LMC is very proud to offer for sale this 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
Even after Chevrolet reimagined the Corvette as a muscular big-block-powered brute in 1965, buyers still favored the 327 CI small-block V-8 in its various states of tune, accounting for almost 91 percent of sales. Taking advantage of improvements in cylinder head and cam design, the base 250 HP small-block engine was dropped, making the formerly optional L75 327/300 HP engine standard equipment for 1966. Even better, the Corvette had gained well-designed all-wheel disc brakes that were a giant leap forward over the former drum brakes, which Zora Arkus-Duntov rightly believed had been developed to their fullest potential. Exterior changes by this point in the Corvette’s evolution were mostly predictable. The front grille insert was replaced with a plated, square mesh piece; a new vertical chromed Corvette script was added to the leading edge of the hood, and new lower sill trim panels featured extra ribbing. Backup lights became standard equipment and were integrated into the inner two taillights.
This very rare and unique 1966 Corvette Coupe was produced on July 8th, 1966 and originally delivered to Central Chevrolet as confirmed by the General Motors Documentation. It was ordered in the ultra-rare and desirable code 900 Tuxedo Black Paint of which only 4% of cars that year were produced. Add code 402 Black leather interior you have one of only a handful built in the most desirable color combination. The interior itself is largely original and in outstanding condition. It is powered by the matching number 327/300 horsepower engine and backed by a Powerglide automatic transmission. Loaded with options including the very rare and desirable factory four-season air conditioning, power brakes, power steering, power windows, telescopic steering column, leather seats,tinted glass, posi-traction rear axle, AM/FM radio and White line bias ply tires.
Due to its high level of correctness, this Corvette has gone on to win both Bloomington Gold and NCRS Top-Flight Awards in 2018. Accompanying this beautiful example is the GM of Canada documentation, Bloomington Gold judging sheets, NCRS judging sheets, ’66 Corvette Owner’s Manual, AM/FM Radio Operating Instruction Booklet, and Warranty Booklet. With the combination of options and desirable color combination make this ’66 Corvette Coupe a very rare, unique and extremely desirable example.