The term “time capsule” is often bandied about when it comes to the collector car market, but in the case of this 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible, it looks like the term is entirely appropriate. Offered in pristine unrestored condition with a numbers-matching L76 V8 and just 14,222 miles on the clock, this 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible is now headed to auction in Arizona as “one of the most well-preserved, lowest mileage midyear Corvettes in existence.”
No doubt, the first thing to grab our attention is this Chevrolet Corvette’s stunning exterior, which is presented in the original Nassau Blue paint. The hue looks fantastic on the Vette’s velvety body lines, and comes complemented with well-polished chrome trim bits front and back, not to mention Soft Ray-tinted glass.
The corners are filled with genuine Kelsey-Hayes aluminum knock off wheels, which are wrapped in original non-DOT tires. The auction also includes two tops, including both the hard top and soft top.
Moving inside, we find a matching two-tone interior, with a white-and-blue color theme plus leather upholstery. It’s a fantastic look, and it gives this ’65 Chevrolet Corvette even more presence. Drivers get to grips with a teakwood steering wheel, while an AM/FM radio provides some tunes.
Critically, this unrestored ’65 Chevrolet Corvette is equipped with a numbers-matching 327 cubic-inch L76 V8 engine rated at 365 horsepower. The ‘eight is equipped with a Winters aluminum intake manifold and Holley four-barrel carburetor, and mates to a Muncie M20 wide-ratio four-speed manual transmission.
Interestingly, this gem of a Vette was previously owned by Corvette at Carlisle event founder Chip Miller, and was invited to Bloomington Gold’s 2015 Gold Collection, a collection of some of the finest 1965 Corvettes in existence. The auction also includes a copy of the original MSO.
Now, it heads to the block as Lot S89 at the 2020 Mecum Auction event in Glendale, Arizona, slated to take place March 11th through the 14th.
Source: Mecum Auctions