LMC is very proud to offer for sale this 1965 Chevrolet Corvette L78 Coupe
Chevrolet Corvette, C2 for 2nd Generation and also known as the Corvette Stingray, is the American sports car legend produced for the 1963 to 1967 model years. The radical exterior styling of this Corvette generation was very purposeful, with peaked fenders, a long nose, and a short, bobbed tail. Chevrolet designers actually bragged about the styling at the time, saying: 'looks most stylists would be too timid to even suggest'. Model year 1965 is particularly historic as the first for standard 4-wheel disc brakes and the availability of Chevrolet’s all-new Mark IV big-block engine. Delivering the stopping and firepower to take on the world’s best in international endurance racing, the 1965 Corvette stands tall as a watershed of sports-car performance development. This highly decorated example is an outstanding example of its storied breed.
This 1965 Chevrolet Corvette is the epitome of collector quality, being an exceptionally original example that can be used as a reference for restorers. Delivered new to its original owner in San Bruno, California and showing just 16,822 miles on the odometer, this big block Corvette has been kept in exceptional original condition earning it Bloomington Gold and Survivor Gold honors. Important for any Corvette collector, this example still retains its matching-numbers 396/425 HP RPO L78 V-8 engine which has been certified by CCAS backed by the Muncie M20 4-speed manual transmission. It’s finished in a rare Milano Maroon exterior finish, complemented by a black interior with a host of options including A01 Tinted Glass, G81 Positraction, K66 Transistor Ignition, N11 Off-Road Exhaust, N36 Telescopic Steering Column, U69 AM/FM Radio, “spinner” wheel covers and eye-catching, 1960s-style, goldline Firestone nylon-cord tires.
A milestone in Corvette development, this high-specification award winner is worthy of the finest collections having been awarded Bloomington Gold Certification, Bloomington Gold Survivor Status and multiple NCRS Top Flight awards. It’s accompanied by a CCAS engine affirmation certificate, window sticker, warranty booklet and Protect-O-Plate, owner’s manual packet, awards and judging sheets.