Unveiling the Legend: The 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 396/425 4-Speed

A Classic’s Journey: From British Columbia to Florida

Originally delivered to British Columbia, Canada, this 1965 Chevrolet Corvette coupe has traveled a storied path to its current home in Florida. Earning an NCRS Top Flight award in 1995 and achieving Bloomington Gold certification in 2020, this Corvette stands as a testament to its impeccable condition and historical significance.

Exquisite Exterior: Gold Wood Yellow Glory

The Corvette’s fiberglass body, factory-finished in striking Gold Wood Yellow, was refinished under previous ownership, enhancing its timeless appeal. Notable features include a “power bulge” hood, flip-up headlights, chrome bumpers, fender vents, a side-exit exhaust system, and a retractable antenna. The gallery offers close-up photos showcasing the stunning paint and trim details.

Wheels and Suspension

This classic rides on 15-inch cast aluminum wheels with knock-off hubs, shod in BFGoodrich Silver Town Radial narrow-whitewall tires. The C2 Corvette introduced fully independent suspension, with upper and lower control arms at the front and a three-link setup with a transverse leaf spring at the rear. Four-wheel disc brakes ensure confident stopping power.

Luxurious Interior: Classic Comfort

Inside, the Corvette boasts white leather bucket seats complemented by color-coordinated door panels and a black dashboard and center console. Features include power windows, a heater, a reverse-lockout shifter, an analog clock, and lap belts. The teak wood steering wheel frames a 160-mph speedometer, a tachometer, and gauges for fuel level, amperage, oil pressure, and coolant temperature. The five-digit odometer reads 1,300 miles, though total mileage remains unknown.

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Power and Performance: The Heart of the Beast

Under the hood, the 396ci L78 V8 engine commands attention with its factory rating of 425 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque, thanks to a single four-barrel carburetor. Distinctive touches include a black-finished air cleaner lid and a chrome ignition cover. Power is delivered to the rear wheels via a Muncie four-speed manual transmission and a PosiTraction differential, ensuring a thrilling driving experience.

Engine Details

The engine pad stamp, viewable in the gallery, confirms the car’s authenticity and factory specifications. This Corvette’s performance pedigree is unmatched, making it a coveted gem for any classic car enthusiast.

Comprehensive Documentation and Current Ownership

Acquired by the current dealer in 2023, this Corvette comes with extensive documentation, including NCRS certification, an MCACN award, the owner’s manuals, and a clean Florida title. Now available for purchase, this legendary Corvette offers a rare opportunity to own a piece of automotive history.

Conclusion: A Legendary Corvette Awaits

This 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 396/425 4-Speed is more than just a car it’s a rolling piece of history, a blend of beauty and performance that has earned its place in the pantheon of classic automobiles. With its striking Gold Wood Yellow finish, powerful V8 engine, and luxurious interior, it’s poised to capture the heart of its next fortunate owner.

Our mission is to take you on a thrilling ride down memory lane, exploring the history, design, and unforgettable moments that define the golden era of automobiles.

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