We are pleased to offer 1966 Corvette 427 4-speed s/n 109631, sold new to Dr. Stephen Miller, a dentist in Santa Monica, and today a numbers-matching car with a matching engine # and chassis #. In the early 1970s our feature Corvette was rebuilt to SCCA Solo 1 specs and raced in SCCA as a Solo 1 car at such famed tracks as Riverside international Raceway, Ontario and Willow Springs. As per the photos and description page in the 1974 SCCA Logbook # 19-1163 our feature Corvette was Black with Gold trim and fitted with a 427 engine when raced.
In 1999 our feature 427 Corvette s/n 109631 was completely disassembled, the engine, trans and diff were removed for a complete rebuild, the body was lifted from the frame and the frame was sand-blasted and repainted to better-than-new standards. The body was blocked and painted to better-than-new standards in a gorgeous black with a matching all black interior. All suspension and brake components were rebuilt and refinished to better-than-new standards. The 427 engine, M-22 trans and diff were all rebuilt. Photos on file.
In June of 2010 the current owner had the master cylinder, the brake calipers and sway bar bushings rebuild by Precious Metals, 3647 Dalbergia Street, San Diego, California, at a cost of $2,241.12. In June of 2010 Precious Metals also completed a major service at a cost of $1,706.25. In August of 2010 Precious Metals rebuilt the Muncie M-22 trans at a cost of $1,101.48. In Sept. of 2010 the engine was removed and rebuilt, the block was bored 030 overbore by Wholesale Automotive Machine and an L-88 spec cam was installed. Machine work and parts were $4,132.50 and labor was $4,619.19. All work was done at 68,433 miles. We have all invoices on file.
Today 1966 Corvette s/n 109631 shows extremely well thanks to very low miles on a beautiful, older, frame-up restoration and has only 69,159 miles, so only 726 miles since a complete engine rebuild by Precious Metals, Wholesale Automotive machine and Comp Cams. Our feature Corvette starts easily and settles into an explosive, big block, loping idle echoing from the side pipes. The throttle delivers a crisp rasp with every tap of the pedal, and a none-too-subtle rock to the entire car. The M-22 trans is precise, the clutch is progressive and pulls away smoothly thanks to the 427s massive torque. Once rolling the car shifts well and moves smoothly through traffic, even when moving with southern California traffic. Serious acceleration is positively thrilling and demands the driver’s full and complete attention, thanks to a shocking amount of serious torque. Steering is precise while cornering and road holding is well-controlled and confidence-inspiring. The Disc brakes are effective and lend a level of peace of mind that complements the big block engine nicely. Driving this 427 Corvette, one truly appreciates the capability these cars offer as affordable, historically significant, performance road cars.
The body fit and finish are very nice with correct gapping at the doors and hood line. The retractable headlight doors are smooth and fit very well, opening and closing per factory specifications. The gleaming chrome plated bumpers fit correctly and are properly aligned to the front and rear body contours, while the finish is in excellent condition. The chrome trim, badges, and various exterior elements are wonderfully finished, showing a fine luster, clean detailing, and proper fit to the body. The wheels are reported to be reproductions by the highly regarded company Western Wheels, and in excellent condition.
As a 1966 427/425 Coupe, this Corvette is an American Icon, among the most desirable Sting Ray configurations. Beautifully restored and ready for driving enjoyment, local shows, or Corvette gatherings, this car captures the zenith of the American high-horsepower, big-displacement era like few cars can.
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