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1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE COUPE
You are viewing a very nice, incredibly clean, privately owned
1966 Chevrolet Corvette Sport Coupe. "Classic Cars Online, LLC." is helping the owner
with the listing of this fine classic. This is a 71,200 actual miles car that is unmolested.
This "MATCHING NUMBERS" vehicle has the optional 327/350 hp L79 engine
that is coupled to a M21 close ratio 4-speed transmission and a 3.70
differential. This type of Sting Ray is becoming more and more
difficult to locate. Up until last year, this vehicle spent its entire
life in Oklahoma and Texas. The rust free frame proves this fact. It
was purchased new by Leonard Olsen on February 8, 1966, from Bruce
Brown Chevrolet in Ennis, Texas. I'll list the numbers and the date
codes that I was able to find and decode, which are all correct for
this car. This "turn key" car could be driven anywhere. I'll try to
describe and go over most of the car, please read and view all of the
pictures listed below.
HERE ARE SOME NUMBERS AND DATE CODES:
VIN Tag: 194376S103276 (The 3276th one built)
Trim Tag: B15 (Built on October 15th, 1965)
Style: 66 437 (1966, Body Style: Coupe)
Body: S 595 (St.Louis Body Number)
Trim: STD (Black Vinyl)
Paint: 980AA (Trophy Blue)
Block Casting: 3858174, Date J45 (Oct. 4th 1965)
Block Pad Stamping: 6103276 F1013HT (VIN) (Flint Oct. 13th
Head casting: 3782461 H125 I275 (Aug.12'65, Sept.27'65)
Alum. Intake Casting: 3890490 Winters Snowflake (Date is on the
Water Pump Casting: 3859326
Transmission Casting: 3885010, side cover 3884685, tail shaft
The numbers/codes listed above are ALL
correct for this car!
UNDERCARRIAGE & FRAME:
Lets talk about the frame first because this
is the most important area to verify when looking to buy a classic
Corvette. The frame on the 1966 is and always was "Rust Free"!
(Originally from Texas then Oklahoma.) NO repairs were ever done, and
there is no undercoating which is hiding problem areas. The factory
metal frame rail end caps by the "kick-up" dog legs are still present.
This is without a doubt the best C2 (1963-1967) Corvette chassis I've
seen. The whole undercarriage of this car was also just cleaned and
detailed. The springs, shocks, and other items are all detailed with
the correct paint finish and stickers. The fiberglass underbody was
cleaned and left bare, the same as when it left the factory. The body
job number, (125) can still be seen written with in white grease pen on
the right fiberglass floor pan area. Nine times out of ten, people
selling a car would not talk about or take any photos of the underside.
The undercarriage tells you a lot about the car, that is why I took a
few pictures of the bottom.
This is a "NO HIT BODY"! All the original
bonding strips are present and do not show any signs being in any
accidents. There are NO stress cracks in the paint which are common
with most Corvettes. The paint on this coupe is "Trophy Blue," the
correct "980" code for this car. This color was only offered in 1966,
and there were only 1,463 built with this color, the second fewest. The
paint is almost perfect. There are two or three very small chips that
were properly touched up at one time, that's it. The car was repainted
a few years back with a base coat/clear coat type of paint. There are
no stress cracks, buff makes, orange peel, or bubbles, in this paint.
As you can see from the photos, even the door jags were properly
prepped and repainted correctly. The gaps between the panels are near
perfect. (Which is also hard to find on these Corvettes.)
Both doors are aligned and close with ease, no sagging doors on this
C2. All four of the fiberglass wheel opening lips are great, and still
look factory. The fiberglass lip around the engine compartment is also
very nice. This is usually broken or cracked.
Most of, if not all the chrome is still original and looks pretty nice.
There is no "pitting" on any of the bumpers. The Bumpers do have 39
years of "mother nature" on them, so there is some dulling and minor
scratches. The four chrome taillight bezels look good, but they are
starting to get some typical pitting on the upper inside surface. There
is no pitting on the emblems, rear view mirror, gas door, or door
handles. No major dents or scratches on any of the stainless trim
parts. The two rocker panels are very nice without any dents or
scrapes. They do show the typical road rash behind the front wheels.
The engine compartment was just cleaned and highly
detailed. Once again this is the correct ORIGINAL matching number L79
option 327 350HP Special High Performance 11.0:1 compression ratio "HT"
coded motor. The correct shielding, air cleaner, and fan shroud are all
present. The 3367 Holley carburetor was just restored and rebuilt.
Everything in this engine compartment was removed cleaned or painted
and then reinstalled. All new hoses, belts, vacuum lines, spark plugs,
ignition wires along with the fluids. Everything is correct, right down
to the bolts, decals, correct clamps, and paint colors for all the
parts. See the "Mechanical" description area for more details on the
interior is very nice. The correct "STD" coded Black vinyl is still
present. New seat covers along with new carpeting were just installed. The original headliner is in great shape. The door panels are still
original and are nice also. They do have a few of the typical small
cracks around the arm rest area. There are also a few cracks in the
black vinyl dash pad. The original seat belts are in great shape and
still have the correct tags stitched onto them. The instrument cluster
was removed and detailed. At that time, all of the gauges where checked
and re-calibrated and are working great. All of the trim inside the car
is also very nice. The chrome knobs and dash parts do not show any
pitting or problems. The black paint on the chrome console trim is in
great condition without any chips or nicks. The steering wheel is
almost perfect, it does have two or three very small cracks. The AM-FM
radio was just serviced and sounds great. The power antenna, wipers,
lights, gauges, horns, factory clock, tachometer, speedometer,
odometer, along with the trip odometer are all working fine. The glove
box is sporting the owner's manual, owner's protection plan booklet,
and radio instruction card(s). They are all in the clear plastic
owner's manual bag. The tire pressure label decal is still present
along with an old map of Texas from 1966.
The stowage compartment cover has the jacking
instruction label. There is a jack and lug wrench present and are held
in place by the proper spring hardware.
WHEELS and TIRES:
All four rims are painted correctly. (With
semi-gloss black paint on the backside and gloss black paint on the
front.) The factory stock wheel covers with the chrome spinners are all
present. A few of the spinner are starting to show a some pitting in
the chrome. Mounted on these stock rims are four new 205/75R15 tires
with the correct whitewall. I'm pretty sure that the spare tire isn't
correct, but there is one present. The spare tire compartment, (bucket)
is in good shape with only a few cracks. This is held in place with the
proper hardware along with the correct optional spare tire lock.
the glass looks original with the exception of the windshield. It was
replaced at one time and looks great with no nicks or wiper marks.
There are no chips, cracks, or scratches on the side and rear glass.
Both mirrors look good with no scratches or de-lamination problems.
known problems with this 327/350HP motor. I'm not sure when, but the
motor was rebuilt at one time. (Pistons show .030 over) The valve seals
have just been placed along with new valve springs. The Muncie M21
"Close Ratio" four speed transmission shifts nice and firm. The shifter
works smoothly and is a joy to run through the gears. The original 3.70
ratio rear end is good and doesn't make any noise. The car doesn't over
heat, and runs cool during the summer months. The factory installed
disc brakes are working great, there is no pulsating, fading, or
pulling. The parking brake has been adjusted and is working fine. There
are new shocks on the front and rear which have been painted gray to
match the original ones. The rear spring has just received four new
rubber cushions. The exhaust system is good with two new stainless
steel mufflers. (It sounds great!) All four headlights have the correct
"T3" type of lights, that work fine. The two original headlight motors
have been rebuilt. All the electrical items work correctly, right down
to the second hand on the factory clock. This car is a pleasure to
drive. There are no rattles or noises. The steering wheel doesn't
vibrate, and the car doesn't pull left or right. The gear box shifts
perfectly and is a true joy to run through.
The vehicle has the owner's manual, along with the Owner Protection
Plan Book with the Protect-O-Plate and all its pages and coupons still
intact. The radio Operating Instruction booklet and the card that hangs
from the radio knob. The window sticker that shows all the options and
the whooping total of $4878.65 is also included. There is also an
original color sales brochure that shows all the options, features, and
If the "Reserve Price" is not met, we will contact the highest
bidder FIRST to see if we can negotiate a price. So, make sure you place your bid.
Sorry NO TRADES!
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This vehicle is in very nice condition both inside and out, with an
excellent investment outlook! In the above description, we mention
every area of the car, both the physical and mechanical. Keep in mind
this is not a frame off restoration. It didn't need all that work done
to it. Also it's not a NCRS $60K-$80K "Top flight" or a "Bloomington
Gold" car, even thought it would do very well at those events. This is
a very nice car that looks as good as some of those cars. I would say
it's far better then your average "driver" type of vehicle. We know
that the more information and details the perspective buyer gets about
the vehicle, the better they feel about their decision. If you need
more photos or information about this '66, please e-mail or call
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anytime for any reason.