572-Powered 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe with 5-Speed Transmission on Bring a Trailer

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It's had one owner since 1979.

A meticulously maintained and powerful 1966 Chevrolet Corvette coupe, now equipped with a monstrous 572ci V8 engine and a five-speed manual transmission, is up for sale on Bring a Trailer. Owned by the current seller since 1979, this Corvette offers a blend of classic style and modern performance enhancements.

A Timeless Classic with Modern Upgrades

The fiberglass body of this iconic C2 Corvette was originally finished in Rally Red and received a fresh coat of lacquer paint in 1982. The car retains its classic flip-up headlights, chrome bumpers, and a side-exit exhaust system, maintaining its vintage charm while offering a powerful drive.

The 572ci Chevrolet Performance crate engine, a significant upgrade, comes equipped with a forged rotating assembly and aluminum cylinder heads, producing up to 727 horsepower and 680 lb-ft of torque. This immense power is managed through a Keisler five-speed manual gearbox and a Positraction rear differential with a 4.11 gear set, ensuring an exhilarating driving experience.

Enhanced Handling and Stopping Power

This 1966 Corvette sits on Rally-style 15" wheels wrapped in Goodyear GT Radial tires, providing a period-correct look with modern grip. The car's handling benefits from a revised front sway bar and VBP rear suspension components, while stopping power is provided by ventilated four-wheel disc brakes, offering confidence in any driving situation.

Interior Comfort and Style

Inside, the cabin features two black leather bucket seats complemented by color-coordinated door panels and carpets. The teak wood steering wheel adds a touch of elegance, framing a 160-mph speedometer, a 7k-rpm tachometer, and auxiliary gauges for fuel level, amperage, oil pressure, and water temperature. Modern conveniences include a push-button AM/FM radio, a heater, an analog clock, and lap belts, blending vintage style with contemporary comfort.

Provenance and Extras

The sale includes a spare four-speed manual transmission, various spare parts, and a clean Oregon title, adding value for the future owner. The car’s trim tag decodes to reveal an October 21 production date, Rally Red paint, and black leather upholstery, confirming its original specifications.

A Unique Opportunity

This 572-powered 1966 Chevrolet Corvette coupe represents a rare opportunity to own a classic American muscle car with significant performance enhancements. Its blend of vintage aesthetics and modern engineering makes it a standout choice for collectors and enthusiasts alike. Don't miss your chance to own this remarkable piece of automotive history, now available for sale on Bring a Trailer.


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