This ‘Vette might look cool, but it will make your track experience flaming hot.
There’s no denying the appeal of a classic Corvette Stingray. While this 1965 Chevrolet Corvette has a striking design with a red on silver paint scheme, what’s under the hood will truly blow you away once you lay the hammer down. Available currently from Streetside Classics, this C2 is looking for a new home.
Breathing life into this build is a fiery 468 cubic inch V8 that was built by Robert Norez. Among the impressive upgrades are a Holley 780 Dominator four-barrel carburetor, Edelbrock intake, 454 heads made of aluminum, aluminum pulleys, steel braided lines, a Stewart high flow water pump, big aluminum radiator, and a Moroso 7 quart drag race oil pan, to name just a few.
There are even headers connected to a side-exit exhaust, emphasizing this isn’t just some street cruiser but instead is a serious build for destroying tracks. Transferring all of that power to the rear wheels is a Hughes Performance Pro-Glide Powerglide transmission - it uses a Hughes Flexplate, plus a Hughes trans brake and 4,500 stall.
Of course, you want to tear up the asphalt and not your suspension, which has been upgraded to handle the additional power. Up front, improved A-arms help with steering duties. In the rear the four-link setup has been reinforced. With adjustable coilovers at all four corners of the car, you can choose the best setting for pretty much any situation. Four-wheel disc brakes also help keep the massive power in check.
There’s a full NHRA roll cage, announcing to everyone that this isn’t your typical Corvette, plus it’s hinged for easy access to the interior. A color-matched hardtop is available, in case you want to attempt driving this car in cooler weather or feel like making the car more of a sleeper.
Even the interior is all business. Two racing seats and Simpson racing harnesses keep you securely in place. A Grant sports steering wheel and Precision Performance shifter give you a sense or superior control. Thanks to the AutoMeter Sport-Comp gauge package and Auto Rods Controls Model 4000 touch panel control, you can keep an eye on all the car’s vitals.
This professionally-built ‘Vette comes with restoration photos plus a reproduction build-sheet, so you know it was built correctly by some of the biggest names in the business.