Numbers-matching big block L72 with a factory advertised 425 horsepower: that's what we all want. But as you dig a little deeper on this 1966 Chevrolet Corvette convertible, you are going to see a car where there was time and investment to make sure this is an accurate classic that you'll love to drive.
Many of us are on the lookout for a car like this. After all, this was the debut year for the now-legendary 427 motor, and this has the big power version. And so this history is .....
part of why this one has been treated with such respect. Sunfire Yellow was only offered for a couple of years, and this factory-correct color has the kind of shine that looks ideal on a sunshine-friendly convertible. There's even more luster coming from nice brightwork on the two-piece bumpers, trim, door handles, mirrors, and more. The result is a terrific-looking convertible with all the crisp lines that the C2 Sting Ray is famous for. The crisp vinyl top is done in black, and so you get a timelessly attractive contrast whenever this one is buttoned up. Of course, as a true big block classic, it also has the right speedy details, including the big block hood, knock-off wheels, and those famous side pipes.
For the same reason the roof looks fantastic against the exterior yellow is why we also love the factory-correct black interior. This has a nice and deep presentation on the buckets seats, carpeting, and door panels. There are nice classic pieces, like the three-spoke wood-rimmed steering wheel and full gauge panel with large speedo and tach. There are joined by well-integrated upgrades, like the AM/FM digital tuner connected to the subwoofer stereo. And the Hurst shifter really gives you firm control of this Sting Ray's sweet motor.
Under the hood is the numbers-matching L72 big block. So having the original motor from the 427's inaugural year keeps this one in-demand. And we all know how fun it is to have the most powerful big block around. There was an article done in Corvette Fever Magazine in 2008 that details how this was owned by an enthusiast driver, and how he had the motor professionally rebuilt. And you understand this level of usefulness everywhere from how this fires up eagerly, to the upgraded aluminum radiator that helps keep it running cool. The rear end was even changed to a 3.55 Positraction for confident highway cruising. You'll love hitting the road in this powerful classic because it's all about keeping you in the middle of the action. The steering has a true road feel; there's four-wheel disc brakes; and the numbers matching Muncie M-21 four-speed is a great close ratio unit to let you dial-in your performance. And we all know those side pipes sing a powerful tune.
When you're looking for power and pedigree, this one is hard to beat. So if you love driving a significant big block classic, call today!