With its distinct color combo, rare features, proper V8 power, and all-around appeal of a classic droptop, this 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible is a true grand touring classic.
This convertible traded in its Nassau Blue for a shade closer to the Corvette's darker Laguna Blue later in life, and that was the right upgrade. At night, the color gives the same kind of intimidating appeal of black. But once the sunlight hits it, the deep blue tone reveals a truly sophisticated look. It goes well with the crisp lines of this well-respected Sting Ray. In fact, you'll really like the look of this, because some of the best features come for an added investment within the last decade. This includes the mirror-like chrome bumpers, bright door handles, and those hallmark competition-style knock-off alloy wheels. And the white convertible top was replaced, too, so it looks distinctive against the dark blue.
While the roof looks great when it's in place, we love this one even better with the top down. The full dark blue interior coordinates with the exterior paint to deliver a total package that looks like the sky right after a late summer sunset. And these darker blues really do give this classic a nice modern flair compared to some other colors offered in '66. This looks correct, right down to the AM/FM radio and working clock. More than just have a nice look of originality, you can also tell this coupe was built to be a true driver's machine. That's why you get bucket seats, a wood-rimmed sports steering wheel, and clear view of the full gauges.
The engine bay has the proper look of originality, too, with the shiny air topper, matching distributor shield, bright Chevy orange block, and awesome Corvette script valve covers. In fact, this 327 cubic-inch V8 is potentially original to the car. Topped with a four-barrel carburetor, it delivers plenty of power and a sweet sound out of the dual exhaust. It fires up with the kind of confidence that reminds you of the care this C2 has received over the years. The Powerglide automatic transmission is also believed to be original to the car. This is not only a very rare feature in '66, but also it makes this easy for everyone to enjoy. There has been a more recent investment in bushings to keep this feeling solid on the road. Plus, the four-wheel power disc brakes and fully independent suspension make for a great classic to drive near or far.
This is the droptop Sting Ray that has a distinctive look that's easy to show off everywhere. That makes for a great classic you need to get in your garage. Call now!