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  1. 1965 Chevrolet Corvette 'Fuelie' Roadster

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Lot Number
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1965 Chevrolet Corvette 'Fuelie' Roadster
2017 Scottsdale Auction

ESTIMATE: $130,000 - $160,000
CHASSIS NO: 194675S111601
• NCRS Top Flight Award recipient
• Original numbers matching fuel-injected V8
• Knock-off aluminum wheels
• Complete detailed body-off restoration
• Striking presentation

327 cid fuel-injected V8 rated at 375 HP, Muncie M-20 four-speed manual transmission, independent front with rear semi-elliptic leaf springs and four-wheel disc brakes; wheelbase: 98"


Since its introduction in 1953, the Chevrolet Corvette has gone on to become one of the most refined cars in the world. As American as apple pie, generations of car lovers have grown up with the Corvette. While the first generation Corvettes are all but relegated to museum status, second generation Corvettes are also seldom seen on the open road as many are parked and displayed more than driven. When Chevrolet introduced the generation 2 Sting Ray in 1963, it immediately captured the love of an adoring public. Its sleek and beautifully styled design by Zora Arkus-Duntov and Bill Mitchell proved to be a big hit and it stayed in production until 1967. With its sharp and crisp lines, knock-off wheels and side pipes, the Sting Ray was a car for the generation and quickly became every teenager's dream. For 1965, the Corvette received a big upgrade with disc brakes on all four wheels and the optional fuel-injected engine was on its way out. Certainly, everyone who bought a Corvette would have loved to check the L-84 fuel-injection option but, at $538, it wasn’t cheap and it was something only a few could afford. The fuel injection option made it a powerful and fast car. The introduction of a 427 cubic-inch V8 in 1966 marked the end of the line for fuel-injection and, of the 23,564 Corvettes built for 1965, just 771 left the factory with fuel-injection. Fuel-injection would return to the Corvette, but not for many years to come.

The Sting Ray offered here is an excellent example of the C2 Corvette. Finished in beautiful Nassau Blue, this roadster rings all of the bells in its style and beauty. This Corvette has received a full body-off restoration with every nut and bolt either replaced or refinished. Records indicate that the body was built on March 9, 1965 by A.O. Smith and the engine was produced on February 12, 1965. It also carries correctly date-coded glass and a no glare mirror. The interior is finished in a rare and unusual code 450B two-tone blue and white. All upholstery is like-new and a wood steering wheel makes for a nice contrast. The center console houses a radio and clock and all gauges present as new. Power for this Corvette comes from its factory original fuel-injected 327 cubic-inch V8 in an engine compartment that is pristine and perfect. The Rochester fuel-injection unit carries the correct numbers and all belts, hoses, and clamps are correct. As a high-performance car, you’ll find no automatic transmission here, as it’s equipped with its original Muncie M20 four-speed. This Corvette also rides on a set of aluminum knock-off wheels that were an option for 1965. The provenance and condition of this Corvette has been solidified by its National Corvette Restorers Society Top Flight Award, which is given to only the very best examples of this great car.

The Corvette has found a place in the hearts of motorists everywhere. Pure power in a light car that handles like a dream is the secret of the Corvette’s success and that dream comes to life every time the key is turned and its fuel-injected roar comes to life. For the absolute finest in the C2 Corvette generation, this 1965 fuel-injected roadster is a car that deserves a close inspection to fully appreciate its intense attention to quality and detail.

1965 Chevrolet Corvette 'Fuelie' Roadster
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