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NCRS-Winning 1965 Chevrolet Corvette 396/425 4-Speed Convertible

Highest Bid:
$80,000

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NCRS-Winning 1965 Chevrolet Corvette 396/425 4-Speed Convertible

Highest Bid: $80,000 (USD) by: MackSmith

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Chassis/VIN:

194675S123412

Location:

Bethesda, Maryland

Odometer:

58,380 (Mi)

Lot Number:

5281460

Engine:

396ci/425hp V8

Seller:

Transmission:

Manual

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Vehicle Story

This 1965 Chevrolet Corvette convertible is a 59k-mile, NCRS "Top Flight" and multiple-award-winning example, and 1 of 2,157 produced with a factory-optioned Turbo Jet 396ci V8 for the year. After 35 years with the original California owner, the car was relocated to the East Coast, where it underwent a comprehensive body-off restoration. Work commissioned by the current owner was completed in 2007 and consisted of a professional respray in Glen Green, an interior refurbishment to include a teakwood steering wheel and telescoping steering column, power 4-wheel disc brakes, new tires on "knock-off" wheels, and more. Power is driven to the rear by the matching-numbers M21 4-speed manual gearbox and 4.56 positraction rear end. This C2 is offered with its original hardtop and wheels, a tan cloth retractable soft top, restoration documentation, memorabilia, and a clear Maryland title in the owner's name.

The body is finished in a professional, high-end Glen Green repaint that was applied during the restoration, and the car will come with both the original hardtop and a tan cloth soft top. The selling dealer reports that the factory side-pipe car has no history of accidents and indicates that fit and finish are exceptional. All original trim tags are present. 

15” 5-spoke Torque Thrust polished aluminum wheels are wrapped in new BFGoodrich Radial T/A tires, while the original wheel covers are included with the sale. Braking is handled by upgraded 4-wheel power discs. 

The interior was refurbished and is trimmed in green vinyl over darker carpet, with a center console, and a teakwood 3-spoke steering wheel mounted to a telescoping column. Amenities include a heater and factory Wonderbar radio.

Instrumentation is housed within a black textured surround and consists of a 160-mph speedometer, 7k tachometer, an analog clock, and gauges for fuel level, coolant temperature, oil pressure, and voltage. The selling dealer asserts that the approximately 59k miles showing on the 5-digit mechanical odometer are original.

The matching-numbers L78 big block 396ci V8 is retained and was rated at 425 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque when new. The engine is paired with a matching-numbers Muncie M21 4-speed manual transmission, with power going to the rear wheels via a 4.56:1 positraction rear end.

Additional photos showing the underside are available in the gallery.

The sale includes the factory hardtop, original wheels, documentation from the restoration, and other memorabilia. It has been judged and awarded NCRS Top Flight Honors at both the regional and national levels.

 

AUTOHUNTER ADMIN UPDATE 4/12/2021 8:10AM PDT: A correction has been made to the listing, the car is equipped with 15" wheels, a set of knock off wheel covers come with the car. 

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Comments & Questions

April 15, 2021
06:14 AM
Seller

@AriK – On a scale of 1 to 10 how would you rate the paint and approx how much was spent on the repaint job? Thanks, AK ...

Owner states it is a 9-10 and PO stated it was 20K + invested in the paint. Thanks, Hank

April 14, 2021
05:44 AM

On a scale of 1 to 10 how would you rate the paint and approx how much was spent on the repaint job? Thanks, AK

April 11, 2021
11:23 AM
Seller

@midyearmad – Hi, Could you please tell me what NCRS awards the car has please. Are they Flight awards or something other like Sportsman or modified,? Thanks Graham ...

Hi Graham, I have reached out to the owner for clarification. He should get back tome shortly. thanks, Hank

April 11, 2021
12:39 AM

Hi, Could you please tell me what NCRS awards the car has please. Are they Flight awards or something other like Sportsman or modified,? Thanks Graham

April 09, 2021
11:11 AM
Seller

@REDFlyer – What is your definition of "Knock-Off" wheels? They look as thought the wheels are 5-lug wheels? Why the discrepancies in your add? ...

Just checked and you can see a picture of the wheel (s)in the gallery. Thanks,

April 09, 2021
11:08 AM
Seller

@REDFlyer – What is your definition of "Knock-Off" wheels? They look as thought the wheels are 5-lug wheels? Why the discrepancies in your add? ...

Good afternoon, the wheels currently on the car are 5 lug as you observed. The owner has the knock off wheels and states they are in good condition. Thanks!

April 09, 2021
10:52 AM
Seller

@Need4Speed – @seller what color seats does your Corvette have? They look black, but I just wanted to check. ...

Hi and thank you for the question. The seats are a matching dark green.

April 08, 2021
08:15 PM

What is your definition of "Knock-Off" wheels? They look as thought the wheels are 5-lug wheels? Why the discrepancies in your add?

April 08, 2021
08:12 PM

What is your definition of "Knock-Off" wheels? They seem to be just 5-lug wheels?

April 08, 2021
03:22 PM

@seller what color seats does your Corvette have? They look black, but I just wanted to check.

April 08, 2021
11:39 AM
Seller

@Torque – Write-up states teak and telescoping wheel. Are they in a box somewhere? sigh. ...

Hi Torque, thanks for reaching out. As you can see from the pictures it has crank windows and a wooden wheel, the owner states it is teak. He also states it is a telescoping steering column.

April 08, 2021
09:22 AM

Power windows???

April 08, 2021
09:20 AM

Write-up states teak and telescoping wheel. Are they in a box somewhere? sigh.

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