1965 chevrolet corvette

1965 Corvette Pricing, Factory Options, & Colors

This page has most, if not all, of the options available when ordering a new 1965 Chevrolet Corvette. Also included are the interior and exterior color options, including paint codes. Read more: 1965 Corvette research center.

1965 Corvette Pricing & Options

CODE: DESCRIPTION: QUANTITY: RETAIL PRICE:
19437 Base Corvette Sport Coupe 8,186 $4,321.00
19467 Base Corvette Convertible 15,377  $4,106.00
402 Genuine Leather Seats, Black  $80.70
408 Genuine Leather Seats, Red  $80.70
415 Genuine Leather Seats, Blue  $80.70
421 Genuine Leather Seats, Saddle  $80.70
427 Genuine Leather Seats, Silver  $80.70
431 Genuine Leather Seats, Green  $80.70
436
Genuine Leather Seats, Maroon $80.70
438 Genuine Leather Seats, White, (Black Instrument & Carpet)  –  $80.70
451 Genuine Leather Seats, White, (Red Instrument & Carpet)  $80.70
A01 Genuine Leather Seats, White, (Blue Instrument & Carpet) $16.15
A02 Soft Ray Tinted Glass, All Windows 7,624  $10.80
A31 Soft Ray Tinted Glass, Windshield 3,809   $59.20
C07 Power Windows 7,787  $236.75
C48 Auxillary Hardtop (for convertibles) 39 $100.00
C60 Heater and Defroster Deletion (credit) 2,423  $421.80
F40 Air Conditioning 975  $37.70
G81 Special Front and Rear Suspenion 19,965 $43.05
G91 Positraction Rear Axle, all ratios 1,886  $2.20
J50 Special Highway Axle, 3.08:1 ratio 4,044   $43.05
J61 Power Brakes 316  -$64.50
K66 Drum Brakes (substitution credit) 3,686  $75.35
L75 Transistor Ignition System 8,358  $53.80
L76 327ci, 300hp Engine 5,011  $129.15
L78 327ci, 365hp Engine 2,157  $292.70
L79 396ci, 425hp Engine 4,716   $107.60
L84 327ci, 350hp Engine 771  $538.00
M20 327ci, 375hp Engine (fuel injection) 21,107  $188.30
M22 4-Speed Manual Transmission 30  $171.00
M35 4-Speed Manual Trans., Close Ratio, Heavy Duty 2,021  $199.10
N03 Powerglide Automatic Transmission 41  $202.30
N11 36 Gallon Fuel Tank (for coupe) 2,468  $37.70
N14 Off Road Exhaust System 759  $134.50
N32 Side Mount Exhaust System 2,259  $48.45
N36 Teakwood Steering Wheel 2,259  $43.05
N40
Telescopic Steering Column 3,236  $43.05
P48 Power Steering 1,116  $322.80
P91 Cast Aluminum Knock-Off Wheels (5) 168  $15.70
P92 Blackwall Tires, 7.75 x 15 (nylon cord) 19,300 $31.85
T01 Whitewall Tires, 7.75 x 15 (rayon cord) 989   $50.05
U69 Goldwall Tires, 7.75 x 15 (nylon cord) 22,113 $203.40
Z01 AM-FM Radio 15,397  $16.15

1965 Corvette Option Code + Pricing

CODE: DESCRIPTION: QUANTITY: RETAIL PRICE:
19437 Base Corvette Sport Coupe 8,186 $4,321.00
19467 Base Corvette Convertible 15,377 $4,106.00
402 Genuine Leather Seats, Black $80.70
408 Genuine Leather Seats, Red $80.70
415 Genuine Leather Seats, Blue $80.70
421 Genuine Leather Seats, Saddle $80.70
427 Genuine Leather Seats, Silver $80.70
431 Genuine Leather Seats, Green $80.70
436 Genuine Leather Seats, Maroon $80.70
438 Genuine Leather Seats, White, (Black Instrument & Carpet) $80.70
451 Genuine Leather Seats, White, (Red Instrument & Carpet $80.70
A01 Genuine Leather Seats, White, (Blue Instrument & Carpet 8,752 $16.15
A02 Soft Ray Tinted Glass, All Windows 7,624 $10.80
A31 Soft Ray Tinted Glass, Windshield 3,809 $59.20
C07 Power Windows 7,787 $236.75
C48 Auxillary Hardtop (for convertibles) 39 $100.00
C60 Heater and Defroster Deletion (credit) 2,423 $421.80
F40 Air Conditioning 975 $37.70
G81 Special Front and Rear Suspenion 19,965 $43.05
G91 Positraction Rear Axle, all ratios 1,886 $2.20
J50 Special Highway Axle, 3.08:1 ratio 4,044 $43.05
J61 Power Brakes 316 $64.50
K66 Drum Brakes (substitution credit) 3,686 $75.35
L75 Transistor Ignition System 8,358 $53.80
L76 327ci, 300hp Engine 5,011 $129.15
L78 327ci, 365hp Engine 2,157 $292.70
L79 396ci, 425hp Engine 4,716 $107.60
L84 327ci, 350hp Engine 771 $538.00
M20 327ci, 375hp Engine (fuel injection) 21,107 $188.30
M22 4-Speed Manual Transmission 30 $171.00
M35 4-Speed Manual Trans., Close Ratio, Heavy Duty 2,021 $199.10
N03 Powerglide Automatic Transmission 41 $202.30
N11 36 Gallon Fuel Tank (for coupe) 2,468 $37.70
N14 Off Road Exhaust System 759 $134.50
N32 Side Mount Exhaust System 2,259 $48.45
N36 Teakwood Steering Wheel 3,917 $43.05
N40 Telescopic Steering Column 3,236 $96.85
P48 Power Steering 1,116 $322.80
P91 Cast Aluminum Knock-Off Wheels (5) 168 $15.70
P92 Blackwall Tires, 7.75 x 15 (nylon cord) 19,300 $31.85
T01 Whitewall Tires, 7.75 x 15 (rayon cord) 989 $50.05
U69 Goldwall Tires, 7.75 x 15 (nylon cord) 22,113 $203.40
Z01 AM-FM Radio 15,397 $16.15

Base Corvette Coupe (19437)

  • The base price of the 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe without any optional equipment.
  • A 327 cubic inch, 250 horsepower engine, a 3-speed manual transmission, and a vinyl interior were included in the base price.

Base Corvette Convertible (19467)

  • The base price of the 1965 Corvette Convertible without any optional equipment.
  • A 327 cubic inch, 250 horsepower engine, a 3-speed manual transmission, a vinyl interior, and a soft top were included in the base price.

Genuine Leather Seats

  • Optional leather upgrade to replace the standard vinyl seats on the 1965 Corvette.

Soft Ray Tinted Glass, All Windows (A01)

  • Window tint applied to the upper portion of the windshield and all other windows.
  • Originally manufactured by Libby-Owens-Ford (LOF) the glass plate was specially etched with the LOF logo and date code.  It also included the words “Soft-Ray” or “Soft-Ray Tinted” in the etching.
  • Soft-ray is factory manufactured window tint.
  • Soft-ray tint is a bluish-green in color.

Soft Ray Tinted Glass, Windshield (A02)

  • Factory window tint applied to the windshield only.
  • Originally manufactured by Libby-Owens-Ford (LOF) the glass plate was specially etched with the LOF logo and date code.  It also included the words “Soft-Ray” or “Soft-Ray Tinted” in the etching.
  • Soft-ray tint is a bluish-green in color.

Power Windows (A31)

  • Factory installed power driver and passenger windows.
  • Auxillary Hardtop (for convertibles) (C07) – An optional hard-top that could be installed in lieu of the  convertible top.
  • Of the 7,787 Corvette convertibles sold that included this option, 1,277 Corvettes had the removable hard top installed in place of the  factory installed soft top.

Heater and Defroster Deletion (credit) (C48)

  • Deletion of the factory installed heater and defroster.
  • Corvettes that included this option were generally built for racing and rally driving.

Air Conditioning (C60)

  • Factory installed air-conditioning.

Special Front and Rear Suspension (F40)

  • An optional suspension with upgraded springs, shock absorbers, and stabilizer bar.
  • Heavy-duty stabilizer bar
  • Heavy-duty front and rear springs and shock absorbers

Positraction Rear Axle, all ratios  (G81)

  • Includes 3.08, 3.36, 3.55, 3.70, 4.11, and 4.56 axle ratios.

Special Highway Axle, 3.08:1 ratio (G91)

  • Highway driving gear ratio.
  • Generally utilized in combination with 4-speed transmission.
  • One of the standard ratio’s for positronic rear axle.

Power Brakes (J50)

  • Vacuum power assisted brakes; includes dual circuit master cylinder.

Drum Brakes (substitution credit) (J61)

  • Replaces the standard disc brakes.

Transistor Ignition System (K66)

  • Deltronic ignition system by Delco -Remy
  • Will yield higher spark plug voltage.
  • Will operate at extremely high speeds without losing ignition performance.
  • Is essentially maintenance free.

327ci, 300hp Engine (L75)

  • Alternate engine with improved 300 horsepower output.
  • Included a larger intake and exhaust valves, and a bigger four-barrel Carter AFB aluminum carburetor with dual snorkel air cleaner.
  • Utilizes the same camshaft as the 250 BHP engine.

327ci, 365hp Engine (L76)

  • Alternate engine with improved 365 horsepower output.
  • Utilized a 11.00:1 compression ratio, Holley carburetor, large port heads with a high speed valve train, mechanical lifters, domed aluminum pistons, high-lift camshafts, and bigger oil pans that hold 5 quarts of oil.
  • Could only be purchased with a 4 speed close ratio manual transmission.

396ci, 425hp Engine (L78)

  • Alternate engine with improved 425 horsepower output.
  • Utilized a 11.00:1 compression ratio, Holley carburetor, large port heads with a high speed valve train, mechanical lifters, domed aluminum pistons, high-lift camshafts, and bigger oil pans that hold 5 quarts of oil.
  • Could only be purchased with a 4 speed close ratio manual.

327ci, 350hp Engine (L79)

  • Alternate engine with improved 365 horsepower output.
  • Utilized a 11.00:1 compression ratio, Holley carburetor, large port heads with a high speed valve train, hydraulic lifters, domed aluminum pistons, special camshaft, and bigger oil pans that hold 5 quarts of oil.
  • Could only be purchased with a 4 speed manual transmission.

327ci, 375hp Engine (fuel injection) (L84)

  • Alternate engine with fuel injection and an improved 375 horsepower output.
  • Utilized a 11.00:1 compression ratio, large port heads with a high speed valve train, mechanical lifters, domed aluminum pistons, special performance camshafts, and bigger oil pans that hold 5 quarts of oil.
  • Featured a larger aluminum intake manifold for better fuel flow.
  • The tachometer included a buzzer on the redline.
  • Could only be purchased with a 4 speed close ratio manual.

4-Speed Manual Transmission (M20)

4-Speed Manual Trans, Close Ratio, Heavy Duty (M22)

Powerglide Automatic Transmission (M35)

  • Of the 2,021 Corvettes that were ordered with this option, the quantity was split with 663 Corvettes that came equipped with a 250 horsepower engine, and 1,358 with a 300 horsepower engine.

36 Gallon Fuel Tank (for coupe) (N03)

  • Larger, optional, 36 gallon fuel tank.
  • The 36 gallon tank was specifically intended for endurance racing.

Off Road Exhaust System (N11)

  • Recessed exhaust system designed to eliminate rubbing in varying road conditions.
  • The mufflers include double-wall construction with a special, raised area on the outer shell that conceals the inner seam crease.
  • Originally made of carbon-steel components.

Side Mount Exhaust System (N14)

Teakwood Steering Wheel (N32)

Telescopic Steering Column (N36)

Power Steering (N40)

  • Hydraulically assisted power steering.
  • Can only be ordered with Standard 250HP, L75 300HP, and L79 350HP engines only.

Cast Aluminum Knock-Off Wheels (5) (P48)

  • Cast aluminum wheels equipped with “knockoff” (central wing nut) hubs that could be unscrewed by striking a wing of the nut with a mallet or “knockoff hammer”.
  • Cast Aluminum
  • Finish between the wheel fins was painted dark grey.

Blackwall Tires, 7.75 x 15 (nylon cord) (P91)

  • When blackwall tires were ordered, the standard wheels were painted to match the body color of the car.  (White exteriors had black wheels regardless of the tire type).

Whitewall Tires, 7.75 x 15 (rayon cord) (P92)

  • When whitewall tires were ordered, the standard wheels were painted black.  (White exteriors had black wheels regardless of the tire type.)

Goldwall Tires, 7.75 x 15 (nylon cord) (T01)

AM-FM Radio (U69)A

  • An optional radio that gave consumers the option of both AM and FM radio frequency bands. Includes power antenna.

Comfort and Convenience Group (Z01)

  • Includes back-up lamps and inside prismatic rear view mirror.

1965 Corvette Exterior & Interior Colors

Exterior Colors

CODE EXTERIOR TOTAL SOFT TOP WHEELS INTERIOR
AA Tuxedo Black 1,191 Black, White, Black Black, Blue, Green, Maroon, Red, Saddle, Silver, White
CC Ermine White 2,216 Beige Black Black, Blue, Green, Maroon, Red, Saddle, Silver, White
UU Rally Red 3,688 Black, White Black Black, Red, White
FF Nassau Blue 6,022 Beige Black Black, Blue, White
XX Goldwood Yellow 1,275 Black, White Black Black, White
QQ Silver Pearl 2,552 Beige Black
Black, Red, Silver
GG Glen Green 3,782 Black, White Black Black Green, Saddle, White
MM Milano Maroon 2,831 Beige Black Black, Red, Maroon, Saddle, White

Interior Colors (Vinyl)

Interior Colors (Vinyl) Spec
Black (Vinyl)
STD
Red (Vinyl)
407
Blue (Vinyl)
414
Saddle (Vinyl)
420
Green (Vinyl)
430
Maroon (Vinyl)
435

Interior Colors (Leather)

Interior Colors (Leather) Code
Black (Leather)
402
Red (Leather)
408
Blue (Leather)
415
Saddle (Leather)
421
Green (Leather)
431
Maroon (Leather)
436

Interior Colors (Two-Tone Vinyl)

Interior Colors (Two-Tone Vinyl) Code
Silver/Black Trim (Vinyl)
Black Instrument Panel, Medium  Gray Carpet
426
White/Black Trim (Vinyl) Black Instrument Panel, Black Carpet 437
White/Red Trim (Vinyl) Red Instrument Panel, Red Carpet 443
White/Blue Trim (Vinyl) Medium Blue Instrument Panel, Medium Blue Carpet 450

Interior Colors (Two-Tone Leather)

Interior Colors (Two-Tone Leather) Code
Silver/Black Trim (Leather)
Black Instrument Panel, Medium  Gray Carpet
427
White/Black Trim (Leather) Black Instrument Panel, Black Carpet 438
White/Red Trim (Leather) Red Instrument Panel, Red Carpet 444
White/Blue Trim (Leather) Blue Instrument Panel, Saddle Tan Carpet 451