The Corvette may have debuted 70 years ago, but every single one of its eight generations holds a special place in the hearts of the American automotive-loving public. Arguably one of the most popular classic Corvettes is the C2 or second generation, which was produced between 1963 and 1967. That's why we've got no doubt about the popularity of this 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible that's up for sale right now. With just 12,360 miles after a complete restoration was performed in 2014, it's waiting for a new owner.
Nassau Blue Metallic is the official paint code name for the shade worn by this 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible, and let us tell you, it looks even more attractive in the metal. This car is a real head-turner, rolling on custom wheels with reportedly new tires and sporting the iconic Sting Ray badge that first appeared on the second generation. Another second generation first is the pop-up headlamps, which would continue until the sixth generation. Other details of note include side exit exhaust pipes, a front-hinged hood with a power bulge, and chrome bumpers. In case you're wondering who penned these beautiful lines, the designer was Larry Shinoda, a legend in Corvette circles. Inside, there's a newly reupholstered black cabin for two occupants, who face an iconic, twin-hooped dashboard. Created to reminisce memories of aircraft cockpits, the large circular speedometer and tachometer are flanked by plenty of auxiliary gauges. With the top down and the wind blowing all around, it's not hard to imagine yourself in a low-flying open-topped aircraft. Another interesting point is the vertically-oriented push-button radio that was a C2 signature feature. We're told that the radio unit is new. Finally, we must note the plush floor mats with the Chevrolet bow tie emblem embroidered on them.
This 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible has received a potent 383ci V8 Stroker V8 under its hood, driving the rear wheels via a 400 automatic racing transmission. Furthermore, the engine is said to have received a recent oil change, ensuring that it runs smoothly and clean. Pop the hood, and you'll see that the engine bay looks pristine, right down to the gleaming air cleaner and engine auxiliaries.
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