NASCARCorvette No. 211

A 1965 Bloomington Benchmark®

ProTeam Corvette's original 21,000 actual mile Red 396-425 hp Coupe (stk. #339W) was never tested on the show circuit. Bloomington Gold 2007 was its first trip under the judges clipboard and it came away with the most elusive of prizes: The Bloomington Gold Benchmark® award. Only twelve Benchmark® awards have ever been awarded to 1965 Corvettes out of a total 172 Corvettes that have ever received the Benchmark® status. The Benchmark® can only be awarded after earning a Survivor® award (a car is judged on originality of paint/body, interior, chassis, and engine after completing a 30-mile road course) and then must be Bloomington Gold certified (rigorous scoring standards based on show quality and historic accuracy) by the Bloomington judges. Only then can a car be considered a touchstone for which all other Corvettes should be measured; not a bad couple of afternoons for a rookie. See this 1965 Red Benchmark® Corvette (stk #339W) and the eighteen Corvettes we brought home Bloomington Gold 2007 online at ProTeamCorvette.com

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