1965 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe
Designer: Larry Shinoda under Bill Mitchell
Estimate: $70,000 - $85,000 USD
Chassis Number: 194375S115410
Decoded: 1= Chevrolet Division; 94=Corvette; 37=coupe; 5=1965 model year; S=St. Louis, MO assembly plant; 115410=consecutive unit number starting at 100001
Engine: 327 ci V-8 Cylinder
4 Barrel Carburetor / 300 bhp
2-Speed Power Glide automatic
Four Wheel Disc Brakes
-Features all the 1965 Corvette factory options
-Former NCRS Top Flight Award with 99 of 100 points
-Ready for show or for go
The Model – In the fall of 1962, the automotive scene changed dramatically with the release of the original 1963 Stingray from Corvette. With a wind-slicing front end-design featuring flip-up concealed headlights and streamline the likes of which had never been seen in an American production car, there was no mistaking this new car from Chevrolet. It also cemented the Corvette name into the history books. For 1965 a number of upgrades were seen such as disc brakes on all four wheels becoming standard, functional front fender side louvers and a redesigned, more aerodynamic hood profile. Sales saw an increase of nearly 6% over the previous year, making America’s true sports car and an honor to own a real Corvette.
The Car – Finished in the beautifully contrasting colors of Ermine White for the exterior complimented by a red vinyl interior, this coupe was treated to an award winning frame-off restoration a few years back. Fresh from the shop it came under the eyes of strictest of critics in this hobby, the NCRS judges. When they were finished, this car was presented Top Flight status having scored 99 of 100 points. Since its glory days a few upgrades have been added including a Vintage Air Conditioning system. This car still fields that top-shelf presentation and exhibits bodywork that is smooth, properly aligned and without stress cracks. The interior and all gauges look just as new as the day this car left the St. Louis factory. Mechanically this is a turn-key, “get out and enjoy the ride” type of car and to do that just make sure your hand is the last one in the air.