1966 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray

Restored Corvette Sting Ray L72 427/425 HP V8 Muncie 4 Speed Leather
Stock #
135198
Body Style
Convertible
Engine
427/425hp L72 V8
Exterior Color
Rally Red
Interior Color
Red
Miles
908

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Why Buy
  • Correct 427 cubic inch Chevrolet V8 / 425 horsepower
  • Factory 4-wheel power disc brakes
  • Correct Red leather interior
  • Factory side pipes
  • 15-inch turbine wheels / Authentic knock-offs
  • Restoration completed in 2006
  • Correct Muncie 4-speed manual transmission
  • Correct Rally Red paint / White top
  • Recently serviced by the RKM Performance Center

SUMMARY

  • Restoration completed in 2006
  • Correct 427 cubic inch Chevrolet V8 / 425 horsepower
  • Correct Muncie 4-speed manual transmission
  • Correct Rally Red paint / White top
  • Correct Red leather interior
  • 15-inch turbine wheels / Authentic knock-offs
  • Factory 4-wheel power disc brakes
  • Factory side pipes
  • Recently serviced by the RKM Performance Center

Straight off the showroom floor, Corvettes are special cars. That’s because Team Corvette has always been really good at nailing ALL the fundamentals of creating excellent performance. And that basic competence translates even to the world of classics, where all kinds of enthusiasts aspire to four generations of 2-door, small block V8 goodness like moths to a flame. The hottest part of that flame is Chevy’s hallowed C2, and this 1966 Sting Ray, in many ways, represents the very best of the C2 market. Even before its well-planned restoration, this roadster was an incredibly well maintained example of vintage American muscle. And today, it’s a correctly finished head turner that, thanks to servicing by the pros at our own RKM Performance Center, is ready to step in to the spotlight. If you’re looking for an enjoyable collector car that’s poised to appreciate, this Vette is the perfect choice!

BODYWORK/TRIM

Bolted together at GM’s storied St. Louis manufacturing facility, this slick C2 is the kind of classic that you can look at and virtually sense top-notch caretaking. Back in 2006, the car was completely restored by very passionate enthusiasts. That ground-up reboot began with solid, original fiberglass being lovingly sanded and gratuitously sprayed in a correct coat of GM code 974 Rally Red. With that pigment applied, the car’s doors and lids were carefully adjusted to ensure good fit and finish. And vibrant factory trim was affixed under a fresh white top to ardently accentuate Bill Mitchell’s razor-sharp style lines.

ENGINE

During its thorough restoration, this Chevy was fitted with a correct, 427 cubic inch big block that mixes proven power with professional detailing. Top dead center, you’ll find a polished and decaled air cleaner that, along with bright stainless fluid lines, feeds a modern Holley 4-barrel. Under that 4-barrel, a familiar Winters intake caps a bright, Chevy Orange block. At the sides of that block, a pair of fully restored exhaust manifolds, which ride below a pair of correct, oval-port heads, nicely contrast a pair of stamped and painted valve covers. At the back of those valve covers, chrome-capped ignition makes good use of sleeved plug wires. Cooling is provided by a correct radiator, which routes fluid past a correct alternator and big pulley fan via GM-stamped hoses and a correct array of clamps. And details like a fresh brake booster, a reproduction Delco battery and a Delco-Remy voltage regulator make sure this Sting Ray performs just as good as it looks.

DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION

Flip this big block Vette upside down and you’ll find a fully restored chassis that’s in good shape, and today, looks much as it did when it rolled out of the factory. At the center of that chassis, a correct Muncie 4-speed utilizes a tough rear axle to deliver the neck snapping launches and potent acceleration Duntov Corvettes are famous for. At the ends of the car, a fully restored double A-arm front and independent rear suspension is completely detailed, from its correct manual steering all the way to its transverse rear spring. At the corners of the car, power-assisted disc brakes mix excellent handling with quick stops. Above those mechanicals, clean and exceptionally solid floor tubs are bolted to a straight, Satin Black frame. In traditional C2 fashion, exhaust roars through chambered side pipes. And power meets the ground via familiar turbines, which spin fresh 215/70R15 Firestone Supreme Si redlines around authentic knock-offs.

INTERIOR

Swing this Sting Ray’s light, fiberglass doors and you’ll find a sea of correct Red leather. During restoration, the car’s cushy and pliable seats were fitted with plush headrests. Its like-new carpet, which is protected by clear plastic mats, still features clean red shading. At the front of the cockpit, stylish, aircraft-inspired telemetry joins brushed metal accents to decorate Chevy’s familiar dual-cowl dash. At the center of that dash, a waterfall center stack hangs a continuous motion clock and correct Delco AM/FM radio above a chrome, fully functional shifter. Opposite that waterfall, red, stainless-trimmed panels anchor chrome door hardware in front of retrofitted power windows. In front of the driver, a classy steering wheel spins satin-finished spokes around a pristine cross-flag horn button. And behind the seats, a fully carpeted storage compartment displays virtually no signs of use.

HISTORICAL INFORMATION

A simple breakdown of this Chevy’s VIN and trim tag verifies the quality of its current restoration:

VIN: 194676SXXXXXX

1 — Chevrolet
9 — Corvette
4 — V8
67 — Convertible
6 — 1966 model year
S — Assembled at GM’s St. Louis manufacturing facility
XXXXXX — Production sequence number

TRIM TAG:

  • E25 — Assembled on January 25th, 1966
  • 66 — 1966 model year
  • 467 — Convertible
  • S — Manufactured at GM’s St. Louis manufacturing facility
  • 3835 — Manufacturer’s sequence number
  • 408 — Red leather interior
  • BK – Possibly equipped with a hardtop roof
  • BK — Not equipped with: power windows, headrests, shoulder harnesses or a Powerglide
  • 974AA – Rally Red paint

OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION

  • An aluminum wheel maintenance card
  • A receipt for recent service

Quite honestly, it doesn’t get much better than this professionally restored Sting Ray. It’s a highly correct car that you can drive and enjoy, all while filling an impressive trophy case. And best of all, with its highly desirable 427/4-speed drivetrain, the car is poised to increase in value. If you’ve been searching for a fully sorted classic that looks, and more importantly, feels right, don’t miss the opportunity to claim this sweet Corvette!

Basic

Year
1966
Make
Chevrolet
Secondary Make
n/a
Model Name
Corvette
Secondary Model
Sting Ray
Vehicle Type
Passenger Car
Hobby Segment
Sports Car
Mileage
908

Engine / Transmission

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
427/425hp L72 V8
Engine Number
3869942
Heads
Stock
Fuel Specification
n/a
Fuel Delivery System Type
Single 4 Barrel
Transmission Type
4 Speed Manual
Transmission Spec
Muncie
Transmission Number
3885010

Misc

Entertainment System Type
AM/FM Radio
Battery Location
RH Engine Compartment
Battery Shut Off
n/a
Battery Charger
n/a
Power Steering
No
Air Conditioning
No

Interior

Interior Color
Red
Seating Type
Bucket
Seat Material
Leather
Shifter Type
Floor
Center Console
Yes

Body

Body Style
Convertible
Doors
2
Safe Body Color
Rally Red
Paint Type
Basecoat/Clearcoat
Stripes
No

Chassis

Front Suspension Type
Double A-arm
Rear Suspension Type
Transverse leaf spring
Axle Specification
n/a
Front Wheel Specification
15"
Rear Wheel Specification
15"
Front Tire Specification
215/70R15
Rear Tire Specification
215/70R15
Front Brakes Specification
Power Disc
Rear Brakes Specification
Power Disc
Spare
n/a
Exhaust Type
Side Pipes
Muffler Type
n/a

History

Restoration Status
Restored
Mileage Since Restoration
n/a
Awards Summary
n/a
Historical Documents Summary
* Aluminum wheel maintenance card. * Receipt for recent service.

Our Service Programs

Seal of Approval Basic Safety Check

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