About This Car: This is, as far as we can tell, an original 427 car that saw service as a drag car in the late 60s. The engine is an unknown quantity but the heads are 396 for sure. The car runs very good and is otherwise original right down to the paint. It would be an easy task to make it a numbers matching car again.
66 Corvette History:
The 1966 Corvette's produced were the result of a couple of different inspirations, but perhaps, none as big as Jaguar's E-Type chassis. One of Corvette's designers had an E-Type Jaguar at the time and its lines are clearly visible in the car's design.
Some of the features found on the second generation of the Corvette included the split rear-window, convertible top, electronic ignition, four-wheel disc brakes, an AM/FM radio, air-conditioning, a telescoping steering wheel and headrests. In addition to these changes, Corvette made use of Fiberglass for its body construction. However, because of Shelby's Cobra, Corvette emphasized losing weight. Therefore, special, ever-more lighter models, called the Grand Sport Corvettes, had been built, but in extremely limited quantities. Other available features were a four-barrel carburetor and four-speed transmission, rally wheels and white-lined tires, four-wheel independent suspension comprised of wishbones, coil springs and anti-sway bars, as well as the signature "pop-up" headlights.
The 66 Corvette Roadster beckons all to the open road. The 300 bhp, 327 cubic inch V-8 stands ready to recall what a Corvette truly is. Though simplified in its styling detail, many enthusiasts are drawn to the 1966 Corvette because this car exemplifies Corvette's image.