Classic Car Catalogue

Fitch 1965



Second generation Sprint has four individual small air breathers: Replaces stock setup with altered crankcase breather hose re-routed into a single air cleaner. (Different style Air cleaners available over the years) Sprint fastback 904 venttop: Very attractive large fiberglass roof attachment, which gives the late model Corvair coupe a fastback appearance. (not available for Convertible or sedan) Pair of adjustable Gabriel shocks: Replaces stock rear shocks for better handling. Leather wrapped steering wheel: Attractive leather steering wheel wrap often used if wood wheel option is not ordered. Can be used with wood wheel is so desired. Rear seat sound insulation: Double layer of foam insulation added under the rear seat to reduce road noise in passenger compartment. Judson Electronic Magneto: Provides for longer spark plug and point life, hotter spark, and longer mileage between routine tuning. Early precursor to an electronic ignition system. Tuned length dual muffler: Trombone shape glass pack style mufflers providing enough length for mellow exhaust sound with a free flowing exhaust. Also known as Exhaust extractors. Michelin X or Pirelli Tires: Choice is offered regarding which you prefer. Exchanged for factory tires Fog-Cote Yellow Dye: Attractive painted yellow dye applied to the outboard lowbeams to work better in fog conditions. Aeon Progressive rate auxiliary rubber spring bumpers: These mounted on the spring rebound pad in the rear and on the shock absorber stem on the front. Improves the cars handling. Indicaps: Replaces valve stem caps. Preset to tire pressures 18, 20, 26, 28, or 30 lbs. Seat tilt mechanism: This option was not offered for late models, but may possibly be adapted to lates. Adjustable headrests: Round headrests that attach to seat backs via thumbscrews and brackets. Available for driver side or passenger side (1966 and prior only, without factory headrests) Blaupunkt am-fm radio: Installed in place of stock a.m. radio Lucas Flamethrower: 1/4 mile pencil beam high beam light replaced left side high beam. Grab rail: Mounted above glove box door sticking straight out. This contrasts with the early model which mounts the grab rail under glove box pointing down. Fold down rear seat and rear luggage deck compartment carpet: Improves appearance and helps prevent luggage from sliding around. Fast ratio steering arms: 3 turns lock to lock(with out reducing turning radius). Stock steering arms are modified by cutting and rewelding to shortened arms. The arms are then magnifluxed and painted blue. Short throw gearshift assembly: Reduces shift travel to give a sportscar like feel. Tall drivers seat bracket: Allows drivers with long legs to sit comfortably, or to allow the passenger to stretch their legs Gear shift boot (black): Replaces stock shift boot when quick shift kit is used Hydraulic steering damper: (Delco Stingray type) to eliminate road shock. Heel toe bracket: Attaches to accelerator pedal, for proper racing style shifts. (hooks on accelerator pedal and allows driver to have his heel on brake pad and his toes on the accelerator pedal to keep engine rev's up while braking and down shifting) Head light high beam flasher switch: Mounts to the right of wheel above radio, (silver rod with black tip), longer than early model flasher. Used to blink lights to signal approach where horn would not be heard because of distance and speed. (* mounting location listed was usual location, but could be placed anywhere according to owner preference) Fitch metallic lined brake shoes: Reduces fade, Improves braking Essential light monitor: Precision instrument protects you by monitoring your running lights and advising you if they cease to function correctly. One-time Windshield wiper switch: Switch stem at your fingertips clears the glass with one sweep Brazilian Rosewood gear shift knob: Attractive Rosewood shift knob with three dimensional embossed Sprint checkerboard insignia. Racing stripe (painted): Stripe runs front to back along top of fender but not on front or rear hood. Optional paint to fill in entire area between headlights. Optional rear cove painted to match stripe. (in acrylic lacquer) Available at John Fitch and Co. only Racing stripe: Available in vinyl as a kit Paint - top only: Hood painted Black satin acrylic lacquer. Available at John Fitch and Co. only Paint - roof only: Roof painted Black satin acrylic lacquer. Available at John Fitch and Co. only SPRINT by Fitch emblem (small): Replaces large SPRINT by Fitch emblems. Smaller emblem designed to fit and work correctly on new Venttop offered for late models. Larger emblem was still used on the rear hood in place of HP emblem until supplies ran out and was replaced with the small emblem. (i.e. Both small and large Sprint emblems may be found on rear hood on late models) Also smaller Sprint emblem were used as replacements on early models. 13 inch Hands aluminum mag wheels: 5 lug, 8 slot mags w/ 3 prong spinner for 65 and later (Few were so equipped, due to the scarcity of these wheels. Fitch himself could not locate a set for his Phoenix) Hands wheels for earlies were not available until 1965. So Sprints built before that time were not originally equipped with these wheels. Owners opted to add these wheels later. Tachometer: For Monza and “500” models only: (Corsas already have a tach). All transistorized and self-contained. Custom made to mount in the center hole in the Monza and “500” dash. Wood rimmed steering wheel: Provides a better grip due to thicker ring, with a better dish than stock. with SPRINT horn button now uses 1963 "700" style horn button with sprint insert. Several different styles of Wood wheels have been available through Fitch over the years. Not available for cars with factory wood wheel or Telescopic column.