1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible. Originally a 327/300 h.p. car
in Tuxedo Black with white rag top and black hard top. It is not a
#'s matching car. Only 65,000 original miles. A brand new 350
engine was installed with rebuilt fuelie 2.02 heads, an aluminum
Edelbrock intake, etc. to build out a 350/400 h.p. roller engine.
It has less than 600 miles on it. The original 4 speed shifts
flawlessly. Options include original telescoping steering column
with the original gorgeous teakwood wheel, factory 4 wheel disc
brakes (rare), original AM/FM radio that works, power antenna,
clock (just quit working last week), heater (works great),
auxiliary hard top (nice but not perfect). All of the glass is
excellent. The birdcage and frame are perfect with never any rust.
The white soft top is in excellent condition as are the door
panels. Original shifter and console are nice. Could really use new
carpet. Dash and components are nice. New side exhaust (it was
originally optioned on this car). The emerald green metal flake
paint is just good driver quality with numerous paint chips fixed
and was done in the early 80's. The body received the following
modifications from the California dealer where it was sold new:
custom mild flaring on the front fenders and top of rear wheel
openings, the front bumper and the side mirror on the door were
removed, and a backup light was installed making a total of 6
lights instead of 4. The current owner has installed factory style
mirrors on both doors (not shown) for drivability. There are a few
small stress cracks over the right rear wheel that are surface and
do not go through that would be simple to fix . This was the custom
look everybody in California wanted for their Vette back in the mid
to late 1960's. There are likely few left. It has all new front and
rear suspension bushings and KBG gas shocks in both the front and
rear. It rolls on American Racing slotted dish mags wrapped in new
215/70/R15 radial tires.
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