1965 Corvette Specifications

The 1965 Corvette Sting Ray became ferocious with the mid-year debut of a big-block V-8, the 396 Turbo Jet. The Turbo Jet delivered 425 bhp and a thumping 415 pound-feet of torque. Here are the specifications for the 1965 Corvette Sting Ray:

The 1965 Corvette added 200 pounds, but reduced 0-60 to well under six seconds.
The 1965 Corvette added 200 pounds, but reduced 0-60 to well under six seconds.

Vehicle Specifications
Convertible
Coupe
Wheelbase, inches
98.0
98.0
Length, inches
175.3
175.3
Width, inches
69.6
69.6
Track, inches
front: 56.3 rear: 57.0
front: 56.3 rear: 57.0
Height, inches
49.8
49.8
Curb weight, pounds
3,230
3,230

Mechanical Specifications (2-door convertible/coupe)

Suspension
front: Independent; upper and lower A-arms, coil springs, antiroll bar, tubular hydraulic shock absorbers
rear: Fixed differential, U-jointed half shafts, lateral struts, radius rods, transverse leaf spring, tubular hydraulic shock absorbers, antiroll bar w/big block engines

Wheels/Tires
7.75x15

Brakes
front: 11.75-inch disc
rear: 11.75-inch disc

Transmission
3-speed manual (std)
4-speed manual (opt)
2-speed Powerglide (opt)

Standard axle ratio
3.36:1

Engine Specifications

Typeohv V-8ohv V-8ohv V-8ohv V-8
ohv V-8
Displacement, liters/cu inch5.35/327
5.35/327 5.35/327

5.35/327

6.5/396
Bore x stroke, inches4.00 x 3.254.00 x 3.254.00 x 3.25

4.00 x 3.25

4.25 x 3.76
Fuel Management1 x 4-bbl. 1 x 4-bbl. (AFB)
1 x 4-bbl.

fuel injection

1 x 4-bbl.
Horsepower @ rpm300 @ 5000350 @ 5800365 @ 6200

375 @ 6200

425 @ 6400
Torque @ rpm, pound-foot360 @ 3200360 @ 3600350 @ 4000

350 @ 4400

415 @ 4000

Published Performance Numbers

Acceleration
375 hp, 4-sp man.
425 hp, 3-sp man.
0-60 mph, sec
6.3
5.7
0-100 mph, sec
14.7
13.4
1/4-mile, sec @ mph
14.4 @ 99
14.1 @ 103

Vehicle Production and Base Prices

Car Type
Production
Price
2-door convertible
15,378
$4,106.00
2-door coupe
8,1864,321.00

Options and Production

Option
Production
Price
Leather Seats
2,128
$80.70
Soft Ray Tinted Glass, all
8,752
16.15
Soft Ray Tinted Glass, windshield
7,624
10.80
Power Windows 3,809
59.20
Auxiliary Hardtop
7,787
236.75
Heater and Defroster Delete (credit)
39
100.00
Air Conditioning
2,423
421.80
Special Front and Rear Suspension
975
37.70
Positraction Rear Axle, all ratios
19,965
43.05
Highway Rear Axle, 3.08:1
1,886
2.20
Power Brakes
4,044
43.05
Drum Brakes (substitution credit)
316
64.50
Transistor Ignition System
3,686
75.35
300 hp Engine
8,358
53.80
365 hp Engine
5,011
129.15
425 hp Engine FI
2,157
292.70
350 hp Engine
4,716
107.60
375 hp Engine FI
771
538.00
4-speed Manual Transmission 21,107
188.30
Powerglide Automatic Transmission
2,468
199.10
36 Gallon Fuel Tank (coupe)
41
202.30
Off Road Exhaust System
2,468
37.70
Side Mount Exhaust System
759
134.50
Teakwood Steering Wheel
2,259
48.45
Teakwood Steering Column
3,917
43.05
Power Steering
3,236
96.85
Cast Aluminum Knock-Off Wheels
1,116
322.80
Blackwall Tires, 7.75 x 15 nylon
168
15.70
Whitewall Tires, 7.75 x 15 rayon 19,300
31.85
Goldwall Tires, 7.75 x 15 nylon989
50.05
AM/FM Radio22,113
203.40
Comfort and Convenience Group
15,397
16.15

Color Choices and Production

Color Choice
Production Color Choice
Production
Tuxedo Black1,191
Ermine White2,216
Nassau Blue
6,022
Glen Green
3,782
Milano Maroon
2,831
Silver Pearl
2,552
Rally Red
3,688
Goldwood Yellow
1,275

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