$47,500

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1965

rpo code    description
19467 Corvette Convertible
G81 Positraction Rear Axle
L75 327 ci, 300 hp Engine
M20 Muncie 4-Speed Manual Transmission
N36 Telescopic Steering Column
N40 Power Steering
P92 Whitewall Tires
U69 AM-FM Radio

 

Make:   Chevrolet
Model:   Corvette Convertible
Transmission:   Muncie M20 4-Speed
Mileage:   67,275
Engine:   327 ci
VIN:   194675S116170
about our dealership
Seven Hills Motorcars is Cincinnati's premier Corvette specialist and a licensed and registered auto dealer by the State of Ohio.  With many years of focused experience I specialize in 1963 to 2004 Corvettes.  There is no other dealership that can better meet your needs if you would like to buy, sell, or just find out more information about your Corvette.  This is simply a one man operation, and this is not my full time employment.  I do it because I enjoy it.  I am a collector and enthusiast and therefore look for cars that excite me.  I do not purchase at dealer auctions; each car is hand picked by me because it is special or rare to me and because I like it. 
contact information
Seven Hills Motorcars, Inc.
9213 Blue Ash Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45242
sales@sevenhillsmotorcars.com

Contact a representative directly:
Matt: 513.708.1468
 

vehicle description

 
 

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 Corvette, please feel free to send an email or give me a call.

 

condition

 
 

Exterior

The white exterior paint is in awesome driver condition. The paint on this car has only seen 5,000 miles of very careful and limited use.  The paint’s finish is smooth with a high gloss.  There are no major paint defects what so ever and nothing that is noticeable from 5 feet away.  The one small spot in the photos is on the passenger side fender and looks much less visible in person that it does highlighted in the photo.  The tires look almost brand new.  They are radials which are a radical improvement over bias ply tires in terms of drivability.  The wheels are in excellent condition with absolutely no dents or curb rash.  All of the bright work and chrome is in nice condition with no rust or major pitting.  The soft top is in excellent condition with no hole, rips, or wear.  The rear window has not yellowed or fogged up at all and is perfectly clear.  There frame and everything else on the car is very solid.  There are absolutely no rust issues with the car what so ever.  I encourage you to inspect the underside photos to see how truly clean the car is.  The car looks just as good in person as it does in the photos.

All of the side glass is date coded and original to this car as is predates the build date of the car, April 27,1965.  This indicates that the car has never been in a major accident and never sustained any significant damage.

Driver: GJ - The "G" denotes April and "J" 1965 so the driver's window was made in April of 1965.

Driver Vent: NJ - The "N" denotes January and "J" 1965 so the driver's side vent window was made in January of 1965.

Passenger: GJ - The "G" denotes April and "J" 1965 so the passenger side window was made in April of 1965.

Passenger Vent: TG - The "T" denotes August and "G" 1964 so the passenger side vent window was made in August of 1964.

 

Interior

 

The black interior of this Corvette is in superb condition.  The entire interior was freshened when the car was restored in 1992.  The seats look almost brand new and are not split or torn at all.  The seat is not worn through in the typical places, such as where the driver gets in and out of the car.  The carpet is in excellent condition and looks nearly brand new.  This includes the rear carpet with is often neglected.  There are no stains, rips, or holes in the carpet at all.  The door panels appear to be original and in terrific condition.  The dash looks awesome, with no splitting or sun damage of any kind.  Even the seat belt retractors are present and totally functional.  All functions of the radio work well including reception, volume, tuning, and even the "Tone" adjustment.  The factory power antenna works as well.  Also, please not that the seat belt buckle retainer that mounts on the center console is not pictured, but does go with the car.  The previous owner preferred the cleaner look of the interior without that piece so he removed it.  The interior looks just as god in person as it does in the photos.

 

Mechanical

This car is in extraordinary mechanical condition, there are no issues at all with this Corvette.  Absolutely everything on this car works as it should, the finicky electric headlights go up and down, all of the gauges work, including the clock, all of the interior and exterior lights work.  All of the mechanical items on this car has seen only 5,000 miles of use since the car received a full mechanical restoration.  The car starts right away every time.  There is no smoke when starting or driving the car.  This Corvette has plenty of power and is very fast.  The transmission is solid and the car shifts very tightly.  The clutch feels very good.  The car drives flawlessly, and brakes straight.  It is very tight on the road and at highway speeds.  Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car.  I have personally driven and enjoyed this car all summer with absolutely no issues at all. 

 

Overall Condition

 

Overall the vehicle is in gorgeous condition.  The previous owner was meticulous about his caring for the vehicle.  Numbers matching is extremely important in Corvette pricing, and as you can see this car very original and correct.  The value of these cars has gone up exponentially in the past 10 years.  They are all solid investments for a collector.  One could enjoy this vehicle for several years and sell it for more than your purchase price.  Mid year Corvettes are, and will continue to be, the most collectable and desirable Corvette generation.  Thank you for looking and have a nice day.  Please call or email with any questions.

 

vehicle photos

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