Here’s a beautiful blue-on-blue 1965 Chevrolet Corvette convertible with a cool white streak, side pipes, four-on-the-floor, and a ton recently spent in restoration. This car is so hot they had to install modern A/C just to cool it all down.
Nassau Blue is this car's original color, and it's a great look on a Sting Ray ragtop. Like the hue’s namesake, it's bright and sunny, with a very nautical bend to it. On the Corvette's instantly recognizable curves, it looks fabulous. The paint was refinished during restoration, so there’s a high level of gloss and shine that’s far superior to what the factory offered. The Sting Ray is all about its creases, so the great paint on exceptional bodywork that’s seen here is essential. And of course there’s all the brightwork... From the thin bumpers to the cursive Corvette script on the rear, it’s all complete and clean. But arguably the best part of the car is all the upgrades like the bold side pipes and the iconic turbine knock-off style wheels. The stinger hood is a great addition to this small-block car, because the cool white streak is a cool match for the white folding roof – making this Sting Ray striking with the top up or down.
Inside it feels like 1965 all over again. The investment in restoration means that anything that was not up to standard was replaced with the correct components. The blue theme continues with factory-correct blue bucket seats, fresh door panels, and thick carpeting. Corvettes are about being performance machines that keep the driver comfortable and in control. That’s why your left hand rests on the three-spoke wood grain steering wheel, and your right one falls perfectly onto the gearshift. And because the interior was completely overhauled, the instruments are crisp and clear as they dance to your high-horsepower symphony. And while the AM/FM stereo can produce your favorite tunes, we really know the side pipes will provide your favorite soundtrack. The best upgrade inside is one that you will feel more than see. This one is running modern R134a air conditioning, so you can stay cool while looking cool in this classic ‘Vette.
Open the clamshell hood and see the 327 cubic-inch V8 heart that offers the kind of unobtrusive performance that made the small block Chevy world famous. With smooth torque, it’s the ideal companion for cruising. Combine this with the four-speed manual transmission, and you’re in complete control over the powerband. It’s presented exceptionally well with a tidy engine bay that features the correct details like the Chevy orange paint on the block, Corvette script valve covers, ram’s horn exhaust, and the bright distributor shield and air cleaner. It’s the kind of fresh and stock appearance that makes you feel good that this also has a period-correct block. On the road the ‘65’s fully independent suspension and four-wheel disc brakes means this classic Corvette handles better than much younger sports cars out there.
Complete with owner’s manual, original small block hood, and restoration receipts, stick-shift C2s are always in demand, but one what’s been upgraded like this is an all-around irresistible winner. Don’t miss out, call today!!!