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Classic Car Overview

1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray - C2 Convertible

Over 125 pictures available!!

LT1 Spec Engine – 400+ hp / Factory 4-Speed

Totally Restored Hardtop & Soft Top

Extremely High Quality Paint, Interior, Engine Compartment

Exhilarating, Reliable Performance

Engine build specifications include:

– 4 bolt main 350 c.i

– TRW Pistons .030 over

– Sealed power rings

– Clevite rod bearings

– Clevite main bearings

– Cloyes true chain & sprocket

– Bond cam bearings

– Sealed power lifter

– Melling oil pump

– Crower chromoly returns

Within approximately 2K miles:

– New Dart aluminum cylinder heads (Part # 1271111-127222)

– New Crower camshaft (Grind # 282-SF)

– Install “Musclecar” Clutch

– Resurface flywheel

– New rocker arms & push rods

– New timing cover seal, intake gasket set, valve cover set, exhaust manifold gasket set

– All new heater hoses, coolant hoses, coolant, water wetter, gaskets

– New water pump

– New transmission mounts

– New rear leaf springs and cushions

– Replace control arm bushings (upper & lower)

– Replace ball joints

– New Chrome alternator

– Complete tune-up

– New MSD ignition

– Oil service (Brad Penn Racing 20w/50w)

– American Racing wheels – custom powder coated

– New tires – BF Goodrich Advantage T/A 225 55 R17”

– Red calipers to coordinate with exterior body color

– 4 wheel alignment / balance

– New convertible top

All gauges are functional with excellent oil pressure & charging system.  Compression check revealed even compression of 150 lb. across all cylinders. The work, outlined above, was done to enhance performance with receipts documenting much of the maintenance work and upgrades.  Also included are product brochures and technical specifications of major components.

This C2 includes the following:

– A restored factory hardtop that has not been placed on the car since being re-done

– Car cover stand and custom cover for hardtop

– Original 1966 Corvette Owner’s Guide (Owner’s Manual)

– 1966 Corvette Protection Plan

– Quality indoor car cover

When the car was restored using a “Cost no Object” approach.  Subsequent to the restoration, the cars owner completed a number of mechanical and cosmetic improvements including the addition of 17” American Racing custom powder coated wheels.

Details of the cosmetic restoration include a complete chemical strip, repair of any areas and considerable strengthening of notoriously weak areas on the Corvette.  The car was blocked several times, and primed until the body was laser straight.  The efforts show with the quality being as high as we have seen on a Corvette; a real challenge on the fiberglass body of the early Corvettes.

Paint is extremely high gloss and was completed using MS Glasurite primer and four coats of Urethane.

The car received a complete, body disassembled respray in “Rosso” (Ferrari red) with 4 coats of urethane. The stock hood was replaced with a ’67 big block hood and highlighted with custom black paint and subtle side striping.  The look is fantastic and, adding to the appeal of the Corvette, is a set of high quality 17” custom powder coated American Racing wheels and virtually new BNF Goodrich tires.

The virtually new black soft top with perfectly clear window fits very well and latches properly with restored, chromed fittings (refer to photos).  The car comes with a restored factory matching hardtop with a new window, trim, headliner, and rubber trim.

The car has always been stored inside and has never seen rain since being restored.  The undercarriage photos support that the cars chassis is free from damage with no indications of rust.

The interior is in equally excellent condition.  The seats are free from any damage showing only fine, mild patina.  The dash is complete with factory gauges that are functional display readings, well within acceptable limits. In fact, the oil pressure registers at the highest mark on the gauge, the car runs cool and the charging system is fully operational.

The door panels, dash, carpet and other areas of the interior have the appearance of a recent restoration despite having been completed several years ago.

This car has been restored with a high level of attention. For example, please review the photos to see the following:

– No seat belt damage to the center console

– Beautiful inner door jambs, forward and aft

– Clear factory gauges & unmodified dash

– Wooden steering wheel with functional horn

– Excellent carpet with Corvette log front mats

– Immaculate seat backs and rear carpet

– All new rubber trim

– Original GM AM/FM radio & power antenna (works!)

– Fully functional electrical system including headlights, turn signals, brake lights, etc.

– Completely replace, re-chromed, or NOS exterior stainless, chrome, and emblems

– Excellent exterior lenses

The trim tag located below the glove box door provides the following production details when originally produced:

B25 – Produced September 25, 1966

Style 66 467 – 1966 Convertible

Trim 414 – Bright Blue vinyl

Bo 9dy A-3444 – A.O. Smith

Paint76 – Nassau Blue

The completely rebuilt, LT spec motor reportedly produces ~400 hp and is backed by a 4-speed manual transmission with posi-traction rear.

The transmission is a factory 4-speeed and the car is fitted with posi-traction, 4-wheel disc brakes, and red painted brake calipers.  Outside of the upgraded wheels, and the 1967 big block hood, the car retains its stock appearance and configuration.

Frankly, in the wrong hands, this car could be dangerous and requires a driver who will treat it with the respect it deserves.

Wheel base—98”

Length—175.3”

Width—69.6”

Height (coupe, loaded)—49.8”

Carburetor—Holley 4160 (600 cfm)

4-speed close ratio gearing—2.2:1/1.64:1/1.28:1/1:1

Rear end ratio—3.70:1

Fuel capacity—20 gallons

Cooling system capacity—19 quarts w/ heater

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Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
    N/A
  • Classic Car ID
    101243841
  • Stock Number
    N/A
  • Category
    American Classics
  • Body Style
    Convertible
  • New/Used
    Used
  • Condition
    BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED, FACTORY HDTP. '70 LT1 400+ HP
  • Mileage
    82,458 miles
  • Engine
    8 Cylinder
  • Drivetrain
    N/A
  • Transmission
    4 Speed Manual
  • Exterior Color
    Red
  • Custom Color
    RED / BLACK STINGER

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