1966 Corvette 427 Convertible- Numbers Matching/ 7x NCRS Top Flight Award Winner

1966 Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible for sale in Macedon, New York, United States

Condition: Used
Item location: Macedon, New York, United States
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
Type: Convertible
Trim: 427 Convertible
Year: 1966
Mileage: 67,191
VIN: 194676S115390
Color: Milano Maroon
Engine size: 427CI/390HP (L36)
Transmission: 4 SPEED MANUAL (M21)
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black Vinyl
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description for Chevrolet Corvette 1966

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1966 Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible
Description
For sale is this stunning, completely restored 1966 427 Convertible. This numbers matching, documented Corvette is a 7 time NCRS Top Flight Award Winner!


FACTORY OPTIONS:

  • L36 427ci/390HP ENGINE
  • M21 4 SPEED MANUAL CLOSE RATIO TRANSMISSION
  • G81 POSITRACTION 3.70 TO 1 REAR AXLE
  • U69 AM-FM RADIO: INCLUDES POWER REAR ANTENNA
  • A02 SOFT RAY WINDSHIELD
  • N36 TELESCOPIC STEERING SHAFT
  • T01 NYLON BLACKWALL TIRES


GREAT DOCUMENTATION:

  • CARBON COPY OF DEALER ORDER SHEET OF WHEN THE CAR WAS ORDERED AT LOMBARDI CHEVROLET IN WILMINGTON, IL ON 1/31/1966
  • 2 PAGES OF PAPERWORK FROM THE CAR SHIPPER THAT DELIVERED THE CAR TO LOMBARDI CHEVROLET
  • AN ORIGINAL "PUNCHED CARD" THAT ACCOMPANIED THE VEHICLE WHEN IT WAS ASSEMBLED IN THE FACTORY


NUMBERS:
Front Pad: T0222IL
Block: 3869942 (427ci)
Block Date: B26 (Feb 2, 1966)
Carburetor: 3882835 LIST- 3370----- 622 (1966/FEB/2nd Week)
Intake: 3866948 (1966 427ci/390hp)
Intake Date: B76 (Feb 7,1966)
Alternator: 1100693
Windshield: VJ (Dec 65)
Driver Side: CJ (Nov 65)
Driver Vent: JJ (May 65)
Pass Side: AJ (Sept 65)
Pass Vent: AJ (Sept 65)
Body Date: G22 (January 22)
Paint: 988
Trim: STD
Trans Case: 3885010
Trans Vin: 6S115390
Rear End Case Date: F146
Axle: FA (3.70 Posi)
Rear End Assembly: 2 24 66

Condition

Here is a letter from the previous owners about their time with the Corvette:

"We bought 15390 in December of 1986 from a small Corvette dealer in Leicester, NY.Here are some interesting things we can share about our time as owners and stewards of the car,

We joined National Corvette Restorers Society (NCRS) in 1985, and had done both National and Regional level judging, so we were somewhat knowledgeable (but far from experts) about what to check for with respect to purchasing a “numbers matching” Corvette. We knew that the car had an incorrect carburetor and that the original telescopic steering wheel had been removed. Also, and this was a tough one to change, the car when we bought it had sidepipes and knock off wheels that we knew were not original to the car.

How did we know that those items were not correct? We were very fortunate that the car came with the original paperwork items that Nate has to show you. The “carbon copies” of the original dealer order and shipping paperwork are invaluable to have – they match exactly how the car is currently presented. The ultimate, and extremely rare, piece of documentation is the “IBM card / aka data card” that accompanied the car as it was assembled in St. Louis (with a body from A. O. Smith and a 427 Big Block from the Tonawanda NY GM engine plant). The data card matches the order # on the paperwork and the options ordered with the car. There is no VIN # on the data card because there was no Vin # associated with the car when it began assembly, just an order #. It is also worth noting that when we showed the data card to a member of our Western NY NCRS Chapter, who is now THE authority on mid year Corvette paperwork and numbers, he mentioned that he had never seen a real data card before. So, you have something that is very rare, possibly 1 of a kind.

The first time we had the car judged at our 1991 WNY NCRS Chapter meet it received a 2nd Flight award. The 2nd time we had the car judged, at our 1992 WNY NCRS Regional meet, we earned an NCRS Top Flight award. Between 1991 and 1992, we obtained a correct 3370 carburetor, found a correct telescoping steering wheel, did a lot of engine compartment clean up and painting, and obtained a pristine set of correct wheel covers. We also installed a new correctly dated LOF Safety Plate Soft Ray windshield. Once we received the Top Flight in 1992, the car continued to receive Top Flight awards each and every time we had the car judged. However, we did not stop improving the condition and correctness of the car.

We did a body off restoration in 1998 and 1999 and basically did everything except repaint the Milano Maroon exterior. The car had been painted just before we bought it in 1986, and it has held up very well since then.The majority of the restoration work was done by a now 400-level NCRS Master Judge. This included stripping and painting the chassis (where we found the correct stamping in the top of the right side rear frame rail), rebuilding or replacing the exhaust, brakes, brake cylinders, all new stainless brake lines, master cylinder, alternator, window regulators, and rebuilding the original numbers matching engine and transmission.

We cleaned up and repainted the engine compartment, cleaned the bottom of the body, replaced the seat foams and vinyl covers, carpets, dash pads, gauges, clock, main wiring harness, and had the radio refurbished. We had the convertible top replaced by a local expert seat covering shop, including the addition of the correct tips on both sides of the top (which were provided by the 85 year old owner of the seat covering business). The engine does not and never has run hot. It has it own built in air conditioning if you put the top down and enjoy the open air. The car with us was never exposed to road salt and was garaged each winter and stored in a moisture resistant OMNI bag.

After 30 years with the car, we decided that it was time to pass it on to a new steward who can enjoy and care for it - hopefully for many years to come. "

Terms of Sale

The Deposit:
Please be ready to place a deposit within 48 hours of auction's close. All transactions must be completed within 7 days of the end of auction. If the car is not as represented upon your personal inspection at our dealership location, you will be under no obligation to purchase.

Tax, Title and License:
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Note: If the deposit is not received within forty-eight hours (2 business days) or if the sale is not complete within 7 days of the close of the auction, we reserve the right to sell to the next highest bidder or to another qualified buyer.

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Disclaimer

International bidders are welcome. We will help in any way we can with coordinating shipping within the U.S. or overseas.

Seller reserves the right to end this listing at anytime should the vehicle no longer be available for sale. Professional pre-purchase inspections are welcome but must be made before the auction ends. We have described the above mentioned vehicle to the best of our ability. However, with all pre-owned automobiles, the condition is subjective, so we recommend that the potential buyer fly out to inspect as well as test drive any of the vehicles before finalizing purchase. If your personal inspection is not possible, we will be glad to help facilitate an inspection by your chosen local independent service center and will make arrangements to deliver the vehicle to them for this purpose.

All vehicles are sold in "AS IS" condition. However, extended warranty options are available on most vehicles. Please be advised that no oral statements concerning any vehicle constitute a representation or warranty of the condition of said vehicle. Our goal is to provide you with the best service and the most comfortable buying experience on eBay. We do not accept escrow, and all inspections must be done prior to delivery. ATTENTION INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: Please be aware that you will be responsible for the Federal Reserve fee(s) charged for all incoming wires).

Pertaining to non eBay winners: anyone with a deposit but the sale is pending financing, 3rd party inspection or any other contingency, the said vehicle will not be held and is subject to be sold at any time, until all contingencies are removed and a manager or owner accepts and signs the purchase order.

The advertised mileage represents the actual miles when the car was placed on eBay. These vehicles are test driven and actual mileage may differ at time of sale.

Condition Disclaimer:

All used vehicles should be assumed to have some degree of wear. We do not manufacture our product. Each vehicle brand has its strengths, styles, tendencies, and shortcomings. Therefore, despite our best efforts to verify a vehicle's mechanical condition, we are not able to warranty a manufacturers workmanship or a previous owners diligence in care. It is for this reason that all vehicles are sold "AS IS" and there are no mechanical guarantees expressed or implied.

We reserve the right to end the auction at any time.

About the Seller

Van Bortel has grown to be one of the premier Corvette dealerships in the country and one of the top 40 selling Corvette dealerships nationwide. Van Bortel stands above the rest due to passion, experience, quality, and reputation for America's Sports car. Our team works only with Corvettes from sales to service to detailing. We are just as passionate about Corvettes as you are and go above and beyond to make sure your experience with us is what you expect from a premier dealership.

Van Bortel Corvette
585-222-4389
www.vanbortelcorvettes.net

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