This video is of a 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible with the L78 396/425 HP big-block V-8 owned by Howard Rothman. This classic Mid-Year Corvette is on display at the Corvette Chevy Expo in the Galveston Island Convention Center.
The Styling changes for the 1965 Corvette were small. It had new optional standard side exhaust pipes, a restyled grille, functional front fender louvers, and new wheel covers. This was the first year for Side-mounted exhaust systems.
The 1965 C2 Corvette is the second generation of the Corvette sports car. It was produced by the Chevrolet division of General Motors for the model years 1963 to 1967. It is also known as the Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray.
The 1965 Corvette Sting Ray became fierce with the mid-year debut of the “Big-Block” 396 cu in engine producing 425 hp.
They also add to the 1965 Corvette four-wheel disc brakes to counter the forward force of the new powerplants.
You might enjoy reading about the 1965 Corvette specifications, history, and features in this blog post.
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