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1966 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster
- NCRS Top Flight Award Winner
- Sold New In Sacramento California
- 427/425hp With 4 Speed Transmission
- Side Exhaust and Knock Off Wheels
- Hardtop And Soft Top
- Power Steering
- Power Windows
- Teak Steering Wheel
LMC is very proud to offer for sale this 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster 427/425hp
The introduction of the Sting Ray body style caused a sensation that would be grossly understating its impact on the North American sports car market. Due to popular demand the St Louis factory hired a second shift but still could not build cars fast enough to meet dealer orders. Beneath the skin was an all-new ladder-frame chassis with independent rear suspension, the adoption of which enabled the center of gravity to be significantly lowered, improving both road holding and ride. The "Big Block" Models debuted that year and came with a special bubble hood to accommodate the stronger horsepower engines and distinguished the cars from the 327’s. Corvette owners who selected the new $312.85 L72 427 Turbo Jet engine option were confused by a factory recall in late ‘65 for an "engine modification". The application of a new air filter sticker that read "Turbo Jet 425 HP." - in place of the "Turbo Jet 450 HP" helped GM's anti-racing faction concerned the 450 horsepower in a 3,300 pound car was way over the top and it worked to calm the insurance industry. On a dyno, it would still produce the same 450 horses at 6400 RPM however with the new reading at 5600 the engine produced only 425 horsepower.
This 1966 Ermine White Corvette convertible will provide the next owner with the range of excitement as the Chevrolet advertisement proudly stated, ‘It’s an experience: to look at, to sit in, to drive’! This very desirable drop top Corvette was sold new at John Geer Chevrolet in Sacramento California to its lucky first caretaker. Under the hood is a Number’s Matching restoration engine L72 427/425 HP backed by a Muncie 4 speed transmission. The factory Ermine White exterior is in beautiful condition. Inside, the Red leather interior is in very nicely restored condition and provides the driver a wonderful cockpit with a full array of gauges along with the convenience of an AM/FM Radio. The distinctive stance of the Sting Ray is unmistakable as it sits on the optional cast aluminum Knock-off Wheels mounted on modern radial tires. Adding to the stunning exterior look of this Corvette is the very desirable Side-Mounted Exhaust System providing the bold, unique look of the classic Corvette while delivering the impressive roar of the Big Block Horses. Other desirable factory options include Power Steering, Power Windows, Power Antenna, teak steering wheel and Hardtop and Soft Top. After restoration the car was put to the test at NCRS and received a Second Flight first time out. Items would be corrected and shown again with NCRS and this time it would achieve its Top Flight award.This ’66 Sting Ray is turnkey ready to attack any style of road. This is a Corvette meant to be driven and is certainly ready to provide many years of thrills and enjoyment.
It is very hard to argue with the attraction of the big block Corvette. There is nothing subtle about these extremely powerful and loud cars making the 427 big block Corvette is one of the most desired and avidly sought of all collector cars.
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