Documentation, documentation, documentation.
The Goodwood Green Sting Ray includes more than 30 years of service and maintenance records from the previous owner, who bought it 33 years ago in Ohio and has obviously babied it, even building a special garage for the car and reportedly never driving it in the rain.
The car has 68,617 documented miles, with the previous owner covering just 15,000 miles over the 33 years he owned it.
Documents show that the car was ordered from Latimer-Looney Chevrolet in Kingsport, Tennessee on Sept. 7, 1966, with an expected production date of Oct. 28, 1966.
Equipment on the 4-speed convertible includes a black vinyl interior/top, factory hardtop (included in the sale), pushbutton AM/FM radio, and tinted windshield. Records show that the paint has not been redone for at least 30 years, and the seller notes there is no evidence of prior accidents or bodywork, other than a half dollar-sized repair where a rear bumper mounting bolt hit the fiberglass and was professionally repaired.
The seller says he has verified that the numbers match for the engine, transmission, starter, alternator, and carburetor. The 327 engine has been upgraded for more power with a new camshaft, lifters, and timing chain, and the previous owner updated the interior with the correct vinyl upholstery, carpeting, weatherstripping, and other miscellaneous items, most purchased from Harmony Corvette Restorations in Illinois.
The previous owner was meticulous about keeping track of what he did to the car, with 30 years of detailed service records that show he used OEM parts (including correct brake line clips) and kept detailed handwritten notes that include where the parts were bought, why they were replaced, and more.
Not surprisingly, the previous owner saved all parts that had to be replaced, including the factory seat pads, seat covers, master cylinder, lifters, timing chain, camshaft, valve covers, intake manifold, air filter cover, wiring, ignition coils, factory radiator, a turn signal switch, and more that will be included with the sale.
With the documents and photos to prove it’s been taken care of for decades, if you’re looking for an original C2 Corvette that’s been babied, it’s hard to believe you could find a better one. It might just come down to personal preference on the Goodwood Green paint.
Bidding, which has hit just $25,001 so far, ends on Nov. 22 at 3:40 p.m.