Check out this interesting midyear Coupe we found for sale on eBay. The psychedelic sixties were over a long time ago but sometimes they live on as in the case of the paint job found on this 1965 Corvette, down to the peace sign painted on the gas door cover. The auction still has a couple more days to go and so far the top bid has just surpassed $20,000.
The seller lists the Corvette as having just 83,239 miles. He says he has owned the car since 1974 and that the car was parked in a garage in 1982, never to officially hit the streets since then. The California plate with the 1982 sticker on it is testament to this being a pretty cool garage find!
The engine is supposedly a 1965 327 V8 with the intake and carbs off a Corvette 283 V8 from 1956 or 1957. The seller says the engine was rebuilt in 1975 and was decked 0.10 and the heads milled 0.15 with stock domed pistons. It’s an interesting combination but the look is all wrong for this generation of Corvette.
There’s something else going on with this Corvette that we noticed when we took a look at the interior. First, the dash has a faux woodgrain covering which can be easily fixed, but when you look at the gauges themselves, they appear to be from a 1963 or 1964 Corvette and not from 1965.
The seller calls this Corvette “the cheapest ’65 on the internet” and so far the pricing is right in line for a nearly complete non-running C2 Coupe. But with 40 bids already received, we expect to see a flurry of activity as the time counts down to the end of the auction on October 10th at 12:00:00 PDT.
Here are some more photos of this fantastic plastic ’65 Corvette Sting Ray from the swinging sixties baby!