1965 Fuel Injected Corvette Feature

1965 Fuel Injected Corvette at the Bloomington Gold Great Hall 2010

1965 Fuel Injected Corvette at the Bloomington Gold Great Hall 2010 owned by Ed Foss.
1965 Fuel Injected Corvette at the Bloomington Gold Great Hall 2010 owned by Ed Foss.
1965 Fuel Injected Corvette at the Bloomington Gold Great Hall 2010 owned by Ed Foss.
1965 Fuel Injected Corvette at the Bloomington Gold Great Hall 2010 owned by Ed Foss.

Our Feature Corvette was owned by Ed Foss and is a Fuel Injected 1965.  It was inducted into the Great Hall at Bloomington Gold in 2010.  The 1965 Fuel Injected Corvette was the first Expensive Collector Corvette.

In the mid-1970s, Sting Ray’s popularity exploded. Names like Bloomington, Vette Vues, McDorman, Buxbaum, and Krughoff were tossed around like cousins at a family reunion. The Corvette world was expanding its interest in “old” Corvettes and especially in the more authentically preserved and restored ones. In 1975, the term “old” meant 5-10 years old, or roughly 1965.

Richard Buxbaum began searching for and importing original unrestored Corvettes from all over the country to his shop in Hinsdale, Illinois, with the idea of marketing them to a growing clientele. It was a good idea.  Remember, the mid-1970s was not exactly the high point for new and fast Corvettes, so the market was ripe for the older high-performance cars. Although ’67 427s were good, fuelies were really the hot tickets. That’s when this “low mileage” green fuelie convertible was discovered in New York state. Buxbaum had it shipped to Hinsdale where Mike Hanson and Stretch Zimmerman prepared it for sale – Buxbaum style – at a very big price. Enter Jim Krughoff with a very big checkbook.

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Days before the 1976 Bloomington show, word circulated around the country that someone just paid $40,000 for a 1,500-mile fuel-injected convertible. Nearly eight times its price brand new, ten years earlier.

This car represents a beautifully maintained high-performance Corvette from the 60s, but more importantly, it represents the launching point for high-dollar Corvettes that have continued for nearly four decades.

1965 Fuel Injected Corvette Auction at Mecum Monterey 2015 Auction. Photo Courtesy Mecum Auctions.
1965 Fuel Injected Corvette Auction at Mecum Monterey 2015 Auction. Photo courtesy Mecum Auctions.

This 1965 Fuel Injected Corvette was auctioned at the Mecum Auction in Monterey in 2015.  Here are some of the details:

  • Bloomington Gold Great Hall inductee in 2010
  • The first expensive collector Corvette, this fuelie sold for $42,000 in 1976
  • Bloomington Gold Benchmark, Survivor and Gold certified in 2001
  • Bloomington Gold Hall of Fame inductee in 1997
  • Bloomington Gold Great Hall inductee in 2010
  • Invited to the first Bloomington Gold Special Collection in 1984 and the Grand Finale Special Collection in 2009
  • Won the Best of Show Trophy at Bloomington Gold in 1977
  • NCRS Duntov Award and 3-Star Preservation Award in 2001
  • Won the High Point Award at the 25th Corvette Anniversary NCRS National Meet in 1978
  • Chevy VetteFest Showcase and Triple Crown
  • Original Glen Green paint
  • Original Saddle leather interior
  • Beige soft top and auxiliary hardtop
  • L84 fuel injected 327/375 V-8 engine
  • 4-speed transmission, 3.08 Positraction
  • F40 special suspension, J50 power brakes
  • Transistorized ignition, telescopic column
  • Knock-off wheels, Goldline tires
  • Comfort and convenience group
  • Documented with the Protect-O-Plate, window sticker, temporary license plate, and title application
  • Formerly part of the Jim Krughoff Collection

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