'70s custom, former BIG BLOCK

1965 Chevrolet Corvette

Condition: Used
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
SubModel: Sport Coupe
Type: Coupe
Year: 1965
Mileage: 72,678
VIN: 194375s115845
Color: custom Burgundy
Engine: L79 327/350 hp
Cylinders: V8
Transmission: 4 spd
Interior color: original black leather
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Simi Valley, California, United States
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Description for Chevrolet Corvette 1965

1970s custom Vette with mildly flared fenders done by Bruno's Corvettes of Studio City.
Now has a 327 but was originally powered by the L78 396/425hp Rat Motor.
The L78 was the first of the Big Blocks and debuted in mid year of production: January 1965.
There were 2157 cars built with the L78, mostly convertibles.
This is one of only 618 Coupes optioned with the L78 and was built in May 1965.
Evidence of the former Big Block:
Rear anti roll bar. (Small block cars had none.)
Larger 7/8" front anti roll bar. (Small block cars had 3/4").
Unique to '65 big blocks: Battery is located behind LEFT front fender with removable access panel.
(Small block cars had battery on right side.)
Removable bag type windshield washer reservoir that hangs above battery. (Small block cars had a square plastic jug for a reservoir.)
The Big Block is long gone, currently powered by a period correct 1968 327/350hp (HT suffix) with 291 casting "camel hump" heads.
Has a new Holley carb and aluminum manifold.
Ignition is a 1970s HEI with mechanical tach drive.
Vintage 1970s American Torque Thrust wheels with Radial T/A tires. These are the correct 15" diameter.
Original black leather and original carpet in very good condition.
Power windows, telescopic steering column, factory side pipes.
Original "simulated walnut" steering wheel and factory 4 spd shifter.
Complete front bumpers are included.
Everything works on this car:
All gauges function normally including original ticking clock (not a replacement quartz movement).
Headlights rotate normally. Power windows operate correctly.
Tight steering and recent brakes that don't leak fluid.
California car so it has a rust free frame.
Big block hood with functional air scoop.
Paint is custom Burgundy. Original color was Milano Maroon, code MM.
I believe this to be a no hit survivor for these reasons;
Bonding strips in place, no evidence of repair.
Excellent panel fit including around head light panels.
All head lights are the original type T3.
Original '65 grille which is unique to '65 model year and for a long time was not reproduced.
All window glass is original and date coded, windshield is date coded GJ; April 1965.
Current license through Nov 2017.
Great survivor/driver and it's Big Block history and SoCal custom history make it a good investment.
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