1965 Chevrolet Corvette - 396/425 L78 engine

1965 Chevrolet Corvette

Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
Type: Coupe
Year: 1965
Mileage: 38010
VIN: 194375S116848
Color: Glen Green
Engine: 396/425 L78 engine
Cylinders: 8
Transmission: Manual
Interior color: Saddle
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Breinigsville, Pennsylvania, United States
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RB Collection 6103989700
1965 Chevrolet Corvette

Rare and desirable 396/425 L78 engine. Only 2,157 cars produced. Finished in its original color of Glenn Green over a saddle leather interior. TOP FLIGHT by NCRS on 2018.

Overview
odometer: 38010 VIN: 194375S116848 Engine: 396/425 L78 engine Transmission: Manual Paint: Glen Green Interior: Saddle

For the 1965 model year, Chevrolet offered the legendary “big block” engine in a Corvette for the first time. Produced only during the second half of the model year, a specially tuned, 425-horsepower version of the 396 cubic inch unit fitted to the Corvette, which transformed it into a tire shredding monster that was both cheaper and faster than the previous range-topping Fuel-Injected 327. The 396 was only offered for one half of the production year, as the 427 cubic inch big block replaced the 396 for 1966.

This 1965 ½ Corvette coupe is one of just 2,157 examples built with the 396 and is finished in its original colors of Glen Green over a saddle deluxe leather interior. It is a very nicely presented car with a good quality, well-detailed older restoration still appearing in good order. The body is very straight with crisp lines and very good panel fit. Glen Green is a fabulous color on the Bill Mitchell-penned body, and the paint on this car presents in very good condition, with just a few minor cracks visible on close inspection in the typical trouble areas. Overall, it is extremely attractive with nice chrome and good quality detailing. It rides on a set of reproduction P48 knock-off wheels with new whitewall radial tires for just the right look.

The cockpit is trimmed in saddle-colored leather and carpet as original (code 421), with correct pattern materials on the seats, carpets and door panels. It is equipped with options such as the teakwood steering wheel (N36), transistor ignition (L75), Whitewall tires, tinted glass (A02) and an AM/FM radio (Z01). The interior is very well detailed, with correct gauges, seatbelts and a properly working original clock.

Lifting the hood reveals the 396 cubic inch, 425 horsepower V8 which is believed to be the original unit for the car. The engine was recently rebuilt, is properly detailed down to the overspray on the exhaust manifolds, and it runs strongly. Power is sent through a 4-speed manual transmission and on through a 3.55:1 rear axle. Other options include transistorized ignition, and off-road exhaust (N14). Performance is astounding, with huge torque and endless pull from the 396 along with an awesome soundtrack. Road manners are excellent with excellent handing and a tight, well-sorted feel. This car is genuinely fast, very well sorted and incredibly enjoyable to drive.

This car has been awarded as TOP FLIGHT by the NCRS (2018). Documents and judging sheets are available for review upon request. Rare, highly collectible and extremely attractive, this genuine L78 Corvette drives extremely well yet remains more than attractive enough for casual show. We are confident that any enthusiast would be proud to keep this wonderful Corvette L78 Coupe in their collection.

Condition
body: Excellent paint: Good Interior: Excellent Engine: Excellent Transmission: Excellent Tires: New

It is a very nicely presented car with a good quality, well-detailed older restoration still appearing in good order. The body is very straight with crisp lines and very good panel fit. Glen Green is a fabulous color on the Bill Mitchell-penned body, and the paint on this car presents in very good condition, with just a few minor cracks visible on close inspection in the typical trouble areas. Overall, it is extremely attractive with nice chrome and good quality detailing.

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About the Seller

We buy, restore, sell and trade not only fine automobiles, but also very special pieces of history. Classic Cars are part of our lives and having the opportunity to make new friends through these wonderful machines is a privilege. We have a very important and basic principle: to work with quality cars, providing our clients only with the best! Al and Alex Ruozzi.

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