught out in the rain, the white folding vinyl top has a snug fit to keep the drive home secure.
The original, numbers matching 327 cubic-inch V8 looks great and presents well with a tidy engine bay that features the correct details like the Chevy orange paint on the block, ram's horn exhaust, and the bright distributor shield and air cleaner. But more importantly, it runs superbly thanks to a rebuild less than 1,900 miles ago. It gets some extra power from a Holley four-barrel carburetor, and you'll love the growl of the dual exhaust. On the road this small-block is the ideal companion for cruising, especially when paired with the Powerglide automatic transmission, power steering, and four-wheel disc brakes. This factory-correct packaging is finished off with the gold-stripe tires that have a nice period-correct appearance but a more modern tread.
Numbers matching C2 Corvettes are always in demand. This one just also happens to have the right factory correct colors in a well-maintained package. So where you see value, the rest of the world will just see a beautiful maroon American icon. Call now!!!