Rally Red w/Red interior, 396/425hp, 4-spd. manual transmission.
Mid-Year Corvette’s tend to attract a lot of attention when they’re out on the road. The design is simply timeless and even if you’re not a “car person”, anyone would appreciate the beauty of one of these classics. But, even in the realm of second generation Corvette’s, there are stand-out’s. And one of them is the car presented here.
They say, “all Corvettes are Red”. Well, not really. But, this one most certainly is! Rally Red to be exact. But, where most would expect to see a Red Corvette on a regular basis, what you wouldn’t regularly see is one with Red interior!
The ’65 model year was a milestone for Corvette for a number of reasons. It was the first year for standard 4-wheel disc brakes, the last year for mechanical fuel injection and the introduction of the Mk IV 396ci big block engine! The legend of the big block production Corvette started right here in ’65! And the one year only 396 was offered only in a “wild” solid lifter version.
Mike is always on the hunt for rare and unique Corvettes! He found this one way back in ’88! It was owned by a schoolteacher in Riverside and was in an untouched original state at that time with the motor never being out of the car! Corvette Mike then did a full frame off restoration for a client. He then took it to Bloomington and N.C.R.S. meets and got all of the awards!
Striking would be a word that comes to mind upon viewing this #’s matching ’65 in person. Beautiful, dazzling and graceful would be a few others. All apt descriptions for a car that is significant to both the Corvette hobby and Corvette Mike, as well! The car has been beautifully and correctly frame-off restored and is optioned with power windows, am/fm radio and knock off wheels with Gold line radial tires. The engine is believed to be original to the car. It’s also the recipient of the aforementioned National N.C.R.S. Top Flights and a Bloomington Gold award. Comes with a binder full of restoration receipts, photos, extensive documentation and more!
One of the nicest you’ll ever see!