Drive and Enjoy: 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

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This 1966 Corvette is a very attractive car that looks to be in very reasonable condition. It is said to be solid, and the owner says that this is a car that you can drive and enjoy as it is. Located in Colonial Beach, Virginia, the Corvette is listed for sale here on eBay. With the ongoing popularity of Corvettes from this era, the owner has set a BIN price of $48,900, which seems to be quite reasonable. There is also the option to make an offer if you are the sort of person who likes to try to drive a bit of a bargain.

The Corvette underwent a repaint at some point in the 1980s, and that seems to have held up reasonably well, although the owner does say that it is starting to show its age a bit. This was a color change, as the car was originally finished in Mosport Green, which is an attractive color in its own right. The owner says that not only is the body in good condition but so is the frame. The car also comes with both a black soft-top and the hardtop that you see in this photo. While I don’t mind the copper color that the car is finished in, I would probably be inclined to return the Corvette to its original hue, and you will see why in the next photo.

The interior of the Corvette presents really nicely, and it really is hard to find fault with it. However, for me at least, that green upholstery would be set off a lot better against green paintwork, as the copper is just too strident, and it gives the car a bit of a disjointed look. There are a couple of minor marks visible on the console, but the rest of the interior looks very nice, and with the top down, it looks like a great place to spend a sunny day.

Under the hood is the 350hp 327ci V8, and this is backed by a 4-speed manual transmission. There are a few detail areas under the hood that could stand a bit of tidying up work, but the overall impression is of an engine that looks fairly clean and tidy, especially if this happens to be a 53-year-old engine that is essentially untouched. The owner says that the car runs and drives really well and that it sounds amazing.

Corvettes of this vintage are not just striking looking cars that provide great performance, but they seem to represent a pretty decent blue-chip investment. Values are continuing to climb at a steady rate, and it appears that they are a car that will be highly sought a long way into the future. This one doesn’t look like it is going to need a huge amount of work to return it to its former glory. Of course, someone may choose to buy this one and enjoy driving it as it is. If they do that, then I would certainly respect that decision.

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  1. MotorWinder

    For me this is one sweet ride, loce the color … no fancy over the top big block (ben der dun dat) just a nice car! If it wasn’t the case my resent purchase of a ’97 Boxter (yes I know IMS bla bla bla) I may have seriously considered this car!!
    I would buy this and drive er as is and really enjoy it!!

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  2. Maestro1

    I think back to Mosport Green with a Military Tan Fabric top. Lovely car.

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  3. Just Jon

    I have always wondered why my uncle out in California didn’t buy one of these for me for my High School graduation……………………….*smh*………….!

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  4. Just passing through

    Paint it red and drive it till the wheels fall off.

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    I would change wheels and tires, and have a blast. I like the color, when it truly needs a repaint, then consider the green. Drive this car, don’t put it on a pedestal.

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  6. MrF

    Although I prefer original colors, the current one sure highlights the styling. Stunning.

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  7. moosie Craig M Bryda

    Your comment about the interior color made me laugh only because
    I had one that color , I thought it was black until I took the hard top off one warm spring afternoon. The car had a Mosport Green body, I got that car on a swap deal . One of the ones I wish I still had, the tree had a different idea.

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  8. v

    very rare and attractive color. i have never seen that color stingray. ill take it.

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  9. ruxvette

    Beautiful car and priced right. As has been said it is a nice weekend driver and Saturday show car.
    Probably $10 grand to change back to Mosport green. Drive it until it truly needs a repaint.

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  10. 86_Vette_Convertible

    I like it just as it sits. The engine CR would cost a bit to run it but if you can afford the car you should be able to afford the gas.

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  11. Tom

    The listing says the exterior color is copper, but I’m hoping it’s ‘66 vintage Aztec Bronze. Photos do not do this color justice. My mother is the original owner of a ‘66 Impala in Aztec Bronze, 283/2bbl/3 on the tree. Cragar mags went on in ‘68 and are still on the car. Absolutely lovely vehicle.

    Not thrilled about the green interior but it is definitely a head turning combination.

    Good luck to both buyer and seller!

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  12. stillrunners

    Sooo….this is a factory color….rare and nice if it is.

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  13. Buddy

    I would think a quality paint job to get it back to Mosport Green would be north of $20K. If engine has not been rebuilt not sure how it will like unleaded gas.

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