1966 Chevrolet 427 Corvette Convertible
The C2 Corvette (1963 - 1967) was in its second last year.
On coupes, the roof C-pillars lost their vents and were now smooth for the first time. The rocker panel trim piece now had a series of fine ribs running from front to back. A cast metal (silver) grill with an egg-crate design was new for this year, and a "Sting Ray" insignia was added to the hood. The crest on the fuel filler door was also new for this year.
The big block engine returned as an option for 1966, but was enlarged to 427 cubic inches. It was available in two forms. A 390 horsepower, 460 foot pound version, or a higher compression version with 425 horsepower and the same torque
1966 Corvette Key Differences
1966 was the only year that the Corvette had a hood-mounted "Sting Ray" emblem. An egg-crate grill with side louvers of three vertical slots also positively identify a 1966 Corvette.
All C2 Corvettes were more or less the same in term of the body style. Differences in trim, emblems, side louvers, hoods, and engines can be used to identify each year.
How to Identify a 1966 Corvette
1966 Corvette Hood Emblem
1966 Corvette Grill
1966 Corvette Grill Backside
1966 Corvette C-Pillar
1966 Corvette Rocker Panel Trim
1966 Corvette Fender Badge
1966 Corvette 427 Big Block Hood
1966 Corvette 427 Big Block Engine
1966 Corvette Fender Vents
1966 Corvette Rear Window
1966 Corvette Dash
1966 Corvette Seats
1966 Corvette Rear Deck
1966 Corvette Back-Up lights
1966 Corvette Sting Ray Name Plate
1966 Corvette Front Flags Emblem
1966 Corvette Fuel Filler Cap
1966 Corvette Aluminum Wheel
1966 Corvette Wheel Knock-Off Hub
1966 Corvette Side Exhaust
1966 Corvette Hidden Headlights
More 1966 Corvette Pictures
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