Small block offerings were cut from five to two for 1966, and only the basic 300 and 350 horsepower versions were retained. As before, both could be teamed with the Powerglide automatic, the standard three speed manual, or either four speed option. The 1966 model’s frontal appearance was mildly altered with an eggcrate grille insert to replace the previous horizontal bars. Corvettes also received an emblem in the corner of the hood for 1966. This relative lack of change reflected plans to bring out an all new Corvette for 1967. It certainly did not reflect a fall in the car’s popularity, however. In fact, 1966 would prove another record year, with volume rising to 27,720 units, up some 4,200 over 1965 sales.
This matching numbers car comes equipped with both the hard and soft tops. It originally left the factory with a white exterior and has been refinished in Tuxedo Black. Equipment includes the 327 350 horsepower engine,4 speed transmission, power steering, disc brakes, side exhaust, and knock off wheels.