In 1965, Duntov’s obsession with stopping power was fulfilled when the Corvette received disc brakes at all four corners, standard. The performance it gained was significant, and interestingly enough – this ’65 Stingray was the one to display that fact to the public.
Assembled on August 6, 1964, serial number 001 was built as a pilot car to test the team’s new designs. GM then enlisted this significant ’65 as a display vehicle to showcase the Stingray’s disc brakes at numerous auto shows from August until December 1964.
Interestingly, the Silver Pearl paint intended for the ’65 Corvette wasn’t available when 001 rolled off the production line, so Cadillac ZZ code 1964 Satin Silver was used instead.