New for 1965 was the grille with three black horizontal bars
highlighting the center of the grille. New body sill moldings of
bright aluminum these changes serve to refine what became one of
the must aerodynamic cars in the world. The one-piece underbody on
the convertible uses 31 fiber glass panels keeps the flow of air at
high speeds. Twin retracting headlamps, 3-speed ventilation blower,
wrap-around bumpers, 2-speed electric windshield wipers,
weather-shielded door locks and separate tire storage space. The
folding soft top folds completely away and disappears beneath a
cover behind the seats.
Sting Ray's broad-shouldered frame contributing to a lower height
for the car and a lower center of gravity. chassis, with its
independent suspension at all four wheels, has the weight
distributed for superb balance and handling. With a greater
rearward weight distribution (approximately 47/53%), traction is
improved by increasing the weight on the driving wheels. Braking is
improved under the most severe conditions and steering effort is
reduced by the reduction of load on the front wheels.
The Sting Ray's independent front suspension uses variable-rate
coil springs. Front end "dive" under braking is controlled by a
sophisticated front suspension design that gives impeccable
handling. A stout stabilizer bar (0.687-inch diameter) is fitted to
the front suspension. The fully independent rear suspension. Each
of the rear wheels can react to changes in road surface
individually without affecting the other wheel. Springing is
handled by a 9-element variable-rate transverse leaf spring.
Sport-Master disc brakes at all four wheels. The powerful 327 and
automatic transmission makes for an exciting drive.
The 1965 stands as one of the finest designed sports cars of the
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