Car And Driver writer and technical director Don Sherman recently spent a day with chief Corvette Engineer Tadge Juechter discussing and dissecting all six-generations of Corvette which came before the mighty seventh-generation car that is with us today. In possibly the most highly anticipated instalment in the video series, Sherman and Juechter hop into what is the preferred generation of Corvette for many enthusiasts, the original C2 Sting Ray.
Looking to keep it consistent with the other ‘Vettes they are driving, this 1966 427 C2 Sting Ray is painted in a beautiful shade of white with a manual transmission. Juechter describes some of his favorite features of the classic Corvette, which include the ‘Knock-Off’ style wheels, real tique wood steering wheel and the big, clear gauge clusters.
Sherman has a personal love for the C2, as he owns a 427 Convertible of his own. As for Tadge, he is a Corvette guy through and through, and has just as many good things to say about the second-generation car as any other fans of America’s sports car would, even though he didn’t play a hand in developing the car himself. Check out the video below as two of the most knowledgeable names in the business talk about what is arguably one of the greatest cars of all time.