1965 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 396 CONVERTIBLE - 184125 Sold* at Palm Beach 2015 - Lot #435 1965 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 396 CONVERTIBLE https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/184125/184125_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #435   1965 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 396 CONVERTIBLE
Auction Palm Beach 2015
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 435
Year 1965
Make CHEVROLET
Model CORVETTE
Style CONVERTIBLE
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN 194675S115504
Exterior Color WHITE
Interior Color RED
Cylinders 8
Engine Size 396/425
Transmission 4-SPEED MANUAL
Description
Lot #435 - Very rare Corvette, 396/425hp, Complete frame-off restoration by Richard Petty's Garage in North Carolina completed in November 2014. Over 600 hours was spent on the restoration, and every original part that could be brought back to new condition was rebuilt, repaired, rechromed. Engine, transmission, rear differential were completely rebuilt. Brake lines and fuel lines were upgraded to stainless steel. Complete wire harness was replaced, and the factory radio was reconditioned. All hardware is factory replacement. Seat frame and top frame were reconditioned. Numbers stenciled on frame. All new date-matched glass. The frame and exterior paint have been finished to a higher quality than the original. Car is well-documented with invoices and letters pertaining to its history, as well as photos of the restoration. The late British actor Sir John Mills originally purchased the car for his daughters, actresses Juliet and Hayley Mills. Juliet Mills and her husband, actor Maxwell Caulfield, owned the car through the mid-1980s. 65,419 original miles title reads exempt.
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