1965 Chevrolet CorvetteEmail Send Email
1965 Chevrolet CorvetteEmail Send Email
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)
Interior:Saddle Leather
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


Original Base Price: $4,321.00
Number Produced: 8,186 (4,716 with 396cid, 425hp Engine)
Wheelbase: 98-Inches
Track, Front: 57.6-Inches
Track, Rear: 56.8-Inches
Length: 175.1-Inches
Curb Weight: 3436-Pounds
Engine: 90-Degree V8
Displacement: 396-cid
Compression Ratio: 11.0:1
BHP (Brake Horsepower): 425hp/415 lb/ft Torque
Carburetor: 4-BBL, Holley 750cfm
Transmission: Muncie, 4-Speed Manual (2.20:1 First Gear)
Differential: 4.11:1 (with Positraction)
Front Suspension: Independent Coil Springs
Rear Suspension: Transverse Leaf Spring,
Brakes: Manual Disc Brake, 4-Wheel
Front Brakes: 11.75-Inch, Disc
Rear Brakes: 11.75-Inch Disc
Ignition: Transistor Ignition
Battery: 12-Volt
Tire Size: 7.75 x 15, 4-Ply Goldwall Nylon
Fuel Capacity: 20-Gallons
Oil Capacity: 5-Quarts
Cooling System: 22-Quarts (with Heater)


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