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1966 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray

2-Owner Restored Corvette Sting Ray Roadster L79 327/350 HP V8 4 Speed
Stock #
135494
Body Style
Convertible
Engine
327 V8 L79
Exterior Color
Silver Pearl
Interior Color
Silver
Miles
20285

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1966 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Silver For Sale
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  • Original 327 cubic inch L79 V8
  • Correct rear end
  • Correct Silver Pearl paint / Silver Pearl hardtop / Black vinyl soft-top
  • Sale includes restoration photos and restoration receipts
  • Side-pipe exhaust
  • 4-wheel disc brakes
  • Correct Silver interior
  • Original Muncie 4-speed manual transmission
  • 15-inch knock off-style wheels
  • 2-owner car that’s been restored as needed

SUMMARY

  • 2-owner car that’s been restored as needed
  • Original 327 cubic inch L79 V8
  • Original Muncie 4-speed manual transmission
  • Correct Silver Pearl paint / Silver Pearl hardtop / Black vinyl soft-top
  • Correct Silver interior
  • Correct rear end
  • Sale includes restoration photos and restoration receipts
  • 15-inch knock off-style wheels
  • 4-wheel disc brakes
  • Side-pipe exhaust

The market for second generation Corvettes just keeps getting hotter. And while the trend may have started with big block cars, their small block siblings are beginning to command equally serious money. As with all Corvettes, the key to value is authenticity. And, from its original, 327 cubic inch L79 V8 to its correct silver over silver color combination, this 2-owner Sting Ray stays true to its roots in almost every way. If you’re in the market for an impressive C2 that looks good, drives great and can hold its own on the show field, they don’t get much better than this!

BODYWORK/TRIM

Bolted together at GM’s storied St. Louis manufacturing facility in the summer of 1966, this slick Vette is the kind of cool classic that you can look at and virtually sense top-notch caretaking. Never parked and forgotten about, the car was originally sold to a nurse who lived in Erie, Pennsylvania. After several years of cruising in the summer and garaging in the winter, that nurse decided to pass the car to its second and current owner. And in 1992, still solid and well-kept, this Chevy benefitted from a detailed, body-on restoration that was completed by Flashback Vintage & Classic Automobile Restoration of West Chicago, Illinois. That reboot founded a smooth and solid profile under doors, lids and tops that were adjusted to better-than-factory fit. And that fit glows through correct Silver Pearl 2-stage that’s been sanded and buffed to a stellar shine.

ENGINE

Tilt this Corvette’s lightweight hood and you’ll find an original, 327 cubic inch L79 V8 that hangs a familiar 3858174 casting number behind a correct “HT” suffix stamp and matching partial VIN. Introduced as a formidable companion for street prowling Sting Rays, this high performance small block twists solid 10 to 1 compression into big horsepower and ample torque. At the top of the spry mill, a polished air cleaner funnels wind in to a correct Holley carburetor that’s threaded onto fresh stainless fuel lines. Below that juice box, a familiar Winters intake perfectly complements finned Corvette valve covers. At the back of that intake, chrome-cased ignition shoots spark past correct exhaust manifolds via AC-Delco-Packard wires. And at the front of those manifolds, a Harrison-branded radiator cycles coolant through pliable Gates hoses and authentic tower clamps. Naturally, brilliant Chevy Orange paint coats the engine from its clean oil pan all the way to its polished oil filler and, as always, looks great against GM’s Satin Black bay. As expected, correct textures and decals are present and accounted for. And details like an era-correct alternator, a familiar Harrison expansion tank and a tagged Delco battery ensure this Chevy runs every bit as good as it looks.

DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION

Flip this Vette upside down and you’ll find a solid, no-hit chassis that’s in good shape and, not surprisingly, still bears a striking resemblance to how it rolled off the assembly line. Behind the 327, an original Muncie 4-speed hangs a familiar 3885010 casting number and Muncie (P) assembled on July (07) 15th (15) build stamp opposite a matching partial VIN. At the ends of the car, a requisite double A-arm front and independent rear suspension is completely sorted down to its tough JRS leaf, standard manual steering and lucid KYB shocks. Above those sturdy bones, clean floor tubs, which look factory fresh in every way, ride on a straight, Satin Black frame. At the corners of those floors, standard disc brakes mix good handling characteristics with quick and solid stops. At the edges of those brakes, old school side-pipes disperse a fantastic soundtrack. And aluminum, turbine-style wheels twist 215/70R15 Goodyear Regatta whitewalls around patriotic knock-off spinners.

INTERIOR

Open this Chevy’s tossable doors and you’ll find a correct Silver interior that’s a nice assimilation of clean components. Seating comes courtesy of firm vinyl thrones that are framed in straight stainless trim. From the driver’s perch, stock gauges bleed onto their bordering panels in a march toward a quartz-movement clock, a Delco AM/FM radio and an aluminum-trimmed glove box. Below that dash, a shallow console founds a small shifter on fade-free carpet, which is protected by monochromatic, “CORVETTE” branded floor mats. At the sides of that rug, stainless-trimmed door panels hang color-keyed inserts amid stylish chrome hardware. In front of the driver, a satin-spoke steering wheel spins a faux wood rim around a brilliant cross-flag emblem. And behind the passengers, a carpeted storage compartment boasts sizable Pioneer speakers.

HISTORICAL INFORMATION

Before we wrap things up, here’s a quick look at the car’s VIN and Data Plate:

VIN: 194676SXXXXXX
  • 1: Chevrolet Motor Division
  • 9: Corvette
  • 4: V8 engine
  • 67: Convertible
  • 6: 1966 model year
  • S: Assembled in St. Louis
  • 126759: Production Sequence Number

DATA PLATE:

  • K19: Assembled on July (K) 19th (19), 1966
  • 66: 1966 model year
  • 467: Convertible
  • S8597: 8,597th (8597) convertible body produced at GM’s St. Louis (S) manufacturing facility
  • 426: Silver vinyl interior
  • BA: Equipped with Base Unit options
  • 986AA: Silver Pearl paint

OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION

  • A reproduction Owner’s Guide
  • Reproduction Radio Instructions
  • A Chassis Service Manual
  • A stack of restoration receipts
  • A book of restoration photos

This sweet Sting Ray has an awful lot going for it. A coveted 327… A desirable Muncie 4-speed… Clean, highly accurate aesthetics… Not to mention, one look at price books, a market analysis or your favorite classifieds will reveal that, in general, C2 prices have remained virtually immune to dips and recessions. Simply put: Corvettes are great cars to own, and this 2-owner roadster is a first rate classic that’ll serve you well both on the road and at the show!

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
20285

Engine / Transmission

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
327 V8 L79
Engine Number
3858174
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
Silver
Seating Type
Bucket
Seat Material
Vinyl
Shifter Type
Floor
Center Console
Yes

Body

Body Style
Convertible
Doors
2
Safe Body Color
Silver Pearl
Paint Type
Basecoat/Clearcoat
Stripes
No

Chassis

Front Suspension Type
Independent
Rear Suspension Type
Independent
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
Disc
Rear Brakes Specification
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
* Reproduction Owner’s Guide. * Reproduction Radio Instructions. * Chassis Service Manual. * Restoration receipts. * Restoration photos.

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