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1965 Milano Maroon Coupe
327/ 350 horsepower (hydraulic lifters)
Engine # 5113113 F02I9HT
block casting # (drivers side) 3782870 - pass side B125
Exhaust manifold cast #s - L side: 3846563, right side - 3797902
intake manifold cast # 3844461 GM
|Numbers matching California car -
with original block (the block is not a restamp)
Build date: March 11th, 1965
rear exit exhaust - 2.5" exhaust
Optional 3:36 rear end
800 miles since restoration
black /yellow california license plate
milano maroon exterior and interior, leather seats, matching milano maroon seatbelts
factory knock off wheels (repro- 65 color correct)
knock off tool
all gauges, clock, radio work
optional back up lights
all chrome rechromed (except grill)
all receipts from restoration
Has correct narrow white wall bias ply tires (new) but car has new bf goodrich tires on car now
body build book (copy) and shop manual
does not have original window sticker or protecto plate
also have parts to convert to power steering (if interested)
Long term project, completed in 2001
This Corvette was restored as a very nice drivable car; - It shows very well. NCRS enthusiasts will note the car has the following modifications:
It has a copper radiator instead of the Aluminum Harrison Rad.
The Seats are finished in Leather, however the trim tag indicates that they were originally vinyl. The exhaust is not stock, but instead is a chambered system with an "H" pipe added. The windshield has been replaced.
Owner does not have original window sticker, protecto plate, or original jack. The spare original.
Runs well, drives well. Rebuilt with hardened valve seats and runs on pump gas. Tight, no rattles. Drives straight; you can brake hard with no hands on the wheel, and the car stops straight. The body is also very nice - no stress cracks, or bad body repairs. The chassis shows no signs of any damage repair.
History: - my friend Eric bought the car about 70% done in March of 2001 from a guy in Vacaville CA by the name of Virgil Berry... Virgil had several hotrods and a 63 split window coupe... This was a long term project for him... He bought the car from a friend who he worked with. That friend had the car for 10 years before he decided to sell it to Berry - supposedly he had bought it with the intetion to restore, but it just sat.... Virgil Berry started the restoration on the car in 1992 - did the chassis / body off / bodywork, had the motor done, built the chassis / with motor, and knock off wheels ... All of the receipts for the restoration are available- and the engine machining receipts are in there.... the machining was done machine shop in Vacaville CA. in 1996. - It has been established that this is a numbers matching motor- not a restamp block, and all numbers seem to correspond - with regards to forging dates. and the march 11th assembly date of the car.... Virgil Berry, the previous owner before Eric did the frame restoration - and the chassis assembly.... Eric took over and had the paintwork completed, interior, and the final assembly. The car was completed early in 2002.
$ - SOLD
Photos of car outside and in sunlight....
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