Chevrolet Corvette Service Repair Manuals


1965 CORVETTE

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V.I.N. NUMBERS

Position Character Description
1 1 Chevrolet Division
2 & 3 94 body series: Corvette
4 & 5 67 convertible
37 coupe
6 5 1965
7 S Assembled in St. Louis, MO
8 to 13 100001 to 123562 production sequence
1 to 7 0001001 sequential production number
8 F or T Flint, MI or Tonawanda, NY
9 to 10 Carburetion & transmission
  • HE = 327-cid 250-hp V-8 with 10.5:1 compression ratio, manual transmission, and four-barrel carburetor
  • HF = 327-cid 300-hp V-8 with 10.5:1 compression ratio, manual transmission, and four-barrel carburetor
  • HG = 327-cid 375-hp V-8 with 11.0:1 compression ratio, manual transmission, and fuel injection
  • HH = 327-cid 365-hp V-8 with 11.0:1 compression ratio, manual transmission or special high-performance manual transmission, and four barrel carburetor
  • HI = 327-cid 250-hp V-8 with 10.5:1 compression ratio, manual transmission, four-barrel carburetor
  • HJ = 327-cid 300-hp V-8 with 10.5:1 compression ratio, manual transmission, four-barrel carburetor, and air conditioning
  • HK = 327-cid 365-hp V-8 with 11.0:1 compression ratio, manual transmission or special high-performance manual transmission, four-barrel carburetor, and air conditioning
  • HL = 327-cid 365-hp V-8 with 11.0:1 compression ratio, manual transmission, and four-barrel carburetor
  • HM = 327-cid 365-hp V-8 with 11.0:1 compression ratio, manual transmission, four-barrel carburetor, and air conditioning
  • HN = 327-cid 375-hp V-8 with 11.0:1 compression ratio, manual transmission, and fuel injection
  • HO = 327-cid 250-hp V-8 with 10.5:1 compression ratio, Powerglide automatic transmission and fuel injection
  • HP = 327-cid 300-hp V-8 with 10.5:1 compression ratio, Powerglide automatic transmission and fuel injection
  • HQ = 327-cid 250-hp V-8 with 10.5:1 compression ratio, Powerglide automatic transmission, fuel injection, and air conditioning
  • HR = 327-cid 300-hp V-8 with 10.5:1 compression ratio, Powerglide automatic transmission, fuel injection, and air conditioning
  • HT = 327-cid 350-hp V-8 with 11.0:1 compression ratio, manual transmission or special high-performance manual transmission, and fuel injection
  • HU = 327-cid 350-hp V-8 with 11.0:1 compression ratio, manual transmission or special high-performance manual transmission, air conditioning, and fuel injection
  • HV = 327-cid 350-hp V-8 with 11.0:1 compression ratio, manual transmission or special high-performance manual transmission, and four-barrel carburetor
  • HW = 327-cid 350-hp V-8 with 11.0:1 compression ratio, manual transmission or special high-performance manual transmission, four-barrel carburetor, and air conditioning
  • IF = 396-cid 425-hp V-8 with 11.0:1 compression ratio, manual transmission or special high-performance manual transmission, four-barrel carburetor
Color Vinyl Upholstery Leather Upholstery
Red 407 408
Blue 414 415
Saddle 420 421
Silver 426 427
Green 430 431
White 437, 443, 450 438, 444, 451
Maroon 435 436
Black   402

IDENTIFICATION

Series No. Body/Style No. Body Type Factory Price Shipping Weight Production Total
194 37
1965 Corvette

1965 Corvette 2-dr. Fastback Coupe - 2 passenger

$3947 3570 lb 8,186
194 67
1965 Corvette

1965 Corvette 2-dr. Convertible - 2 passenger

$3212 3645 lb 15,376

ENGINE

Feature Standard Engine Optional Engine (RPO L75) Optional Engine (RPO L76) Optional Engine (RPO L79) Optional Engine (RPO L84) 1965-1/2 Optional Engine (RPO L78)
TypeV-8, Overhead valve
BlockCast iron block
Displacement327 cid 396 cid
Bore & Stroke4.00 x 3.25" 4.094 x 3.76"
Compression ratio10.50:111.0:1
Brake horsepower 250 @ 4400 rpm 300 @ 5000 rpm 365 @ 6200 rpm 350 @ 5800 rpm 375 @ 6200 rpm 425 @ 6400 rpm
Torque 350 lb-ft @ 2800 360 lb-ft @ 3200 350 lb-ft @ 4000 360 lb-ft @ 4400 350 lb-ft @ 4400 415 lb-ft @ 4000
Main bearingfive
Valve liftershydraulic Mechanical valve lifters & High-lift camshaftHydraulic valve lifters & High-lift camshaft
Fuel supply Carter four-barrel Type WCFB Model 3846247 Carter aluminum Type AFB four-barrel Holley four-barrel Model 4150 Holley 4150 four-barrel Ram-Jet Fuel Injection Holley 4150 four-barrel

TRANSMISSION

Standard Manual Transmission Optional Manual Transmission Optional Manual Transmission Optional Automatic Transmission
three-speed manual all-synchromesh transmission with floor-mounted gear shifter High-performance four-speed manual all-synchromesh transmission with floor-mounted gear shifter Special high-performance four-speed manual all-synchromesh close-ratio transmission with floor-mounted gear shifter Two-speed Powerglide transmission (optional)

CHASSIS

Feature Convertible Coupe
Wheelbase 98 inches (2.489 m) 98 inches (2.489 m)
Overall length 175.2 inches (4.450 m) 175.3 inches (4.453 m)
Overall width 69.6 inches (1.768 m) 69.6 inches (1.768 m)
Overall height   49.8 inches (1.265 m)
Front tread 56.8 inches (1.443 m) 56.8 inches (1.443 m)
Rear tread 57.6 inches (1.463 m) 57.6 inches (1.463 m)
FrameFull-length ladder type with five cross members and separate body
Ground Clearance 5 inches (12.7 cm) 5 inches (12.7 cm)
Front suspensionIndependent; upper and lower A-arms; unequal-length wishbones; coil springs; anti-roll bar; tubular shocks
Rear suspensionIndependent with fixed differential; nine leaf springs; lateral struts and universally-jointed axle shafts; radius arms and direct-acting shock absorbers
SteeringSaginaw recirculating ball, 17:1 ratio, 3.4 turns to lock
Rear axle typeHypoid semi-floating
BrakesHydraulic, duo-servo, self-adjusting with sintered iron linings and cast iron drums
Front Drum diameter11x2.75 inches
Rear Drum diameter11x2.0 inches
Total swept area134 square inches
Wheels15" 5-lug steel disc
Standard rear axle ratio3.36:1
Optional rear axle ratio3.08:1, 3.55:1, 3.70:1, 4.11:1, 4.56:1

OPTIONS

RPO 898 Genuine leather seat trim $80.70
RFO A01 Soft-Ray tinted glass, all windows $16.15
RPO A02 Soft-Ray tinted glass, windshield $10.80
RPO 431 Electric power windows $59.20
RPO C07 Auxiliary hardtop for convertible $236.75
RPO C48 Heater and defroster deletion $100 credit
RPO C60 Air conditioning $421.80
RPO F40 Special front and rear suspension $37.70
RPO G81 Positraction rear axle, all ratios $43.05
RPO G9l Special 3.08:1 "highway" ratio rear axle $2.20
RPO J50 Power brakes $43.05
RPO J6l Drum brake substitution $64.50 credit
RPO K66 Transistor ignition system $75.35
RPO L75 327-cid 300-hp V-8 $53.80
RPO L76 327-cid 365-hp V-8 $129.15
RPO L78 396-cid 425-hp V-8 $292.70
RPO L79 327-cid 350-hp V-8 $107.60
RPO L84 327-cid 375-hp fuel-injected V-8 $538.00
RPO M20 Four-speed manual transmission $188.30
RPC M22 Close-ratio four-speed manual transmission $236.95
RPO M35 Powerglide automatic transmission $199.10
RPO N03 36-gallon fuel tank for coupe only $202.30
RPO N1l Off-road exhaust system $37.70
RPO N14 Side Mount exhaust system $184.50
RPO N32 Teakwood steering wheel $48.45
RPO N36 Telescopic steering wheel $43.05
RPO N40 Power steering $96.85
RPO P48 Special cast-aluminum knock-off wheels $322.80
RPO P92 7.75 x 15, white sidewall tires $31.85
RPO T0l 7.75 x 15 gold sidewall tires $50.05
RPO U69 AM-FM radio $203.40
APO Z0l Back-up lamps and inside Day/Night mirror $16.15

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