Before the C2 came out, Chevy had been playing with concepts that would ultimately be the inspiration for its creation, and engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov became obsessed with the project. Many of the C2’s capabilities can be traced back to his passion for building an impeccable chassis. When the C2 was released in 1963, the car was considered the perfect balance of engineering, design, and functionality, making it a true honor to drive. This specific 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible has undergone a complete restoration and, right now, is one of few to be in such good reported condition. It has just over 700 miles on it since it was brought back to life, and it is currently seeking a passionate owner.
Many arguments have been made about the inspiration for the Stingray’s design. However, the result is that the world received a beautiful American sports car. While the C2 looks more like a work of art than an actual vehicle, every panel that sits over Duntov’s chassis was crafted with meaning, as it was the first ever Corvette that underwent wind tunnel testing, making it aerodynamically honed. As for this Piano Black example, it’s the ideal fit for anyone yearning to own a Stingray. Its current owner reports that it has been fitted with new wheels, tires, and a brand-new suspension. The interior of this 1965 Chevrolet Corvette is as impressive as the exterior. Plush black leather works in unison with chrome accents for a beautiful finish, a yellow gauge will remind you of the C2’s racing capability, and of course, we doubt there is a single person who doesn’t appreciate the Stingray’s trademark twin-cowel dashboard. This C2 also gets a few modern creature comforts in the form of new leather seats and a new air conditioning system.
As you pop the hood of this 1965 Chevrolet Corvette, it’ll become evident to you that looking as good as it does was the secondary objective, as this example draws power from a wicked 6.2L LT1 power plant one would usually find in a C7 driving upwards of 450hp via an automatic gearbox. Luckily, it had been reported that this car had undergone a disc brake conversation, which is necessary, to tame the car’s uprated output.
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