1965 Chevrolet Corvette

The very first example of the 1965-specification Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is set to be auctioned off by Mecum Auctions next month.

This particular Corvette rolled off the production line on August 6 1964 and alongside being serial no. 1 for the 1965 model, was also the very first example painted in the shade of 1964 Satin Silver. Production of this car was led by John Evans and five co-workers at the St. Louis assembly plant and one of the interesting things about this unit is that it was used by Chevrolet to display their new four-wheel disc brakes introduced for the 1965 model year.

Beneath the skin, it is fitted with a 327 cubic-inch engine delivering a total of 365 hp and mated to a four-speed manual transmission. It also comes with a complete owner history, Kelsey Hayes knock-off wheels and has travelled just 28,000 miles.

Pre-auction estimates suggest that it will sell for between $100,000 and $150,000.

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