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1966 Corvette Coupe - 327 Small Block 300 HP - Factory AC, PS, PB, PW Headrests

Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
Type: Coupe
Trim: Base Coupe 2-Door
Year: 1966
Mileage: 32,369
VIN: 194376S117157
Color: Mosport Green
Engine: 327 Cu. In. 300 HP V8
Cylinders: 8
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Pleasant Hill, California, United States

1966 Chevrolet Corvette Additional Info:

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This 1966 Small Block 327 Cu. In. California Corvette Sting Ray Coupe was originally delivered to Robert Hall Chevrolet in Tujunga, California near Pasadena in March of 1966 as Corvette number 17,157 of 27,720. Still sporting its numbers-matching original 300 HP base engine, it is lightening quick, while also being loaded with luxury factory options. These luxury options include Four Season Air Conditioning, Powerglide Automatic Transmission, Vacuum Power Brakes, Power Steering, Power Windows, Telescopic Steering Wheel and the very rare Headrests. Other desirable options include AM/FM Radio (with standard Power Antenna), Tinted Glass, White Sidewall Tires and the rare "K19" A.I.R. Smog System which was required in California only for the very first time in 1966.
The exterior paint is the original factory color Mosport Green (a Silver-Green color named after Mosport Speedway in Ontario, a contraction of "Motor Sport"), while the interior is the basic classic Black with vinyl seats and headrests. The exterior paint is a 1996 repaint of the factory color which still looks vibrant today.
In addition to its excellent condition, this Corvette is equally defined by its originality. Here are some of the key original components with their corresponding date codes where applicable:
Body Paint & Trim Plate: G21, Style 66 437, Trim STD, Body S3232, Paint 982AA (Build Date March 21 1966, Corvette Coupe, Standard Black Vinyl Interior, St. Louis Coupe Body #3232, Exterior Paint Mosport Green)VIN Plate: 194376S117157 (1966 Corvette Coupe, St. Louis Body, Corvette #17,157)Engine Assembly Stamping: F0315HR (Flint V8, March 15, HR suffix (327 300hp Powerglide A.I.R.))Engine VIN Derivative: 6117157 (Corvette #17,157)Engine Casting Date: C116 (March 11, 1966)Engine Casting Number: 3858174 (Flint 327)Carburetor: Holley LIST-3605 613 (1966, January, 3rd Week)Exhaust Manifolds: 3872765, 3872778 (327, 300, A.I.R.)Smog Pump: Dated 00362E (3rd day of 1966, 2nd shift)Smog Mixture Control Valve: 3884591Alternator: New Delco Remy ReplacementAC Compressor: 6550113 030263 (MMDDYS March 2, 1966, Shift 3)Power Brake Master Cylinder: 5467084Radiator: Harrison 3155316 66C (March 1966)Engine Fan: 912239 B6 (Feb 1966)Expansion Tank: 3155416 66B (Feb 1966)Starter: 1107320 6C10 (March 10, 1966)Transmission: T 0308 D (Toledo, March 8, Day Shift)Differential: 3871375 AK 3 7 66 (3.36:1 Ratio with 327 Powerglide)Seat Belts: Hamill 1966 Model #C10 9E66 (Friday 9th Week of 1966)Known reproduction parts: Glove compartment liner, fuel door, alternator, voltage regulator
The condition of this Mid-Year Sting Ray is overall excellent including mechanically. It runs very well, is strong and fast. Operationally, the power features work well including the Factory Air Conditioning.* The engine starts dependably.* As expected, a fast idle is observed upon cold start and continues until the engine warms and the throttle is depressed allowing for the engine to run smoothly at the normal idle.* The windshield wipers operate properly with two speeds. All window glass and mirrors are original to the car and are date coded. Some wiper scratches to the windshield are present.* The windshield washer pump is non-operational.* The clock and clock reset is operational.* All courtesy lamps are operational except for the glove compartment lamp. The rear license plate lamp is operational as well.* The glove compartment lock & key function properly. As expected, the oval key operates the glove box lock as well as the spare tire lock. The key knockouts with key codes are present.* The power windows operate properly.* The cigarette lighter is present and functions properly.* The Telescopic Steering Column functions properly.* The Headrests are adjustable by pulling up or pushing down on cushion.* The lap seat belts retract, adjust and buckle properly. As expected, the seat belts are the "BOWTIE Second Design" believed to have started after VIN 16200.* The horn blasts loud and strong as was typical in 1966.* The ignition key operates the ignition as well as the exterior door locks as expected. Both door locks are operational from the interior. The left side exterior door lock operates properly with key. The right side lock turns properly with key, but does not "trip" the lock properly.* The power antenna operates through the full up cycle and 3/4 of the down cycle.* The spare tire is present in the spare tire carrier including the lock.* The jack and wheel wrench are present in the storage compartment and secured by the retainer spring.* The right side headlamp bucket rotates open and closed properly. The left side headlamp bucket rotates closed properly, but does not open properly until first given a manual push (see video).* The front and rear turn signals are operational.* The headlights, tail lights, front park lights, brake lights, are all operational. The back-up lights are non-operational.* The interior instrument panel lights are operational.* The speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip-odometer, oil pressure gauge, and temperature gauge are operational. The fuel gauge and trip-odometer reset button are non-operational.* The AM-FM radio is operational.* The Air Conditioning operates properly and blows cold.* The heater blows, but does not blow warm.* Tires are Firestone white sidewall radials size P205 75 R15 with very little wear.* The chrome is excellent, with some very light scratches on the right-rear bumper.* There is a dent in the oil pan.* The interior carpet has some fading from sun exposure through the rear fastback glass.* The windshield chrome trim has a gap on the left side.* There is a minor paint scratch at the front left fender near bumper.* Excellent performance in steering, handling and braking.
Ownership History: The original owner lived in Castaic, California, with ownership from 1966-1971. The second owner lived in Castaic with ownership from 1971-1995. The third owner lived in Ventura, California with ownership from 1995-2005. As the fourth owner, I have ownership from 2005-Present.
Documentation:* Shipping Data Report from NCRS Historic Document Services documenting the original delivery dealer was Robert Hall Chevrolet in Tujunga, CA and the GM official Production Date was March 23, 1966. This information is derived from the VIN by NCRS.* Copy of California Ownership Certificate dated 1980, shows same California license plates as current.* Copy of Certificate of Non-Operation showing vehicle was stored from 1987-1991.* Copy of the reproduction Window Sticker.* Original owners manual, radio instructions and sales brochure.* Receipt from 1996 Body Repaint.* The warranty book with Protect-O-Plate is not present.
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