Lot #1011.1

1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE

Auction Scottsdale 2011
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 1011.1
Year 1966
Make CHEVROLET
Model CORVETTE
Style CONVERTIBLE
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN 194676S100224
Exterior Color RED
Interior Color RED
Cylinders V8
Engine Size 427
Transmission 4-SPEED MANUAL
Description
One of the early-order, serial #224, L72 427/450hp Corvettes that were subject to the famous Engineering Change Recommendation changing the horsepower rating from 450hp to 425hp, this Rally Red L72 convertible is professionally restored and thoroughly documented. Accompanying records show the car was purchased new at Central Chevrolet in Atlanta, Georgia. Despite its revised rating of 425hp, the L72 engine packed the most punch of the 1966 lineup, with 11:1 compression, larger valves, a large-bore Holley 4-barrel on an aluminum intake manifold, a solid lifter cam and 4-bolt mains. It all came together for a blistering torque rating of 460ft/lbs. Standard equipment with the 427 included posi-traction and a close-ratio Muncie 4-speed, F41 suspension, heavy-duty half shafts and universal joints. This car's J50 power disc brakes were a prudent addition to the sales order. This beautiful convertible's Rally Red finish and red interior present one of the most striking and rare color combination of this vintage, especially finished off as this one is with its order side exhaust and finned aluminum knock-off wheels. A well-restored, matching numbers early order big block with all the right pieces, owner history and documentation that includes the original Protect-o-plate, this 1966 427 convertible is a fine example of the mid-year vintage Corvette. Highlights include Rally Red with red interior, matching numbers L72 427cid engine, factory rated at 450hp, 4-speed manual transmission, original side exhaust car, power disc brakes, knock-off wheels, previous owner history, restored, documented with original Protect-o-plate and professionally rebuilt engine with less than 100 miles since completion. From the Double L Ranch Collection.
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