1965 Chevrolet Corvette C2 Convertible Vehicle Profile

1965 Chevrolet Corvette C2 photograph

1965 Chevrolet Corvette C2 photograph

1965 Chevrolet Corvette C2 photograph

1965 Chevrolet Corvette C2 photograph

1965 Chevrolet Corvette C2 photograph

1965 Chevrolet Corvette C2 photograph

1965 Chevrolet Corvette C2 photograph

1965 Chevrolet Corvette C21965 Chevrolet Corvette C21965 Chevrolet Corvette C21965 Chevrolet Corvette C21965 Chevrolet Corvette C21965 Chevrolet Corvette C21965 Chevrolet Corvette C2
Convertible
High bid of $225,000 at 2009 Worldwide Auctioneers : The Houston Classic Auction. (did not sell)
The Chevrolet Corvette provided a great platform for aspiring racers to take to the track and be competitive. One such individual was Herb Caplan who purchased a 1965 Corvette fitted with a 396 big-block motor. The car would prove competitive and successful in competition and would lay the ground work for many years to come. He, along with his mechanic/Co-driver, would win 46 wins out of 49 events entered. One of the losses was simply due to mechanical failure.

Many of the modifications to Caplan's Corvette were done by Dick Guldstrand, better known as 'Mr. Corvette.' He spent the majority of his adult life involved with developing, racing, and promoting the Chevrolet Corvette. In 1999, he was inducted into the Corvette Hall of Fame at the Corvette National Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky. As a Corvette racer, Dick won three consecutive Pacific Coast Championships, from 1963 through 1965, including the South Pacific A/P Championship. He won the GT-Class at the 1966 Daytona 24-Hour race, set a GT track record at Le Mans in 1967, and was the first professional driver for Roger Penske driving Roger's Corvette Grand Sport at Sebring in 1966 and 1967.

This 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Race car is known as '8-Ball Cobra Killer.' It was purchased new from John Geer Chevrolet and came from the factory as a Convertible with a 396 motor. The non-essential parts were removed and weight was reduced wherever possible. The initial weight of the vehicle was around 3,700 lbs, after all the modifications were completed, the car weighed about 2,700 lbs. The suspension was thoroughly tweaked, allowing the car to exit corners well ahead of the competition.

The 396 motor was used until it was damaged and replaced with a bigger Factory 427. It was raced in Cal Club SSCA events in the A-Class as well as USRRC GT Category. It even had a successful career racing as an A-Production car in the open GT Category.

Currently, the Corvette has a 427 engine rated at 425 horsepower and mated to a M-21 four-speed manual transmission. There is an independent suspension in both front and rear, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. It was recently featured in the NHRA Museum in Sonoma, after having undergone a compete restoration by a Corvette road-racing specialist. Many consider this car the first big-block Corvette to have been used as a 'test bed' for the new ideas and suspension modifications that allowed it be far superior in the corners than its competitors. Many of these improvements would later be adapted by Chevrolet Corvette drivers on tracks all over the world.

In 2009, this Corvette Race Car was offered for sale at the Houston Classic Auction in Seabrook, Texas, presented by Worldwide Auctioneers. The car was estimated to sell for $300,000 - $500,000. As bidding came to a close, the lot had not been sold. Bidding had reached $225,000 but was not enough to satisfy reserve. Even after extra persuasion by the auctioneers, stating the car had an invitation to the Goodwood Festival of Speed, a buyer could not be found and the car left the auction unsold.


By Daniel Vaughan | May 2009


2009 Worldwide Auctioneers : The Houston Classic Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$300,000-$500,000 
High Bid (Lot was not sold)
$225,000

2019 45
2018 53
2017 51
2016 51
2015 52
2014 68
2013 64
2012 76
2011 55
2010 66

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2019$79,791$330,00045
2018$95,162$1,100,00053
2017$70,932$200,00051
2016$66,917$132,00051
2015$89,057$715,00052
2014$63,276$167,20068
2013$78,490$205,00064
2012$59,926$160,00076
2011$58,032$188,00055
2010$65,484$170,50066

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1965 sales)
1965 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/300 CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 194675S106855
Sold for $46,750
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Northeast
 
1965 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/300
Chassis#: 194375S114758
Sold for $37,400
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Northeast
 
1965 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 383/500 CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 194675S107909
Sold for $38,500
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Northeast
 
1965 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
Sold for $36,000
  2019 Leake - Tulsa - River Spirit Expo
 
1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for $52,800
  2019 Mecum : Indianpolis
 
1965 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
Sold for $56,100
  2019 Mecum : Indianpolis
 
1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for $41,800
  2019 Mecum : Indianpolis
 
1965 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
Sold for $86,900
  2019 Mecum : Indianpolis
 
1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for $41,800
  2019 Mecum : Indianpolis
 
1965 Chevrolet Corvette
Sold for $55,500
  2019 Spring Carlisle Auction
 
1965 Chevrolet Corvette
Sold for $15,000
  2019 Spring Carlisle Auction
 
1965 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 194675S114280
Sold for $60,500
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Palm Beach
 
1965 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Coupe
Chassis#: 194375S105524
Sold for $66,000
  2019 RM Sothebys : Fort Lauderdale
 
1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for $110,000
  2019 Mecum : Phoenix Auction
 
1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for $85,250
  2019 Mecum : Phoenix Auction
 
1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for $96,800
  2019 Mecum : Phoenix Auction
 
1965 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
Sold for $75,900
  2019 Mecum : Phoenix Auction
 
1965 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
Sold for $110,000
  2019 Mecum : Phoenix Auction
 
1965 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
Sold for $129,250
  2019 Mecum : Phoenix Auction
 
1965 Chevrolet Corvette
Sold for $57,500
  2019 Carlisle Auction : Lakeland Winter Auction
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1965 Chevrolet Corvette C2's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2019 Mecum Portland$60,000  
1965 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 2019 Leake Tulsa River Spirit Expo$45,000  
1965 Chevrolet Corvette 327/365HP Fuelie Stingray Coupe194375S1100002019 Bonhams : Greenwich Concours $100,000$120,000
1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2019 Mecum : Indianpolis$60,000  
1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2019 Mecum : Indianpolis$82,000$110,000$120,000
1965 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 2019 Mecum : Indianpolis$110,000$135,000$155,000
1965 Chevrolet Corvette 2019 Spring Carlisle Auction   
1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2019 Mecum : Houston$49,000  
1965 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Fuel-Injected Coupe194375S1019792019 RM Sothebys : Fort Lauderdale   
1965 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 2019 Mecum : Phoenix Auction$70,000  
1965 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 2019 Mecum : Phoenix Auction$110,000  
1965 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM 2019 Leake OKC 2019$38,000  
1965 Chevrolet Corvette 2019 Carlisle Auction : Lakeland Winter Auction   
1965 Chevrolet Corvette Resto Roadster 2019 Russo & Steele : Scottsdale   
1965 Chevrolet Corvette Original Survivor Duntov Coupe194375S1132722019 Russo & Steele : Scottsdale   
1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$45,000  
1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$150,000$190,000$225,000
1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$65,000  
1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$160,000$150,000$200,000
1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2018 Mecum : Kansas City$65,000  
1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2018 Mecum : Kansas City$60,000  
1965 CHEVROLET CORVETTE ROADSTER 2018 McCormick's # 65$41,500  
1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2018 Mecum : Dallas$52,500  
1965 Chevrolet Corvette 2018 Carlisle Auction : Fall Carlisle   
1965 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Convertible194675S1025592018 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall   
1965 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe194375S1142722018 Mecum : Monterey$90,000$115,000$140,000
1965 Chevrolet Corvette N03 Big Tank Coupe194375S1100282018 Mecum : Monterey$125,000$175,000$225,000
1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2018 Mecum : Hershey$50,000  
1965 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 2018 Mecum : Portland$50,000  
1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2018 Mecum : Portland$45,000  

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette1963 Fastback Coupe
Chassis Num: 30837S105122
Engine Num: 3105122-F1207RF
Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette1963 Fastback Coupe
Chassis Num: 30837S105479
Engine Num: 3105479 F11126RF
Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette1963 Fastback Coupe
Chassis Num: 30837S105850
Engine Num: F1120RF 3105850
Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette1963 Fastback Coupe
Chassis Num: 30837S105895
Engine Num: 3105895 I2I9RD
Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette1963 Fastback Coupe
Chassis Num: 30867S121099
Engine Num: 3121099 F0708RF
Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C21965 Fastback Coupe
Chassis Num: 194375S116511
Engine Num: F0420HG S116511
Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C21966 Fastback Coupe
Chassis Num: 194676S111114
Engine Num: T0106P 6111114
Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C21967 Fastback Coupe
Chassis Num: 194377S118016
Engine Num: TO425 JE 7118016
Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C21967 Convertible
Chassis Num: 194677S 105574
Engine Num: T0425 JE 7105574
Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C21967 Convertible
Chassis Num: 194677S102584
Engine Num: T08I7IL 7102584
Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C21967 Convertible
Chassis Num: 194677S116955
Engine Num: T0205JE116955
Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C21967 Convertible
Chassis Num: 194677S120664
Engine Num: T0424JE 7120664
Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C21967 Convertible
Chassis Num: 194677S122767
Engine Num: T06I3JE7122767

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