Engine b
Engine
L78 396/425HP
Trans b
Transmission
M20 Muncie 4-Speed Manual Transmission
Gauge b
Mileage
73,018
Paint b
Exterior
Rally Red
Interior b
Interior
Black
Key b
Stock #
V-3848

Highlights

  • 1965 Corvette Coupe RARE Rally Red Exterior L78 396/425HP N 14 SIDE EXHAUAL ALL ORIGINAL DOCUMENTED !!
  • CCAS Engine Affirmation Certification
  • CCAS Trim Tag Affirmation Certification
  • CCAS ProtectOPlate Affirmation Certification
  • 1 of Only 2,157 L78 396/425 HP Big Block Cars Produced
  • Factory Installed N14 Side Exhaust 1 of Only 759 Cars Produced With this Option
  • Very Original Car
  • Runs & Drives Exceptional
  • Same Owner for 30 Years
  • Original Certified 396/425 HP Engine
  • 4 Speed Transmission
  • 3:70 Positraction Rear Axle Ratio
  • Soft Ray Tinted Glass
  • Aluminum Knock Off Wheels
  • AMFM Radio
  • All Original Components
  • All Original Fiberglass Body Panels
  • 1 Show Quality Repaint
  • Dealer Order Copy
  • Warranty Book with ProtectOPlate.
  • Owner History

Description

Corvette aficionados will find a tantalizing prospective addition to their collections in this remarkably original 1965 Sting Ray Coupe. Unrestored and showing a mere 73,000 original miles, it is one of just 2,157 Corvettes produced in 1965 with the vaunted L78 396/425 HP Mark IV big-block V-8 introduced that year. The L78 replaced the L76 327/375 HP small-block V-8 as Corvette's most powerf...

Corvette aficionados will find a tantalizing prospective addition to their collections in this remarkably original 1965 Sting Ray Coupe. Unrestored and showing a mere 73,000 original miles, it is one of just 2,157 Corvettes produced in 1965 with the vaunted L78 396/425 HP Mark IV big-block V-8 introduced that year. The L78 replaced the L76 327/375 HP small-block V-8 as Corvette's most powerful carbureted engine.

Designed to withstand the rigors of competition, the L78's 396 CI block incorporated a strong bottom end with reinforced bulkheads and 4-bolt main bearing caps. The rotating assembly centered on a forged steel, cross-drilled crankshaft actuating forged steel alloy connecting rods held in place by aircraft-grade bolts. Forged aluminum pistons produced an 11.0:1 compression ratio, and the L78's canted valve heads enabled excellent flow, thanks to generous porting and a high-lift, high-duration, solid-lifter camshaft actuating large-diameter 2.19-inch intake and 1.72-inch exhaust valves. Fed by a single high-flow Holley 4-barrel carburetor on an aluminum intake manifold, the L78 cranked out an honest 425 HP at 6,400 RPM and 415 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 RPM to make it the most powerful engine ever to occupy Corvette's engine room.

Presenting in astoundingly original condition, the 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe offered here retains its original L78 Mark IV engine Certified by CCAS and a 4-speed manual transmission. A true driver's machine that will appeal to the purist Gorgeous Rally Red exterior brightwork and standard black vinyl interior. Further equipped with period-look Bias-Ply Gold line tires on Knock-off Style wheels, , Soft Ray-tinted Glass, chromed driver's mirror and a Delco AM/FM radio, this exceedingly rare 1965 L78 4-speed Coupe is a potential candidate for additional Bloomington Gold and NCRS honors.

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