1966 Chevrolet Corvette Black 427/450 Frame Off

Offered price: $89,900

1966 Chevrolet Corvette Black 427/450 Frame Off

Black 427/450 Frame Off
4 Speed
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1500 Locust Street Des Moines, IA 50309515-245-9100

Amazing frame off restored Tuxedo Black 1966 Corvette convertible powered by a ground pounding 427 c.i. engine with 450 horsepower and a Muncie 4 speed transmission. This roadster recieved a very comprehensive, no expense spared, frame off restoration 7 years ago and the slick paint and beautiful chrome still looks like new because of the high level of care this car has been given and driven very sparingly. All the correct big block components are present on this rare roadster. Excellent fit and finish with great gaps and super straight  lines on a original body with all bonding strips intact. The undercarriage of this Corvette is amazing with virgin floors and great attention to detail. New Al Knoch saddle interior and top along with rare telescopic steering with teak wood wheel. All muscle car with radio and heater delete. The fire breathing big block has a commanding rumble through the correct side exhaust. This American Dream Machine is rolling on new knock off wheels with gold line tires for the perfect look.


  • Slick Tuxedo Black paint
  • New chrome bumpers, grill and stainless trim
  • Big block hood
  • Side exhaust
  • Knock off wheels with gold line tires


  • Al Knoch interior and top
  • Rare telescopic steering wheel
  • Rare teak wood steering wheel
  • Correct seat belts
  • Crisp and clear tach and gauges
  • Radio and heater delete


  • Very detailed engine compartment
  • 1967 date code 427/450 casting number 3904351
  • Power 4 wheel disc brakes
  • Winters intake with Holley carb
  • Muncie 4 speed transmission
  • Stock rear


  • Amazing original floors
NOTE: This Corvette was inspected and approved by the Indiana DOT and was given an assigned vin because of a theft recovery in the early 90s.
           Absolutely clear and transferrable title.

Wikipedia Information
"The Chevrolet Corvette, known colloquially as a Vette or Chevy Corvette, is a sports car manufactured by Chevrolet. The car has been produced through seven generations. The first model, a convertible, was introduced at the GM Motorama in 1953 as a concept show car. Myron Scott is credited for naming the car after the type of small, maneuverable warship called a corvette. Originally built in Flint, Michigan and St. Louis, Missouri since 1981, the Corvette has been manufactured in Bowling Green, Kentucky and is the official sports car of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. While always being an automobile known for speed and performance throughout its history, the Corvette has evolved throughout the generations into becoming the widely regardedalthough never officially declaredflagship model of the Chevrolet car brand."

"The second generation (C2) Corvette, which introduced Sting Ray to the model, continued with fiberglass body panels, and overall, was smaller than the first generation. The C2 was later referred to as mid-years. The car was designed by Larry Shinoda with major inspiration from a previous concept design called the "Q Corvette," which was created by Peter Brock and Chuck Pohlmann under the styling direction of Bill Mitchell. Earlier, Mitchell had sponsored a car known as the "Mitchell Sting Ray" in 1959 because Chevrolet no longer participated in factory racing. This vehicle had the largest impact on the styling of this generation, although it had no top and did not give away what the final version of the C2 would look like. The third inspiration was a Mako Shark Mitchell had caught while deep-sea fishing."

"With only 771 fuel-injected cars built in 1965, Chevrolet discontinued the option at the end of the '65 production, having introduced a less-expensive big block 396 engine rated at 425 hp in the middle of the production year and selling over 2,000 in just a few months. For 1966, Chevrolet introduced an even larger 427 cu in (7.00 L) Big Block version. Other options available on the C2 included the Wonderbar auto-tuning AM radio, AM-FM radio (mid-1963), air conditioning (late-1963), a telescopic steering wheel (1965), and headrests (1966). The Sting Ray's independent rear suspension was successfully adapted for the new-for-1965 Chevrolet Corvair, which solved the quirky handling problems of that unique rear-engine compact."

American Dream Machines
At American Dream Machines, we typically have over 100 quailty classic cars and trucks in stock and for sale. We have everything from Corvettes to Cadillacs, Camaros, Mustangs, Mopars, GTOs, Chevelles, Bel Airs, Blazers and exotic sports cars. Our classics and muscle cars range from the 1950s to the 1970s. Our inventory is diverse and continuously changing and always growing! Our #1 Goal is to make you, our customer happy with the American classic and muscle cars we offer. We highly recommend that ALL CUSTOMERS call our knowledgeable, experienced staff and with Midwest values and have very detailed discussions regarding overall condition of any of our classics that you are considering getting in the drivers seat of. Our phone number is (515)-245-9100 and we are centrally located in the heartland of America, in Des Moines Iowa.
American Dream Machines occupies the historic 41,000 square foot Packard Dealership. We are one of the largest full service classic car dealerships in the Midwest. We have over 10 active Mechanic hoists, a body shop and detail bays that are used by our technicians to inspect, repair, upgrade and detail our cars so that they are ready to be delivered to your driveway. Please give us a call and we will be happy to help get your dream car to almost any location worldwide! ALL OF OUR PICTURES AND VIDEOS ARE REAL, ALL THE WAY AROUND! We photograph our cars in our professional photo studio for the best possible image accuracy and representation of the cars. We do this because of our commitment to the authenticity and quality of the cars that we sell and the commitment to our customers.
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1500 Locust Street Des Moines, IA 50309

Showroom 515-245-9100

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