1966 Chevrolet 427 Corvette Coupe  Chassis no. 194376S114014

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Lot 43
1966 Chevrolet 427 Corvette Coupe
Chassis no. 194376S114014

US$ 50,000 - 55,000
£ 37,000 - 41,000
1966 Chevrolet 427 Corvette Coupe
Chassis no. 194376S114014
After introduction of the independent suspension Sting Ray in 1963, Chevrolet continued development of performance equipment. The ’63 Sting Ray was a good sports car, but in a few years it became a better one.

Changes in 1964 were modest, but 1965 brought the first big block engine, the single four-barrel 396 rated 425 horsepower. It was complemented by five small blocks ranging from 250hp to the 375hp fuel injection engine in its last year of availability. The big change, however, was the appearance of four-wheel disc brakes, a long awaited improvement that Corvette badly needed to keep up with the ever-increasing engine power.

For 1966 the big block got bigger, gaining 32 cubic inches to displace a full seven liters. Chevrolet gave the early 427s with 4-barrel carburetors a 450hp rating but later dropped the published power to 425 horsepower while making no changes at all to the engine.

The car offered here is suspected to be an original small block car, based on the position of the hood prop and the standard sized yokes for the differential, but was upgraded to a 427ci at some point in its life. Purchased by the vendor in 2004 showing an original 66,000 miles, fresh from an extensive restoration, including paint code 972 red paint, it had only 200 miles on the rebuilt engine, bored to .030 inches over, and retained the original M21 4-speed transmission and rear end. It benefits from a recent overhaul of the suspension components, exhaust system and a fresh interior. With all systems on the car in full operation, now showing less than 72,000 miles, it is said to be a superb example of the more rare coupe than the convertible, and a reward to drive.
1966 Chevrolet 427 Corvette Coupe  Chassis no. 194376S114014
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