1965 Chevrolet Corvette A Production Race Car Trans Am Series
Designer: Larry Shinoda
Engine: 427 CI V8
4 Barrel Carburetor
SVRA Gold Medallion Eligible
Hold Lap Records at Multiple Circuits
The Model: Ten years into the Corvette’s production run, a fresh new design hit American streets. It started with the now iconic split window and went on to offer several slightly different designs only discerned by the keenest Corvette aficionados. By 1965 the Corvette lines were clean and smooth, disc brakes were available for the first time and the availability of the big block ended the era of the fuel injected cars.
The Car: This mid year Vette has been a stand out from its inception. Originally used as a NHRA drag racer in the 60s, the car held several records. After its time as a dragster the car was converted to road racing trim. With a logbook of competition entries and a litany of road course wins and lap records this car has been described as the fastest C2 in road course racing today, having success at every significant circuit in the US. With all period correct parts this gazelle is a faithful example of A production Corvette racing in 1965. Chosen for two Nascar legends, Bill Elliott and Ray Evernham, to race in SVRAs pro Am race this car even has some celebrity provenance. Built to win this mid year Corvette is ready to make its new owner a champ. There is only one way to find out if you have what it takes. You have to raise your hand and get your helmet.