The 1965 Corvette was the third production year of the "C2 Corvettes" 1963-1967 Midyear generation. Production continued to grow over the previous years for the 10 consecutive model year with 23,562 corvettes built: 8,186 Corvette Coupes and 15,376 Corvette Convertibles. Original pricing for the 1965 Corvette Coupe was $4,321. The 1965 Corvette Convertible was for sale priced slightly lower at $4,106.
The 1965 Corvette was the last year for fuel injection until 1982 and was the first year for the big block - a 396 ci featuring 425 hp. The 1965 Corvette also featured 5 verisons of its 327 cubic inch engines. There were six engines available for the 1965 Corvette:
327 ci 250 hp base engine
The 1965 Corvette lacked the hood depressions that were common on the previous 2 model years. The side vents where change to three vertical vents. The 396 model required a special domed hood. 8 Exterior colors were available: