This gorgeous 1966 Chevrolet Corvette convertible carries its original, numbers matching 427ci/390hp engine, an awesome color combination, and the undeniable appeal of a car that has been loved all its life. And as you look over the details, you'll see this one has been restored to such a high standard that it won the Corvette Triple Crown in 1993!
Code 988 Milano Maroon is this car's original color, and it's a great look on a Sting Ray ragtop. Unlike bright red, it has a grown-up appearance that makes the Corvette's instantly recognizable curves feel a bit European. That level of sophistication is key here because it was restored to the highest factory-correct standards in the early 1990s. That's why it won the NSCS Top Flight award, Bloomington Gold, and Gold Spinner - the coveted Corvette Triple Crown! And this documentation comes with the car. So think of this as a rolling trophy, and because of that, there are less than 1k miles on this convertible since its restoration. So while you may find a few signs of being enjoyed and shown over the years, your overwhelming feeling will be about how much it continues to retain an award-worthy luster today. The full shine comes from the complete/pristine chrome bumpers, factory knock-off wheels, bright rockers, and all the right badging & trim. More than just a pretty face, the '66 cars have a reputation for a better build quality, and that continues to today on this convertible. Just look at the panel alignment and feel how the door shut with confidence. That sensation has remained thanks to decades of top care.
The black roof goes well with the darker shade of red, and when you take it down, there's a stylish black interior. The C2 interior is always a favorite in classic car circles. The now-iconic twin cowl design is as much a part of the motoring experience as the purr of the engine or rumble of the exhaust. So it's great to have it looking and feeling so smooth. Nice carpeting, good panels, taut vinyl on the bucket seats, a sports steering wheel, and clean gauges are all part of the package that you can show off with pride. You'll even love the little details, like the working courtesy lights, correct seatbelts, and factory-style tag on the Delco AM/FM radio.
You can't win all these awards without an awesome engine. The 427 cubic-inch V8 is the numbers-matching L36 motor still living under the hood and looking fantastic. The '66 car is important because it's the debut of the now-iconic 427 motor, and that's why they made sure to present it so correct and tidy everywhere from the GM hoses to the big Holley four-barrel carburetor on top. It fires up with gusto... like a well-respected classic should. And the dual exhaust gives the kind of powerful tone that begs for you to add to the low odometer. After all, the four-speed manual transmission allows you to dial in the performance and roar at a moment's notice. It's a true marvel of the 1960s with a fully-independent suspension, power steering, and four-wheel power disc brakes for a superior-driving classic.
Numbers matching C2 Corvettes are always in demand. But a big block triple-crown winner is a unicorn within this already rare crowd. So if you're a collector, you know you need this special Sting Ray in your stable. Call today!!!