Milano Maroon w/Black interior, L72 427/450hp, 4-spd. manual transmission.
Sometimes things just don’t go exactly as planned. Take the ’66 Corvette, for example. The ’66 was supposed to be the last of the 2nd generation Corvettes. But, as it turned out, Chevrolet wasn’t quite ready for the new 3rd generation aka, “Shark” bodied Corvette to be introduced as a ’67 to a wildly anticipating public. So production of the C2’s continued on for one more year and languished in Chevrolet showrooms accrons the nation! Of course, hindsight is always 20/20 and today, we all know what everyone thinks of the ’67, so no need to rehash it here. But because of how fondly the last of the mid-years is thought of, the ’66 tends to get lost in the shuffle. And that’s a shame, because the ’66 Corvette is one of the great ones! It might not generate the buzz of a ’67, but that can work to the general buying public’s advantage. Because along with the lower profile comes a lower price!
This beautiful and nicely documented ’66 is equipped with the ultimate available engine offered that year; the L72 427/450hp big block! It’s an early build, so the 450hp decal on the air cleaner is likely accurate! It’s been fully restored and features a close ratio 4-spd., power brakes, tinted glass, transistorized ignition, transmission, heavy duty radiator, so it runs nice and cool, side exhaust and knock off wheels wrapped in Red line radial tires. Docs include the Protect-O-Plate and Dealer Invoice.