[POLL] What Would You do With this Barn Fresh 1966 Corvette?

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[POLL] What Would You do With this Barn Fresh 1966 Corvette?


While getting ready to leave our hotel for the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals last Saturday morning we struck up a conversation with our new friend and CorvetteBlogger reader Donny Brass.

In addition to assisting with the Pure Stock Muscle Car Drag Race display, Donny was also showing his barn fresh silver/silver 1966 Corvette coupe in the Barn Finds display.

Donny’s C2 is pretty unique given its silver on silver color combination as well as its air conditioning and automatic transmission. Of the 27,720 Corvettes built in 1966 only 3,530 (~12%) had air conditioning installed while just 2,967 (slightly less than 11%) were painted Silver Pearl. Other options include the teakwood steering wheel and power windows.

[POLL] What Would You do With this Barn Fresh 1966 Corvette?


The bad news here is that the car needs everything. The paint is heavily worn and/or missing in spots, the left rear bumper is rusted completely away, it’s got 2 flat tires, and the engine compartment is heavily aged. Inside the carpet is shot although the seats are in surprisingly decent shape compared to the rest of the car.

So with a car like this it always begs the question, “what should I do with it?” That’s where this week’s Friday Poll comes in. Our loyal readers get to vote on their preferred next steps for this forlorn Corvette.

There are generally 3 main options here: (1) get it running and just drive it, (2) embark on a full frame off restoration, or (3) sell it and just pass it on the next owner.

Cast your vote below. Have any other ideas? Leave us your thoughts in the Comments section below.

What Would You do With this Barn Fresh 1966 Corvette?

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6 COMMENTS

  1. I voted to do the mechanicals and then enjoy it. Cosmetically I would just clean it up and deal with the significant issues, such as replacing the rusted through bumper with a good used one. The rusted through bumper does cause me concern, though, as it makes me wonder about the condition of the frame and other structural components.

  2. Good bones – it deserves a real restoration done properly. Sweet coupe, especially with factory air and power windows. Probably was a joke back in the day with the Powerglide or Turboglide, but nowadays not so much if I remember C2 clutch springs correctly.

  3. This is the love of my life body style my husband could get it running just right I’d love it for the rest of my life enjoy driving her all the time in Az. It’s wonderful to enjoy a corvette something to love and respect and cherish enjoy kiss good good night every evening befor I go to bed and thank GOD foe it in my life ❤️?❤️?❤️?❤️?❤️?❤️?❤️?❤️?❤️?❤️?❤️?❤️?????????

  4. Corvette are my life and my life is corvettes. Thank you To GOD for for who ever is so lucky to ever enjoy this beautiful corvette it will make some very happy love tears sweat will bring this wonderful baby back to life again with many years of love for its owner. Corvettes forever ??❤️??

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