Stunning Top Flight 1966 Corvette Sells for Top Dollar on Auction Block

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Top Flight 1966 Convertible Corvette.

We’re coveting this NCRS-awarded Top Flight 1966 Convertible Corvette.

When it comes to desirable Corvettes, 1966 was the year independent rear suspension was introduced along with the 425 horsepower 427 cu V8 engine option, giving even more power and handling to the already muscular and lithe chassis.

This Nassau Blue over dark blue leather interior example we’ve been ogling on Bring a Trailer has the perfect powertrain in our eyes. The chassis still houses the original L72 V8 and optioned 4-speed manual transmission and Positraction Rear Axle. It also has the all important Side Mount Exhaust System option, because where’s the fun in owning a 1960s Corvette unless you burn your leg once in a while?

We also love that it comes with a refurbished frame and replacement white soft top as well as the color-matched removable hardtop. It would be a crime not to actually drive this stunning ‘Vette, and having the options to suit the time of year is perfect.

The 1966 Corvette we’re highlighting here is advertised as having only partial records, but that becomes insignificant when a ‘Vette has been refurbished and cared for like this one. The National Corvette Restorers Society doesn’t hand out their Top Flight award to just anything. This 1966 Corvette got a 96.7 in NCRS judging in 2015 and then won the Top Flight award in 2016. It’s reported that the refurbishment was actually complete by an NCRS Master Judge, and if that’s the case we can be confident the work fastidiously completed.

We came across this one in the dead of winter over the new-year period, which is never the perfect time to sell a classic car, convertible or not, but it appears it’s being sold to fund family medical bills. We’re firm believers in the idea you don’t own a classic Corvette, but simply taking care of it for the next owner. In this case, it appears that has been done perfectly and has more rewards in its future.

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Ian Wright is a regular contributor to Corvette Forum and 6SpeedOnline, among other auto sites. Check out his podcast Both Hand Drive.

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