Lot 224 - 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
|Odometer reading||53,106 miles|
|Estimate||£53,000 - £60,000|
|Result||Sold - £56,000|
The Corvette Stingray had grown to be America's most popular sports car since its debut in 1953 but it was time for a change for the 1963-1967 models. Even the most superlative design grows whiskers after a decade, and Chevrolet chief Bill Mitchell along with stylist Larry Shinoda faced a tough task; to improve a living legend. Not only did they succeed but their creation turned into a modern classic and they created the most collectible Corvette of them all, sending sales soaring to record levels. Seeds were planted by the Stingray Special racer and experimental XP-720 which displayed a smooth fastback profile and split back window. These and other styling details such as pivoting hidden headlights, doors cut into the roof and a swage line dip all wound up in the production Stingray.
This striking example of the Corvette Stingray was manufactured in 1965 and imported into the U.K. in November 2014. It presents wonderfully in black with a black interior and gleaming chromework. This iconic convertible also benefits from a factory hardtop. Described by the enthusiast vendor as being both a head turner and enormous fun to drive this Stingray is being sold due to a lack of space. Offered to auction with a V5C registration document this MoT exempt Corvette is ready for some adrenaline-filled open top motoring.
Previous lotLot 223 - 1998 TVR Chimaera 500
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