1966 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

Today’s car is a 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible owned by Brian Hazelbaker. I saw this car at the 20th Annual San Juan Capistrano Classic Car Show held by their local Rotary Club. It is finished in Nassau blue with a bright blue interior and a white convertible top. It is powered by a 427 cu in Turbo-Jet V8 that produces 390 horsepower, with a Holley 4 bbl carburetor that is mated to a  close ratio 4 speed manual transmission with a positraction 3.36:1 rear axle. Slowing this beauty down are 11 3/4″ hydraulic disc brakes all around. The front suspension is Independent with coil springs and in the rear is Independent with a transverse leaf spring. The optional 15 inch cast aluminum knock-off wheels and the gold streak tires are a both a nice touch. The car is also optioned with the optional hardtop along with an AM/FM radio.

There were 27,720 Corvettes produced with 17,762 of them being convertibles and 5,116 with 427 cu in 390 hp. The MSRP was for a convertible was $4,084.00, but if you ordered the 427 cu in 390 hp engine you would need to tack on an extra $181.20. This is a great example of Top Flight National Corvette Restorers Society (NCRS) judged Corvette. What a great car to take to GM and Corvette car shows, Cars and Coffee events or just cruising up and down the coast trying to find a place for brunch with good parking. Thanks for riding along. Frank

The Stinger hood graces the 427 cu in engines in the 1966 and 1967 Corvettes.