#'S MATCHING 327CI, 4 SPEED, NEW VINTAGE AIR, VERY NICE COUPE ALL AROUND
Every once in a while, a spectacular car lands in our showroom and everyone sits up and takes notice. This gorgeous 1965 Corvette carries its original, numbers-matching 327, a 4-speed, air conditioning, and a gorgeous leather interior. An extremely high-quality car, this Rally Red coupe is the mid-year Corvette to own if you appreciate the virtues of a lightweight small-block's handling.
Corvette restorers know that getting a mid-year Corvette to look right is a balancing act. They have to be nice to compete at high levels, but they can't be too perfect, so they are among the most challenging cars to restore properly. This one has super straight fiberglass, great panel gaps, and superb fit and finish, but it's more like it's brand new rather than over-restored (you Corvette guys know exactly what I'm talking about). The Rally Red paint is in great condition and totally nails the performance look that we've all been dreaming of since we were kids drawing cars in study hall. With sharp details, correct badges, and that fantastic Stingray profile, this is arguably the best looking car to come out of GM styling studios in the 1960s. In addition, the chrome is excellent, the badges are beautifully rendered, and bumpers were refinished just a few months ago, so they look crisp and bright.
The code 402 black leather bucket seat interior is a wonderful contrast to the red bodywork, and presents in outstanding condition with restored components throughout. Sure, it was originally black "standard" vinyl, but if you're going to restore a car like this, why not add a factory-correct upgrade? The soft, inviting seats have been fully restored using exact reproduction seat covers, the door panels have been finished to match, and brand new carpets were installed in 2013. The dash pad hugs the dual cockpit dashboard more tightly than when new with gauges that appear to be very nice originals, suggesting a car that has always been cherished. And yes, the mileage of 69,826 is believed to be authentic. There is, of course, a 4-speed manual transmission, the right choice for your Corvette if you love to drive, and it's housed in the original center console, which was standard equipment. This car also includes a rather rare AM/FM radio, which was cutting-edge tech in 1965.
The original, numbers-matching 327 under the hood snarls through the dual exhaust pipes some kind of caged animal. With prodigious torque, it's the ideal companion for cruising, with the ability to humble some pretty serious machinery in the stop light grand prix. Details under the hood include Chevy Orange paint on the engine itself, the original chrome ignition shield and air cleaner, and correct finned valve covers with Corvette script. A Vintage Air Gen V A/C system was recently installed and uses R134a refrigerant. Underneath, it's sanitary for a car that gets driven, there's a new reproduction exhaust system, and 1965 is a great year to own because standard 4-wheel discs arrived on the Corvette. Beautiful knock-off alloys wear correctly sized 215/70/15 redline radials for a correct look with a modern feel.
Blue chip investments don't get much better than a matching-numbers mid-year Corvette that you can actually use and enjoy without guilt. Call today!
- Engine Size
- 327 V8
- Transmission Type
- 4 Speed Manual
- Body Or Basic Color
- Body Style
- 69,826 (Actual)
- Interior Or Basic Color
- Seating Type
- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
- Center Console