Blue chip investments don''t get much more interesting than a mid-year Corvette. This 1965 roadster carries a snarling L79 327, a 4-speed gearbox, and a beautifully restored Rally Red body. As far as investments go, it''s hard to beat an investment you can drive. This isn''t one of those trailer-queen ''Vettes that you''re afraid to drive, either. Refinished in 2006, it was switched from its original code F Nassau Blue to bright code U Rally Red, once again proving the old adage that there''s nothing quite like a bright red Corvette. The Sting Ray was one of the most influential designs of the decade, and even forty-five years later, it remains instantly recognizable and still resonates with hobbyists. This ''65 hits the sweet spot, with a nice patina that shows well and looks great for the car''s age, without the hassles that come from trying to maintain a show car''s finish. At any Corvette show, you can spot the guys who drive their cars pretty easily-they''re the ones with the giant grins on their faces, and you could join them without worries in this one. The body tag says the interior is "standard," but the lovely and comfortable black buckets are anything but ordinary. They have a lovely patina and signs of gentle use that make it ever so inviting to slide behind that woodgrained wheel. Of course, there''s no damage, no split seams, no scuffs on the seating surfaces, so if you want to show it, you''ll have nothing to be ashamed of, that''s for sure! The gauges were obviously, and include a correct 6000 RPM tachometer. Overhead there''s a black convertible top that''s almost new, while the carpets show almost no wear thanks to matching floor mats protecting them. There''s an original (and somewhat rare) AM/FM radio in the center with its unusual vertical orientation, and there''s nothing cooler than that bright chrome shifter for the 4-speed underneath. This ''Vette carries one of the nastiest of small blocks, an L79 327/350, under the hood. It''s not the car''s original engine, but during the 2006 restoration, it was rebuilt and now shows just over 2200 miles. Finished in correct Chevy Orange with a chrome air cleaner and gorgeous cast aluminum valve covers, it isn''t over-restored and doesn''t outshine the rest of the car. Instead, the clever restorer was careful to keep the car''s overall look and feel intact while renewing the parts that truly matter. Reproduction hoses, clamps, and decals give you something to be proud of when the hood is open, and it runs like, well, a brand new engine. The 4-speed shifts with typical Muncie precision, and the four wheel disc brakes that became standard equipment just a year earlier give this car impressive stopping power. There''s a brand new exhaust system with polished tips, and the chassis is extremely clean. Refreshingly, this one also carries stock steel wheels with spinner wheel covers and fresh 205/70/15 whitewall radials. If you''ve been dreaming of a C2 Corvette roadster, this one is an exceptionally nice choice that will appreciate as you enjoy it. Call today! This vehicle is located in our Charlotte showroom. For more information, please call (704) 598-2130 or toll free (866) 542-8392.