Tuxedo Black w/Saddle interior, L84 327/375hp, 4-spd. manual transmission.
When the ’63 Corvette was introduced, it became an instant classic! The press and buying public were pretty unanimous in their praise for the all-new Sting Ray! Over the five years it was manufactured, the C2 or “mid-year”, as it became known, was steadily improved. The Sting Ray was always fast, but by ’65, the stopping power was vastly improved due to the addition of 4-wheen disc brakes as standard equipment. However, because of leftover inventory, GM offered a “disc brake credit delete” for those who didn’t think such an advancement in braking technology was necessary! This was also the last year for mechanical fuel injection and the first year for the big block engine, making ’65 a milestone year for Corvette!
There have been many Corvettes considered “rare and unique” over the years. Some truly are, others, maybe not so much. However, the very original (other than one repaint and carpet) time capsule ’65 presented here is surely part of the former category. Ordered from the factory with the express purpose of going fast, this example left off everything on the options list that didn’t contribute to that goal. Such as a radio and the aforementioned disc brakes. What it did have was the soon to be legendary L84 Fuel Injected small block (one of only 771 built that year) mated to an M20 4-spd manual transmission, making it the rarest Corvette to leave the St. Louis factory that year! Add to that the amazing factory paperwork including; original Window Sticker, Proctet-O-Plate, Invoice, Dealer Write-up, as well as N.C.R.S. Shipping Data Report and 3 Top Flight Awards! Not to mention it being Tuxedo Black (the rarest color). What you get is a “stand-alone collectible, surely worthy of a place of honor in the garage of the most discriminating collector. Stk #5732