1966 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
This attractive 1966 Corvette Coupe is an older restoration that was professionally repainted by the present owner who also commissioned a fresh rebuild on the 327 cid engine which is mated to the stock automatic transmission. An aluminum radiator was added along with a new leather interior, and new front and rear brake calipers. Reportedly ordered by Melissa Manchester as a gift for her husband. Fitted with working factory air conditioning, this is a delightful runner that is sure to increase in value.
Auction Estimate: $57,000-60,000
The seller states: “This is one of my favorite cars. When I was younger, I made a list of the cars I wanted to have. This is number 8 on my list. In 1966, I had just got my driver’s license and I wanted this car bad! Years late, one Sunday morning, my wife and I were having breakfast and this car pulled into our driveway. The driver got out and walked up to the door and said he understood I was looking for a 66 Corvette. He said he had gotten a divorce and the judge gave him a week to sell the car. He said that he had bought it at an auction and that it had belonged to the singer Melissa Manchester and she had given it to her husband. I drove it around the block, went back into the house and wrote him a check. The car needed some work which was done including the 327 engine worked on, a new aluminum radiator, fresh body work and paint, new leather interior, new disc brake calipers – front and rear. It has factory air conditioning that works! I love driving this car and it will be hard to let it go.”
I am getting older and I have a bunch of cars. I don’t want to sell any of them but I don’t want my wife and kids to have to worry about them. This is just like tearing my heart out.”