A true American sports car in every sense of the word. The 1965 Corvette Stingray is the second generation of Chevrolet’s foray into high performance and is what many consider the best Corvette ever made. Significant improvements in performance and styling made the C2 Corvettes (produced from 1963-67) stand out as the definitive American high-performance coupe. Showing only 3,244 miles (5,220 km) since completion of the restoration, this example posses all the specifications reserved for the most elite Stingrays at the time and is preserved in a highly coveted, new-from-factory like condition.
Here at John Scotti Classics, we have a very high standard for the vehicles we choose to be included in our inventory. This 1965 Corvette Stingray is no exception. In the early 2000s this car underwent a thorough frame-off restoration with New Old Stock parts whenever available to achieve a stunning factory quality standard throughout the car. Several desirable factory options are included; tinted glass, AM/FM radio and factory leather seats. The interior is finished in factory Saddle leather to compliment the outside of the vehicle and has been restored with a level of excellence that has gone on to win the 2013 Top Flight Award from the National Corvette Restorers Society. Scoring in the upper 94th percentile of its class, this car gives the fresh from factory impression to even the most educated Corvette enthusiasts
The Glen Green paint drapes the iconic shape of the 1965 Stingray in classic elegance. The rest of the car exudes that same standard for perfection making it no wonder that this car is an award winner. As the original window sticker indicates, this car is equipped with highly sought after original convertible with hardtop shell. The rest of the exterior remains in the same condition as when it received its awards making this a car 1965 Chevrolet employees would recognize as a factory original.
One can tell by the distinctive sound of the Solid Lifter motor that this Stingray boasts a matching number 327 cubic inch V8 which puts out a whopping 365 hp (L76). To deal with the power, the car was ordered with a 370 Positraction axle (G81) paired with matching numbers 4-speed manual transmission (M21), making this the perfect ‘Vette to launch off the line or burn a little rubber.
Since its unveiling, Corvette has inspired diverse desires from petrol-heads around the world, from race winning track performers to elegant best-in-show winners. As a truly exceptional original, this NCRS Top Flight winning 1965 Corvette Stingray Coupe is equipped with all the factory options to make it highly capable on the road while remaining in the condition required to surpass even the most stringent expectations. With all matching numbers, detailed documentation of the history and restoration, alongside original owners manuals and protect-o-plate this Corvette serves as a beautifully restored time capsule for any enthusiast.