1966 Chevrolet Corvette

427 Turbo Jet Convertible

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1966
  • Mileage 
    43 900 km / 27 279 mi
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Chassis number 
    194676S108247
  • Lot number 
    127
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Original condition
  • Metallic 
    Yes
  • Interior colour 
    Blue
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Blue
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Performance 
    425 BHP / 431 PS / 317 kW
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Serial number 194676S108247
Interesting Big Block version
43,847 miles
French title
The "427" is the most powerful Corvette of this era developing 425hp, called "Turbo Jet" only the "Gransport" for the race was more violent. This 427 hardtop convertible has all the aesthetic attributes of a wild car. The color "Nassau Blue" corresponds exactly to the image of a "427" that enthusiasts have engraved in their memory. The protections of the side exhaust pipes are there to prevent burns. Their usefulness and look are indisputable even if the right grid has been slightly depressed. The bumpers, moldings, grilles, all aligned in chrome steel, weigh the weight of the car but they represent a style that is the charm of Corvettes. The front bumpers need some elbow grease to regain their shine. It is the same for the nose of the front but it is a small defect in comparison to the interest of 2 grilles for the discharge of hot air on the hood. The ensemble is in perfect condition. The panels of bodywork are perfectly plants, the painting which covers them is well stretched without perceptible defect. Same condition for headlights, tinted windshield, side windows, lights, cabochons. The rubber seals are dry but do not need to be replaced. The chassis shows no signs of corrosion or deformation. No play in the hinges, locks, or the system of attachment of the top and hardtop. The hood wears signs of wear but the joints of its arches do not play, allowing easy deployment that can only be justified to protect against a sudden downpour. Indeed the hard-top is made to ride in bad weather, to avoid given the "susceptibility" of the engine horses! It is in good condition including its rear window. All interior fittings are in beautiful condition. Not a trace of wear, not a small crack. The handles are well fixed, operational. There is still the original radio, central armrest, belts of security (period option). The carpet on the floor seems to be original, protected by 2 layers of carpet. This car has no power steering which requires a solid grip and vigilance at all times. This is both an advantage for the "hard-core", a disadvantage for the most timid, this is an indisputable mark of the character of this "427". No excessive play sensitive in the entire steering system. The suspension elements and their joints do not present any particular anomaly. The tires are in good condition but like the whole car, they require a rigorous control like all the components of the running gear. The presence of a mechanical gearbox coupled with this "big block" of 7 liters of displacement is a specificity of this car of true "Great Boys". It works perfectly like the whole transmission. The engine does not call for comment. No particular smell, no strange noise when it starts at the first stroke of the starter. The HOLLEY carburetor is there to feed the 8 cylinders whose generous dimensions translate into very large exhaust pipes without leakage and producing a wonderful cavernous noise. Radiator, hoses, alternator, beams, ignition, starter, belts, filters: no anomaly. The 43847 miles (72,000 km) on the counter appear original as all elements are in good condition, except the hood, but how could it be otherwise after 50 years? A "427 Turbo Jet" in a magnificent juice, without any fatal flaw, a rare opportunity that deserves.