This 1965 Chevrolet Corvette coupe is undoubtedly one of the most unusual ever to be offered at auction anywhere in the world. NCRS documentation accompanying the car shows that it was exported new to South Africa, and remained there until being repatriated to the United States in 1994. It is believed by a previous owner that it was used in South Africa as a General Motors promotional vehicle, and that soon after it arrived there it received its unique paint treatment.
And unique it certainly is: its scalloped and ghosted color panels, rendered in contrasting shades of Metalflake Blue and bordered with skillfully rendered pinstriping, evoke the custom paint trends that prevailed in the period. Behind that surreal presentation is a museum grade mid-year Fuelie coupe of superb quality, boasting a no-hit body and rust free frame and birdcage structure.
This gorgeous muscle car incorporates the highly desirable L84 Rochester fuel injected 327/375 HP small block engine, 4-speed manual transmission and power disc brakes, and features Kelsey Hayes knock-off aluminum wheels and a sharp Blue interior with AM/FM radio. Significantly, it shows an odometer reading of just 38,000 miles after being with just two owners over the past four decades.