BaT Auction: 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible L72 427/425 4-Speed

This 1966 Chevrolet Corvette convertible was acquired by the seller 17 years ago, reportedly from its original owner. The car was refinished in its original Ermine White over a red vinyl interior under previous ownership, and power is from a numbers-matching 427ci L72 V8 mated to a four-speed manual transmission. Features include sidepipes and a black soft top as well as modifications including power steering, KMC knock-off wheels, an aluminum radiator, a 3.08:1 rear end, and new BFGoodrich redline tires. This C2 convertible is offered with service records from work carried out under current ownership as well as a clean Ohio title in the seller’s name.

BaT Auction: 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible L72 427/425 4-Speed

The car was reportedly repainted in its factory shade of Ermine White several years prior to the seller’s purchase in 2002. Close-up photos of the paintwork, black convertible top, badging, taillights, exhaust pipe covers, and other trim are included in the gallery below.

BaT Auction: 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible L72 427/425 4-Speed

Turbine-style KMC wheels feature three-eared knock-off spinners and wear BFGoodrich Silvertown Radial redline tires displaying 2019 date codes. An aftermarket power steering system has been added according to the seller.

BaT Auction: 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible L72 427/425 4-Speed

Red vinyl seats are joined by matching loop carpeting and door panels. Interior equipment includes a wood-rimmed steering wheel and a vertically-mounted Delco AM/FM radio. The soft top is photographed both raised and lowered, and its inner fabric is detailed in the gallery.

BaT Auction: 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible L72 427/425 4-Speed

The 160-mph speedometer contains a five-digit odometer showing just under 92k miles, fewer than 4k of which were added by the seller.

BaT Auction: 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible L72 427/425 4-Speed

The trim tag located below the glovebox door provides the following production details:

  • Build Date: J14 – June 14, 1966
  • Style: 66 467 – 1966 convertible
  • Trim: 407BA – Red vinyl
  • Body: S7710 – Body #7710 built in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Paint: 972AA – Ermine White

BaT Auction: 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible L72 427/425 4-Speed

The 427ci L72 V8 was factory-rated at 425 horsepower when new. An aluminum radiator has been installed, and service records from the seller’s personal mechanic are included in the sale.

BaT Auction: 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible L72 427/425 4-Speed

Engine block stamping 6124126 matches the last six digits of the chassis identification plate, which is shown in the gallery along with a variety of other chassis and drivetrain numbers. Engine suffix IP indicates an L72 engine with a factory rating of 425 horsepower.

BaT Auction: 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible L72 427/425 4-Speed

Power is sent to the rear wheels through a four-speed M20 manual transmission and a 3.08:1 rear end from 1963. Further images of the underbody and suspension can be seen in the gallery, and the video below includes both in-car and drive-by footage.

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