• Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Corvette
  • Type: Convertible
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1965
  • Mileage: 32,825
  • VIN: 194675S116687
  • Color: Other
  • Engine size: 327 V8
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Other
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Local pick-up only


With Corvettes, the most highly prized specimens share a few things in common: matching numbers, a manual transmission, and a great color combination are important, and this 1965 Corvette roadster meets all the important criteria.
Finished using its original color combination, including the gorgeous code C Ermine White paint, this Corvette roadster is one of those rare cars that can be driven and enjoyed while it appreciates as an investment. And now that Corvettes are grade-A collectables, even the driver-grade cars like this are going to be as safe as money in the bank. The fiberglass body is quite straight, with crisp body lines and doors that close with that unique Corvette sound. An older repaint replicates the original soft white that shines up well, so it plays quite well on the C3's dramatic shape. It's not, but for a car that begs to be driven, it's exactly right. They didn't take any liberties with the car, either, so it wears a correct hood, reproduction badges, and brightly chromed bumpers that show well despite their age.
The trim tag calls for standard black vinyl, so that's what went into the car when the time for replacement arrived. Corvette stylists were hitting on all 8 cylinders when the Stingray was designed, so you get a gorgeous, well-detailed interior that's uniquely American with a lot of European influences. The bucket seats wear reproduction seat covers that match the originals exactly, with great detail and just the right amount of comfort marks to make it look inviting. Replacement carpets and door panels help add to the OEM feeling inside, and there are great-looking analog gauges in the instrument panel. A relatively rare AM/FM radio hangs in its unusual vertical orientation and there are Corvette-logo floor mats to keep it tidy. The white convertible top is older and shows a bit of age, but if you're doing it right, you'll only need it in emergencies, as it stows invisibly underneath the deck. On a car that looks as good as this one does, the interior is a highlight.
Numbers matching is critical on an investment-grade Corvette, and the L75 327/300 under the hood is this car's original engine. Recently freshened and nicely detailed, it's ready to hit the road. Correct Chevy Orange paint covers all the engine surfaces, and they did it right by painting the engine after it was assembled so it looks like it did on the showroom floor. A chrome air cleaner lid, simple stamped valve covers, and a recent alternator add some under-hood sparkle, but there's no denying the appeal is in how it runs. Ram's horn exhaust manifolds lead to a recent dual exhaust system that sounds right and the rest of the chassis is in good order, although not detailed for show. Up close you'll see a suspension with lots of new parts and Muncie 4-speed transmission, so it drives every bit as great as it looks. Standard hubcaps with spinners look awesome on any C3 Corvette and they wear 215/75/15 whitewall radials for a correct look.
A very original and well-cared for car, this 1965 roadster is a car you can show with pride, drive with a big grin on your face, and will always be worth at least what you've spent on it. Call today!