'65 CORVETTE STING RAY L79

History

The C2 Corvette Sting Ray isn't just one of the greatest American car, it's one of the great cars. What made the Sting Ray so special? This brief history of the C2 and the Red Rocket provides some clues.

Corvette production St Louis
65 Corvette Sting Ray Coupe

Facts & Figures

1965 was a big year for the Corvette. New engine options, improved cooling and 4-wheel disc brakes are just a few of the improvements introduced in '65.

L79 Engine

New for ‘65, the 327/350hp engine RPO L79 was the first performance engine from Chevrolet with hydraulic lifters. It would become one of the legendary V8s of the ‘60s muscle car era.

350hp RPO L79 Engine Option

1963–1967 CORVETTE price GUIDE

What would it cost to put a 1963–1967 Corvette Sting Ray in your garage? The C2 Corvette Price Guide is a searchable database of 63–67 Sting Rays offered for sale in Australia over the last 18 months. Updated: View low, high and average prices for every model variant.

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Modification
March 2022
Wilwood Brake Upgrade

There's only one way to permanently solve the problem of leaking brake callipers on a C2 Corvette — replace them! If you want a bolt-on solution there's really only one choice, the Wilwood D8-4 kit.

Maintenance
April 2021
Engine Rebuild (Part 2)

With the machining completed, it's time to start building the engine.

Maintenance
October 2020
Engine Rebuild (Part 1)

This is a big one — the start of the issues that lead to the rebuild of the Red Rocket's L79 327.