LMC is very proud to offer for sale this 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 327/365hp
Corvette development in the 1960s proceeded at a feverish pace, driven by engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov’s commitment to keeping America’s Sports Car at the front of the pack. To that end, one of the major improvements of the 1965 model was the introduction of disc brakes as standard equipment. As good as the Corvette drum brakes had become, Arkus-Duntov admitted that disc brakes had enough “sex appeal” that GM believed it had no choice but to begin developing its own system for 1965 release. It was a huge engineering effort that paid off with even better braking performance and feel, and with the right pad compound, enough built-in durability to survive the toughest test of all: the 12 Hours of Sebring. Returning to the fold in 1965 was the 327-cubic-inch engine in its various configurations, including the L76 solid-lifter version using heavy-duty internals, high-flow, large-valve heads and Holley 4-barrel carburetion to generate 365 HP at 6,200 RPM and 350 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 RPM.
This beautiful Corvette was sold at Starksen Chevrolet in Lancaster, California on January 25th,1965 to Robert M. Hansen. It was factory ordered in Ermine White with Saddle Interior and comes with such options as, air conditioning, power antenna, 3.70 posi-traction, AM/FM radio, tinted glass, hubcaps and white stripe tires. It is powered by its numbers matching L76 “ “HK” 327/365hp engine backed by a Muncie 4-speed manual transmission. This Corvette was the subject of a comprehensive nut and bolt frame-off restoration which resulted in earning a prestigious National Top Flight as well as a Chapter NCRS Top Flight award. After achieving its Top Flight accolades, the owner decide he wanted to use and enjoy the car. He upgraded from factory bias ply tires to radials, as well, remove the original style air conditioning compressor for an upgraded reliable compressor. It comes with warranty book, Protect-O-Plate, owner’s manual packet, NCRS Top Flight awards and salesman’s card from Starksen Chevrolet.
With the combination of the optional L76 powerhouse engine, the 4-speed close ratio transmission, air-conditioning, complete frame off restoration and documentation as well as a earning a National NCRS Top Flight award, make this an extremely rare and collectable Corvette.