1965 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
1965 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
It is unwise to just tinker with an American classic like the Corvette Sting Ray. Changes should be meaningful. This fine road machine was and still is America's only true sports car. So, for 1965, the Sting Ray underwent subtle refinements in styling that only enhanced its unique looks and performance, always a basic measure of Sting Ray's appeal, and has been improved still further. A new “street” engine develops 350 horsepower and answers most enthusiasts' needs for traffic and highway driving.
For consignment, a 1965 Bowtie warship, (Corvette), with a 327ci 365hp drivetrain, Rally Red painted fiberglass, nice red interior and a coupe rear curved glass and trunk line that comes to a point. Stainless trimmed rockers, knockoff turbine style wheels, front quarter air vents, (shark gills), and all restored to very nice condition, over the past 10 years, and we now have a classic for your driveway and ultimate enjoyment. Turn the key and set sail.
Rally Red painted fiberglass showing very nicely with no fault's, cracks or crazing, just the deep end of the pool red! With the split wrap around bumpers, hidden headlights, newly designed grille and a hint of a stinger on the hood, the design for the front of this car is meant to slice through the air. A chromed trimmed windshield surround, and sleek rear of this car with more split wrap around bumpers and round taillights. These year 'Vettes really had the shark/stingray look. Speaking of predators, the back deck lid is to die for. Very close to the split window nirvana, this year uses the solid curved glass that turns into the rear deck and rolls around to form a point at the rear of the car. On back a pointy rear roll pan houses round tail and backup lights and punch through dual exhaust. More curve around split, like new rear bumpers, and a shout out to the upper doors which wrap around the roofline just like an aircraft and indeed it was inspired by this. All this aero art form sits upon 15-inch turbine style knock off hubs and all wrapped up in blackball radials and completes the “look”.
Near perfect red vinyl covers the bomber style chrome trimmed edged, low back buckets that have a center console racing past them and up to the dash it goes. Here it ascends skyward housing the vertically mounted radio, and temp control knobs with a large chronograph clock in the center. From here the dash spreads out using 2 eyebrow arched panels, the driver's side housing the gauge and knob cluster, and the passenger side the brushed aluminum panel glove box. Deep red nearly perfect padded vinyl covers the dash top and is all in excellent condition. A teak wood steering wheel fronts this clean and mean dash and adds a touch of warmth to the overall interior. Speaking of warmth, showroom condition red carpeting is flooding the floors, and a shout out to the door panels which are also near perfection with their molded plastic and chrome trimmings with chromed cranks, actuator and pulls. Sleek design for these panels. Behind the seats is a sea of perfect red carpeting and plenty of storage if you want it. Easily accessible from a push forward of either seat back.
Under the flip forward hood is an example of machined art with a full metal jacket 327ci V8 L76 power plant. This is looking fine with cast aluminum valve covers, a single 4-barrel factory correct carburetor underneath the chromed air cleaner cover, and mixture is sent through a factory intake manifold. Nary even a sign of corrosion or rust, with even the exhaust manifold being no rust and looking newly blasted. A Muncie M20 4-speed manual transmission with a 3.36 posi rear axle. Our decoder noticed that there is no VIN stamping on the block, however the numbers are correct. For now, though we will go with correct but not numbers matching for the drivetrain.
All shiny black sprayed metal surfaces with nary a speck of surface rust seen throughout. Fiberglass floor pans don't even have any dirt on them! All structurally sound and all mixed together with some sporty Corvette suspension and 4-wheel disc brakes. Exhaust piping is quickly routed away from the engine to either side taking and running rearward for the dual exit through the roll pan.
A super quick starter, smooth idle and upon the press of the accelerator, a quick response to move forward, so it was off to the test track. Here it handled like it was on rails, had bias free panic stopping, and fantastic acceleration from that newly refreshed 327ci power plant. Everything was functioning perfectly, and it's a beautiful car to see and be seen in.
A fine example of the 1965 Corvette, the right red, the curved coupe back, stinger hood, right engine, (327ci V8/4bbl), and on the prowl for its next victim. “When the shark bites….”
S-St. Louis, MO Assy Plant
109761-Sequential Unit Number
G4-February 4th Build
STYLE 65 19437-1965 Corvette Coupe
BODY A1675-AO Smith Body #
TRIM 407A-Red Vinyl
PAINT UU-Rally Red
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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