1966 Chevrolet Corvette C2 "Sting Ray"SOLD

COYS Nürburgring Auction - Saturday 11th August 2007

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Estimate: €32,000-38,000

Sold: €35,355

The Corvette Sting Ray, introduced in 1963, was an entirely new car with a new chassis frame, a shorter wheelbase and independent rear suspension designed by former works Allard and Porsche driver, Zora Arkus-Duntov. It was an all-American car but the engineering was by a man who had won his class at Le Mans and had a clear idea what a sports car should be. With minor modifications, later Corvettes used this classic layout until 1984. The Sting Ray (it became 'Stingray' in 1969) was an improvement over earlier Corvettes in every department, but it was the body which caught the attention because it owed nothing to any other car, and key styling cues can still be seen on today's Corvettes.

Four-wheel disc brakes were introduced in 1965, as was a big block engine option. Side exhaust pipes appeared on the 1965 Sting Ray and persisted through until 1969. Chevrolet would up the ante in 1966 as American manufacturers engaged in a horse power race with the introduction of an even larger 427cu.in/7.0 litre version, creating what would be one of the most collectible Corvettes ever. With that sort of muscle it can hold its own in any company.

This ultimate 'Vette, resplendent in black with a black interior, looks striking from every angle. With the seven litre engine nestling under the bonnet this most collectable of Corvettes is described by the vendor as being in very good original condition; it comes with a copy of Corvette Performance, in which it is mentioned. A stunning incarnation of the classic American dream, this car is supplied with German registration papers.

Reference Number 11783

as of 7/28/2007

Car 1966 Chevrolet Corvette C2 "Sting Ray"
VIN 194376S105200