Powered by a 427 cubic inch big block V8 with 425 HP this is a very powerful 1966 Chevrolet Bel Air 2-Door Sedan. She’s painted in Cameo Beige with an all vinyl fawn interior.
There were two versions of the 427 Turbo-Jet engine, one with an output 390 HP and the one on this car that manages 425 HP. It’s equipped with a larger four-barrel carburetor, a special camshaft and mechanical valve lifters, dual exhaust and a special air cleaner. It also has special components like high-strength pistons, temperature-controlled fan, extra-durable crankshaft, double-belt water pump and fan drive.
The Bel Air was a step up from the base model Biscayne with its distinctive full-length bodyside molding. Additionally Bel Air and Chevrolet emblems on the rear fenders and a few extra features such as a glove box lamp and front door courtesy light switches.
Chevrolet made a total of 236,600 Bel Airs for for the 1966 model year – 164,500 had V8 engines. Base price was $2584 for the base V8 (the 427 would have been a few hundred dollars more). Options included: Power brakes $42, power steering $95 and 4-speed manual transmission was $198.
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