1966 CORVETTE

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V.I.N. NUMBERS

Position Character Description
1 1 Chevrolet Division
2 & 3 94 body series: Corvette
4 & 5 67 convertible
37 coupe
6 6 1966
7 S Assembled in St. Louis, MO
8 to 13 100001 to 123562 production sequence
1 to 7 0001001 sequential production number
8 F or T Flint, MI or Tonawanda, NY
9 to 10 Carburetion & transmission
  • HH = 327-cid 300-hp V-8 with 10.5:1 compression ratio, manual transmission, and four-barrel carburetor
  • HR = 327-cid 300-hp V-8 with 10.5:1 compression ratio, automatic transmission, and four-barrel carburetor
  • HD = 327-cid 350-hp V-8 with 11.0:1 compression ratio, manual transmission, and four-barrel carburetor
  • HO = 327-cid 300-hp V-8 with 10.5:1 compression ratio, automatic transmission, and four barrel carburetor
  • HT = 327-cid 350-hp V-8 with 11.0:1 compression ratio, manual transmission, four-barrel carburetor
  • HP = 327-cid 300-hp V-8 with 10.5:1 compression ratio, manual transmission, four-barrel carburetor
  • KH = 327-cid 350-hp V-8 with 11.0:1 compression ratio, manual transmission, four-barrel carburetor
  • IK = 427-cid 425-hp V-8 with 11.0:1 compression ratio, manual transmission
  • IL = 427-cid 390-hp V-8 with 10.25:1 compression ratio, manual transmission, four-barrel carburetor
  • IM = 427-cid 390-hp V-8 with 10.25:1 compression ratio, manual transmission, four-barrel carburetor
  • IP = 427-cid 425-hp V-8 with 11.0:1 compression ratio, manual transmission, four-barrel carburetor
  • IQ = 427-cid 390-hp V-8 with 10.25:1 compression ratio, Powerglide automatic transmission and four-barrel carburetor
  • IR = 427-cid 390-hp V-8 with 10.25:1 compression ratio, Powerglide automatic transmission, four-barrel carburetor
Color Vinyl Upholstery Leather Upholstery
Black STD 402
Red 407 408
Bright Blue 414 415
Dark Blue 418 419
Saddle 420 421
Silver & Black 426 427
Green 430 431
White & Blue 450 451

IDENTIFICATION

Series No. Body/Style No. Body Type Factory Price Shipping Weight Production Total
194 37
1966 Corvette

1966 Corvette 2-dr. Fastback Coupe - 2 passenger

$4295 2985 lb 9,958
194 67
1966 Corvette

1966 Corvette 2-dr. Convertible - 2 passenger

$4084 3005 lb 17,762

ENGINE

Feature Standard Engine Optional Engine (RPO L79) Optional Engine (RPO L30) Optional Engine (RPO L72)
TypeV-8, Overhead valve
BlockCast iron block
Displacement327 cid427 cid
Bore & Stroke4.00 x 3.25"4.251 x 3.76"
Compression ratio 10.50:1 11.0:1 10.50:1 11.0:1
Brake horsepower 300 @ 5000 350@5800 390@5200 425@5000
Torque 350 lb-ft @ 2800 360 lb-ft @ 3000 460 lb-ft @ 3600 460 lb-ft @ 4000
Main bearingfive
Valve liftershydraulic Mechanical valve lifters & Special-performance camshaft
Fuel supplyHolley four-barrel Large Holley four-barrel

TRANSMISSION

Standard Manual Transmission Optional Manual Transmission Optional Manual Transmission Automatic Transmission
three-speed manual all-synchromesh transmission with floor-mounted gear shifter High-performance four-speed manual all-synchromesh transmission with floor-mounted gear shifter Special high-performance four-speed manual all-synchromesh close-ratio transmission with floor-mounted gear shifter Two-speed Powerglide transmission (optional)

CHASSIS

Feature Convertible Coupe
Wheelbase 98 inches (2.489 m) 98 inches (2.489 m)
Overall length 175.2 inches (4.450 m) 175.3 inches (4.453 m)
Overall width 69.6 inches (1.768 m) 69.6 inches (1.768 m)
Overall height   49.6 inches (1.265 m)
Front tread 57.6 inches (1.443 m) 57.6 inches (1.463 m)
Rear tread 58.3 inches (1.481 m) 58.3 inches (1.481 m)
FrameFull-length ladder type with five cross members and separate body
Ground Clearance 5 inches (12.7 cm) 5 inches (12.7 cm)
Front suspensionIndependent; upper and lower A-arms; unequal-length wishbones; coil springs; anti-roll bar; tubular shocks
Rear suspensionIndependent with fixed differential; nine leaf springs; lateral struts and universally-jointed axle shafts; radius arms and direct-acting shock absorbers
SteeringSaginaw recirculating ball, 17:1 ratio, 2.9 turns to lock, 41.6 turning circle
Rear axle typeHypoid semi-floating
BrakesHydraulic, vented four wheel discs; 11.75-inch diameter, single calipers, total swept area 461 sq. in.
Wheels6" wide 15" 5-lug steel disc
Standard rear axle ratio3.55:1
Optional rear axle ratio3.08:1, 3.36:1, 3.55:1, 3.70:1, 4.11:1, 4.56:1

OPTIONS

RPO 898 Genuine leather seat trim $79
RPO A01 Soft-Ray tinted glass, all windows $15.80
RPO A02 Soft-Ray tinted glass, windshield $10.55
RPO A31 Electric power windows $59.20
RPO A82 Headrests $42.15
RPO A85 Shoulder harness $26.35
RPO C07 Auxiliary hardtop for convertible $231.75
RPO C48 Heater and defroster deletion $97.85 credit
RPO C60 Air conditioning $412.90
RPO F41 Special front and rear suspension $36.90
RPO G81 Positraction rear axle, all ratios $42.15
RPO J50 Power brakes $43.05
RPO J56 Special heavy-duty brakes $342.30
RPO K66 Transistor ignition system $73.75
RPO L79 327-cid 350-hp V-8 $105.35
RPO L36 427-cd 390-hp V-8 $181.20
RPO L72 427-cid 427-hp V-8 $312.85
RPO M20 Four-speed manual transmission $184.30
RPO M21 Four-speed close-ratio manual transmission $184.30
RPO M22 Heavy-duty close-ratio four-speed manual transmission $237
RPO M35 Powerglide automatic transmission $194.85
RPO N03 36-gallon fuel tank for coupe $198.05
RPO N11 Off-road exhaust system $36.90
RPO N14 Side Mount exhaust system $131.65
RPO N32 Teakwood steering wheel $48.45
RPO N36 Telescopic steering wheel $42.15
RPO N40 Power steering $94.80
RPO P48 Special cast-aluminum knock-off wheels $326.00
RPO P92 7.75 x 15, white sidewall tires $31.30
RPO T0l 7.75 x 15 gold sidewall tires $46.55
RPO U69 AM-FM radio $199.10
RPO V74 Traffic hazard lamp switch $11.60

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