1965 Chevrolet Sting Ray Corvette Hardtop, Matching Numbers L75 327 / 300 HP Turbo Fire Small Block V8 Engine, 4 speed manual transmission in console w real leather shifter arm boot. . Factory side pipes. Newly designed in 64/65-cylinder heads with bigger inlet valves are featured, hydraulic valve lifters; 19-quart-capacity cooling systems. Extensive use of aluminum components (radiator and expansion tank, transmission case, etc.) also helps keep total weight low, wedge-type combustion chambers; controlled pressure lubricating system with full-flow oil filter; pressurized cooling system with high-capacity water pump; long-life dual exhaust system. Born with iconic Factory side pipes.
Nassau Blue code FF. A smooth hood minus depressions & distractions in the contour. New louvers behind the front wheels that helped increase air flow through the engine compartment. New grille design with three black horizontal bars highlighting the center of the grille. New body sill moldings of bright aluminum. Aerodynamically one of the more efficient cars in the world. 1 piece underbody. The Sport Coupe has 35 fiberglass panels requiring precise placement and riveting to get the excellent body fit of this Corvette. Dual retracting headlamps, 3-speed ventilation blower in the Sport Coupe, the wrap-over doors in the Sport Coupe for easy entry and exit, wrap-around bumpers, compound curved side windows, 2-speed electric windshield wipers, weather-shielded door locks and separate tire storage space-these are just some of the standard conveniences.
Interior - Bk-L Black Interior: Real wood steering wheel. A true sports car in every sense, but w/ a completely luxurious driving environment. For 65 new trim of durable expanded Leather with a more subtle texture, individual bucket-type seats, “S-wire” spring construction, new bolster-like design for more seating comfort. Both seats are adjustable fore and aft through a range of four inches. New molded panels covering the back of the seats offer protection against scuffing. Molded Carpet for shape and a better fit, fewer seams present a cleaner look. Door panels are of a new molded construction; the armrest is integral with the panel and the door pull-handle is separate. Controls are on the central console along with the electrical clock and radio controls; vent controls are located under the instrument panel on each side of the steering column. Matched speedometer and tachometer are the primary instruments in the Sting Ray. Supplementing these are an electrical fuel gauge, electrical coolant temperature gauge, ammeter, and an oil pressure gauge. A re-settable trip odometer, head-light switch, cigarette lighter, head-lamp retractor switch, hood release, and four-position ignition switch complete the instrument panel. On the passenger side, a built-in passenger assist grip is part of the instrument panel hood.
A tried & true American Sports Car with 71 total years running. 12 years in technology design at this time this corvette was made. The first full-scale Corvette concept was displayed as a “dream car” at GM's Motorama, New York's Waldorf Astoria Hotel, January 1953. Stunning 65 2 Door Hard Top. The 1965 Sting Ray has subtle refinements in styling that enhanced its already fabulous unique looks. And performance is in this car, and all Corvettes, a GM priority.
Factory correct Corvette wheels with imitation knock off spinners in excellent condition with new Hercules Tire & Rubber Company thin white wall tires.
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