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This 1965 C2 Corvette Stingray had been lurking in the depths of the garage for more than 30 years before finally coming into focus. The car was purchased in 1975 and then lived in the garage since 1984, but is now an awesome Father and Son rebuild project. As one of only 8,100 coupes made in 1965, this model is actually quite a rare beauty to behold.
This classic car started off a bit rough - with cobwebs everywhere and a layer of dust thick enough to block your view through the windshield. The first step of the arduous process was to dig the car out of all the various stuff that had piled up around it during its 30 year slumber.
Early investigation leads to indications of a checkered past as it had multiple layers of paint across the body. Some of the colors were strange and one even a striking gold-type color. The whole body came off to give the frame a little TLC. It needed to be straightened and repainted to the nice glossy black you see in the picture. The frame also needed its fair share of work so a little fiberglass loving got it back to solid shape.
Though the car came stock with a 327, a 427 big block was put in instead with the hopes of achieving 500-550hp. It features new cam bearings, fresh 4.25 bore and hone, and new plugs. After being painted nicely in Chevy Performance Orange, the block was ready for action.
With the three main pieces fixed up, the last bit was getting everything to go together and sorting out all the ins and outs. Turns out that takes almost as long as nothing wants to go together nicely. After a serious amount of effort, this Stingray is driving around in great looking shape and is a great homage to the classic model.
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