1965 Corvette Sting Ray Overview

The 1965 Corvette can be defined by two words: Sting Ray. The Sting Ray edition
helped define the persona and mystique of the ?Vette over the years. This was
one of the most stylish and eye-catching Corvettes ever produced. The Bill
Mitchell-inspired Sting Ray is what many people consider the reigning champion
of good-looking Corvettes. Bill Mitchell designed the XP-720 concept car in
1959.  The Sting Ray is based on the racing version of this project concept
car.

Exterior Styling

No car aficionado can or will mistake the Sting Ray for anything else. This
car has a number of styling features that make it stand out from the crowd and
most of them are fully functional for performance purposes. Some of these
styling features include:

Hood with funnel-shaped bulge

Restyled rocker panels

Vertical louvers on the side

Performance Numbers

The ?65 Sting Ray came standard with a 396 cubic inch, 6.5 liter V8 engine,
which pumped out an incredibly impressive for 1965 advertised 425 horsepower as
well as a thrilling 415 foot pounds of torque at 4000 rpm. Reviewers swear that
those 425 horses under the hood acted like many more. Coupled with the
extremely lightweight of the car, the Corvette literally flies down the road.
These massive performance numbers prompted Chevrolet to only offer this car
with a Muncie 4 speed manual transmission and Chevrolet’s ?Positraction?
rear-end to contain it all. For the more timid, Chevrolet also offered a 250 horsepower version with a 327 cubic inch engine for the ?Vette. In testing, the
1965 Corvette Sting Ray with 425 horsepower accelerated from 0 to 100 in
an amazing less than 11 seconds! With the suspension and body designs, this car
feels great even when pushing triple digits in speed.

Interior Accouterments

The 1965 Sting Ray was a car that had many interior options.  This was one of Chevrolet’s first cars that offered an AM/FM stereo standard, as
well as electric power windows. The interior is roomy and well designed, with
small, unobtrusive switches and a telescoping steering wheel. This steering
wheel design and the easily adjustable seat make it easy to find a comfortable
driving position.  Power brakes and steering were also offered this year.
The GM Saginaw Steering Gear provides good feel, accuracy and control. Leather
trims out the bucket seats and you could grab onto a real teakwood steering wheel if you purchased one.

This car is second to none for design ingenuity and just plain beauty. If
you want to own a piece of American automotive history, the 1965 Corvette Sting Ray is must have.



Exterior Styling

No car aficionado can or will mistake the Stingray for anything else. This car has a number of styling features that make it stand out from the crowd and most of them are fully functional for performance purposes. Some of these styling features include:

A radical new fastback roof design

A trick divided rear window

Big exhaust pipes down the rocker panels exiting in front of the rear wheels

Stylish split front and rear chrome bumper

Performance Numbers

The ?65 Stingray came standard with a 427 cubic inch, 7.0 liter V8 engine, which pumped out an incredibly impressive for 1965 advertised 425 horsepower as well as a thrilling 465 foot pounds of torque at 4000 rpm. Reviewers swear that those 425 horses under the hood acted like many more. Coupled with the extremely lightweight of the car, the Corvette literally flies down the road. These massive performance numbers prompted Chevrolet to only offer this car with a Muncie 4 speed manual transmission and Chevrolet’s ?Positraction? rear-end to contain it all. For the more timid, Chevrolet also offered a 390 horsepower version of the 427 cubic inch engine for the ?Vette. In testing, the 1965 Corvette Stingray with the 425 horsepower 427 accelerated from 0 to 100 in an amazing less than 11 seconds! With the suspension and body designs, this car feels great even when pushing triple digits in speed.

Interior Accouterments

This was one of Chevrolet’s first cars with an AM/FM stereo standard, as well as electric power windows. The interior is roomy and well designed, with small, unobtrusive switches and a telescoping steering wheel. This steering wheel design and the easily adjustable seat make it easy to find a comfortable driving position.? Power brakes and steering were also offered this year. The GM Saginaw Steering Gear provides good feel, accuracy and control. Leather trims out the bucket seats and you grab onto a real teakwood steering wheel.

This car is second to none for design ingenuity and just plain beauty. If you want town a piece of American automotive history, this is going to be a must have.