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For Sale: 1965 Chevrolet Corvette in Cincinnati, Ohio

Vehicle Description

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Please call Matt directly at 513-708-1468 with any questions about this car.

Seven Hills Motorcars is proud to offer this beautiful 1965 Corvette Sting Ray Convertible in wonderful driver condition with side pipes and a Muncie 4-Speed manual transmission. This Corvette looks fantastic, runs great, and is an excellent driver. We are offering an great opportunity to own a very desirable Corvette model at an unbeatable value. The market on C2 Corvettes is hot right now and on the rise; one could easily buy this car now and sell it for more than the purchase price in years to come. This example is finished in the beautiful and highly desirable color combination of Rally Red over Black Vinyl. Please peruse all of the photos, video, and information to get a true sense of how nice and clean this Corvette Sting Ray really is.

Mid-year (C2) Corvettes, especially those from 1965 to 1967, are and will continue to be, the most collectable and desirable Corvette generation. They are all solid investments for a collector.

As a side note, this Corvette is not a dealer auction vehicle. Our Corvettes come from owners who expect their car to go to someone that will give the vehicle the same care and attention as they did. We invite and encourage you to examine the car in person or have the car inspected. Please take the time to scrutinize each picture. We photograph each vehicle to the greatest extent so you can feel confident about your purchase. If you have a question about the Corvette, just give us a call.

Model Description

1965 was a historic year for mid-years and Corvettes as a whole. The most significant refinement was the addition of standard 4 wheel disc brakes. This was a drastic improvement over braking systems in all years before beloved by magazine testers and racers alike. This truly brought Corvettes into the realm of the world class sports car with such makes as Jaguar Shelby. Other changes to the 1965 model year included a restyling of the front side louvers to three vertical slots, functional for brake cooling. Also, the hood was redesigned to a more sleek design with no cut outs or bulky trim.

Exterior

The Rally Red exterior is in nice driver condition. As one can see in the photos the finish has a terrific gloss, deep shine, and smooth finish. The chrome and other bright work looks fantastic with a brilliant finish and no pitting. The hubcaps have a great finish and no curb rash. The Pirelli White Wall tires have about 95% tread left. The soft top looks like new and the rear window is crystal clean and not yellow or cloudy at all. There are no major blemishes that have been excluded from the photos. There are some imperfections in the paint visible in the photos above the left headlight and blemishes visible in the photos very low down behind the rear wheels as well as some imperfections that were too faint to show up in the photos, but nothing else really noticeable from about five or ten feet away. There has been some welding and repairs to the frame over the years. We have included many photos of the underside of the car to show how it looks with specific photos of the areas most prone to rust on a C2 Corvette.

Interior

The Black interior in this Sting Ray is in outstanding condition. The seats are in excellent shape with no split seams, rips, or excessive wear. The carpet is also in good condition with no holes or rips. This includes the rear carpet, which is often neglected. The gauge faces are crisp and clean and the lenses are clear. The door panels are in terrific shape; there are no cracks in the typical spot where the driver's elbow sits. The door pulls are solid and intact. The dash and console look great with no cracks or sun fading. The original radio works and most importantly the dash has never been cut or modified for an aftermarket installation. This Corvette has never been smoked in; there are no burns marks and no aroma of cigarettes.

Mechanical

This Corvette seems to be in good mechanical condition. It starts right away every time, runs well, and idles smooth. It drives great and feels nice on the road and at highway speeds. In the video below one can observe the car accelerating on the highway up to about 70mph, shifting through all the gears, braking to stoplight, and going through some curves. Please note that there are no strange noises and the car performs quite well overall. The disc brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. The Hurst shifter is tight, the transmission does not pop out of gear, and the clutch feels good. There is no blue smoke when starting or driving the car. Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean and detailed.

The car sounds absolutely awesome with the sidepipes, which give this Corvette a very health and aggressive tone. The wipers work as do all the exterior lights, indicators, and the radio has been finicky, but also works and gets decent reception as one can see and hear in the video. The headlights work and go up and down properly, which is a very common problem on Mid Year Corvettes. The entire operation of the headlights can be viewed in the video. The horn, blower, and p-brake do not work. The speedometer works fine, but the odometer does not. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially with the top down and the 4-speed transmission on a beautiful day.

Overall Condition

Overall, this 1965 Corvette Sting Ray Convertible is in great driver condition. Convertible examples in this year range are drawing a nice premium over a standard Corvette Coupe. This Sting Ray is a great value and we have it priced to sell. Mid-year (C2) Corvettes are, and will continue to be, the most collectable and desirable Corvette generation. The value of these cars has gone up exponentially in recent years. They are all solid investments for a collector. While this is not an NCRS Top Flight or Bloomington Gold car, it is a very nice driver quality Corvette and a great car for the money. One could easily enjoy this vehicle for several years and sell it for more than the purchase price with minimal effort.

Thank you for looking and please do not hesitate to email or call with any questions.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1201699
  • Price:$42,900
  • Location:Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Year:1965
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Odometer:48604
  • Stock Number:119300
  • VIN:194675S119300