The high bid has climbed to $37,500 with five days left in the auction.
Purchased new at GE Daily and Sons Chevrolet in Livermore, California, the original owner kept his Sting Ray until selling it to a new caretaker in Washington state in 2019.
Based on the extensive set of photos that accompany the listing, the car is a nice driver, having been repainted by the original owner at some point, but it could use another recoat in its original Milano Maroon shade to take care of various chips scattered over the body.
A new owner will also have other minor projects to take care of – like repairing the non-functional clock, connecting the radio to the speaker, and replacing the weatherstripping.
The original engine remains under the hood – a 327/300 horsepower V8 said to have been refurbished during previous ownership by Moroso Corvettes in California. It’s connected to a two-speed Powerglide automatic transmission.
Other features include turbine-style wheels with three-eared knockoff hubs inside 205/75 BFGoodrich Silvertown radial gold stripe tires, Delco AM/FM radio, lap belts, manual four-wheel disc brakes, retractable power antenna, and wood-rimmed steering wheel.
With just 9,958 coupes produced for the ’66 model year, this Sting Ray is a rare car and could offer a relatively inexpensive way for someone to get into a C2.
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