If you’re looking for some fast and affordable fun, you might want to take a look at this “Custom Corvette Summer” 1965 roadster available on eBay for a few more hours.
Update: The ’65 Corvette was relisted on eBay after failing to sell in its first go-around.
While we wouldn’t ordinarily consider a chocolate brown metallic Corvette, the color really works on this tastefully modified Sting Ray. We wonder if this color is similar to the new Caffeine being offered on the C8 in 2022?
Those modifications include removal of the chrome bumpers front and rear and the addition of triple taillights, ’70-’72 style front fender vents, a molded-in ducktail flip spoiler on the rear, flared fenders, and an L88-style hood.
The chocolate paint has been protected with a clear coat base coat, and a “newer” white ragtop that contrasts nicely is said to fit tight.
The seller adds that the car “drives super” with “no play in steering” and it “brakes straight.”
Under that custom hood is a built and balanced 327 V8 with forged pistons that “runs excellent,” he says. It’s hooked to a four-speed manual transmission with a Hurst shifter, and stopping power is provided by disc brakes.
Inside, the car has black leather buckets with cloth inserts, and the tachometer, speedometer, amp, fuel, and temperature gauges, blinkers, horn, headlights, and power antenna are said to all be functional.
We really like the new five-spoke traditional ‘60s style wheels, and they’ve already been surrounded with new tires, too.
The car is said to have 65,004 miles, but no documentation is mentioned in the listing.
So far, 34 bids have been placed, upping the ante to $35,100 – well short of the “Buy It Now” price of $46,950. The sale ends at 2:52 p.m. today, so it’ll be interesting to see if someone takes the plunge and adds nearly $12,000 to the high bid to take the car home.
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