Vehicle Description

When going classic Corvette shopping, the first thing you look for is originality. So you'll be happy to read that this 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray coupe that caught your eye with its beautiful paint is also a numbers-matching, four-speed car that keeps it all quite correct, right down to the carb!

This car is something special. It's only #206 off the line in 1965, and don't forget, that was an important year. After all, the Sting Ray fully matured into an advanced sports machine with four-wheel disc brakes. And there's a known history that goes back to the 1970s that indicates the low odometer likely reflects total actual mileage. Oh yes, this one likely averaged less than 300 miles annually! It was born a Rally Red car, and there was an investment in a quality respray later in life. The high-gloss finish is exactly what you want for a convertible, and the deep luster is also a great way to showcase the exceptional body lines. Uniform gaps and super-straight panels are exactly what you want, because the C2 has a well-creased design. And everything from the mirror-like bumpers, to the correct wheel covers prove decades of quality care.

There is a soft top that comes with the sale, but we especially like the red hardtop. Not only does it give this a nice profile with it in place, but also it fits the overall color theme with the interior and exterior to give you a full triple-red Corvette! And of course, a car like this was meant to be open to the world. The factory-correct red was redone during the car's lifetime, and the seats, carpeting, and door panels all have the look and feel of quality. The dash is smooth, clean, and complete. Plus, you'll like the vintage details, including the working clock. That kind of detail is sometimes overlooked because of the cost, but it's appreciated every time you fire this one up for a Sunday drive. The radio was upgraded to an AM/FM/cassette that gives you a handy digital tuner, but purists will also be happy to know the factory radio also comes with the sale. And while this is a low odometer car, it was also made to be driven. The wood-rimmed sports steering wheel, full gauge package with large speedo and tach, and the bright shifter are all the right pieces for a terrific day out on the highway.

Lift the hood, and you'll find a 327 cubic-inch V8. This is the Sting Ray's numbers-matching unit, and even the correct four-barrel carburetor is on top. It looks ready to show off with the bold block, cursive script valve covers, and added shine from the pie dish air cleaner and distributor shield. There was also a nice investment in the fundaments, like the hoses, belt, fan, and more to keep this looking tidy and running properly. So it's the kind of setup that's ready to be enjoyed, especially with the control of the numbers-matching four-speed manual transmission. The suspension and full brake system were also part of the investment in this C2, and so it really has a confident feeling out on the road.

Complete with owner's manual, this is combines a low production number, low odometer, and high quality. It makes for an awesome Sting Ray you can't let get away. Call today!!!

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1411724
  • Price:$69,995
  • Location:Lavergne, Tennessee
  • Year:1965
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:Rally Red
  • Interior Color:Red
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:16189
  • Stock Number:2195-NSH
  • VIN:194675S100206