Silver Pearl w/Silver interior, 327/350hp, 5-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” per se, 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.
The ’65 was definitely a milestone for Corvette. Although not drastically changed from the previous year, there were enough improvements to make it a game-changer. Most notable was the addition of 4-wheel disc brakes as standard equipment. Now Corvette stopped as good as it went! Making America’s Sports Car a true “world-class” sports car! It would also be the first year for the big block engine and the last year for mechanical fuel injection.
Striking would be a word that comes to mind upon viewing this ’65 in person. Beautiful, dazzling and graceful would be a few others. All apt descriptions for “The Silver Bullet”. This rare mid-year left the factory in ’65 with a stunning Silver Pearl with matching Silver interior color combo. What also makes it unusual is its L79 327/350hp small block engine paired up with factory air conditioning! A 4-spd. manual transmission was all that was available with the L79, but when this ’65 was recently frame off restored, it was decided that for the sake of drivability, a 5-spd. manual was in order (the 4-spd. comes with), so that’s what’s currently backing up the L79. And boy does that extra gear make a difference! It’s a blast to drive down the fwy! And you will want to drive it everywhere! Other options include power brakes, power steering, power windows, am/fm radio, telescoping steering column and knock off wheels wrapped black wall radial tires. This is exactly what a mid-year Corvette should be!