Changes to the 1965 Corvette include three vertical slanting louvers on the sides of the front fenders. If you recall, the 64 vette had two. In addition, different rocker panel moldings were the main styling changes. This year also introduced an optional 396 cid big block. It is also noteworthy to mention that four wheel disc brakes were standard in 65.
An L78 powered 65 Corvette pounded the pavement from 0-60 in 5.7 seconds, and from 0-100 in 13.4 seconds.
Standard engine: V8, 327 cid, 250 horsepower @ 4400 rpm, carburetor: Carter Type AFB four-barrel
Optional Engine #1: V8, 327 cid, 300 horsepower, carburetor: Carter Type AFB four-barrel
Optional Engine #2: V8, 327 cid, 350 horsepower @ 5800 rpm, carburetor: Holley four-barrel model 4150.
Optional Engine #3: V8, 327 cid, 365 horsepower, Five main bearings, mechanical valve lifters, highlift camshaft. carburetor: Holley four-barrel model 4150.
Optional Engine #4: V8, 396 cid, 425 horsepower @ 4000 rpm, Five main bearings, mechanical valve lifters, highlift camshaft. carburetor: Holley four-barrel model 4150.
The wheelbase was 98 inches, while the overall length was 175.2 inches (convertible), coupes were 175.3 inches.
|Genuine leather seat trim -
|Transistor ignition system - $75.35
||Soft ray tinted glass, all windows - $16.15
|Soft ray tinted glass, windshield - $10.80
||Electric power windows -
|Auxiliary hardtop for convertible - $236.75
|Removal of heater and defroster ($100.00) credit
||Air conditioning -
|Positraction rear axle, all ratios - $43.05
|Special 3.08:1 highway ratio rear axle - $2.20
||Power Brakes - $43.05
||Teakwood steering wheel - $48.45
|RPO L75 327 300 horsepower V8 - $53.80
||RPO L76 327 365 horsepower V8 - $129.15
||RPO L84 327 375 horsepower, fuel injected V8 - $538.00
|RPO L78 396 425 horsepower V8 - $292.70
||Four speed manual transmission - $188.30
||Close ratio four speed manual transmission - $236.95
|Four speed manual transmission - $188.30
||Power glide automatic transmission - $199.10
||36 gallon fuel tank for coupe - $202.30
|Off road exhaust system - $37.70
||Special front and rear suspension - $37.70
||7.75 x 15 gold sidewall tires - $50.05
|Special cast-aluminum knock off wheels - $322.80
||Telescopic steering wheel - $43.05
||Rayon tires, 6.70 x 15 white sidewall - $31.85
|Back-up lamps and inside day night mirrir- $16.15
||AM-FM radio - $203.40
||Drum brake substitution ($64.50) credit.
|Side mount exhaust system - $134.50
Pricing in 1965:
$3,947.00 - coupe
$3,212.00 - convertible
coupe - 8,186
convertible - 15,376
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1965 Chevy Corvette convertible very rare black exterior red interior car. This is a 327/365 horsepower, it is believed to have an after warrenty replacement block date coded 1966. This Corvette was a complete nut and bolt frame off restoration completed in 2002.
Ed Miller in MD.
- OPTIONAL ENGINE: 327/300HP... L-75
- 4-SPEED TRANS: M-20..STAMPED WITH CARS VIN NUMBER
- REAR END: 3:36... DATE CODED TO THE CAR
- CORRECT MATCHING NUMBER & DATE
- CODED ALTERNATOR
- CORRECT MATCHING NUMBER & DATE CODED RADIATOR
- MOST GLASS IS OEM & DATE CODED TO THE CAR
- POWER BRAKES
- ALL IGNITION SHIELDING IS IN PLACE
- CLEAN ENGINE COMPARTMENT
- STOCK AM/FM DELCO RADIO
1965 Chevrolet Corvette
327/350hp with Matching Numbers and 4 Speed Transmission. Options include Factory Side Exhaust, SS Brakes, Original AM/FM Radio, and Knockoff Wheels with authentic BFG Silvertown Goldline Tires.
From Fred Goldman in FL.
|1965 L76 (327/365hp) white/red roadster