1966 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray 427/425 Coupe
Sold For $120,400Inclusive of applicable buyer's fee.
RM | Sotheby's - MONTEREY 24 - 25 AUGUST 2018
- Offered on Saturday
- Formerly owned by Chip Miller for 30 years
- Believed to have less than 16,000 miles from new
- NCRS and Bloomington Gold award winner
Originally delivered to Sherwood Chevrolet of Montrose, Pennsylvania, this Corvette is equipped with the desirable 427/425 V-8 and has spent the majority of its life in the collections of one of the Keystone State’s most notable Corvette enthusiasts: Chip Miller. Miller was the founder and organizer of Corvettes at Carlisle, one of the nation’s largest Corvette-only shows, and maintained an exceptional, personal collection of Corvettes. His collection is considered by many to be one of the finest in the world. Finished in attractive Milano Maroon over a Saddle interior, this ’66 Sting Ray was only equipped with a handful of options from the factory, namely a four-speed manual transmission, cast-aluminum knock-off wheels, and a teakwood steering wheel.
Miller first came across the car at the Cavalcade of Corvettes in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, in 1972. At that time, the car had only passed through the hands of four owners, and Miller finally purchased it for himself in 1974. In his ownership, the car accrued numerous awards, including being named part of the Bloomington Gold Special Collection VI in 1989. Allegedly, the only work that was done was a body-off mechanical restoration done by Kevin Mackay of Corvette Repair Inc. in 1999, but the exterior and interior were not touched.
Said to be one of his favorites, Miller kept the car until his passing and was purchased from his estate by noted collector Michael Schudroff and remained with him until 2009. At that time, it was sold to Thomas Sunday of New Kingstown, Pennsylvania, and was purchased by the consignor in 2014.
Accompanied by an extensive file of documentation, including previous judging sheets, receipts from the work done by Kevin Mackay, and articles written about the car from Miller’s ownership, it is believed that the current mileage showing on the odometer, under 16,000 miles, is original. Benefitting from three decades in the ownership of one of the Corvette world’s most beloved enthusiasts, this is one of the most compelling 427/425 Sting Rays offered in recent memory.