If you want to turn heads, this is the car that will do it.
The 1965 Corvette Stingray Coupe
This model is a rare find. There were only 759 sport coupes with side mount exhaust produced, so this is an extraordinary opportunity not to miss. Of Corvettes 67 year history, the ‘65 is one of the Crown Jewels, winning dozens of national awards. Photos do not do it justice. You have to see it to appreciate the condition its in. Over the years I’ve entered it in many car shows. People flock to this vehicle, and the 30-35 trophies it’s won supports the appeal.
The powerful engine was ahead of its time. Introduced in late 1965, and only installed in 2,157 cars, Chevrolet's L78 396 was officially the first big block Corvette ever offered. This gives you 425 horsepower and performance. Innovative 4-wheel disk brakes ensure a safe finish to your drag races. Modifications made to the body in 1965 give this car the most stylish lines Chevrolet ever designed, with the stand out feature being the side exhaust. You’ll find many Stingray convertibles on the market, but few of the sport coupes. The hard top model gives one of the most unique silhouettes ever crafted in muscle car history.
The following are the important features and highlights:
-Engine: 396/425 HP L78
-Original Muncie 4-speed transmission
-Side mount exhaust (1965 was first year)
-4 wheel disk brakes
-Teakwood steering wheel
-Body color: Tuxedo Black
-Interior: Black vinyl
-Original 6” knock-offs changed to 8 1/2” knock-offs.
-Original 4:11 rear end replaced in 1968 with a 3:36
-Entire Car re-chromed in 1997
-Instrument cluster redone in 1997
-Trailing arms replaced in 2000
-Front coil springs replaced in 1992
-Electronic distributorand coil replaced in 2002 with MSD high output. Original fan is installed. The original distributor and coil were kept and will be included.
-Spark plug wires replaced in 2002 (originals kept and will be included)
-Carburetor replaced in 2002 with a Holley 770 CFM Street Avenger (Original kept and will be included)
-Door sill plates replaced in 2003 (originals kept and will be included)
-Car has never been in an accident- original fiberglass all around.
-Only 2157 models of this engine was made (396” /425 HP)
-Original stabilizer and rear coil
-EVERYTHING in perfect working order
-Detailed 3-ring binder on vehicle history will be included
-Original brochure from 1965 and original maintenance log/protection included
-Original title/tabs receipts going back to 1966 included for nostalgia
-I’m Including the book “The Complete 1965 Corvette Assembly Manual”
I’ve owned this Vette for almost 20 years. I’ve enjoyed every moment of it and It’s given me wonderful memories. The time has come for me to simplify my life, and I hope to pass this on to someone who will love and appreciate it as much as I have.
Nationwide delivery can be arranged. If you are unable to see this car in person, an inspection with a qualified technician/enthusiast can be arranged. All inquiries are welcome, with email being the preferred contact method.
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