In the early 1960s Harley Earl retired, and new ideas came with new leadership. Bill Mitchell, GM’s new chief of design, had an incredibly successful idea: Stingray! Tradition was broken as the totally redesigned Corvette was offered as a coupe or a convertible with 4 engine choices. Both featured a streamlined appearance and improved passenger accommodations. The American public loved 1963-1967 Stingrays because they were fast machines that looked supersonic even when parked. They remain the most collectible Corvettes today.
The Sting Rays were the automotive success story of the year. Chevrolet had to add a second shift to its St. Louis, Missouri assembly plant to keep up with demand, and dealers reported owners waiting months for their cars to be built. By the end of the model year, Corvette production would surpass the 20,000-unit milestone.
For 1965 Corvette made a few changes to the Sting Rays. The horizontal grill bars were changed to black, the hood vent depressions were removed and the new vertical exhaust louvers in the front fenders were now functional. On the interior Instrument gauges were restyled with flat black faces and seats were redesigned with slightly larger and more supportive cushioning.
Up for auction is this gorgeous 1965 Corvette Stingray Roadster. Fitted to this car; a 327/350 HP engine with factory Side Pipes and a 4 speed manual transmission. The exterior is Glen Green with black vinyl interior and white soft top. This vehicle has most of the factory correct components, some recent restorations and excellent powertrain. This classic American Roadster is extremely solid and fun to drive. This car would be a great addition to any collection. One of the most collectable of all Corvettes.
The attached manufacturers plate reads as follows;
- Style # 19 467
- Body # A-3089
- Trim # STD
- Paint # G-G
- VIN # 194675S109603