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1966 Chevrolet Corvette

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Summary

This Corvette body appears to be in good condition but has some issues of note. The left quarter panel has had some prior repairs and is slightly wavy. The paint does have some runs in it from being touched up, and some of the edges have the white worn through in areas from being rubbed out. There are some some small chips, scratches, and paint peeling (please see pictures for detailed areas). The rear bumpers have the chrome pitting on the undersides. The rear tail lights also have pitting in the chrome. The left front headlamp door has a small indentation in the fiberglass. The left rear quarter panel has a small crack in the fiberglass on the wheel well. The convertible top looks new. The interior is in very good condition, showing only minor wear. The headlight doors are not working, and the clock and radio do not work. The undercarriage has excessive rust but it does not affect the integrity of the vehicle at this point. The front and rear upper and lower control arm rubber bushing have dry rot from age and will need replacement if the vehicle is used on a daily basis. For now, they are holding. The rear differential mount rubber is dry rotted and cracking. The front steering damper is leaking oil and in need of replacement. The manual steering box has some play and in need of a slight adjustment. There is oil all around the engine and it has blown back onto the transmission. Both valve cover gaskets are leaking. The timing cover gasket, front crank seal, and oil pan gasket are all leaking. The oil did leak onto the right engine mount and the rubber is swelling from that. With all of the engine oil blowing back onto the transmission, I was unable to determine if any leaks are present. The transmission needs to be cleaned and rechecked for leaks. The engine started up fine and has a moderate rough idle. When it was cold, there was quite a bit of smoke coming from the tail pipes. After the road test, and running for about 15 minutes, the smoke cleared up. This is an indication of the valve guide seals being worn. The engine still had a moderate rough idle after the road test. I removed the air cleaner and the rear of the carburetor is leaking gas slightly (in need of immediate attention). Road test shows the engine has very good power and no type of knocking. Clutch grabs very high, but no chatter, and shifts well into all gears (needs an adjustment). Still has a good ride at this time. Vehicle does have a lot of potential, and needs some work. Please see review and pictures for further details.

Vehicle Info

Year1966
MakeChevrolet
ModelCorvette
Mileage59469
TransmissionManual
VIN Number194676S106041
Stock NumberM5806
InteriorLeather
Interior ColorBlack
Body ColorWhite
Engine8 Cylinder
Drive TypeRear Wheel Drive
Fuel TypeGas
Engine Number6106041 fii09ht
Transmission Number63106041

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Good: Green check mark
Has Issues: Red exclamation mark

Exterior

Wiper Blades
Winshield Washer
Body Alignment
Scratches
↳Small chips and scratches all around.
Dings
Dents
↳The left front headlamp door has a small indentation in the fiberglass. The left rear quarter panel has a small crack in the fiberglass on the wheel well.
Paint Condition
↳Paint has runs from touch up and the white has been rubbed through on the edges all around.
Body Seals
↳The left front A-pillar weather strip is dry-rotted.
Rust
↳The undercarriage has excessive rust and does not affect the integrity at this point. Will need attention in the near future.
Exterior Lights
↳The headlight doors do not open. The right rear signal bulb is not working.
Door Mirrors
Bumpers
Side Moldings
Convertible Top
Frame Damage
Glass
Body Filler?
↳The left rear quarter is wavy and looks like it had work done in the past.
Hood
Doors
Floors
Rockers
Quarter Panels
Chrome
↳The rear bumpers have the chrome pitting on the undersides. The rear tail lights have the chrome pitting.

Interior

Steering Wheel
Horn
Seat Condition
Seat Belts
Clock
↳The clock does not work.
Radio/Navigation
↳The radio does not work.
Inner Door Panels
Window Function
Center Console
↳Light scratches around the floor shifter area.
Dash
Dash Lights
Dash Gauges
Heater
Carpet
Floor Mats
Cigarette Use
Headliner
Blower Motor
Interior Trim
↳Interior trim shows normal wear consistent with age and mileage.
Inner Trunk

Mechanical

Air Filter
Battery Condition
Charging System
Cooling Fan Condition
Radiator Cap Sealing Properly
Hoses
Radiator
Engine Coolant
Coolant Leaks
Belts
Engine Oil
Engine Fluid Leaks
↳There is oil all around the engine and blown back on to the transmission. Both valve cover gaskets are leaking. The timing covers gasket, front crack seal and oil pan gasket is leaking. The oil did leak on the the right engine mount and the rubber is swelling.
Transmission Fluid
Transmission Leaks
↳With all of the engine oil blowing back on to the transmission, I was unable to determine if any leaks are present. The transmission needs to be cleaned and rechecked for leaks.
Brake System
Brake Fluid Leaks
Differential leaks
Muffler System
CV Joints and Axles
Shocks and bushings
↳The front and rear upper and lower control arm rubber bushing have dry rot from age and will need replacement if vehicle is used on a daily basis. For now, they are holding. The rear differential mount rubber is dry rotted and cracking.
Ball Joints and Tie Rods
↳The front steering damper is leaking oil and in need of replacement. The manual steering box has some play and in need of a slight adjustment.

Road Test

Engine Starting
Engine Performance
↳The engine started up fine and has a moderate rough idle. When it was cold, they was quite a bit of smoke coming from the tail pipes. After the road test and running for about 15 minutes, the smoke cleared up. The is is an indication of the valve guide seals being worn. The engine still had a moderate rough idle. I removed the air cleaner and the rear of the carburetor is leaking gas slightly (in need of immediate attention). The engine had very good power and no type of knocking.
Transmission performance
Clutch Performance
↳Clutch grabs very high, but no chatter. In need of adjustment.
Differential Performance
Wheel Bearing Performance
Braking Performance
Suspension Performance
Steering Performance
↳Small amount of play in the steering wheel from the gear box being in need of adjustment.

Tires/Wheels

Tire ManufacturerBridgestone
Tire Size205/75/15
Tire Tread
Driver Front11/3211/32Passenger Front
Driver Rear11/3211/32Passenger Rear
Tire Condition
Driver FrontNo IssuesNo IssuesPassenger Front
Driver RearNo IssuesNo IssuesPassenger Rear
Wheel Condition
Driver FrontNo IssuesNo IssuesPassenger Front
Driver RearNo IssuesNo IssuesPassenger Rear
Spare Tire
Spare tireYes

Tire Tread Explanation

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