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!
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