With all the hype surrounding mid-year Corvettes and their skyrocketing values, it''s easy to overlook cars like this ultra-clean 1966 roadster, which delivers the same thrilling driving experience and heart-stopping good looks, but without the worries of putting a six-figure hole in your bank account. Code 988 Milano Maroon is this car''s original color, and it''s a great look on a Stingray ragtop. Unlike bright red, it''s got a grown-up look and on the Corvette''s instantly-recognizable curves, it looks awesome. The paint is in excellent condition and really lights up in the sun, and if you want to take it to a show it''ll fit right except you don''t have to load this one on a trailer to truly enjoy it. Gaps are even, the fiberglass substrate is solid and devoid of cracks, and the way the light moves over the car''s Coke-bottle shape makes the paint seem iridescent thanks to just the right amount of metallic. There are a few touch-ups here and there that suggest it''s been used and loved, and you can''t really fault a guy for wanting to put a car like this on the road. Add in bright chrome trim, correct badges, and shiny rocker trim, and this Corvette looks ready to hit the road immediately. Inside, fresh tan seat covers have been fitted, and the color combination is timeless, elegant, and somewhat unusual in a Corvette. Perhaps it''s a link to our motoring past, but the way the twin cockpit Corvette interior invites you to drive is as much a part of the motoring experience as the hum of the engine or rumble of the exhaust. A woodgrained steering wheel feels great, transmitting the front tires'' activities directly to your fingertips, and all the gauges show crisp markings that let you keep an eye on the engine''s status. A factory AM/FM radio lives in the center stack, showing off its unique vertical orientation and yes, even the clock works! And if the weather turns, you''ll have a brand new tan convertible top with crystal clear rear window, but like most Corvette owners, you''ll probably only see it in emergencies. The engine is the original, numbers-matching 327/350 HP L79, which was which was the top small block available in a Corvette. Linked to a Muncie 4-speed manual transmission, it''s ideal for both laid-back motoring and quick canyon carving where your right foot does all the work and you can dance with the clutch and shifter. Rebuilt to stock specifications, it looks the way you want your Corvette to look when you tilt the hood forward, complete with finned valve covers and chrome ignition shield. The alternator is brand new and the ram''s horn exhaust manifolds have been coated to look good practically forever with minimal maintenance. The chassis is quite clean, with a recent exhaust system, a giant front sway bar, and 4-wheel disc brakes, which became standard equipment just a few years earlier. It rolls on a set of gorgeous knock-offs, complete with 7.75-15 gold-strip bias-ply tires for the ultimate in authentic looks and performance. A lot big block owners will secretly admit that they''d prefer a smooth-running small block if they were going to drive it every day. With a gorgeous and unusual color combination, it''s a very attractive 2-seater that''s going to be hard to resist every time the sun is shining. Call today! This vehicle is located in our Atlanta showroom. For more information, please call (678) 279-1609 or toll free (877) 367-1835.