2 months ago
Location: Yonkers, NY 10710
1965 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
396/425 Numbers Matching
VIN #: 194375S117288
NCRS TOPFLIGHT CAR Score 97.4
Transmission: 4 speed Manual
Exterior: Goldwood Yellow
Interior: White Leather
There’s really no such thing as an undesirable C2 but, a lot of incorrect Vette’s are running around pretending to be something they’re not. That’s why this refreshing ‘65 coupe is so appealing. Originally built with the first “Big Block” 396/425hp, Muncie 4-speed transmission, side pipes and Teak Steering wheel. It features a rare Goldwood Yellow (1,275) over White Leather aesthetics that are both attractive and unique. And it is, after all, still a Sting Ray, which means there’s a built-in level of style, value and exclusivity that most cars simply can’t match. So, if you’re in the market for a cool rendition of a top-notch example of America’s favorite sports car, this incredible coupe could be the literal interpretation of your next classic!
At the front of the car, bullet-style marker lights, show worthy bumpers and a red, white and black cross-flag emblem cage a monochromatic, stainless-trimmed grille. Behind that grille, a sculpted hood flows to original glass that’s traced in straight stainless trim and capped by white leather seats. At the sides of that hood, rich fender emblems and a classy bowtie mirror ride between simple heat extractors, traditional door handles and dent-free rocker guards. And at the back of the car, monochromatic tail lamps illuminate a chrome-trimmed fuel filler and correct ‘’Corvette STING RAY’’ emblem above a chrome-trimmed tag bracket, and two more show worthy bumpers.
Step close to this stunning color combination C2 it becomes very obvious that its fiberglass body has been correctly prepped and sanded, as there are no bonding seams visible from any angle. Further examination reveals headlight doors that fit well, lines that are crisp and aggressive ‘shark fin’ fenders which show no signs of rounding from an overzealous sander. And presently, thanks to excellent finishing work, this Vette is one slick classic that looks much better than the day it rolled out of the factory!
Tilt this Corvette’s hood and you’ll find one of the most powerful naturally aspirated V8s of its day, this numbers matching impressive big block utilizes a forged crank, rods, pistons, a hot cam and solid lifters to turn stout 11.0 to 1 compression into a thundering 425 hp. At the top of the spry block, a polished air cleaner funnels wind in to a vintage Holley carburetor. At the back of that intake, chrome-cased ignition shoots spark through fresh wires, which lurk beneath correct, cast iron exhaust manifolds. And at the front of those manifolds, a Harrison-branded radiator circulates water through pliable GM hoses and authentic tower clamps. The engine bay is as detailed as the rest of the car. Bright Chevy Orange paint covers the block from its clean oil pan looks great against GM’s Satin Black bay. And, as expected, correct textures and decals are present and accounted for.
Flip this big block Vette upside down and you’ll find a solid chassis that’s good enough to eat off of and today, looks much as it did when it rolled off the showroom floor. At the ends of the car, a fully sorted double A-arm front and independent rear suspension is completely detailed down to its fresh shocks, correct springs. Above that rebuilt suspension, original, never-hit floor tubs, which look factory fresh in every way, are bolted to a straight, Satin Black frame. At the corners of those floors, power disc brakes mix good handling characteristics with quick and solid stops. At the edges of those brakes, torque flows to the pavement through clean ‘knock-off’ wheels, which spin 7.75X15 4-Ply whitewalls. And everything, from this Corvette’s vivid inspection marks to its factory side pipe exhaust system, is fully sorted and ready to roll!
Open this Vette’s airplane inspired doors and you’ll find a correct white interior that perfectly accents the car’s Goldwood Yellow facade. Seating comes courtesy of firm leather buckets that are anchored between factory seatbelts, bright stainless trim and a small chrome shifter. From the driver’s perch, stock gauges bleed onto their bordering panels in a march toward a center-mount clock, a Delco AM/FM radio and an aluminum-trimmed glove box. Below those gauges, like-new carpet is protected by thick floor mats and bright sill plates. Above those sills, stainless-trimmed door panels hang modernist armrests below traditional handles. In front of the driver, an attractive Teak steering wheel laps a patriotic bowtie emblem. And behind the passengers, a fully carpeted storage compartment boasts enough room for a weekend’s supply of clothes.
That means revitalized beauty’s like this cool Goldwood yellow roadster could become increasingly rare. With its spirited 396/425 numbers matching, 4-speed and excellent restoration, this is a valuable car that you can drive and enjoy just as Duntov intended. If that sounds like a good way to spend your Saturdays, pick up the phone and become the proud owner of one of Chevrolet’s best!
NCRS Topflight car August 1995 97.4 Purchased 7/03 repainted 1/16 Four BRAND New Radial Tires (Blue Still on the White Walls)
Original Protect O Plate
396/425 HP number matching engine
M-21 4-speed manual transmission
4-wheel power disc brakes
3.55 posi rear end
Goldwood Yellow with White leather interior
Kelsey Hayes knock-off wheels
Produced June 8, 1965
Sold new shipped to Canada
1 of 2,157 big block Corvettes produced in 1965
1 of 1,275 born Goldwood Yellow, only offered in 1965
Price: $130,000 Negotiable