The Corvette C2 was produced in 1962 to replace its predecessor and begin a new era of American sports cars. The second-generation Vette was envisioned as a smaller yet more powerful vehicle that would provide the ultimate ‘sports car’ driving experience. The exterior design of this car was influenced by wind tunnel testing, a first in the history of Corvette. The Corvette quickly gained publicity and put American sports cars on the map. In fact, it was so well received that in 2004, Sports Car International crowned it number five on their list of Top Sports Cars of the 1960s. The example you see here is up for sale in New York, with just 66,000 miles on the odometer.
The Engineers at GM wanted to retain the exceptional design of the stingray, giving the C2 a radical exterior design that would revolve around achieving perfect aerodynamics that would cut through air like a hot knife through butter. The result was intricate body lines and curves that would give the Corvette an aggressive yet elegant finish. The second-gen Vette was also the first American car since 1942 to feature ‘hidden headlights,’ widely regarded as an iconic feature to this day. This particular Convertible model has been returned to its original Glen Green exterior paint and sits on a set of original chrome Chevy rally wheels that hide disc brakes up front and drum brakes for the rears, with the original wheels and hardtop available with the purchase. The interior design of the C2 inherited the twin-cowl design that was used since 1958, a design that complimented the many round gauges behind the classic three-spoke steering wheel. The interior of this Corvette is reported to have been recently redone and sports a pair of color-matched leather seats and interior panels.
The car is equipped with a 427ci Big Block V8 that will produce 390bhp or 425bhp depending on the compression ratio. The engine has reportedly been tuned recently, with all fluids changed, including the transmission fluid for the 4-speed standard manual gearbox.
- Up For Sale is Our 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
-Car Location: New York
-427ci Big Block
-4 speed manual transmission
-Repainted the original color - Glen Green
-Repainted 6 months ago
-Interior is very clean - redone a while back
-Disc Brakes up front
-Drum Brakes in the rear
-Changed all fluids
-Rear end fluid
-Recent tune up
-Chevy Rally wheels - chrome
-Original wheels available
-Original hard top available