1966 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe (My Pet Vet)
Last updated May 26, 2010
Well I own this car for 33 years and did a total body-off restoration on it. I drove the car every day from 1977 to 1987. What started out as a paint job, ended up as a complet restoration. We dissasembeled the entire car. Put the body up on 4, 55 Gallon Drums, and stripped the chassis. The entire job took 5 years, as we finished it in August of 1992! The was back to the original way it rolled off the production line.
This car is the sixth to last made in 1966, one the last day of production. It was Friday July 29th, 1966. The car was driven off the production line in the St. Louis Production Plant by Ruth Lawson, and give to the car's final Inspector, Tissy Smith. The car was shipped to Reedman Chevrolet, in Langhorn, PA, and sold to a guy in New Jersey. He had the car for 3 years, and traded it in. Another guy bought the car who lived in New York. He had the car for 4 years. He traded it into dealer, who sold it to a Wholesaler in the Bronx New York. That is where I saw it, and brought it home.
Factory 327/350HP, 4-speed M-21, 3:56 Posi-Rear
Factory 327/350HP, 4-speed M-21, 3:56 Posi-Rear, Kelsey-Hayes Knock-Offs, AM/FM Wonderbar Radio, Power Antenea, Factory Off-Road Exhaust, Headers straight into side-pipes, Factory A/C, All Matching Number Car!
None - All 100% Stock
(One slight exception, depending who you talk to! The car has a Big Block Hood on it. The original owner loved this hood, and had the dealer install it before delivery to him for the price of $101.00 in 1966. This one the dealer invoice for the car. )
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