1965 corvette coupe
This is a serious Vintage Race Corvette or Show Corvette.
Original color - silver
Original engine (now gone) 250 or 300 hp 327
Original trans was a 4 speed, Now Turbo 400 Auto
Ready to race or restore
Dash has not been cut up
Originally built by Don Raspante of Irving ,Texas. Was finished in red and blue with gold pearl.
Won best custom at the 1974 Dallas ISCA rod and custom show. Was featured on classic wax products for a number of years.
Don completed in national council of corvette club events including auto cross,concours and drag racing. The last event where he raced was 1977 National Corvette Convention in Dallas.
The car was purchased from Don in 1986 as a roller. Over the years drivers have added a full cage to the existing roll bar and built bigger fender flares before repainting the car in original silver and purple in a very similar pattern as it was when it belong to Don.
It has competed in NCCC events all over the southwest.
Current engine is a 355 small block. It has 12.5 to 1 compression,6 inch rods, steel Chevy crank, 190 AFR aluminum heads that have been angle milled to 58 cc, roller rockers with a stud girdle, gear driven comp cams sprint car cam, canto road race oil pan, Edelbrock Torker intake with 750 Holley, MSD 6al ignition triggered by an HEI distributor , all balanced.
Engine is cooled by a Griffen aluminum radiator and aluminum water pump with a custom radiator shroud and electric fan.
For added protection a 3 quart Accusump is plumbed into the oil system. Headers are Stahl drag race modified to side pipe configuration .
The transmission is a Manual valve body 400 Turbo 3500 stall Hughes converter and an external cooler.
Rear end is a 4.11 posi-trac. Brakes are factory optional J56 twin pin competition units with cooling ducts to the front. Master cylinder is stock unit with hydra boost power unit. Shocks are Konica all around and front bushings are steel. A spreader bar is used between the upper a frames .
Front springs are are F41 cut one coil , rear spring is 380 pound composite . Power steering is stock with a 1 ton truck relief valve.
Fuel tank 16 gallon foam filled cell with an electric fuel pump. The fuel pump, cooling fan, and accusump are all wired through relays.
Engine: 355 Cubic Inch Race Motor
Transmission: Turbo 400 w/Manual Valve Body
Wheels: Wide Race Wheels & Hoosier Race Tires