The Cost of Fun - 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Long-Term Road Test

1966 Chevrolet Corvette Long-Term Road Test


1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray: The Cost of Fun

August 19, 2015

All four tires on our 1966 Chevrolet Corvette were toast following extended hooning at the track. We secured tires from the only supplier around, as well as a knock-off wheel removal tool, and had our regular tire shop ready to handle the installation. Now it was just time to do it.

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Our long-term Acura TLX shuttled the complete set of four Firestone SS Redline bias-ply tires to the shop. We found them on Coker Tire for $1,048.

1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

We had previously ordered a knock-off tool, designed specifically for model years 1963-1966 wheels. It cost $312 before tax and shipping. And with some effort, the guys at Stokes Tire Service removed the old ones and mounted the new tires. Labor added $160 to the tally. It also gave us an opportunity to take plenty of photos.

1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Total Cost: $1,520

Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager

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