Seven Hills Motorcars is proud to offer this low mileage, numbers
matching 1965 Corvette Convertible. The last six digits of the
VIN, 116170, are stamped on the engine pad. This car received
a complete "nut and bolt" frame off restoration in 1992. The
most recent owner had the car for about 16 years, since of 1993,
until I purchased the car this spring. He was a hardcore
enthusiast with more than on Corvette in his collection. In
fact, the only reason he sold this car was to finance the purchase
of a new ZO6 Corvette.
There is an extensive photo documentation of the frame off
restoration included with the car. This was a complete
cosmetic and mechanical restoration. As one can see from some
of the before photos, the car was pretty clean to start with.
For example, the photos of the frame before it was stripped show it
with rust or corrosion. The car had only 62,000 miles when the
restoration was done and it now has only 67,265 miles. That is
original mileage, verified on the title as "ACTUAL MILES." The
restoration was a true "frame off," but is was not done to
Bloomington or NCRS specs. It was done to be a good reliable
driver. This just means that if more modern or better quality
parts were available than those were used over stock pieces.
This only applies to small pieces that don't take away from the
originality such as hardware or bolt heads. Another example of
this would be the use of newer, better quality hose clamps over the
60's style that were originally on the heater hoses, or the use of a
larger harmonic balancer to make the engine smoother (the original
harmonic balancer is included with the car).
1965 was a historic year for mid-years and Corvettes as a whole.
The most significant refinement was the addition of standard 4 wheel
disc brakes. This was a drastic improvement over braking
systems in all years before beloved by magazine testers and racers
alike. This truly brought Corvettes into the realm of the
world class sports car with such makes as Jaguar Shelby. Other
changes to the 1965 model year included a restyling of the front
side louvers to three vertical slots, functional for brake cooling.
Also, the hood was redesigned to a more sleek design with no cut
outs or bulky trim.
As a side note, this Corvette is not
a dealer auction vehicle. I hand pick each car after careful
inspection. The cars I purchase come from owners who
expect their car to go to someone that will give the vehicle the
same care and attention as they did. Please take the time to
examine each picture I have provided. I photograph each
vehicle to the greatest extent so you can feel confident about your
purchase. If you have a question about the
please feel free to send an email or give me a call.