Little red 1965 Corvette roadster with a big block and a bad attitude, 4 on the floor and Vintage A/C. Very nice Corvette roadster with Rally Red paint over a beautiful Corvette body with great lines and panel fit. Based on all of the big block options, we believe this was a 396/425 hp car from the factory. It retains the original 6500 redline tachometer, 80psi oil pressure gauge 396/425hp only options, original big block sway bar and heavy duty suspension with the correct big block half shaft bolts, side exhaust and original big block bulge hood. Like many cars the engine has been upgraded to a performance built 454 that is estimated at over 400 horse power. This roadster has also been upgraded with vintage A/C and an aluminum radiator to keep this street beast cool. Very nice black bucket seats with a Muncie 4 speed on the floor. This car has a hard top only which has been freshly restored and painted to match the car perfectly. A soft top can be added for 3-5K if desired. This American Dream Machines looks amazing rolling on brand new Corvette bolt on wheels and Firestone redline tires. These wheels can be exchanged for stock Corvette rally rims to save some $.
- Smooth and glassy Rally Red two stage paint
- Big block bulge hood
- Restored hardtop to match with new headliner and weatherstripping
- New chrome front and rear bumpers
- New emblems, side mirror, door handles and fuel filler cap
- Side exhaust with the correct shielding
- Clear and crisp shaded glass
- New knock off wheels with new Firestone redline tires
- Very nice black interior on the factory bucket seats
- Clear and bright gauges
- 6500 redline tachometer
- Wood steering wheel with chrome steering column
- Newer carpet and sill plates
- Correct console plate and shifter
- AM-FM radio
- Factory seat belts
- Highly detailed engine compartment
- Performance built 454c.i. engine casting number 3999289
- Winters intake with Edelbrock carb.
- Aluminum radiator for max cooling
- Vintage style air conditioning
- Power disc brakes
- Muncie 4 speed transmission with hurst shifter
- Stock rear with AO code and positraction
"The Chevrolet Corvette, known colloquially as the Vette or Chevy Corvette, is a sports car manufactured by Chevrolet. The car has been produced through seven generations.
The first model, a convertible, was introduced at the GM Motorama in 1953 as a concept show car. Myron Scott is credited for naming the car after the type of small, maneuverable warship called a corvette. Originally built in Flint, Michigan and St. Louis, Missouri, since 1981, the Corvette has been manufactured in Bowling Green, Kentucky and is the official sports car of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. While always being an automobile known for speed and performance throughout its history, the Corvette has evolved throughout the generations into becoming the widely regardedalthough never officially declaredflagship model of the Chevrolet car brand."
"The second generation (C2) Corvette, which introduced Sting Ray to the model, continued with fiberglass body panels, and overall, was smaller than the first generation. The C2 was later referred to as mid-years
. The car was designed by Larry Shinoda with major inspiration from a previous concept design called the "Q Corvette," which was created by Peter Brock and Chuck Pohlmann under the styling direction of Bill Mitchell. Earlier, Mitchell had sponsored a car known as the "Mitchell Sting Ray" in 1959 because Chevrolet no longer participated in factory racing. This vehicle had the largest impact on the styling of this generation, although it had no top and did not give away what the final version of the C2 would look like. The third inspiration was a Mako Shark Mitchell had caught while deep-sea fishing."
"Four-wheel disc brakes were introduced in 1965, as was a "big block" engine option: the 396 cu in (6.49L) V8. Side exhaust pipes were also optionally available in 1965, and continued to be offered through 1967. The introduction of the 425 bhp (317 kW) 396 cu in (6.49 L) big block in 1965 spelled the beginning of the end for the Rochester fuel injection system."American Dream MachinesAt American Dream Machines, we typically have over 100 quality classic cars and trucks in stock and for sale. We have everything from Corvettes to Cadillacs, Camaros, Mustangs, Mopars, GTOs, Chevelles, Bel Airs, Blazers and exotic sports cars. Our classics and muscle cars range from the 1950s to the 1970s. Our inventory is diverse and continuously changing and always growing! Our #1 Goal is to make you, our customer happy with the American classic and muscle cars we offer. We highly recommend that ALL CUSTOMERS call our knowledgeable, experienced staff and with Midwest values and have very detailed discussions regarding overall condition of any of our classics that you are considering getting in the drivers seat of. Our phone number is (515)-245-9100 and we are centrally located in the heartland of America, in Des Moines Iowa. American Dream Machines occupies the historic 41,000 square foot Packard Dealership. We are one of the largest full service classic car dealerships in the Midwest. We have over 10 active Mechanic hoists, a body shop and detail bays that are used by our technicians to inspect, repair, upgrade and detail our cars so that they are ready to be delivered to your driveway. Please give us a call and we will be happy to help get your dream car to almost any location worldwide! ALL OF OUR PICTURES AND VIDEOS ARE REAL, ALL THE WAY AROUND! We photograph our cars in our professional photo studio for the best possible image accuracy and representation of the cars. We do this because of our commitment to the authenticity and quality of the cars that we sell and the commitment to our customers.