65 Corvette represents what Corvette owning is all about, a fun-collector-
investment-driver car. For those unaware, the 365hp 327 is the fuely engine
with a holley carburetor instead of the fuel injection. We have been over
every inch of this car in our shop since its owner, Bill Maharis, bought
it about 14 years ago. Bill's ownership of this car can be sumarized as
tweaking it for the next guy. He spent little time driving
it and much money improving it. He is now into Porsches seriously and told
us to sell it. This is the kind of Corvette that represents the best value/investment
and fun ownership.
RESTORATION: The car is mostly original
with restoration work performed on only its fundamentals. The engine was
recently rebuilt to original specs, less than 200 miles since rebuild.
We replaced the seats and carpet a few years ago which look as though they
were done last week, since the car is always garaged and never driven.
The entire front suspension was just done in our shop last week. Most of
the parts replaced were original, not touched since factory assembly in
1965. During the suspension work we inspected the frame and critical weldments
near the motor mounts and front cross member. Our inspection confirmed
that this car has low mileage, was never hit, and was never driven hard.
The frame looked like a one year old car. Last year we replaced the gas
tank, carburetor, and fuel pump, whose faulty condition were due to lack
of use. We also installed poly-locks on the rocker arms to minimize the
adjustment intervals. Brake calipers were replaced with stainless cored
and a new exhaust system was also recently installed.
OPTIONS: Engine is 327/365, all numbers
match, 4 speed trans, 3:70 posi rear end, AM/FM radio, power antenna,
leather seats, knock-off wheels,
convertible top, and rare maroon interior..