1965 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
The C2 Chevrolet Corvette (1963 - 1967) was in its third year for 1965.
For 1965 the standard hood lost its indentations. The fender louvers were now functional, and were three vertical vents rather than two horizontal indentations. Specific to 1965, the front grill was blacked out but had a chrome surround. Also specific to this year, the rocker panel trim was changed and no longer had any ribs but had one long indentation running its full length.
The design of the instrument gauges changed to a flat face and they lost their chrome center ring. The fuel-filler door again had a new crest.
For the first time, a Chevy big block engine was available in the Corvette. Displacing 396 cubic inches, and rated at 425 horsepower and 415 foot pounds of torque, it surpassed the fuel injected small block 327 cubic inch engine as the top power plant. 1965 would be the last year for the fuelie which was rated at 375 horsepower and 350 foot pounds of torque. 1965 was the only year for the big block 396 which came with a special hood with a power bulge that had integral air intake vents.
Four-wheel disc brakes were now standard, but could be deleted for credit. Side-mounted exhaust pipes could now be ordered from the factory.
1965 Corvette Key Differences
For 1965, the Corvette's standard hood was smooth with no indentations. The rocker panel trim was unique to this year, as was the blacked out grill with a bright chrome perimeter.
From 1963 to 1967, C2 Corvettes were mostly the same style-wise. Minor differences in trim, emblems, side louvers, hoods, and engines can be used to tell one year's model from the others.
How to Identify a 1965 Corvette
1965 Corvette Hood
1965 Corvette Big Block Hood
1965 Corvette Grill
1965 Corvette Rocker Panel Trim
1965 Corvette Fuel Filler Door
1965 Corvette Fender Louvers
1965 Corvette Roof Vents
1965 Corvette Rear Window
1965 Corvette Dash
1965 Corvette Rear Deck
1965 Corvette Tail lights
1965 Corvette Back-Up lights
1965 Corvette Sting Ray Badge
1965 Corvette Fender Flags Emblem
1965 Corvette Wheel Hubcap
1965 Corvette Aluminum Wheel
1965 Corvette Side Exhaust
1965 Corvette Interior
1965 Convertible Corvette
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