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1966 Corvette

For sale: 1966 Chevrolet Corvette

Technical specifications

Item location:
Danville, Virginia, United States
Mosport Green
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Power options:
Power Windows
4 speed manual
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For sale is a very nice Mosport Green 1966 big block coupe. I would classify the car as an "excellent driver." The shipping report that I obtained from NCRS shows that thecar was delivered new to Jim Rathman ( 1960 Indy 500 Winner) Chevrolet in Melbourne Florida. Jim was also famous for supplying Corvettes to most of the Mercury astronauts. The car also spent an extended period in Arizona. I don't believe the body has ever been removed, ut the frame and chassis are in exceptionally nice condition. The code 982 paint is excellent with afew chips here and there.The interior is super nice including the dash cluster. Tinted glass all the way around.No power options except for power windows. Pure American muscle! Everything works correctly except for the clock and the original radio. The power antenna works, ut the radio only emits a static/buzzing noise when turned on. The bumpers, hrome and emblems are all extremely nice. All bonding strips intact. The only sign of damage I see is that the lower front valance was replaced at some point. The car drives excellent, nd has many new parts including 4 new shocks and recent rear inner bearing replacement.

The car appears to be a factory equipped side exhaust car, s there is no evidence of rocker molding brackets having been cut off.

The car has a 1967 427 block installed casting number 3904351 date codedJ136 (Oct 13, 966). The block has been decked and the pad in front of the R/H cylinder head is blank.

I am confident it is an original 427/425HP car based on the following: 1) 6500 RPM redline tach. 2) 80 lb oil pressure gauge. 3) LB sticker on back of dash cluster. 4)AZ code ( 3:55 Ratio) differential with date code 4 56 (April 4, 966). The AZ code rear was used only in 427 cars. 5)The M21 transmission has the original tag P/N388085. This P/N M21 was used only with the AZ code rear end. The VIN is stamped on the transmission along with the date code of PO311 (March 11, 966). 6) Half shafts have threaded bolts with caps. 7) Rear sway bar. 8) Has correct fuel line on frame adjacent to fuel pump with 90 degree bend. 9) Mounting holes in L/H inner fender for K66 ignition and no ballast resistor. K66 was mandatory with 427/425HP and used no resistor. ( the troublesome K66 was removed at some point and a Pertronix module was installed in the Delco tach drive distributor. 10) Alternator P/N 1100696 is installed. This is correct 42 amp alternator for use with K66 ignition. 11) Holes for expansion tank on R/H inner fender filled with factory bond. No tank was used on 427/425. 12) L/H hood prop. I probably forgot something.

Many of the 1966 parts were used on the replacement 1967 block: 1) Winters aluminum intake P/N 3885069. Correct for 427/425. 2) Cylinder heads 3873858. Correct Rectangular port closed chamber. 3) Exhaust manifolds 3880827 and 3880828. The carburetor is an incorrect Holley 650 double pumper and I could not get a number off of the Delco corvette tach drive distributor.

This car is NOT an NCRS Topflight car. It is also not priced at $100 -150K and you won't lie awake at night wondering "Did I spend big bucks for a fake re stamped car?" What the car IS is an excellent running and driving big block coupe that you will be proud to own, ND drive. A great value for the price.

Please don't bid if you don't have the funds to complete the transaction. Feel free to ask any and all questions prior to bidding. The deposit is NON refundable. Thanks.


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