The 1965 Corvette represented Chevrolet’s continued investment in the Corvette’s performance, with buyers able to choose from six different engines and three transmission options. Horsepower ranged from 250 hp in the base 327 ci V8 all the way up to a monstrous 425 horsepower from the L79 V8.
Road and Track tested the 1965 Corvette (396ci/425hp) and hit 0 – 60 mph in just 5.7 seconds and the quarter mile in just 14.1 seconds. Car Life and Motor Trend also tested the same set up and basically got the same numbers.
This remarkable example C2 Corvette Stingray is finished in Sunfire Yellow paintwork and features a black convertible top over and 15-inch centre-lock wheels. Inside, you’ll find a black leather-trimmed interior that also comes with a dished wood-rimmed three-spoke steering wheel, metal switchgear and instrument gauges, a period Delco radio tuner, and an analogue clock.
Powering this Corvette is a high-performance 327ci (5.4-litre) small-block V8 that sends 356 horsepower to the rear wheels via a four-speed manual gearbox.
This Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible is a beautiful example of a classic open-top American sports car. With a high performance V8 engine and low mileage, this C2 Corvette is ready to be enjoyed as a daily cruiser or as a wonderful addition to any classic collection. Get it now on Collecting Cars before the sale ends!