Rally Red w/Red interior, L76 327/365hp, 4-spd. manual transmission.
Fully documented and frame on restored 1965 Rally Red Corvette Coupe with Red interior. It has a matching numbers 327/365hp engine with transistor ignition (HL code), 4-spd. transmission and Posi-traction rear end. This car was ordered to go fast and is a radio delete car. The 2005 restoration looks very fresh. The car was in the western states until 1996 which explains the very nice frame. The body also retains its original panels and shows only minor repairs. The documentation includes a large binder full of information, POP, original Car Shipper, owner’s manual, owner history, also restoration receipts and a 1996 Noland Adams appraisal report. It has Black wall bias ply tires with factory wheels cover to complete the purposeful look.. It looks and drives just like it should and draws lots of attention.
This 1965 Chevrolet Corvette coupe is finished in Rally Red over a matching interior and equipped with its original 327ci L76 V8 paired with a 4-speed manual transmission and 4.56:1 Positraction rear end. The car is said to have been in the western US until the mid-1990s, and reportedly underwent a body-on refurbishment including a repaint and engine rebuild in 2005. This C2 was recently acquired by the selling dealer and is offered with records for the refurbishment and subsequent maintenance as well as a Protect-O-Plate, car shipper, owner’s manual, and clean Illinois title.
The 2005 work included a repaint in correct Rally Red (900UU). Photos taken from several angles are provided to show the condition of the finish in the gallery below.
steel wheels wear faux-knockoff covers and are wrapped in a set of period-style blackwall bias-ply tires.
The interior is upholstered in matching Red vinyl (407) with a color-keyed dashboard, console, and carpets. The car was reportedly ordered without a vertically-mounted radio when new.
Materials, accessories, and instruments are detailed in close-up photos below. The 5-digit odometer shows just over 26k miles.
The trim tag located below the glovebox door provides the following production details: G18 – Produced February 19, 1965 Style 65 437 – 1965 Coupe Trim 407AA – Red vinyl Body S-1872 – St. Louis Paint 900UU – Rally Red
The 327ci L76 V8 was rated at 365 horsepower when new, and is linked to the rear wheels through a 4-speed manual transmission and 4.56:1 Positraction rear axle. Additional factory features include a transistor ignition (HL). The engine block stamping pictured above reads 110310, matching the last six digits of the VIN plate. Further stampings are included in the gallery below.
Additional photos are provided in the gallery to illustrate the condition of the underside and mechanicals.
The original Shipper shows an MSRP of $4,930 as well as detailing factory options and specifications. Additional documentation includes a Protect-O-Plate and owner’s manual as well as a binder containing receipts, information, and a 1996 Noland Adams appraisal report.