I’m in love with this Corvette. A 1965 Big Block 396 car is, to me, the ultimate big block Corvette. It is the first year for a big block in a Corvette, and the only year that you could get one with a 396, and although most people want a 3×2 427 car, I’ll take the smaller bore 396. This one is NOT a numbers matching car, but it’s still ultra cool. And since it wasn’t perfect when bought, the seller did it up like a 1960’s or 1970’s racer, and it’s got the goods to back up the look.
Here are all the details from the ad.
1965 Corvette Coupe – $47,500
• Non numbers matching 396
• Muncie M-22 4 speed with Hurst Competition Plus shifter
• 3.36:1 Positraction Rear End
• Manual Brakes
• Manual Steering
• Power Windows
• Leather Interior
• Rebuilt 396
• Comp Cams .520″/.520″, 280*/280*
• Aluminum intake manifold
• Barry Grant Demon carbeurator
• Hooker Headers with side pipes
• Pertronics ignition conversion
• New alternator and battery
• New belts and hoses
• New clutch, pressure plate, throwout bearing
• New radiator
• Stock type shifter
• Stock type wheels with hub caps
• Front bumpers
Again, this is a non-numbers matching car and don’t want to represent it as such. I purchased it about a dozen years ago. The paint wasn’t great so I decided to fix the car up how I thought a road race car could have been in the late 1960’s or early 1970’s. It has vintage reproduction wheels and I added the period correct decals. The car doesn’t have fender flairs. I believe the interior is original but the door panels have been replaced. The interior shows wear. The car has been rewired from the firewall forward but the rear half has not. The side glass is scratched and really should be replaced.
I’m not a Corvette expert but do appreciate their place in history and enjoy dabbling in muscle cars. This is not a restored car but is a lot of fun to drive. It gets a lot of attention from the way it looks and sounds. I’m not interested in trades or offers that are substantially below the asking price. I don’t need to sell the car but was curious if there was any interest at this time.