1965 Corvette “Fuelie” Convertible

In 1965 the nine-year reign of the “fuelie” Corvette came to an end. Only 771 cars with the L84 option were built in 1965, making it the lowest production year. It was the only year you could buy a fuel-injected, disc-braked Corvette.

This 1965 Glen Green model has traveled only 1,577 miles since new and is in original condition. It has to be one of the finest examples of an original vintage Corvette in existence.

The original owner bought a new fuelie ‘Vette every year. Upon learning of Chevrolet’s plans to discontinue the fuel-injection option, he treated his final one with great respect. He drove the car sparingly and proceeded to store it. When Jim Krughoff purchased the car in 1976, the carpets were covered with newspapers dated November 20, 1965 (the day the car was purchased). The leather seats were covered with towels. Documents with the car include: temporary cardboard license, window sticker, finance papers, temporary registration certificate, manufacturer’s application for certificate of title (unexecuted, the car is still on the original factory Certificate of Origin), owner’s guide, salesman’s business card and all service and gas records with mileage and dates noted.

In 1977 at the Bloomington Gold Corral, the car won the “Best of Show” trophy. At the 25th Corvette Anniversary NCRS National Meet, the car won the high point award, competing against Corvettes of all years and production. In 1984, it was featured in Bloomington Gold’s first “Special Collection.” In 1997, it was inducted into the Bloomington Gold Hall of Fame as one of the original inductees.