The 1966 Corvette Stingray Coupe owned and driven at one point by Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash (Saul Hudson) is up for auction again after having previously been sold more than a decade ago.
Soon to be up on the block at a rock and roll memorabilia auction scheduled for mid-November, the 1966 Chevy Corvette Stingray includes several customized features, some of which are known to have been added at the behest of Slash himself.
The Corvette’s exterior is finished in gloss black paint applied in 2011 that appears to still be in very good condition. The original hood has been replaced by a custom “stinger” hood built out of fiberglass, which incorporates a scoop. The hood is also decorated with a bright red stripe that contrasts strongly with the black exterior paint.
The 1966 ‘Vette features dark-tinted windows that are known to have been specifically chosen by Slash. The rocker was allegedly harassed at a stoplight by people in another vehicle giving him “the longhorns” as he later described the gesture, leading to inclusion of the tinted windows so that he was able to “finally [stop] paying attention to the people around me.”
Completing the exterior customizations, the car rolls on a set of Chevrolet rally wheels which had new tires installed in 2019 to replace worn-out tires. At the rear, a third taillight was added on each side.
The vehicle’s interior, pictured above, is also finished in a black and silver colorway and includes a few original features. The steering wheel is adorned in woodgrain, while the leather bucket seats were reupholstered in 2011. The air conditioner was replaced in 2017 along with several other components, but is described as untested by the auction house.
The 1966 Corvette Stingray Coupe’s odometer reads 35,164 miles, with the accuracy of this number unknown. The Vette is vehicle number 5,155 produced in St. Louis during 1966. Under the hood, a 7.0L 427 big block gasoline engine develops 390 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, with a Muncie four-speed manual for cog swaps.
In a magazine interview, Slash noted about the Corvette, which he originally purchased in 1988, “I hated to part with it, but it never gets driven. I’m always on the road” as part of his band’s concert schedule.
The vehicle is Lot 43 at the upcoming Played, Worn, & Torn: Rock ‘N’ Roll Iconic Guitars and Memorabilia auction operated by Julien’s Auctions. It’s expected to fetch between $100,000 and $200,000. The auction will be held simultaneously online and at the Hard Rock Café in Nashville, Tennessee on November 16th, 17th, and 18th, 2023.
The car previously sold for $115,200 back in 2011. The following video gives a preview of some of the items included in the upcoming auction, including a quick look at Slash’s Corvette: