Corvettes for Sale: Project 1965 396/425 Convertible on Craigslist in Arizona

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Corvettes for Sale: Project 1965 396/425 Convertible on Craigslist in Arizona


Corvette advanced significantly for the 1965 model year, with the introduction of four-wheel disc brakes and the Mark IV big block engine.

This ’65 Sting Ray convertible, currently up for sale on Craigslist for $25,000 in the Oro Valley, Arizona area, is one such example.

This car, said to have been in storage for 26 years, is one of those that can leave a fellow scratching his head. For example, the seller notes that only 2,157 ’65 Corvettes featured the 396/425 horsepower engine, with just 1,409 of those being roadsters. Unfortunately, he believes the engine currently residing under the hood is not the one it left the St. Louis factory with.

Corvettes for Sale: Project 1965 396/425 Convertible on Craigslist in Arizona


Speaking of the hood, it’s another case of head-scratching as the car is now fitted with an L88-style hood first used on the C3 three years after this one was built.

More head-scratching territory: The seller claims that the car was originally a silver over silver roadster, supposedly one of less than 250 made that way. Now, though, the car sports red paint and black interior, so unless the new owner wants to revert it back to original, that’s another moot point.

Corvettes for Sale: Project 1965 396/425 Convertible on Craigslist in Arizona


Likewise, we’re not big fans of the revolting Turbo 400 automatic transmission shifter that’s been put in place on the center hump.

On the bright side, the car does have more than $2,800 worth of Vette Brakes suspension upgrades, and the black interior has already been restored to top-notch condition throughout, other than the odd headrest on the passenger seat. Extra parts include the original four-speed manual transmission, and a “very good” Arizona frame is also available.

Corvettes for Sale: Project 1965 396/425 Convertible on Craigslist in Arizona


Unfortunately, the car still does not have bumpers, top, radiator, radiator core, inner fenders, or headlights, and the one-piece front clip will need to be bonded to the car.

For $25,000, though, we think this vintage Corvette has a lot of possibilities, despite its drawbacks. Would you take on this challenge?

Corvettes for Sale: Project 1965 396/425 Convertible on Craigslist in Arizona


Source:
barnfinds.com

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