PICK OF THE DAY: One Owner 1966 Corvette Stingray Convertible

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At any given collector car auction, a mid-year Corvette (1963-1967) is a perennial favorite, gaining acceptability even amongst the most elite of international collectors. Playing on Detroit’s strength of cubic inches and horsepower, the well-optioned big-block 427s with excellent provenance tend to garner the most attention, deservedly so. Perhaps less in their shadow as in their aura, other Corvettes have less of an opportunity to shine, but are gems nonetheless. This is an outstanding example of that. This one comes from 1966 and has the smallest and least powerful motor offered that year. In saying that, we’re still talking 300 horsepower in a car weighing 200 pounds less than its 427 counterpart. That aside, this is a one-owner Corvette with an impeccable detailed and documented history which includes its original sales receipt, every service receipt including oil changes, and all registrations, in addition to all original books. The car underwent a frame-on restoration in 2010 and appears to have been done to a very high standard as evidenced by its NCRS Top-Flite award the following year. The 1966-only Trophy Blue over the 414 blue interior and white top (Trophy Blue hardtop included) is an alluring and sought-after combination. The car is also decently optioned with original AM/FM radio, power steering, and teak steering wheel. It is, on paper, a worthy investment. Its story, provided by the original owner, through photos and tales, is priceless. Find it here on Craigslist in Rancho Cordova CA for $78,000.

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