|Body Type:||2-Door Sport Coupe|
|Engine:||396 Cu In, Single 4-BBL Carburetor, 425hp, L78|
|Exterior Color:||Glen Green (3,782 Produced in this color)|
|Transmission:||4-Speed Muncie, Manual|
|Comment:||Rare '65 Big Block (2157 made); N14 Side Exhaust (759 made); 618 Coupes; Previous owner had it 40 years; 50,000 original miles|
1965 was a very formative year for the Corvette. It was the first year for the Big Block engine; hood louvers were replaced with a more aggressive extended scoop treatment; Side louvers on the fenders became functional; the fuel injection option was scrapped in favor of a Holley 4-bbl carburetor at mid-year, and Disc Brakes became available for the first time.
This particular Corvette went through a thorough restoration but when the engine was rebuilt the machine shop mistakenly milled off the original engine numbers! All of the casting numbers remain intact – and original – and the Corvette runs like a champ!
Originally produced in May of 1965, the engine is well documented with original, factory paperwork.
Casting Numbers and pertinent information include:
Block Casting Number: 3855962
Cylinder Heads: 3856208
Aluminum Intake Manifold: 3866963
Exhaust Manifolds: 3880827 (L/S) 3880528 (R/S)
Holley 3124 4-BBL: 3868826
Transistor Ignition: K66 1111093
42-Amp Alternator: 1100696