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1966 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
$69,995
SELLER INFORMATION

Streetside Classics-Charlotte
800 Derita Road, Ste. A
Concord, NC
(866) 542-8392

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MILEAGE
23241

YEAR
1966

ENGINE
8 cyl.

LOCATION
Concord, North Carolina

STOCK
4441-CHA

FULL SPECS

Year 1966
Mileage 23241
Engine 8 cyl.
Doors 2
Transmission Manual
Make Chevrolet
Model Corvette

Corvette 1966

Title Status Clear
Exterior Color Sunfire Yellow
Interior Color Black

DESCRIPTION

When you see a 1966 Chevrolet Corvette convertible like this one, there are a lot of important questions that first come to mine. Is that great color combo the original? (Yes) Is it numbers-matching? (Yes) Is it a four-speed? (Yes) Is this deal going fast? (Absolutely)
Sunfire Yellow is this car's original color, and it's a great look on a Sting Ray. Like the hue's name suggests, it's bright and sunny exactly what you want for a drop top classic. The paint was refinished in 2015, and it retains a level of gloss and shine that's far superior to what the factory offered. You can easily tell from the pictures that the fiberglass is in great condition, and it lines up straight to crisply showcase the best elements of the C2 body. Stylistic touches like the power bulge in the hood, sting ray-inspired fender vents, and the crease that defines the entire parameter of this icon. But the part that you'll really like to know is that all the bright work is complete and clean from the thin bumpers to the cursive Corvette script on the rear. Of course, the iconic C2's premium appearance would not be complete without the knock-off wheels and red line tires.
Not only does the black convertible top look great against the yellow, but when you take it down, it reveals a stellar black interior. This all begins with the seats. New padding and new covers give you the look of a factory-correct presentation, but it feels far fresher than any classic that's been around for a half-century. The C2's interior has always been a great place to enjoy with interesting features from the dual cowl dash to the vertical AM/FM radio. And yes, even the clock is still ticking away! But more than just a visual treat, this always remains a driver's car at its heart. A wood grained steering wheel feels grippy, and it gives you a clear view of the full gauge package, including the large speedo and important tach.
Under the hood is the original, numbers matching 327 cubic inch V8. It has a show-ready presentation with the Corvette script valve covers, bright air topper, and correct distributor shield. But this drive train is the correct mix of vintage and upgraded. The V8 now has been given a Weber four-barrel carburetor and Hooker headers, so that it inhales and exhales better for upgraded performance. Plus, while the Muncie four-speed manual transmission is original, it has been serviced in the last few years with a new clutch, throw out bearing, pilot bearing, and re-surfaced flywheel. This then feeds the versatile 3.36 rear end that's believed to be original to the car. This combination means you get a classic Corvette that gets respect for its history, and it also fires up easily and runs smoothly. Plus, when you're out on the road, the fully independent suspension, power steering, and four-wheel disc brakes come together to deliver on of the best vintage sports car feelings around.
Numbers matching, manual transmission Corvettes are always in demand. This one just also happens to have the right factory correct colors in a great package for show and go. The build receipts and maintenance records even come with the sale, too. So don't let this standout classic slip away, call today!

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