1965 Chevelle Z16 Recreation,
Now for sale - $49,000.00.
(Photos below - click on any image for a larger view)
Having had a Z16 on my bucket list since 1965 and only being able to afford a Nova SS at the time and not being willing to pay the going price of $200K plus I decided to build a recreation. The idea was to make it as authentic looking as possible and the ultimate goal was to have it "visually correct".
I purchased a rust free SS 138 model in Sacramento CA, and then spent four years gathering all the Z16 specific parts for it. The car was completely disassembled and a complete rotisserie restoration was done on it. Items that were specific to the 65 Z16 and on this recreation are:
396 big block engine
Holley 3310- 850 CFM carb
Air cleaner with 396 emblem that was standard on the Z16 and 396 cu in
Corvette for 65
Chrome plated fuel lines with AC fuel filter mounted just before the carb
Rear boxed lower control arms and sway bar
160 MPH speedometer, tach and full gages
Top of dash mounted electric clock
AM/FM radio with multiplex and correct four speaker and grill setup
Remote control mirror
396 emblems on front fenders and SS badging mounted on front fenders
Chevelle 300 tail lamp lenses and 300 deck lid
Z16 mouldings that replaced the SS deck trim
396 emblem on deck lid
Gold line tires and spare
Front and rear bumper guards
Wood grain steering wheel
There were only three colors available for the Z16, red, yellow and black. This one being painted the correct Crocus Yellow with black interior.