Corvette collectors will find this 1965 327 convertible almost irresistible. Forty-five years after it was ordered new with the popular 327/300 L75 engine and Powerglide transmission, it remains unrestored, except for a single repaint in its original Milano Maroon. The car arrived from the factory nicely outfitted with power steering and power disc brakes—the first time this feature was available in the Corvette—and both soft and hard tops for every kind of motoring. Today it rolls on a set of reproduction cast-aluminum wheels wearing period-correct Goodyear Goldline tires, a very good choice for this car’s color scheme.
Contrasting with the maroon finish is the original and very well preserved original-code 438 white leather interior, which features its own contrast in the black carpeting and dash. The driver is treated to a three-spoke teakwood steering wheel mounted on a telescopic column, and an AM/FM radio provides the tunes. Beyond the teakwood wheel is the view no Corvette lover can get enough of: the classic ’Vette instrument panel. Look closely at the odometer, and you will see that this wonderful matching-numbers example has accumulated a mere 21,425 miles.
Originally a California car, this Corvette has a solid owner history and comes with full documentation, including the Protect-O-Plate, a letter from the dealer, 1965 California registration, and smog inspection.