1965 Chevrolet Corvette 396 Big Block Roadster Triple Top Flight Award Winner. The 1965 model year debuted with the first ever Big Block Corvette, the "Turbo Jet" 396 CI rated conservatively at 425 HP. It was a great start and with the RPO L78 cost of $292.70, 2157 cars received this option, roughly 9% of the production.Today, the Big Block Convertible of that vintage are coveted by collectors and enthusiasts alike and their values are constantly going up. We are pleased to offer a very fine example restored to such perfection that was awarded the highest award NCRS "Top Flight" at local, regional and national level. It is finished in Milano Maroon paint accented by a White interior. The car underwent an extensive frame off restoration that was completed in 2007. It is powered by the original 396CI engine mated to a 4 speed manual transmission. Features include power steering, power brakes, side pipes, teakwood steering wheel, telescopic steering column and gold line tires. This is without a doubt a great investment grade Corvette that will make a great addition to any collection. A ton of documentation is available and inspections are always welcome.Please call Velvet Hammer Motorcars at (941) 460-3168 and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have as well as shoot additional photos or videos upon request. All information provided is to the best of our knowledge and we are not responsible for typographical errors.