1966 Corvette Stingray
The Corvette Stingray is unique in automotive history. No other car has ever achieved fifty-seven years, and counting, of production — and no other car has come close to the romantic mystique and reputation of Chevrolet’s sleek, iconic Corvette.

Born a rebel in 1951, the Corvette was invented by innovative GM designer, Harley Earl, who was inspired by the great European sports cars of the day. He wanted to create an American sports car that could compete and win at the racetrack, carrying that glory into a commercial winner — and that would sell for around $2,000, the price of a mainstream American sedan. The name “Corvette” was borrowed from a line of small, fast navy ships used in World War II.

 

Truly coming into its own in the 1960s, Corvette production had increased from about 10,000 cars each year to about 27,000 cars per year. The variety of engine options also increased and several special performance editions were offered.

This blue beauty represents the pinnacle of the C2, the second phase of Corvette body style, which was introduced in 1963 and gave way to the C3 in 1968. The C2 represented a sexy vision of the future, fueled by 60’s space exploration and the burgeoning sexual revolution.

This ’66 fastback boasts numerous C2 design refinements — gone is the split rear window that had impaired visibility, as are other style elements deemed fussy. C2 Corvettes are among the most expensive to purchase and restore, but also among the best investments and represents the quintessence of sleek, sexy, 60’s cool. Can you dig it?


Find more details about this honey-of-a-Vette – the 1966 Corvette Stingray – on the Aventura Motors website.

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