July 7, 2015
We had a dead battery in the 1966 Chevrolet Corvette and needed to get it started so we could drive to the shop. It seemed like the perfect time to test a portable jump starter battery I recently bought for $64. Judging from the size and weight of the lithium-ion battery, I felt it couldn't restart any car, let alone one with a hefty V8.
Still, I followed the directions and was surprised by the result.
May 28, 2015
In 1966, just as in 2015, every Corvette was rear-wheel drive, V8-powered and available as a coupe or a convertible.
After much debate and about six weeks of research we decided to pursue a Nassau Blue (the most popular color in 1966) coupe powered by the base and most popular engine, a 300-horsepower, 327-cubic-inch small-block with a 10.5-to-1 compression ratio, and a four-speed manual transmission.