Now available by The Motor Masters is a 1966 Chevrolet Corvette for sale.
327 cubic inch V8 engine, aluminum intake, road exhaust, 4 speed manual transmission, power steering, 4 wheel disc brakes, factory A/C car, 15” knockoff wheels with BF Goodrich Silvertown gold stripe tires, eterior color is Milano Maroon, black convertible top, Saddle bucket seat interior, factory style shifter, AM radio. The Mid-Year Corvettes are undeniably the most exciting Corvette ever built, and this beautiful example is ready for fun!
Mid Year Corvette History:
The 1963 Sting Ray production car’s lineage goes back to two separate GM projects: the Q-Corvette and Mitchell’s racing Sting Ray. The Q-Corvette, debuting in 1957, features a smaller, more advanced Corvette as a coupe-only model, boasting an independent rear suspension, a rear transaxle, and four-wheel disc brakes, with the rear brakes mounted inboard. Exterior styling was made purposely, with peaked fenders, a long nose, and a short, bobbed tail.
At the same time, Zora Arkus-Duntov and other GM engineers became fascinated with mid and rear-engine designs. It was when the Corvair was built that Duntov took the mid/rear-engine layout to its limits in the CERV I concept. The Chevrolet Experimental Research Vehicle, AKA CERV, was a lightweight, open-wheel single-seat racer. A rear-engine Corvette was considered briefly between 1958–60, going as far as a full-scale mock-up designed around the Corvair’s entire rear-mounted power package, which also includes its complicated air-cooled flat-six as a different choice to the Corvette’s usual water-cooled V-8. By fall 1959, components of the Sting Ray Special Racer and the Q-Corvette would be put into experimental project XP-720, which was the design program that led to the production 1963 Corvette Sting Ray. The XP-720 expected to deliver improved passenger accommodation, more luggage space, and superior ride and handling over previous Corvettes.
As Duntov developed an innovative new chassis for the 1963 Corvette, designers were coping and refining the basic look of the racing Sting Ray for the production model. A complete and functioning space buck was finished by early 1960, production coupe styling was done for the most part by April, and the interior, instrument panel included was ready by November. By fall 1960, the designers turned their attention to a new version of the traditional Corvette convertible and, still later, its detachable hardtop. Wind tunnel testing helped clarify the final shape for the first time in the Corvette’s history, as did practical matters like interior space, windshield curvatures, and tooling limitations. Both body styles were evaluated extensively as production-ready 3/8-scale models at the Caltech wind tunnel.
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