L72 C2 Corvette Packs 1-Of-382 Power Brake Option
Daily Slideshow: This C2 Corvette might look like your average, beautifully restored '66. But rare options really set it apart.
Small Differences, Big Changes
When you're talking about classic Corvettes, determining value is a dicey and complicated proposition. Two cars might look alike, be in the same kind of condition, and even show the same mileage on the odometer. And yet, little things like brakes or interior options can make a huge difference in price. Just take this gorgeous 1966 Corvette we spotted over at Mecum, for example.
On (and below) the surface, there's no denying this C2 is a fine example of its breed. The recipient of a full body-off restoration, the classic 'Vette certainly looks stunning in its original Milano Maroon hue.
The Saddle soft top offers beautiful contrast, and those aluminum knock-off wheels are certainly iconic. Add in factory side-mounted exhaust, and you've got a C2 that anybody would love to add to their garage.
Tidy and Neat
The interior of this stunning C2 is no less attractive, either, sporting the same Saddle hue as the soft top. Everything is tidy and in great shape, no matter where you look. A few nice options are present here as well, including a telescopic steering wheel, AM/FM radio, and tinted glass.
Lift the hood, and you'll find the top dog engine option offered in 1966 - the L72 425 HP 427 cubic-inch big block V8. The big mill is the original engine, and the seller reports that all the numbers match.
Backing up that monster mill is the original 4-speed manual transmission and a correct date-coded rear differential packing 4.11 gears. All of these features make this convertible 'Vette one of the faster drop-tops of its time.
One of Few
But what really takes this C2 over the top is its incredibly rare J56 heavy-duty dual pin caliper power brake option. Beefy brakes are nothing new (or really special) on cars these days, but only 382 1966 Corvettes left the factory with this particular option.
Backing It Up
Many classic Corvettes tend to lose their documentation with time, but this particular example also comes with loads of paperwork to back up its rarity. That includes an NCRS Shipping Data Report, and the seller also notes that this car was originally sold at the famous Nickey Chevrolet. And when you're selling a car with a supremely rare option, that kind of thing makes all the difference!
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