1965 Corvette roadster, 396 / 425 HP, 4 speed, side exhaust, Nassau Blue

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  • Condition: Used
  • Item location: Stockton, California, United States
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Corvette
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: Convertible
  • Year: 1965
  • Mileage: 57,000
  • Color: Nassau Blue
  • Engine size: 396 / 425 hp
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Blue
  • Options: Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear

Chevrolet Corvette 1965 Description

Up for sale is our 396 / 425hp 4-speed 1965 Corvette Roadster.

We’ve owned this car for 25 years now. It was purchased from Chev’s and Vettes in Arizona with the majority of the cosmetic work and interior completed but needing quite a bit of little “odds and ends” mechanical fixes. The car is driven several times a month and runs and drives great but we’ve put less than 6k miles on it in the last 25 years of ownership. Most trips are 15-25 miles round trip out to lunch, inner, r local car shows. No problems cruising 50 miles each way at 65-75mph on the freeway to more distant events. It receives regular maintenance (oil & filter changes twice a year and yearly changes of coolant, rake fluid, ransmission fluid, nd rear diff oil.)

The paint is still in very nice shape but does show some slight “shadowing” of the panel bond lines and such and can be seen in certain lights and at certain angles. There are a few typical minor and very short stress cracks in the paint at the corners of the headlights, eaks of the wheelwells, op corners of the doors, tc, ll usual on a Corvette that’s been driven. Emblems and bumpers are in very good condition.

Wheels are true knock-offs, ut reproductions.

The convertible top is in great shape and the rear window is clear with no heavy scratches, tresses, r tears. We also have an original GM hardtop to go with the car; it was picked it up a few years ago from a seller in Florida. It’s in good shape but the paint doesn’t quite match the car and the rear window has some stress marks in it. While it’s perfectly functional as-is is will need to be painted and rebuilt to match the condition of the car. The car is nearly always driven with the top down so rebuilding the hard top hasn’t been high on the priority list.

The interior is still in very good condition. There are no tears in either of the leather seats and the leather is still soft and pliable but the drivers seat does have some heavy creases. They will probably be due for new leather seat covers and fresh foam sometime in the next several years. The carpets are good, he dash has no cracks, nd all instruments work correctly with the exception of the clock— it could use a conversion to a quartz movement.The AM/FM radio and power antenna work; the ball is missing off the tip of power antenna mast from accidentally snagging it with a towel a while back. I put a rubber cap over the top of the mast to keep it from tearing the car cover but haven't got around to replacing the mast yet.

Tires are fresh as of April 2015.

The car is about due for fresh weatherstripping on both the doors and convertible top.

It’s a great and very nice driver-quality car that shows well at local car shows.

Since purchasing the car we've peformed the following rebuilds and upgrades, ll with less than 6K miles on it:

Engine rebuild to near-stock 396/425hp specs (bored/honed, orrect 11:1 forged pistons, alanced rotating assembly, ebuilt the rectangular port closed chamber heads including fresh springs and seals, riginal spec solid flat tappet cam and lifters, omp roller-tip rocker arms.) Engine currently has an Edelbrock Victor Junior aluminum water pump and Edelbrock RPM air-gap dual plane intake installed. However, e do have the original water pump and correct GM Winters aluminum intake to go with it. Engine has the correct Holley vacuum secondary carb intalled.

7 bladed HD fan and fan clutch (original 5-bladed fan included)

Rebuilt transmission (Muncie M21 close-ratio)

McLeod SFI-approved billet steel flywheel and Mcleod dual performance disc and pressure plate, peed Inc spherical jointed clutch linkage for lighter clutch effort (original cast flywheel and clutch linkage included.) Flywheel, lutch, nd linkage all fresh as of 2015.

Rebuilt rear end (3.70 gears, osi)

SSBC stainless calipers all around

Fully rebuilt front end with polygraphite bushings

Rebuilt rear suspension-- radius rod bushings, ew half shaft and driveshaft u-joints, tc.

Griffin aluminum radiator (original GM radiator is included)

Pertronix electronic distributor conversion and MSD 6A ignition box (tucked below the heater box)

Extras / original parts included that are not in the pictures:

GM hardtop (as mentioned above, hile the top is functional the paint doesn't quite match and it could use a repaint to match the car plus a headliner and a fresh rear window.)

GM / Winters intake manifold. I got tired of rewelding it as every couple of years it would crack at the typical spots around the bolts at the top of the intake ports-- hence the Edelbrock intake on the car now. The Winters intake will need to be rewelded around the top most bolts and bead blastedif you want to put it back on the engine.

GM/Harrison radiator

Original spare tire carrier (not on the car at the moment)

Points for distributor

Original cast flywheel and clutch linkage

Original waterpump, an clutch, nd 5-blade fan

Please contact me with any additional questions.

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