Rare Optioned 1966 Corvette Could Spark Bidding Frenzy

Elizabeth Puckett
Rare Optioned 1966 Corvette Could Spark Bidding Frenzy

Now we can't wait until July!

The 1966 Chevrolet Corvette is an iconic body style from one of the most sought after generations of the Corvette. Anytime a C2 Vette is up for grabs, a bidding frenzy tends to follow. When one of those examples has something unique about it, it becomes an even more desirable car to add to a collection. Such is the case with this show stopping 1966 Corvette ‘Big Tank’ optioned beauty, soon to auctioned off by GAA Classic Car Auction

Rare Optioned 1966 Corvette Could Spark Bidding Frenzy

Originally sold in Higgins, Texas, This blue coupe is one of only 66 ever produced in 1966 with the rare N03, 36 gallon gas tank option. Not only is a 36 gallon tank on a sports car an oddity, but having any little low production option on the car is going to make it more interesting to the collector. 

Otherwise, the Corvette underwent a body-off restoration, and it’s only been drive 56 miles since - so this Vette has a lot of road and show time left in it before needing anything else. The power steering and power brakes makes it an easy car to drive. It also rides on a set of Goldline tires. 

Rare Optioned 1966 Corvette Could Spark Bidding Frenzy

More importantly, what moves the tires is a numbers matching 427 cubic inch engine that’s rated at 390-horsepower. Backing the big engine is a four-speed manual transmission that feeds into a positive traction rearend with 4.11:1 gearing. 

So everything put together, the desirability of this body style, the rarity of the big tank option, the massive 427 engine, and fresh restoration means this car isn’t going to stay on the market for very long. When it goes under the hammer on July 27th, the Saturday run at the upcoming GAA event, we’ll be keeping a close eye on what the winning bid will be!