West Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely exceptional example of this frame off restored 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible with a 427cid/425HP L72 V8 'IP' code engine matched to a 4 speed manual transmission! The recipient of a recent fame off restoration and refinished in its original 'Nassau Blue' color code 976 paint with its original matching 'Bright Blue Leather' trim code 415 interior with a white soft top matched to its factory optional and original 4 speed manual transmission and knock off wheels.
L72 427/425HP engine; date coded correct 3869942 casting # with VIN # stamped on the engine pad. 4 speed manual transmission with Muncie 'P' Plant date coded correct 3885010 casing casting # and VIN # stamped in the casing. Knock off wheels with new red line tires. T-3 Headlights, roll up and work perfect. Very straight body and door to birdcage fitment. Repainted in original 'Nassau Blue' as per 976 code data plate. Interior is original Bright Blue color, leather seats recovered at restoration. Manual steering, brakes and windows. Electric antenna and AM radio. Tinted glass. All mechanics are excellent.
In 1966, the 427 cubic inch was introduced in the Corvette and all 427 engine cars received special hoods. The high performance solid lifter 427 was initially listed at 450HP but for reasons unclear the rating, not the actual output, was reduced to 425HP shortly after introduction. It is also of note that some 390HP engines were rated at 400HP. Backup lights became standard and were incorporated into the existing rear inboard taillight housings.
The car has no signs of any accidents and is the beneficiary of an obviously recent frame off restoration and looks extremely striking in it's repainted original 'Nassau Blue' color paint with the matching Bright Blue leather interior and a White soft top. The car must be driven and seen to be truly appreciated - drives straight as an arrow with no strange road wobbles, shakes or rattles - a truly remarkable daily driver that will give any modern day sports car a run for it's money! The 4 speed manual transmission shifts smoothly through all the gears and the temperature always remains cool!
This is a rare opportunity to own a great daily driving and never abused example of a recently frame-off restored 1966 Chevrolet Corvette 427/425HP Big Block Roadster in very fine condition throughout and with a very desirable 4 speed manual transmission! This is one highly desirable and collectible unabused example of one of the best styling efforts of the decade, a genuine grand touring car in every sense of the word, this shortest lived Corvette design (1963-67) is probably the most sought after apart from the 1953-1958 models and they are seemingly increasing in value and desirability each year! This particular model with knock off wheels and a 4 speed manual is sure to prove a most worthy investment for any Corvette collector or classic American car enthusiast!