1966 Corvette 427 Pickett
1966 Corvette Pat Pickett SCCA Racer
This 1966 Corvette was nicknamed “Pickett’s Plastic God” in the Dayton Ohio area back in the day when it competed in the local SCCA Autocross competitions by its original owner Pat Pickett. Remarkably after all these years, it still retains its factory installed L72 427 engine, which was rated at 425 horsepower, and its matching original drivetrain! When you see this car in person, you will also notice that this Corvette also has its original silver paint. Years ago, the fender and body lines were sprayed with a slightly darker shade of silver to highlight the muscular curves of the fiberglass, and then the whole car was sprayed with a few coats of clear, which at that time was only reserved for cars traveling the custom car circuit. Perhaps this decision helped to preserve this significant Corvette.
Besides the silver exterior, it also has a silver vinyl interior and bolt on hardtop with a black convertible soft top. It’s equipped with a close ratio 4-speed transmission, transistorized ignition, 3.70 positraction gears, tinted glass, AM/FM radio, a telescopic steering column, and the F41 suspension package.
It was delivered new to Pat Pickett in October 1965 and it was at that point a photo history was started with this Corvette. The window sticker, sales invoice, Protect-O-Plate, dealer paperwork, service receipts have all been carefully stored since new. Even a copy of the original title and subsequent titles have been stored for this Corvette. On the competitive side of this Corvette, all the SCCA related photos, results, and newspaper articles have been kept all these years which all further improve the value of this 1966 Corvette.