Chevrolet’s halo vehicle, the Corvette started its journey in 1953. By 1963, the second generation debuted, bringing with it the iconic pop-up headlamps, Stingray tag, and the long nose with short tail styling language. This 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible is an interesting find, as it’s in great condition but packs upgrades beneath the hood. Having undergone a comprehensive restoration six years ago, it’s got just 500 miles since then. It reportedly received a new soft top fifteen years ago, the original hard top is included in the sale, albeit unrestored.
Sporting a red exterior that’s been ceramic coated, this 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible looks sublime with its Larry Shinoda-penned lines and meaty Michelin 215/70 tires on five-spoke silver 15-inch wheels. The headlamp motors for the iconic quad pop-up headlamps are reported to function, and the insides of the bumpers have been painted with Rustoleum sealant. You’ve got a nice white soft top that contrasts nicely with the red paintwork, and all badging appears in place too. This car was originally a 427 car, and comes with the original 427 Bubble Hood as well. The interior features a black color theme for the two occupants, and sports power windows and Wonderbar radio. The tachometer is said to be electronic, to work with the MSD ignition upgrade. The iconic twin-hooped dash, wood-rimmed three-spoke steering wheel and chrome-topped gear lever complete a timeless look.
It’s not usual to find a car where the engine has been downsized from stock, yet that’s what this 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible packs in terms of pure displacement. The original 427ci with 4bbl carb engine that was good for 390hp when new has been replaced with a smaller 383ci Stroker V8. It’s got a healthy dose of mods, including MSD ignition, 100 amp aluminum alternator, Vortec heads, Centerforce clutch and 5-speed Tremec manual transmission. Power steering, and power brakes with discs on all four wheels and stainless steel brake lines enhance handling and braking, as do new ball joints as reported. The battery has been moved to the passenger side of the car as well.
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