Michael S 1966 Chevrolet Corvette 2dr Convertible

The Car I never wanted.

When I was 20 I would not dream of buying a corvette instead I bought a new Pontiac GTO, 2 door hardtop, black-black, 389ci/360hp, tir-power with a Muncie M20 4 speed. But as things and people change, in 2011 I decided I wanted a corvette convertible, C-2, didn't care what year or color. I ended up with a 1963 corvette convertible, 327ci3300hp, Muncie M20 4 speed, ermine white with black top and black interior. The car was fitted with side mount exhausts which were not available in 1963, but who cares, the sound is a symphony. I liked the car so much I started looking for a big block 1966 or 1967. One day while looking thru Hemming's on line I came across a 1966 427ci/425hp, no pictures. The description intrigued me so I called the owner in Los Angeles. Come to find out, after 3 or 4 phone calls the car was, for the most part, dismantled, pictures followed. The car was equipped with J56 big brake option, 1 of 382, M22 Muncie HD close ratio, 1 of 15 and U69 radio delete 1 of 1351. I had to have this car.! After a few more phone calls and an agreement if I bought the car the 24' enclosed Pace car trailer would be included, the car and it's pieces were being stored in the trailer. I phoned a high school buddy and we left for California a week later. This was October of 2012. Needless to say I made the deal and came home with trailer and car. The owner David provided me with the Provenance and Certificate of Authentication. I was the 9th owner of a 1966 Big Block. In November 2012 I delivered the car to a Corvette Restorer in Lincoln, NE. The car was finished in May of 2015 and was judged at the Nebraska NCRS State judging the following day and was awarded Top Flight. The following week we went to Joplin, MO where the car was again judged in Regionals and again was awarded Top Flight. Only 50 years after saying I would not have a C-2 corvette my beautiful Sunfire Yellow, big block C-2 sits in MY garage.

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