Seven Months Gone: 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible – STILL $49,950

by | Nov 2021 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Sports Car Saturday

November 1, 2021 Update After a brief two-week pause following the expiration of their last Craigslist ad, the private seller of this driver-quality 1966 Corvette convertible just posted a fresh listing. The seller remains firm on their ask of $49,950.

September 18, 2021 Update – After a one-month pause following the expiration of their last Craigslist ad, the private seller of this driver-quality 1966 Corvette convertible just posted a fresh listing. Unlike earlier ads, this time around the seller notes their C2 once had big block power but now features a 327 small block.  Oddly, after nearly six months without a sale and the end of the Northeast car season fast approaching, the seller actually elected to increase their asking price by nearly five hundred dollars to land at the original April ask of $49,950.

August 20, 2021 Update – while this C2 Corvette “Classifind” expired recently, given the seller’s past history we suspect may not actually be sold yet.  For now, we’re labeling this ride “Sold?” However, we will keep an eye out for an updated listing.

July 10, 2021 Update – With one more month passed the seller of this ’66 Corvette just posted a fresh listing but remains firm on their $49,500 asking price.

June 11, 2021 Update – Following a one-month hiatus, we came across a new listing for this driver-quality 1966 Corvette convertible.  The seller continues to ask $49,500 for their driver-quality red-over-black example, so perhaps the summer weather will bring a buyer.

May 7, 2021 Update – We just confirmed the listing for this  C2 Corvette “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found we’re assuming this ride “Sold?”  unless we come across a fresh listing.

Some Craigslist Classifinds we come across leave us wanting to ask more questions than the listing answers. This 1966 Chevrolet Corvette convertible originally listed in April 2021 and currently relisted here on Craigslist in Slatington, Pennsylvania (Allentown) is a prime example. First, the front fenders and hood scoop clearly indicate the possibility of a 427 cubic inch big block under the hood, yet the pictures and description clearly show a 327 cubic inch small block.  That combined with the Rad Era vintage Keystone wheels has us wondering how this Corvette would/could/should have a National Corvette Restoration Society (“NCRS”) sticker on the driver’s side vent window when we always thought that judging was only for stock examples.  Finally, we’ve never tried to waste anyone’s time being dreamers or tire kickers, however, the background pictures have us wanting to see this Corvette just to get a glimpse of the seller’s huge garage.  Luckily, the current caretaker indicates he’s owned this Corvette for 23 years, so chances are good he can answer all of these questions and more.

Offered at $49,950, comparing that price against the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms the private seller has their C2 priced between this guide’s #3 “Good” estimate of $47,300 and its #2 “Excellent” appraisal of $67,300.  Similarly, the  Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the private seller has their Corvette priced between this guide’s #3 “Good” estimate of $47,400 and its #2 “Very Good” appraisal of $58,275 before adjusting for any options and powertrain.

This is the seller’s most recent description:

1966 corvette convertible very nice shape, has a 327 engine NOT the original 427. I have owned the car 25 years. Runs great! NOT A MATCHING Numbers car! Shows 68,000 miles but is exempt

Here’s the seller’s original description:

“1966 corvette in very good condition. I have this for 23 years 327 with four-speed will entertaining respectable offers.

Show or go: what would you do with this driver quality C2 Corvette?  Comment below and let us know!


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