A true American sports car in every sense of the word. The 1965 Corvette Stingray Coupe 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) stands out as the definitive American high-performance coupe. 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 Coupe is no exception. In the early ’90s this car underwent a thorough 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 the authentic teakwood steering wheel. The interior is finished in factory Silver vinyl to match the outside of the vehicle and has been restored with a level of excellence that has gone on to win multiple awards from the National Corvette Restorers Society along with a Gold Certification from Bloomington Gold Judging. Scoring in the upper 90th percentile of its class, this car gives the fresh from factory impression to even the most educated Corvette enthusiasts
The Silver Pearl paint drapes the iconic shape of the 1965 Stingray coupe in classic elegance. The rest of the car exudes that same standard for perfection making it no wonder that this car has won so many awards. As the original window sticker indicates, this car is equipped with highly sought after original quick takeoff or “knock-off” wheels (Kelsey Haye’s). The rest of the exterior remains in the same condition as when it received its myriad awards making this a car 1965 Chevrolet employees would recognize as a factory original.
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 special ordered with a Positraction axle (G81) with a 456 gearing ratio (789 produced) paired with a matching numbers 4-speed manual transmission (M20), 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. This Bloomington Gold Certified 1965 Corvette Stingray Coupe is equipped with all the factory options to make it track-ready while remaining in the condition required to surpass even the most stringent expectations.