In 1965, 23,562 Corvettes were built. 15,378 were convertibles. Of these, 4,716 were produced with the L79 option. This is a matching numbers 327/350hp, early November 1964 production car. The engine casting number is 3782870, which is correct. Date coded I144 (September 14, 1964). Engine stamp pad number is 5102997 F1022HT (HT is the designation for 350hp). M20 4 speed transmission. Date coded rear end with gear code AM, 3.36 posi-traction. Optioned with power steering, power brakes, knock off wheels with white stripe tires, Soft Ray tinted glass, AM/FM radio and power antenna. Rare color combination. Trim tag reads AA Tuxedo Black. Trim code 407, red vinyl. Frame-off restoration. Most mechanical components were either restored or rebuilt. No expense spared. Fresh rebuilt engine, transmission and rear end. Rebuilt front and rear suspension. New brakes all around. New cooling system, including radiator. Newer electrical system. Fully detailed engine compartment. High quality basecoat/clearcoat paint. Body bonding stripes are intact. Newer body weather stripping. All the chrome was replated. Newer body emblems. New black convertible soft top. Fully detailed under carriage. Natural fiberglass floors. Very nice and detailed rust free California frame. Restored interior. New seat covers and seat foam, carpet, door panels and dash pad. Restored gauges. Factory radio and shifter.