Brian Hobaugh can’t help but get a little emotional talking about his 1965 Corvette Sting Ray, a car that’s been in his family for over 30 years, when his father purchased the car with the sole intention of racing it in autocross events. And, aside from looking absolutely stunning, that’s exactly what the classic’s done ever since.
The Sting Ray had two prior owners, both of which also raced autocross. The car’s first owner added the bulging fender flares and meaty racing rubber soon after purchasing it. Over the years, the tastefully modified stingray has remained pretty much unchanged afterwards, besides a little paint here and there and some massive 315-mm tires at all four corners. Tires that big are almost necessary when you have a 6.0 liter small block producing 500 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque.
This Corvette handles like its on rails, diving into corners and sticking to the road like glue, according to Big Muscle’s Mike Musto. And if you had to ask us, this is one of the finest examples of one of the General’s most celebrated vehicles we’ve ever seen.