427 L72 V8
Numbers-matching big block L72 with a factory advertised 425 horsepower: that\'s what we all want. But as you dig a little deeper on this 1966 Chevrolet Corvette convertible, you are going to see a painstaking amount of detail in the full frame-off restoration to get this to get this looking quite correct. And yes, you have put more miles on the odometer going to the grocery store than this one has on it since project completion.
Imagine if you had the opportunity to get one of the most powerful and most desirable Corvettes that was restored back to better than day one. Keep that in mind as you look over all the details of this droptop. It starts with the paintwork. The factory-correct Rally Red was applied by Richard Bishop, a Shades of the Past multiple award-winner. The paint was part of a full frame-off restoration that took this car down to bare fiberglass to get it right. And the full project was completed less than 20 miles ago! They really invested in everything you love, right down to making sure the two-piece bumpers shine like mirrors. The result is a terrific-looking convertible with all the crisp line that the C2 Sting Ray is famous for. Of course, as a true big block classic, it has the details correct, including the big block hood, reproduction competition-style knock-off wheels, and those famous side pipes.
The crisp white top gives this one the kind of timeless appeal of a Coca-Cola bottle, and it even goes nicely with the white line of the tires. But for true distinction, you know you want to drive with the top down to show off the red interior. After all, there\'s just something extra sporty about a red-on-red convertible, and this one was born this way. And just like the exterior, there was a huge investment during the restoration to make this feel both fresh and correct. All your favorite icons are in place: from the wood grain three-spoke steering wheel to the dual cowl dash. And when you pay for this level of quality, even the details have been taken care of. But what you\'ll really love about this classic is the intoxicating feeling that comes from rowing through the gears, watching the crisp gauges dance, and hearing the roar of those side pipes.
This was a pivotal year for the Corvette, because 1966 was the introduction of the now-famous 427 cubic-inch V8. And this Sting Ray celebrates it perfectly with the most powerful version still sitting in the engine bay. The largest V8 available that year is dressed properly with Chevy Orange on the block and valve covers. Plus, there\'s a nice bit of flash with the correct ignition shield and chrome air cleaner with 427ci/425hp decals. The reason why this looks so tidy and nice is because this numbers-matching big block was completely disassembled, balanced, and restored. You\'ll love hitting the road in this powerful classic because it\'s all about control. The four-speed manual transmission allows you to dial in the performance; the fully-independent suspension holds the road better than some modern muscle machines; and the four-wheel disc brakes provide superior stopping power. So we know you won\'t be able to resist adding to the low mileage since the restoration was completed.
This car was a personal project, and so it\'s been restored with the correct pieces, right down to the bolts. And we have a huge stack of receipts to prove the professional excellence that went into this convertible. So if you appreciate, power, rarity, and top quality, don\'t miss this Sting Ray. Call now!
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