The 1966 Corvette was the highest production year of the 1963-1967 Midyear generation. Output for the first time exceeded 25,000 units with 27,720 produced: 9,958 Corvette Coupes were sold and 17,762 Corvette Convertibles were sold. Original pricing for the 1966 Corvette Coupe was $4,295. The 1966 Corvette Convertible was for sale priced slightly lower at $4,084.
The 1966 Corvette's main attraction was the introduction of the 427 cubic inch engines. The 1966 Corvette's high performance engine was initially rated at 450 horsepower, but was reduced for administrative reasons to 425 hp. There were four engines available for the 1966 Corvette:
327 ci 300 hp base engine
Styling options for the 1966 Corvette included knock-off wheels with a dull-finish center and headrests, which were made available for the first time. 10 Exterior colors were available (Paint code in parenthesis):
Tuxedo Black (900)