1965 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Custom, ZZ454, 4-spd, Side Pipes, LOOK!

Price: - Item location: Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Corvette
  • SubModel: Grand Sport Custom
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: Grand Sport Custom
  • Year: 1965
  • Mileage: 5
  • VIN: 194375S119207
  • Color: Silver/Blue
  • Engine size: ZZ454
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1965 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Custom

1965 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Custom Description

1965 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Custom

Wide body Grand Sport Replica Gorgeous silver and blue exterior paint Street-legal big-block race car Chevy Performance ZZ454 CID V-8 making 500 bhp Side pipe exhaust Four-speed manual transmission Upgraded suspension Europa racing bucket seats Auto Meter gauges Full wide body kit Custom wide rims

Looking for your very own “Fast and Furious” car? MotoeXotica Classic Cars has your ride ready to go – this 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Wide Body Grand Sport Replica. Like all 1954-1981 Corvettes, this car was made at GM’s former St. Louis, Missouri factory. Unlike those stock models, this is a street-legal big-block racecar, with a 454 CID V-8 making 500 bhp under that forward-hinged hood. Backing up that powerful big-block is a four-speed manual transmission.

The car’s silver exterior, with wide blue racing stripe down the body’s center is in excellent shape. This ‘Vette has a full wide body kit, with four rectangular head lights nestled below the nose and a deep front air dam. The glass panels are in very good order, with a minor chip visible in the wraparound rear window. The car’s lights are in good shape and note that the taillights have been converted to a three lights per side over the standard two. The car rides on BFG Radial T/A tires surrounding five-spoke, custom wide rims. All of the car’s body panels are straight and solid, the engine bay is tidy and the cargo area is in great shape. Completing the exterior is a custom gas cap in the rear.

Inside, the car has black Europa Racing bucket seats, complete with harnesses and they are in very good shape. The matching carpet is in good order while the headliner reflects the use this car has seen. The original dual-cowl instrument panel has been modified but is in very good shape, with an aluminum section housing the Auto Meter gauges and secondary switches. This metal section also frames the Dino three-spoke steering wheel. The door skins are in good shape and mostly original and the mirror glass are in very good shape. Topping the shifter is a large white ball. As an extra, and hopefully unneeded accessory is a fire extinguisher mounted atop the driveshaft tunnel. Rounding out the interior is a Sparkomatic AM/FM stereo with cassette deck mounted where the glovebox was in the stock car.

In 1962, Corvette chief engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov initiated a program to produce a lightweight version based on a prototype that mirrored the new 1963 Corvette. Concerned about Ford and what it was doing with the Shelby Cobra, Duntov’s program included plans to build 125 Grand Sport Corvettes to make them eligible for international Grand Touring races. After GM executives learned of the secret project, the program was stopped and only five cars were built. All five have survived and are in private collections. They are among the most coveted and valuable Corvettes ever built, not because of what they accomplished, but because of what might have been.

This Corvette is fitted with a Chevy Performance ZZ454 big bloack V8 making over 500HP and a 4 speed transmission. The Corvette Grand Sports were raced with several different engines, but the most serious factory engine actually used was a 377 CID, all-aluminum, small block with four Weber side-draft carburetors and a cross-ram intake, rated 550 hp at 6400 rpm. Body panels were made of thinner fiberglass to reduce weight and the inner body structure ‘birdcage’ was aluminum rather than steel. The ladder-type frame utilized large seamless steel tubular side members connected front and rear with crossmembers of about the same diameter tubes. Another crossmember was just aft of the transmission and a fourth one at the rear kick-up anchored the integral roll cage. The frame was slightly stiffer than the 1963 Corvette production frame and was 94 pounds lighter. A number of other lightweight components were utilized to reduce overall weight to about 800 pounds less that the production coupe. Initially, the Grand Sport project was known simply as “The Lightweight.”

This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows zero miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!

VIN: 194375S119207

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