Happy 50th Birthday to My 1966 Corvette Sting Ray

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Happy 50th Birthday to My 1966 Corvette Sting Ray


On this day in 1966, a Tuxedo Black Corvette Sting Ray Convertible rolled off the production line in St. Louis. Wearing VIN #22891, the base Corvette featured a 327/300 hp V8 and a four-speed manual transmission. It’s options were limited to just AM/FM radio and positraction but the car does feature the rare combination of the Black exterior with Silver interior.

Another month would go by before a 28-year-old young man would pull into a Chevrolet dealership in New Jersey and drive away with the new Corvette, thereby setting into motion a series of events that eventually leads to me writing about this car’s 50th birthday.

Hard to believe it’s been 50 years!

I tried to get her sorted out in time for today, but interesting things can happen to Corvettes that sit for a couple years. But we did get two rides in last weekend and hopefully she’ll be on the road again later this week. In the meantime, a wash and wax today and one last weekend to take it easy.

Happy Birthday Corvette!

Happy 50th Birthday to My 1966 Corvette Sting Ray


Want to know when your classic Corvette’s birthday is? If you have a 1953 to 1982, just grab your VIN # and head over to Corvette Birthday Calculator.