Corvettes on eBay: Project-Quality 1966 Corvette That Runs and Drives

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Corvettes on eBay: Project-Quality 1966 Corvette That Runs and Drives


Chevrolet made more 1966 Corvettes than any year during the second generation’s run from 1963 to 1967.

For the first time, production exceeded 25,000, with a total of 27,720 Corvettes leaving the St. Louis factory, including 17,762 convertibles and 9,958 coupes.

One of those convertibles has managed to survive the past 54 years, and it’s currently up for sale on eBay.

Corvettes on eBay: Project-Quality 1966 Corvette That Runs and Drives


The car has lost some of its original parts over the decades, including its motor that has been replaced with a 350 at some point. Likewise, the paint has been changed to red from the original Nassau Blue, and the seller admits he isn’t sure if the four-speed manual transmission is original or not.

Despite the lack of originality, in a walk-around video provided by the seller, this Sting Ray looks like it is in good enough condition cosmetically that it could be a fun daily driver for someone willing to settle for a 15-footer paint job that the seller admits has “plenty of imperfections.” Several up-close photos definitely prove his point, and this car really does need a new paint job to reach its full potential.

Corvettes on eBay: Project-Quality 1966 Corvette That Runs and Drives


The car has lost some of its original parts over the decades, including its motor that has been replaced with a 350 at some point. Likewise, the paint has been changed to red from the original Nassau Blue, and the seller admits he isn’t sure if the four-speed manual transmission is original or not.

The interior, while not terrible, still is showing signs of wear and tear, including a rip in the bottom of the driver’s seat and some missing kick panels. We are also told that most of the gauges aren’t working, and while the car originally was equipped with air conditioning, the seller says he doesn’t have any AC parts.

Corvettes on eBay: Project-Quality 1966 Corvette That Runs and Drives


We do get to hear the engine idling, and the car is said to “run and drive.” The headlights, a frequent trouble spot for this generation, rotate as shown in a photo, and the power windows are still working, too, though this is not demonstrated in the video.

On the bright side, a new convertible top is included with the car, and it’s a good thing since the existing top has a tear near the bottom on the driver’s side. Perhaps more importantly, though, the frame “looks very good and solid,” always a point of concern for C2s.

So what would you do with this car – enjoy it the way it sits now or restore it to make it better? At the “Buy It Now” price of $29,500 (with the auction running through Saturday), we’re just not sure. That sounds reasonable enough for a C2, but the car appears to be in that zone where it’s not terrible … but it’s not great either. Maybe some people would be satisfied with the appearance, but for someone interested in a really nice-looking Corvette, it’s clear this one would need a repaint, a new interior, and perhaps some mechanical improvements. That could quickly add up to a lot of dollars.

Still, for someone looking for a project car and willing and capable of doing a lot of the work himself, this one warrants a closer examination.


Source:
eBay Motors

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  1. Corvettes are special, can’t believe what some people do to them. Lately there’s been some on here that I wouldn’t want if they were free like the “Pride Special”, “Hatchback Chop-job” and that wagon abortion.

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