First of all, I'm not a dealer who is simply describing a car for sale. I bought the car in 1998 and I'm the fourth owner. I know every square inch of it because almost all of the work on it has been done by me. And, if I didn't do it, I used only the most reputable parts restoration companies with the best reviews.
This car has a very early build date, September, 1965. It is a numbers matching car with the exception of the intake manifold and carburetor which have both been replaced with a correct manifold and a new original carburetor. It is the original big block 427/390 horsepower motor. The 390 is rare since many were blown up while racing. The wheels are correct replacements; not originals. The side pipes are not original but were added shortly after the car was purchased with original Chevy side pipes. Both the power steering and power brakes have been added using correct original parts. Over the years as things needed repair or replacement I replaced them with correct parts from Long Island Corvette, Paragon Corvette Reproductions or certified restorers.
When this car came off the assembly line it was painted Nassau Blue. I had it repainted Tuxedo Black after I had removed every piece of chrome, trim, door handles and every emblem.
The interior was worn and sun faded so, I've replaced the entire interior. It now looks new again and at the last NCRS judging only 8 points were deducted.
In 2013 the Corvette had just over 40k miles on it. It was time to pull the motor and rebuild it. While the block was being cleaned I ordered new everything new. Crankshaft, cam, pistons, rings, oil pump and a rebuild kit. The water pump was rebuilt along with the alternator, fuel pump, distributor and starter motor. The heads went to a machine shop for new rockers, springs, push rods, valves and guides. I had it set up with guides that would take unleaded gas. I did replace the radiator with a new DeWitt aluminum exact duplicate of the original.
The suspension has been completely overhauled, again, new and correct parts. Recently I had it judged at our local NCRS chapter. The Operations Check score was perfect, no points deducted. It scored a Second Flight and only missed the Top Flight because it's not the original color.
This is a completely restored car. It's not a body off restoration because for one thing I did it over many years and second because I didn't want someone else building my car. I wanted to do it all myself. Everything on this car works and works well. If you want a Top Flight Corvette just repaint it. Everything else is done.
Oh, you'll notice in the photos that the steering wheel is not original. I use a smaller steering wheel because it's easier for me to operate the clutch. I have the original along with other parts like the jack, owners manual, tags and a current NCRS judging guide book.