Price: US $52,995.00 Item location: Lithia Springs, Georgia, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Corvette
  • Type: Convertible
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1965
  • Mileage: 5,500
  • Color: Other
  • Engine size: 327 V8
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1965 Chevrolet Corvette

Blue chip investments don't get much more interesting than a mid-year Corvette. This 1965 roadster carries a great-running small block V8, 4-speed gearbox, nd single-family ownership for the past 40 years. As far as investments go, t's hard to beat an investment you can drive.This isn't one of those trailer-queen 'Vettes that you're afraid to drive, ither. Refinished a few years ago, t was switched from its original code F Nassau Blue to bright code U Rally Red, nce again proving the old adage that there's nothing quite like a bright red Corvette. The Sting Ray was one of the most influential designs of the decade, nd even forty-five years later, t remains instantly recognizable and still resonates with hobbyists. This '65 hits the sweet spot, ith a nice patina that shows well and looks great for the car's age, ithout the hassles that come from trying to maintain a show car's finish. At any Corvette show, ou can spot the guys who drive their cars pretty easily: they're the ones with the giant grins on their faces, nd you could join them without worries in this one. It's not perfect, ut a perfect Corvette is kind of an oxymoron. No, orvette are blue jeans and plain white T-shirts, nd perfect just isn't part of the legend.The body tag says the interior is "standard," but the lovely and comfortable black buckets are anything but ordinary. They have a lovely patina and signs of gentle use that make it ever so inviting to slide behind that woodgrained wheel. Of course, here's no damage, o split seams, o scuffs on the seating surfaces, o if you want to show it, ou'll have nothing to be ashamed of, hat's for sure! The gauges are in good shape, lthough the original tach is supplanted by a column-mounted unit that was necessary due to the upgrade to an HEI distributor (the original tach is cable-driven). Overhead there's a white convertible top that's in good order, hile the carpets show almost no wear thanks to matching Corvette-logo floor mats protecting them. There's an original AM radio in the center with its unusual vertical orientation, nd there's just nothing cooler than that bright chrome shifter for the 4-speed underneath. This 'Vette carries a replacement 350 cubic inch V8, hich is a neat fit thanks to the ubiquity of the small block Chevy. It's not the car's original engine, f course, ut during the restoration, t was rebuilt and now shows just about 5500 miles. Finished in correct Chevy Orange with a stock-looking air cleaner and finned cast aluminum valve covers, t has a functional look. As I mentioned, here's a modern HEI ignition system and a dual reservoir master cylinder on the power brake system, hich appear to be the lone visible upgrades. The 4-speed shifts with typical Muncie precision, nd the four wheel disc brakes that became standard equipment give this car impressive stopping power. There's a recent chambered exhaust system with polished tips, nd the chassis is extremely clean. Refreshingly, his one also carries stock Rally wheels with 205/70/15 whitewall radials.Coming out of long-term ownership where it's been with the same family for decades, his is a beloved car. If you've been dreaming of a C2 Corvette roadster, his one is a fine choice that will appreciate as you enjoy it. Call today!