SUPER RARE 1 of 1 Special Order COPO 1965 Corvette Convertible, Finished in Nassau Blue with a Red interior and White Soft top!
- Documented with CCAS/Grenning trim plate affirmation
- The only known 1965 example special ordered in Nassau Blue with Red interior and White top
- Produced July 7, 1965
- Delivered new to Baker Chevrolet in Gary, Indiana
- Body-off restored to show quality condition
- Matching numbers 327/350 HP engine
- Transistorized ignition
- Aluminized off-road exhaust
- 4-speed transmission
- 3.70 Positraction differential
- Power steering and brakes
- Power windows and antenna
- Teakwood steering wheel
- Telescopic steering column
- Tinted windshield
- Knock-off aluminum wheels
- Coker Classic Gold stripe radial tires
- Owner’s manual and sales brochure
The combination of Nassau Blue paint and white soft top was available on the Corvette color palette in 1965, but the red interior was accessible with that pairing by special order only, and it only happened once.
In fact, this 1965 Corvette convertible is the only known example produced with this surprisingly attractive match-up, which has been brought to spectacular show-quality condition through a comprehensive frame-off restoration.
There is much more to recommend this handsome mid-year convertible beyond its unique color scheme and prize-winning presentation.
Produced at the St. Louis assembly plant on July 7, 1965, it was delivered new to Baker Chevrolet in Gary, Indiana, arriving with one of the most popular and successful small-block engines of the era, the L79 327/350 HP V-8. The L79 was essentially the same engine as the L76, sharing the same 11.0:1 compression, forged-aluminum pistons, forged-steel crank and rods, high-flow heads, aluminum intake and Holley 4-barrel carburetor. The difference was in the camshaft, a new hydraulic-lifter grind that gave stunning performance while eliminating the need for regular tuning. Available only with a 4-speed manual transmission, the L79 delivered 350 HP at 5,800 RPM with a 6,000 RPM redline and 360 lb-ft of torque at just 3,600 RPM.
Another exciting change for 1965 was the introduction of 4-wheel power disc brakes with a new dual-circuit master cylinder. Additionally equipped with 3.70:1 Positraction, power steering, windows and antenna, a Teakwood steering wheel on a telescopic column, tinted windshield and knock-off finned-aluminum wheels wearing Coker Classic gold-stripe radial tires, this sensational one-off Sting Ray is documented with the owner’s manual, sales brochure, NCRS Shipping Data report, trim-plate affirmation by Al Grenning’s Classic Car Affirmation Service and letter regarding the original engine.
Don’t let this Beautiful Body Off Restored RARE ’65 Corvette Slip Away.
Location: Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States
See listing: 1965 Chevrolet Corvette SUPER RARE 1 of 1 Special Order COPO (from October 23, 2020)