LMC is very proud to offer for sale this 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Resto-Mod
The second generation of “America’s Sports Car” was even more of a bombshell than the first. Dubbed “Sting Ray” for its distinctive styling, this new Corvette was completely new apart from its engine and front suspension. Utilizing a new ladder-type chassis frame and stronger body support structure, this would be the first U.S. production car to utilize an independent rear suspension.
Unlike the first generation, the Sting Ray could be had in both coupe and convertible body styles, and this proved to be a big hit with the public. Over the course of the Sting Ray’s production from 1963 to 1967, styling remained largely the same albeit for some subtle changes. Four-wheel disc brakes and a big-block engine became available in 1965, and with a long list of options and colors, enthusiasts could mix and match to their hearts’ desires.
This Resto-Mod Corvette is a combination of original and modern components that set it apart including the stunning Candy Brandy Wine paint. The Corvette was originally presented in Milano Maroon. Its interior is richly shown with white bucket seats, headliner and door panels, plus black dash and carpet. A white stinger on a 1967 big-block hood is also unique to the presentation of this Corvette.
The power is derived from a Motown 427-cid small-block V-8 engine that puts out a very impressive 554-hp and 528-ft/lbs of torque. This powerful unit features aluminum heads, high-rise intake, custom aluminum headers and MSD ignition, and it is attached to a Tremec TKO five-speed manual transmission. Custom American Racing wheels and factory style side pipes are just a glimpse of the blending the best of modern and original with this exciting Corvette.
This Resto-Mod Corvette blends the best of classic looks and modern performance. It’s truly a car that is meant to be driven and enjoyed.