Chevrolet's first-generation Corvette debuted in 1953 as America's Sports Car, and since then, Corvettes have won the hearts of the public. You'd be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn't know what a Corvette is. While the first generation set the trend, the second set a template. Pop-up headlamps were introduced, which would continue until the sixth generation axed them. The iconic Sting Ray tag would debut on the C2 as well. That's why well-kept examples such as this 1966 Chevrolet Corvette are hot property for collectors and enthusiasts. The current owner reports that the car's undergone a full restoration, and comes with matching numbers.
The Silver Metallic paint job on this 1966 Chevrolet Corvette that was applied as part of the restoration is, in fact, its original factory shade and looks sublime. Rolling on period-correct wheels, the tires wrapping them sport a gold stripe, a rather unusual but cool design feature. We have to mention the pop-up headlamps again, which are simply uber cool to this day, as well as the boat-tailed design and quad tail lamps, another Corvette icon for generations to come. As you'd expect on a meticulous restoration effort, the chrome work and badging are all looking stunning. A peek at the undercarriage reveals a similarly clean outlook, meaning its next buyer doesn't have to worry about a thing. The Silver Gray interior with matching carpets looks fantastic, as do the clear gauges, shiny polished chrome details, and period-correct components. The current owner reports that the power antenna for the radio is new, as are the gauges, which explains their pristine outlook. You'll find a well-upholstered luggage area behind the two low-back seats, highlighting the Corvette's ability to play grand tourer as well as sports car.
This 1966 Chevrolet Corvette packs its original 327ci Turbo-Fire V8 that's received a rebuild plus a mild cam. The motor has reportedly covered only 13,000 miles since the rebuild and was factory rated for 350hp, as the sticker on the air cleaner informs us. Drive is sent to the rear wheels via a Z27 four-speed manual gearbox, and the engine's roar is enhanced by the Flowmaster mufflers that are claimed to be installed. The current owner also reports a disc brake conversion to enhance stopping power.
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