Can't Night-Cruise the Boulevard - 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Long-Term Road Test

Can't Night-Cruise the Boulevard

1966 Chevrolet Corvette: Can't Night-Cruise the Boulevard

June 29, 2015

1966 Chevrolet Corvette

Earlier this week, I took our 1966 Chevrolet Corvette home for the first time and I had lofty plans. There was an iconic image in my head of a windows-down jaunt up the coast. I toyed with romantic notions about seeing how far I could go before losing radio reception. Maybe I'd stop at some local diner and get a slice of pie or head towards Sunset Boulevard to re-live the kind of 60's Los Angeles experience that can only be found in a Walter Mosley novel. The sky was the limit.

I went down to my garage, started up the Sting Ray, flipped up the headlights and pulled the switch. No lights. I tried it again. Pushed the headlight switch back in, pulled it back out. Zero illumination. I switched off the ignition and repeated the process. A distinct lack of luminescence.

This meant the Corvette stayed parked in my garage overnight and I was forced to walk to the local Greek restaurant where I drowned my shattered dreams in hummus and wine.

After a bit of fiddling, Dan Edmunds diagnosed the high-beam switch on the floor as the culprit. There are two parts there that need fixing, so Dan purchased the pieces and we'll be installing them soon. If my luck holds out, I'll get the Corvette again soon and make another attempt.

Travis Langness, Associate Editor

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