Fully Restored ’66 Sting Ray Yours for One Pretty Penny
The Sting Rays of the 1960s are some of the most sought after and well known Corvettes ever built. Known for their distinct styling and rather impressive horsepower ratings, these Corvettes are getting harder and harder to find at a decent price and the ‘66 we found for sale through RK Motors is no different. Sure, it’s a finely restored Sting Ray, but is a car like this really worth almost $100,000?
The ‘66 Sting Ray up for sale is the result of a complete frame-off restoration that included stripping the fiberglass substrate and rebuilding it. The Corvette maintains its original numbers-matching L72 427cui big block V8 under the hood that is still matted to its factory M21 four-speed Muncie transmission.
Complimenting the engine are Chevy Orange details on the heads, valve covers and the block itself. The exhaust manifolds were restored to their original luster during the revamp of this car, completing this Sting Ray’s throaty side pipe exhaust system that is distinctly big-block Chevy.
Under the Sting Ray you’ll find a satin black frame, Posi-traction rear end, four-wheel disc brakes and completely rebuilt front and rear suspension systems. The interior of the car is just as nice, featuring black vinyl components, fresh black carpet and headliner, a rare teakwood steering wheel atop a telescoping steering column, original AM radio and power windows.
If this Sting Ray’s credentials aren’t impressive enough, the very appearance of the car speaks for the it’s overall quality. Finished in correct Rally Red, the Corvette is adorned with polished chrome and buffed stainless steel details, as well as tinted windows with no sign of wear and crisp Corvette emblems.
This ‘66 Sting Ray is definitely a work of art and a sight to behold. In fact, we haven’t seen many this nice up for grabs. But is it worth the $99,900 asking price? We’ll leave that up to you.