For Sale: 1965 Chevrolet Corvette in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Vehicle Description

1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Fuelie - 327ci Fuel Injected V8 - 4 Speed Manual Transmission - 50k Miles - Ermine White Over Black Interior - Original Protect o Plate - Original Window Sticker - Fully Restored - Collector Grade C2 (Please note: If you happen to be viewing this 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible on a website other than our Garage Kept Motors site, it's possible that you've only seen some of our many photographs of the car due to third-party website limitations. To be sure you access all the more than 200 photographs, as well as a short start-up and walk-around video, please go to our main website: Garage Kept Motors.) For the first time I now have a Corvette I can be proud to drive in Europe. - Zora Arkus-Duntov In the quote above, the Father of the Corvette was referring to the C2 in Corvette-speak. In its review of that Corvette, Car and Driver, detailed the car's most significant advancement beyond the comprehensive 1963 styling re-design: The new all-independent suspension has completely transformed the Corvette in terms of traction and cornering power.... Cornering stability under conditions permitting minimal wheel deflections is remarkable, and an initial feeling of pleasant surprise rises to sheer astonishment when one discovers that the car can be taken off the predetermined line with ease and still complete the turn in perfect balance. Offered here in original Ermine White over black leather, with both a white fabric soft top and a white removable hardtop top, is a fully restored '65 Corvette Sting Ray Convertible. Delivered new at Ken Smith Motors in Bucyrus, Ohio, this is a rare, original, fuel-injected example, one of the most desirable classic Corvettes ever produced. The car's original window sticker showing all optional equipment is included, with a photo presented in the gallery for reference. In 57 years, this car has traveled just 50,152 miles, or fewer than 900 miles per-year on average. Clearly, a loved and sparingly driven Corvette, the restoration presents the car in spectacular condition in every respect. The exterior Ermine White paint retains factory gloss and smoothness. There is no damage anywhere on the body, and body-panel alignment is excellent. (To best assess the quality of the paint and trim finishes, please be sure to view the close-up photographs of the car in the accompanying gallery.) The rotating headlights operate as they should. All factory badging-including cross-flags emblem on both the hood and rear-deck-mounted fuel filler cap, the Corvette Sting Ray rear emblem, and the front-fender, red-white-and-blue fuel injection emblem-is present, properly located, and in pristine condition. In similar fashion, the chrome side mirror, windshield surround, door handles, bumpers, lower side trim, hood louvers, and lower-front grille are all in beautiful condition. Windshield glass is clear and unblemished. Factory turbine-design wheel covers with faux knock-off caps are mounted with period-correct BFGoodrich® Silvertown 7.75x15 bias-ply, narrow whitewall tires. The white exterior is perfectly contrasted by the black-leather upholstery. The characteristic twin-cowl dash, center stack, and visors feature the same material. Only light patina appropriate for the age of the car can be found on some surfaces (including the steering column, console, and some switchgear). The horizontally pleated leather seats are free of rips, significant wear, or any damage; only normal light creasing is present. Original black lap belts are mounted. The original Corvette-branded steering wheel, again with only very light patina, is in place. Instrument lenses are clear and indicator needles retain their color. The 160-mph speedometer, tachometer, and auxiliary gauges operate as they should. The bespoke, vertically mounted, factory AM-FM push-button Delco®-branded radio, analog clock, and four control knobs are in place in the center stack, while the four-speed sh

Vehicle Details

  • 1965 Chevrolet Corvette
  • Listing ID: CC-1570169
  • Price: $189,900
  • Location:Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Year:1965
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:White
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:50152
  • Stock Number:22KCC15
  • VIN:194675S107810

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420 36th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49548
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