REBUILT MATCHING #'S L79 V8, 4 SPD, BOTH TOPS, WELL DOCUMENTED, DRIVES GREAT!
After more than a half century of service, this 1966 Chevrolet Corvette is looking and running great. It's benefited from long term ownership and comes with an extensive collection of photos and receipts to document its stellar life and condition. Even better, it features it's original matching numbers L79 engine.
Its Ermine white color is in fact the correct factory shade it came with and with the bonding strips still visible, not only has it more than held its own with the passage of time, it still looks pretty darned good, too. This lightweight vintage performance machine it's draped over is plenty impressive as well, with doors that still open and shut easily and headlights that still rise into position without complaint when called upon. There's fresh chrome everywhere you look - on both its front and rear bumpers, the headlight and taillight casings and surrounding its windshield - and that adds an even greater element of vitality, as does its consistently sharp badging, which is especially effective against the white backdrop. Should the skies above you turn dark while you're out enjoying yourself on the road, you'll have a couple of options to protect you - a white vinyl convertible top that's in great shape and still sports a clear plastic window in back, or a very well-fitted white accessory hard top.
By the time the mid-'60s rolled around, Chevy was really creating some outstanding, driver-centric cockpits for its Corvettes, and this one stands as proof. The interior remains in its original configuration and appears especially fresh. The rally-inspired, black vinyl buckets have all the comfort you'd want for even longer journeys and you won't find any splits or evidence of wear on them. One of Chevy's most inspired works of the era is on display via the dash area sitting just beyond the stock Corvette steering wheel. Its aeronautic, double cove configuration was no doubt one of the coolest of its time - the array of gauges in the instrument cluster remain perfectly readable, the bezels surrounding them are all unusually clean, and the black dash pad running over the top shows no splits - which makes it all the cooler. In the center, just above the chrome shifter and vertically mounted AM/FM radio sits a generously sized analogue clock, and it still works!
There's a L79 327 cubic inch V8 sitting under the hood with a 4-barrel carb on top, and it represents another stellar Chevrolet achievement of the era: the design of a naturally aspirated engine putting out well over one horsepower per cubic inch - 350, to be exact. It's only logged light usage since its rebuild, so it's in top form and ready to provide plenty more memories on the road. Combine this 'Vette's light weight with its 4.11 posi rear end, and you have yourself a serious screamer off the line. An upgraded radiator and modern wiring certainly increase its dependability factor, and disc brakes at all four corners provide the fade-resistant stopping power to go along with all that acceleration prowess. This ultra-sharp American sports car sits on a set of 15" stock Corvette rims outfitted with Coker Classic tires with plenty of tread left.
Classic Corvettes in this condition are hard enough to come by, and this 1966 Chevrolet Corvette - well documented and looking and running great - represents a truly seldom-encountered opportunity. Call today!
- Vinyl Interior
- Removable Hard Top
- Manual Convertible Top
- Numbers Matching
- AM/FM Radio
- Build Receipts
- Maintenance Records
- Owner's Manual
- Restoration Photos
- Exterior Color
- Ermine White
- Interior Color
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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