1966 Restomod Corvette C2 Convertible

Two Corvette C2’s Come In Top 10 At Barrett-Jackson July Online Auction

Granted, they are spectacular examples of the C2 in all it's glory

Running from July 6 to July 10, Barrett-Jackson Auctions held an online-only version of its oft-televised collector car auctions.

In a show of just how far technology has come in aiding collectors, over $1.6 million worth of cars occupied the top 10 cars sold.

And for the first time, two Corvette C2‘s landed in that top 10 list.

As well, we have cherry-picked a few pictures from each lot listing to showcase the cars. Click on the lot numbers in this article to go to the Barrett-Jackson pages with their full galleries.

Lot #177: $198,000

The first, lot #177, is a restomod 1966 C2 convertible, customized to have the grunt to go with the looks. It was completed by Jeff Hayes Customs in April of 2019. It cleared the block at $198,000.

1966 Restomod Corvette C2 Convertible

The car includes a GM 6.2-liter LS3 V8 crate engine from a Corvette C6 combined with a GM Supermatic 4L70E 4-speed automatic. It has full Corvette C5 front suspension, with a C6 setup in the rear, and C6 Z06 brakes all around.

1966 Restomod Corvette C2 Convertible

18 inch custom wheels in front and 20 inch custom wheels in the rear, all in Toyo red line tires, ensure that the car can handle the power of the beast under the hood.

1966 Restomod Corvette C2 Convertible

Custom billet work inside and out give the car the looks one would expect a customized C2 to have.

1966 Restomod Corvette C2 Convertible

We here at Corvsport especially appreciate the exhaust guards in chromed steel.

1966 Restomod Corvette C2 Convertible

Lot #122: $99,000

The second, lot #122, is a 1967 Corvette C2 L71 convertible in Goodwood Green Metallic. It is Bloomington Gold certified and has all matching serial numbers. It cleared the block at $99,000.

1967 L71 Corvette Convertible

What is especially important about this convertible is that the numbers match, as the engine was the top of the range model at the time.

1967 L71 Corvette Convertible

The L71 427 Turbo-Jet V8 produced a staggering 435 HP, and unlike other L71’s that have made it down through the years, this one has the correct triangular air filter and triple Holley 2-barrel downdraft carburetors with matching numbers to the engine.

1967 L71 Corvette Convertible

This car also has the same Muncie M21 4-speed manual transmission it left the factory with.

1967 L71 Corvette Convertible

 

In fact, the only part that has been noted as having any restoration done is the suspension.

1967 L71 Corvette Convertible

And for that suspension restoration, they used as much of the original A-arms at the front and five-leaf transverse rear spring in the back.

1967 L71 Corvette Convertible

As is obvious from the pictures, this is a C2 that has been loved and cared for properly since it rolled out of the factory.

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