- Trans: Manual
- Drive: RWD
1966 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Mossport Green Green Interior 427/425hp 4-Speed Transmission Power Windows Teak Steering Wheel AM/FM Radio W/Power Antenna Side Exhaust Radial Tires The 66 Corvette was a milestone for one very important reason, 4-2-7! This was the year the cubes increased from the 396ci of 65 and thus, a legend was born . . . This example features the 425hp, 427 Big Block engine and 4-speed transmission. The engine has the correct casing # , but no #s on the pad. The casting date is not readable. Additional options include, power windows, Teak steering wheel, am/fm radio w/power antenna, side exhaust and w/w radial tires. Another unique feature is the color, Mossport Green w/Dk. Green interior. This beautiful color combo was only available in 66 and complements the lines of the car perfectly! This is a very nice driver quality Corvette with nice paint and interior and a very strong drive train. Its FAST! When Chevrolet replaced the 65 top-of-the-line 396-cu. in. engine with a 427, the factory reported that the horsepower remained unchanged at 425, but torque went up from 415 lbs/ft. at 4000, to 465 at the same rpm. When asked, why the increase in displacement and torque didn't have a parallel increase in horsepower, Chevrolet said This was done primarily to save weight, you must remember that cast-iron is very heavy, and by removing thirty cubic inches of it, we have made a significant reduction in weight. Avoiding the question. In fact, the 65 Corvette was cranking out quite a bit more than its advertised 425 bhp, and with 427 cu. in., the gap between advertised and actual became even broader. GM seemed to use 425 horses of a size and strength never before seen by man horses as tall as houses, with hooves as big as bushel baskets. There's power literally everywhere, great gobs of steam-locomotive, earth-moving torque. And because the Corvette is a relatively small object, and considerably lighter than the other American production cars that were fitted with such engines, there's a direct, one-to-one relationship between the amount of throttle opening and the physical and emotional sensations the driver feels. Except for compensatory suspension changes and a few other twists and improvements, the 427 Sting Ray was basically identical to any other Sting Ray. But the big jump in power that came with the jump from 327 to 427 made those detail changes critical. Higher-rate front and rear springs were fitted, along with a 7/8-inch stabilizer bar at the front and a 3/4-inch bar at the rear. The half-shafts and U-joints are shot-peened, and are constructed of stronger stuff than on the 327, and there's was an increase in both coolant and lubricant capacity. The 427 could also only be ordered with the Muncie four-speed transmission and Chevrolet's Positraction limited-slip differential. All prudent precautions, which underline the massive thrust available from this new powerplant. In addition to our 425-bhp motor option, Chevrolet also offered a 390-bhp version of the 427-cu. in. engine. The 390-bhp engine has different heads with smaller intake ports, and a smaller-section intake manifold which is cast-iron, as opposed to aluminum on the 425. It also has hydraulic lifters instead of the mechanical lifters in the hotter engine. Both have single four-barrel Holley carburetors, and there's no difference in exterior appearance. The interior appearance had no significant changes either. It is still roomy, comfortable, and very well sealed against wind and weather. The seats have a broad range of adjustment and are pleasant to sit in. Driving the car on a track is a memorable experience. It accelerates from zero to 100 in less than eleven seconds and is so smooth and controllable in the three-figure speed ranges that it all becomes sort of unreal. In fact, in those circumstances it's pretty hard to tell anything about the car at all, except that it goes like bloody hell and stops and steers without scaring you. The extra weight of this big engine doesn't really seem to affect the car's handling at...