1966 corvette 427 roadster f3q

1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 427 Roadster

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Country of Origin
USA
Horsepower
425
Displacement
8-CYLINDER, 7.0 L
Chassis Number
# 194676S102371

The Chevrolet Corvette (C2) is the second generation of the Chevrolet Corvette sports car, produced from 1963 to 1967 by the Chevrolet marquee of the General Motors brand. Our car features a 427 V8 engine which makes 425 hp. It is in original, unrestored condition.

THESE CARS

Corvette deserves an enormous amount of credit because it was the only serious American sports car produced in any significant numbers by a major automaker in the post-World War II period to date. . It’s just that, relentlessly, since 1953, Corvette produced a sports car, and they became very serious about performance in the 1960s. There was a market for such cars, and that they could enjoy local and national competition.

A different body design began in 1963, and the so-called C2 platform evolved. With the rear configuration somewhat like the 1961 C1 type, the rest of the car was different. A coupe version was also introduced at this time. The chassis was basically of the ladder type, and the bodies on every Corvette were in fiberglass, but now much more handsome in the exciting Sting Ray motif.

These popular cars became progressively more powerful, from the early 1960s producing up to 360 horsepower, until the last year of the Sting Ray in 1967, where the stock 427 cubic inch engine was producing over 425 horsepower. Some engine upgrades, such as the famous L88, and the more recent Z06, produced even greater performance, allegedly delivering more horsepower than advertised by Chevrolet!

During the five years of the production of the C2 (Sting Ray) version, about 22,000 units in all were created, but much fewer with the 427 CI, 425 hp engine. To some historians, they consider these Corvettes the most desirable in the over 50 years of Corvette production.

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