The Silver Pearl on Blue C2 was specially built for Corvette Hall of Fame member Joe Pike on April 7th, 1966.
Joe Pike was the National Sales Promotion Manager for Chevrolet. It was his responsibility to create a market for the Corvette. He stressed the Corvette lifestyle and created the National Council of Corvette Clubs (NCCC) to provide a way for Corvette people to unite. Today, the NCCC has roughly 15,000 members. In addition he was the editor of Corvette News which would later become Corvette Quarterly. Ever wonder who first had the idea to name Corvette colors after race tracks? Joe Pike did that.
Pike passed away in 1994 and rightfully took his place in the Corvette Hall of Fame in 1998. He’s also a member of Bloomington Gold’s Great Hall.
Joe Pike’s 1966 Corvette is powered by the 327/350hp engine. Like most COPO cars, it’s decked out with almost everything from the 1966 Corvette menu including air conditioning, M21 4 speed, side exhaust, power brakes and windows, power antenna, leather seats, AM/FM radio, tinted glass, and knock off wheels among several other items from the options list. Documentation on the Silver Pearl on Bright Blue Sting Ray includes the car shipper, dealer order, delivery inspection and adjustment report, and NCRS/GM Shipping Data Report. The car was initially delivered to the Chevrolet Central Office in Detroit.
So how much for a great looking second generation Sting Ray formerly owned by a Corvette legend? The for sale price on the ProTeam website is $69,995.
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