1966 Sunfire Yellow Corvette Sting Ray Convertible. This car has been driven modestly only in good weather conditions on weekends since 1978 and has been driven less than 8,000 miles since purchased in 1978. The car operates rightly with all components in good working condition. The car has been stored in temperature controlled garage environments since 1978.
The engine compartment is in factory condition with many original brackets and hardware. The master cylinder, carburetor (3367 Holley), fan clutch, radiator, overflow tank, alternator (original available), voltage regulator, engine starter motor, and horns and relay are all replacement parts. The heater box is in good condition with fiberglass grain showing well. The wiper motor is in good condition, and the washer pump is correct. The battery tray has had minor rust- but is original. The chrome ignition shielding is all original and in good condition.
The 327 CID engine block (bore 4.00" / stroke 3.25" w/ steel crankshaft) is stamped CE 0091062 and has a casting date J 10 8 (11/10/68) and casting number 3959512. The engine block serial number is preceded by the letters “CE” which stands for "Counter Exchange. "GM parts history reveals the original block was exchanged and replaced under warranty by an authorized Chevrolet dealer and is date coded correct. The matching head serial numbers are 8782461 (date stamped B188 (02/18/68). This 1966 Corvette Sting Ray is equipped today, as it was produced in March of 1966, with the 327 CID high performance 350 horsepower (@5,800 rpms) package (the L79 option package). [7,591 or 27.39 % of the 1966 production models had the L79 high-performance option package] The engine is normally aspirated with a high-performance dual float 650 cfm Holley (#3367) 4-bbl carburetor mounted on the original cast aluminum alloy intake manifold with original polished cast aluminum Corvette valve covers (vertical line casting defect through the "O"; has been polished out). The engine is completely GM Chevrolet stock except the modification of the camshaft when the upper engine was rebuilt in the early 1980's. The GM stock 1966 Corvette 350 HP hydraulic lifter cam and lifters were replaced with the GM stock 1965 Corvette 365 HP solid lifter cam. Aftermarket rocker arm poly locks were installed to stabilize the factory exhaust and intake solid lifter valve lash (.030 EXH; .024 INT (HOT)). All new intake and exhaust valves, valve seats, springs, and push-rods were replaced, and the high-performance heads (w/ 11.0 to 1 compression ratio) were triple seated, and the intake and exhaust head chambers were ported and polished by Don Garlits Racing Engines, Tampa, FL in the early 1980's.