Frame Off Built Corvette Sting Ray Roadster ZZ454 V8 4 Speed QA1 Shocks PS

1966 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray

Chevrolet Corvette 1966 technical specifications

Condition: Used
Item location: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
SubModel: Sting Ray
Type: Convertible
Doors: 2
Year: 1966
Mileage: 437
Color: Red
Engine size: ZZ454
Transmission: Manual
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Ground-up restoration completed in the summer of 2015
Chevrolet Performance ZZ454 crate engine / 440 horsepower
Muncie 4-speed manual transmission
DuPont Victory Red paint / Al Knoch vinyl top
Corvette America interior
Posi-traction rear axle / 3.55 gears
Sale includes build receipts
'60s-era American Racing Torq Thrust wheels
Power steering / 4-wheel power disc brakes
Upgraded suspension

Start talking Corvettes and the first generation Sting Ray is almost always directly referenced. Offered in two body styles, nd equipped with engine options that spanned 100 cubic inches, he C2 was capable of satisfying nearly every gearhead that took interest. And that legacy of universal appeal has continued throughout the last 60 years, iving fans and aficionados the parts and inspiration to create their own unique hot rods. Take this '66 roadster for example. Updated with a modern engine and fresh interior components during an exhaustive, round-up restoration, his tastefully modified Chevy turns a traditionally appealing platform into an off-the-charts super star. If you're ready to hit the streets in a fresh, ead-turning sports car, heck out this stunning Corvette resto-mod!


Sealed in brilliant DuPont Victory Red 2-stage, nd topped with fresh Al Knoch vinyl, his slick Vette is the beneficiary of a comprehensive, round-up restoration that was completed in the summer of 2015. After being stripped to bare fiberglass, he car's body was fitted with a fresh Eckler's nose clip and adjusted to near-perfect alignment. Those striking aesthetics were then massaged into a collection of flat surfaces that are much nicer than anything that rolled out of the factory. And the result is one seductive, ully sorted roadster that looks good on the road and great at the show!

When you think of Corvettes, classy" usually isn't the first thing that comes to mind. It's not that America's sports car lacks class. It simply floods the conscious with far more appealing descriptors like fast, ree and lust-worthy. After all, his C2 was built to lap tracks, ot float through a stuffy regimen of teatimes. At the front of the car, ullet-style marker lights, brilliant bumper and a prominent red, hite and black cross-flag emblem cage a body-width, tainless-trimmed grille. At the sides of that grille, imple heat extractors ride between chrome door handles, rnate fender emblems and traditional, hielded side pipes. Opposite those pipes, '66-exclusive hood leads the eye to new glass that's framed in polished wipers, resh stainless trim and a classy bowtie mirror. And behind that mirror, wo equally brilliant bumpers reflect a chrome-trimmed fuel filler, clean "Corvette Sting Ray" emblem, chrome-trimmed tag bracket and optional dual-mode taillights.


Tilt this Chevy's blistered hood and you'll find a mean Chevrolet Performance ZZ454 that utilizes a forged crank, orged rods, luminum pistons and a hydraulic roller cam to turn stout 9.6 to 1 compression into 440 horsepower and an even 500 lb./ft. of torque. At the top of the smooth-spinning mill, 780cfm Holley carburetor is sequenced between a polished air cleaner, stainless throttle linkage and braided Summit fluid lines. That fuel source feeds a requisite aluminum intake and high-flow, val-port cylinder heads, hich are dressed in polished valve covers. At the back of that intake, erformance Distributors HEI ignition shoots spark through fresh MSD Street Fire plug wires. At the front of those wires, liable V-belts spin a rebuilt alternator and cast iron water pump behind a big aluminum radiator that's paired with two SPAL puller fans. And exhaust makes haste through traditional, ast iron manifolds that frame a deep Moroso oil pan.


During its body-off restoration, he bottom of this Sting Ray was fitted with a roster of choice upgrades. GM's factory-spec frame serves as the perfect foundation for a tough Muncie 4-speed. That proven gearbox twists a correct Corvette axle, hich spins a posi-traction differential around tough, .55 gears. That spry driveline rides a fully rebuilt suspension that frames adjustable QA-1 coil-overs in Van Steel control arms and Van Steel trailing arms. Power-assisted stops are provided by red Delco Moraine calipers, hich clench four vented rotors. And torque meets the pavement through '60s-era American Racing Torq Thrusts, hich spin 225/60R15 BF Goodrich Radial T/As.


Inside the car, ou'll find a fresh Corvette America interior that's clean, omfortable and ready to cruise. Plush seats hang large headrests over pleated covers that show no signs of significant wear. In front of those seats, rebuilt dash hangs fresh knobs and all-new wiring over a modern, irect-fit radio. Under that dash, small console centers a Hurst shifter on fade-free carpet and Chevrolet-branded floor mats. At the edge of that carpet, ood-looking door panels trace pliable armrests with clean chrome handles and bright stainless trim. In front of the driver, leather-wrapped steering wheel spins bright satin spokes around a cross-flag-branded horn button and a tilting Ididit column. And behind the passengers, small cargo area features a fair amount of storage space.


A vintage Owner's Manual
Miscellaneous build receipts

With its awesome motor, ncredible body and pristine interior, his killer resto-mod is an attractive, ell-done sports car. And best of all, eing a second generation Corvette, ts appeal is nearly universal. If you're in the market for a no excuses classic with an unbeatable combination of style and performance, his Chevy is your kind of car!

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