Rare ORIGINAL1965 396 Corvette convertible 1 of 2157

Price: US $75,000.00 Item location: Herkimer, New York, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Corvette
  • Type: Convertible
  • Year: 1965
  • Mileage: 41,773
  • VIN: 194675S119638
  • Engine size: 396
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1965 Chevrolet Corvette

Rare L78 425 Horsepower 396 Engine 1 of only 2,157 Original trim tag dated K10 reads Style 65 467 Body S6402 Trim 420BA (saddle) and Paint 900GG (glen green) Original 396 425HP engine casting 3855962 date coded D 24 5. Original pad stamping 5119638 T0527IF . This IS the original block to this car, NOT a restamped replacement. Cylinder Heads 3856208 dated E 7 5 & E 14 5. Original valve covers. 3866963 Intake. Restored original 3124 carb part # 3886101 dated 544 (100% original with original base plate, not a restamp with later 3310 base plate). Transistor Ignition Distributor 1111093. Engine runs super on 91 octane non ethanol pump gas with full oil pressure. Nice radiator support & shroud, original 3007436 radiator dated 65E, does not leak and engine runs cool. Starter 1107352. Transmission P0605 5119638. Rear FA 6 3 65 (3:70 posi) F40 7 leaf rear spring. Speedometer reads 41,773 miles. This car was originally Glen Green (second most ordered color in 65 to number 1 Nassau Blue). About 40 years ago someone wanted it to be Goldwood Yellow. Paint looks great from 20 feet away but close up you can see all the imperfections typical of very old lacquer paint. I personally would drive this car to any local cruise night gathering knowing it's not going to win best paint. Shaded Soft-Ray windshield date coded GJ with slight wiper mark on right side near upright stainless, Very nice clear door glasses LH door GJ, LH vent LJ, RH door GJ and RH vent JJ. . Bumpers are straight & solid with good original chrome. Grille, other chrome and stainless show well for original., Headlights open and close properly and lights work. Wipers work. Car drives nice and tracks as it should. Stops straight with excellent brake pedal, Dash pads have NO cracks, rips or repairs. Dash cluster is very nice original, no evidence of ever being removed from the car. Battery access on drivers side has no problems. New battery and repro cables. Original N36 telescopic column 1 of 3,917, aluminum KO wheels, new Uniroyal Tiger Paws 205 70 R15, Hard top and soft top. Every original fiberglass panel of the body is still on this car and was installed at the factory in 1965. Frame, bumpers or brackets never bent. Car never wrecked. Undamaged front inner fender skirts still have original dust flaps and staples. Original hood has never separated from its inner structure. Frame appears super. Solid, no rust repair ever needed. I have completed a mechanical restoration of this vehicle car was in storage since 1994) and personally driven this car. Every gauge works correctly including the odometer! Fresh engine, new brakes, lines and stainless sleeved original master cylinder and new N11 Corvette Central exhaust. I wouldn’t be afraid to drive this car anywhere. Clock does not work and radio plays static, needs rebuilding and new speaker. This one of the FIRST Big Block Corvettes ever produced. 1 of 2,157. That’s not many. 10,374 big block Corvettes were produced in 1966 and 9,707 in 67. That’s 20,081 total, 10 times more produced in the 2 years after the first bib block Corvette was offered. Here’s your chance to own one of the real deal first produced high horse big block Corvettes, never wrecked with hard to find original driveline. Every unique key part that makes it authentic is present. Several original 396 Corvettes in near perfect condition recently sold at Mecum and Barrett Jackson for 150K and more. I feel the significance of this milestone collector 65 425HP Corvette is underrated. SOLD AS IS any questions, call Mike 315-866-0517 I give accurate & honest answers to your questions with additional pictures when possible. It is the customer's sole responsibility to verify the existence and condition of any equipment or descriptions listed. We try our best to thoroughly describe the vehicle and its features, please contact us prior to bidding on the vehicle if you have any questions about the vehicle. We are NOT responsible for misprints on prices or description. It is the customer's sole responsibility to verify the accuracy of the prices and equipment with the seller. Pricing is subject to change without notice. High bidder pays within five days of auction end with certified check, cash or approved payment method. Car will not be released until all payments are cleared and approved by seller. Car is also for sale locally. Thanks