Data File '66 String Ray Convertible
Owned by Bob Salerno, Ridgewood, New Jersey
Restored, NCRS Top Flight certified; One of 27,270 '66 Corvette Sting Rays; One of 17,762 '66 CorvetteSting Ray Convertibles; One of 5,116 L36-powered '66 Corvette Sting Rays (all body styles)
Original Assembly Point: Chevrolet's St. Louis (Missouri) assembly plant
Date Of Final Assembly: November 24, 1965
Date Of Delivery To Original Owner: December 10, 1965
Original Selling Dealer: Ed Black's Chevrolet Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Odometer Reading (At Time Of Photo Shoot): 47,684 miles
Ownership History: Original, Harold Neilson (December 1965-March 1967) Second, Herman Priddy (March, 1967-June, 1989); Third, Dick Simonetti (June, 1989-May, 2002);Current, Bob Salerno (May, 2002-present)
Inside Story ::: When Bob...
Inside Story ::: When Bob Salerno's '66 was restored, it was returned to its built-like-GMdid- it condition, which included a teakwood steering wheel, AM/FM radio, and blue vinyl interior trim.
So Little Says A Lot ::: ...
So Little Says A Lot ::: What else do these two tags tell you (aside from year, engine, body style, and color scheme)? That it's an early-production '66, one of thefirst thousand down the line at St. Louis.
No Hammer required ::: No...
No Hammer required ::: No knock-off aluminum wheels here. Bob's '66 was an original whitewalls/ wheelcovers car, so it was restored that way.
Original fiberglass '66 Corvette Sting Ray convertible body
Repainted in original color (code No. 976-Nassau Blue) in 1994 during restoration by previous owner Dick Simonetti. No replacement parts/modifications and was not repainted prior to 1994.
| CHASSIS |
|FRAME || Original '66 Corvette Sting Ray frame |
|WHEELBASE ||98 inches |
|BRAKES || Standard four-wheel disc brakes, no power assist |
|FRONT SUSPENSION || RPO F41 Special Suspension Équipment coil springs |
|REAR SUSPENSION || RPO F41 Special Suspension Equipment transverse leaf/independent rear |
|SHOCKS || Delco RPO F41 Special Suspension Equipment shock absorbers, front and |
|STEERING || Original GM Saginaw Gear "Armstrong" steering |
|DIFFERENTIAL || Original (RPO G81) Posi-traction, 3.36:1 gears |
|AXLES ||Original GM axle shafts |
|WHEELS || Stock, stamped-steel, 15x6 inches, with OEM chrome wheel covers |
|TIRES || 7.75x15 four-ply, bias-belted, white sidewall (replaced OEM two-plys) |
|CAR WEIGHT || 3,160 pounds (per factory) |