Once in a while, a spectacular car lands in our showroom and everyone sits up and takes notice. This gorgeous 1965 Corvette carries its original, numbers matching L75 327/300 engine, a 4-speed, and an unusual 3.08 gearset out back. Fresh off a frame-up restoration, this Ermine White roadster is the mid-year Corvette to own if you appreciate the virtues of a lightweight small-block''s handling. Corvette restorers know that getting a mid-year Corvette to look right is a balancing act. They have to be nice to compete at high levels, but they can''t be too perfect, so they are among the most challenging cars to restore properly. This one has super straight fiberglass, great panel gaps, and superb fit and finish, but it''s more like it''s brand new rather than over-restored (you Corvette guys know exactly what I''m talking about). The Ermine White is a pleasant change from all the Rally Red and Nassau Blue cars out there, timeless and elegant without being too flashy-it lets the incredible Sting Ray shape speak for itself. The chrome is excellent, the badges are beautifully rendered, and the quality of this car is tangible in every single component. The code 414 bright blue vinyl bucket seat interior is a wonderful contrast to the white bodywork, and presents in outstanding condition with restored components throughout. The soft, inviting seats have been fully restored using exact reproduction seat covers, and the door panels have been finished to match. Correct carpets feature the proper texture and nap, while the dash pad hugs the dual cockpit dashboard more tightly than when new. The gauges have all been rebuilt, and that is a correct N32 teakwood steering wheel, another highly desirable option. There is, of course, a 4-speed manual transmission, the right choice for your Corvette roadster if you love to drive, and it''s housed in the original center console, which was standard equipment. Overhead there''s a fresh bright white convertible top, complete with crystal clear rear window, and it fits beautifully. The original, numbers-matching L75 under the hood snarls through those side pipes like some kind of caged animal. With prodigious torque, it''s the ideal companion for cruising, with the ability to humble some pretty serious machinery in the stop light grand prix. Details under the hood include Chevy Orange paint on the engine itself, the original chrome ignition shield and air cleaner, and correct blue stripe hoses and original style clamps throughout. Proper ram''s horn exhaust manifolds are in excellent condition, and dump into those fantastic-sounding side pipes for an aural experience you''ll never forget. Underneath, it''s incredibly sanitary, and there are new calipers at all four corners, because 1965 was the first year for standard 4-wheel discs on the Corvette. Beautiful knock-off alloys wear correctly sized 215/75/15 whitewall radials for a correct look with a modern feel. Blue chip investments don''t get much better than a matching-numbers mid-year Corvette roadster with side pipes. Call today! This vehicle is located in our Charlotte showroom. For more information, please call (704) 598-2130 or toll free (866) 542-8392.