1966 Corvette Big Block Roadster, black convertible top, white lift off hard top, leather seats, power windows, telescopic steering, teak wood steering wheel, power brakes, power steering, traffic hazard warning, original tinted glass, and a AM FM Delco radio. A factory L72 Special High Performance big block and side pipe car with a close ratio M21 four speed and a posi traction 3.70 rear. The original block was replaced early in the car's life, however the engine has been rebuilt back as closely as possible to original factory specs, including an L88 equivalent comp cam, mechanical lifters, forged domed pistons, new crank, and the high performance vintage heads completely reconditioned including a competition valve job and roller rockers. Have over 30 pages of documentation on the professional Engine/Transmission rebuild and the parts/services procured during the three year frame up restoration. Casting numbers and date codes are available on the rare "961" early 66 corvette replacement block, the original vintage rectangular port heads, and the M21 vintage transmission. GM used two big block castings in 1966-----3855961 and 3869942. Casting 3855961 was used in some very early 1966 corvettes (the corvette in this ad rolled off the line in September, 1965 as number 1719) and this corvette's replacement block is the "961" casting, creating a rare early 66 corvette with a period correct block! Check out this site on Corvette statistics: www.rowleycorvette.com/stats66.html.
Frame up restoration completed in June 2012 that includes a repaint with seven coats of lacquer paint, hand rubbed, just like it rolled off the assembly line in St. Louis.
Have a photo of the invoice/bill of sale from Grabiak Chevrolet (Mckeesport,Pa.) when the car was sold in 1966. This Ermine White car came with the following options from the factory----427 425/450 hp, PS, PB, power windows, black leather, tinted glass, M21 4 speed, side exhaust, and hazard warning system. You will not find another 66 Corvette for this price with this combination of factory options along with the professional mechanical and body restoration! Hemmings Motors values the factory options on this car as a $14,000 addition to the Hemmings/Hagerty base price used in their Pricing Valuation Model for a L72 1966 Corvette! Check out the following site: www.hagerty.com/apps/valuationtools/1966-Chevrolet-Corvette?id=40695--- Click on price adjustments.
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