1965 Chevrolet Corvette L78 396/425

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Stock #
Engine Size
396 V8
Transmission Type
4 Speed Manual
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Stock #
Engine Size
396 V8
Transmission Type
4 Speed Manual


Frame Off Restored! # Matching, L78 396ci/425hp V8, Muncie 4-Speed, NCRS Winner

1965 Chevrolet Corvette L78 396/425

VIN: 194375S121652

Check out this gorgeous 1965 Chevrolet Corvette! This Corvette is a rare classic with it being 1 of only 2,157 L78 cars produced in 1965 and it's also received an NCRS Second Flight Award! An extensive Frame-Off Restoration was performed on this '65 and it looks incredible inside and out! Take a look at the Nassau Blue Exterior Paint, 15'' Finned Aluminum Knock-Off Wheels with Coker Goldline Tires, Flip-Up Headlights, Functional Fender Air Extractors, Door Quarter Vent Windows, Chrome Bumpers, Polished Trim, and the Side Pipe Exhaust! Inside, this C2 is sporting a Black Interior with Bucket Seats, 3-Spoke Steering Wheel, Stock Dashboard Gauges, Delco AM/FM Radio, and a Polished Floor Shifter.

Under the hood sits a Numbers Matching L78 396ci V8 Engine that's making 425 Horsepower! This powerplant was the most powerful engine offered in Corvette's in '65 and it's paired with a Numbers Matching Muncie M20 4-Speed Manual Transmission and a Corvette Independent Rear End with 4.11:1 Gears! Driving this Chevy is a blast and stopping power is provided by 4-Wheel Disc Brakes with 4-Piston Calipers. The underside of this C2 looks amazing and you won't hessite to place a set of mirrors underneath to display it at your local car show! Take a look underneath to see the nice condition of the Frame, Floorboards, Independent Front and Rear Suspension, and the Spare Tire Carrier with a Spare Included.

This 1965 Chevrolet Corvette is a stunning classic that's ready to bring home awards from your local car show! Traveling along with this Chevy is a set of Spare Keys and NCRS Documentation. Any collector or enthusiast would love to own this rare Corvette and it won't last long! Call us today before it's gone!

Thank you for your interest in this New Arrival. Our team is in the process of inspecting and servicing this vehicle. Please allow roughly 4-6 weeks once you have paid in full to accept delivery. Please contact a member of our sales team for more information.

Call us today and let VMS park your dream in your driveway! 248-974-9513



GM L78 396 V8 Engine
Numbers Matching
425 Horsepower
- Solid Flat Tappet Cam
Engine # 3855962
- IF Suffix Code
- Block Machining Date 6/18/1965
- Suffix Stamping: T0618IF
- Vin Stamp: 5121652
Casting Date 06/09/65
Serial # 5121652
Stock Cylinder Heads
- Casting# 3856208
- Casting Date 6/1/1965
- Cylinder Heads Are Correct for Engine
Holley 4150 4-Barrel Carburetor
- 750 CFM
- GM Part Number 3868826
- Date Code Third Week of March 1965
- Carburetor is Correct

Muncie M20 4-Speed Manual Transmission
Numbers Matching
- Casting# 3851325
- Tag# 357579
- Date Code 6/12/965
- Vin Stamp on Side of Trans: S121652
Transmission # 3851325

Front Suspension - Independent
Rear Suspension - Independent
Corvette Independent Rear End
- Gear Ratio: 4.11:1
- Date Code 9/1/65
- Assembly Date 10/15/65

Front Wheels - 15”
Rear Wheels - 15”
Front Tires - 205/75R15
Rear Tires - 205/75R15
- Coker Classic Goldline Tires
Spare Tire - 205/75R15

Front Brakes - Manual Disc
Rear Brakes - Manual Disc
- 4-Piston Calipers

Manual Steering

Side Exhaust


- Paint is Gorgeous
- Chrome looks Great
- Emblems are in Great Shape
- Doors Operate Smoothly


- Spare Tire Holder looks Great
- Frame is Painted Nicely
- Gas Tank is in Great Condition
- Fiberglass looks Great
- Paint looks Great
- Nose is in Great Condition


- Door Panels are Clean
- Upholstery is Incredible
- Carpet is Clean
- Dashboard is in Great Condition
- Gauge Faces are Clean
- Steering Wheel is in Good Shape


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