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1966 CORVETTE STINGRAY COUPE

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1966 Chevy Corvette Stingray Coupe

HIGHLIGHTS: – Full nut and bolt rotisserie restoration – Genuine big block car from factory – High quality paint and body in Torch Red – Rebuilt 454ci V8 engine – Four spend Muncie manual transmission – Upgraded with performance suspension – Four wheel disc brakes – Power steering and Air conditioning – Detailed undercarriage and engine bay – Torq Thrust Wheels 15” front and 16” rear

This 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has been through an extensive nut and bolt rotisserie restoration by an extremely fastidious and passionate owner. The car was purchased by the current owner out of the US back in 2008. The car had been stored since the 1980s but was a genuine big block car from the factory. The car was purchased with the intention of carrying out a full rotisserie restoration with some additional improvements and upgrades. The owner tells us that his mentality during this build was to order one of every single item available for a 66 Corvette and replace everything possible.

The body of the car was stripped down and received any necessary repairs to the fiberglass. The lines of a C2 Corvette are just about perfect from the factory but a coupe of subtle touches on this one are the addition of GTS rear quarter panels and a 67 big block hood. A huge amount of time was spent on getting all of the gaps on the car to be as perfect as possible with modifications made if required to get it right. If you look around the car you will see that the gaps are all exceptional and far exceed the quality of anything that would have left the factory in the 60s. Once this was sorted, the car was completely repainted inside and out in Corvette Torch Red by Semmits In Newcastle. The underbody and inner panel areas have been finished and painted to match. All of the chrome was refinished and there is a new grille up front. The pop up headlights were upgraded to automatically pop up when the lights are turned on. All new locks, latches and catches were used when putting the car back together. Completing the look externally is a set of chrome Torq Thrust wheels measuring 15” in the front and 16” in the rear.

Open the door and you will see a completely refurbished interior finished in black. Supplied by Al Knock the interior refurbishment included dash pads, carpet kit, roof lining, door panels and leather on the seats. All of the interior hardware was replaced along with new gauges, new clock, rebuilt and calibrated speedo by Rodgers clocks. Under the carpets have been fitted with Dynamat to insulate from noise and heat. There is an all new air conditioning system from Classis Auto Air which has been pressure tested for leaks but is ready to be charged with gas and used. Tunes while cruising are supplied by a Retrosound Bluetooth stereo system.

Under the bonnet, is a highly detailed engine bay housing a big block 454ci V8 engine. The engine is paired to a Muncie four speed manual transmission that has been completely overhauled. Power is fed to the rear wheels through the factory diff with 3.07 ratio centre. Exhaust gasses flow through a custom set of headers and into a 3” stainless steel exhaust. The car was put on the dyno at John Collins Dyno where it made 403hp at the rear wheels.

The entire chassis of the car was sand blasted and powder coated while it was pulled apart. The front suspension has been completely upgraded to incorporate a composite mono spring, upgraded upper and lower ‘A’ arms (C4 Corvette style), new Bilstein shocks and large diameter sway bar with adjustable ride height. Likewise, the rear has also been upgraded with composite rear spring, rebuilt trailing arms, Bilstein shocks, large diameter Sway Bar and adjustable ride height. The steering has been upgraded to power assisted using a Steeroids system. To make sure it stops as well as it goes and steers, the car has been upgraded to four wheel disc brakes with drilled rotors.

This is a brand new build and has only just been completed, only travelling around 5 miles since completion. The detail in this car is evident if you look through the pictures from the body gaps and panel alignment, the finish of the interior, and the detail in the engine bay and undercarriage. If you’re in the market for a high end, mild custom big block C2 Corvette, look no further.

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IMPORTANT: Vehicle information is provided to us by the consignee. We do everything we can to qualify the best cars in the Australian market to represent on consignment for private sellers however, they are still old cars and we can’t capture everything in the photos, we don’t drive them any significant distance and can’t know everything about them. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle, and to have satisfied themselves as to the condition and value and to purchase based upon that judgement solely. Vehicles may have been sitting for some time and it is suggested that to protect your investment, you allow to change fuel, oil, fluids, filters and inspect brakes prior to use. All vehicles are sold under standard auction conditions, consignment and auction vehicles are sold as is, without registration unless otherwise stated and there is no cooling off period or warranty expressed, written or implied. All sales are final. Independent inspections are welcome and strongly encouraged to help with your decision making.

 

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