1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE - 81443 Sold* at Scottsdale 2010 - Lot #973.1 1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE //cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/81443/81443_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #973.1


Auction Scottsdale 2010
Status Sold
Lot 973.1
Year 1966
*Includes Buyer Commission
VIN 194676S104439
Exterior Color BLACK
Interior Color BLACK
Cylinders 8
Engine Size 327
Transmission 4-SPEED MANUAL

Lot #973.1 - The term "no-expense-spared restoration" is often used, however one look at this 1966 triple-black convertible and you will actually see what it means. This restoration began with a beautiful matching numbers survivor that underwent the most meticulous restoration. The objective was to bring back to life a car that was factory fresh and new using all original restored or NOS components. Jimmy at H&H Corvettes in Fern Park, Florida, spent over 3,500 shop hours working on this masterpiece. The paint and prep alone took six months and almost $20,000 to complete. This Corvette started its life as a rust-free, original body, matching numbers, 327cid/350hp with numerous factory installed options including factory air, factory off-road exhaust, knock-off wheels, power steering, power brakes and transistor ignition. Every major component used in the restoration was either the original restored or NOS. All of the body and fiberglass is original and in great condition. The glass is all date coded and original. The engine, motor, transmission and rear are all original, date coded and matching numbers. The engine was completely rebuilt, balanced and blueprinted with a .030 bore and reassemble using OEM pistons. The transmission was rebuilt using all NOS GM parts and gear. The rear end was rebuilt using all NOS bearings. This vehicle can run on standard pump gas. The fit and finish is terrific, the time and effort devoted to the paint and body work is staggering, just to fit one door took almost two weeks. Notice the body lines and gaps, the chrome finish of the bumpers, the crisp detail on the dash and gauges. The underside looks as good as the top. The list of difficult to obtain and expensive NOS materials goes on and on. This Vette restoration was completed without the use of inexpensive reproduction parts, no shortcuts were taken. This is the result of three years hard work and effort. All components are in excellent working order. This is the opportunity to own a great 1966 Corvette convertible.