1964 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster
1964 was the second year of the second generation (C2) Corvette.
Gone was the split window and the fake hood vents although the
recessed area where the vents were still remained. This generation
also introduced independent rear suspension, which would remain on
the car even to this day. The Sting Ray name also appeared with
this generation, and this particular model made use of the hood
"stinger" as it has come known to be. The love affair continues to
this day with the Corvette, straight from the mind of Zora
From Zora Arkus-Duntov's mind to your eyes, we offer up this C2
second year 1964 Sting Ray Roadster. This car comes with a body
matching hardtop, and convertible, and has an addition of seat
belts, power brakes and a snazzy tuck, roll, and buttoned pair of
seats. With the roadster design it leaves the pointed fastback
behind, (literally), and offers up a bit of a classy look with its
thin V shaped front and rear lines, and the split bumpers only on
the rear with hidden headlights. Our consignor took some liberties
with this Sting Ray but retained the original parts for anyone who
would want to undo the modifications.
Riverside Red fiberglass molded to an art form of rolling sculpture
with its thin V shaped hidden headlights and front end, (our
consignor removed the front bumpers for the look, but they do come
with the car when purchased), and thin V rear complete with the
dual round inset tail lights, with split bumpers below. The Sting
Ray began to come into its own during these C2 years. This car
comes with a nice black canvas convertible top with a clear plastic
window. It moves up and down with ease and hides itself right
behind the passenger compartment. An additional fiberglass hardtop
painted in Riverside Red and a glass rear window can be put on for
all season driving. Up front, the scooped 1967 "stinger style hood"
is flanked by the hidden headlights. This works its way back to the
passenger compartment which is framed up front with a curved
windshield for that panoramic field of view. In lieu of the side
pipes, a black and stainless ribbed rocker cover is present on
either side. Mickey Thompson Sportsman tires are wrapping 15-inch
Ansen Sprint aluminum slot wheels all around. For the convertible
top there is no tonneau cover necessary due to the hinged flip up
panel just before the trunk that houses the entire folded down
Righteous is the word for this interior with showroom looking door
panels covered in stunning red and spattered with shiny chrome, you
are stepping into greatness. Slipping inside we are now in red
heaven, with the dual cowl dash in front one side sporting the
instrument cluster which is very clean and has a black surround.
Under the passenger cowl is the glovebox which is aluminum faced
and has a pristine black surround. A crack free padded dash top
frames all this from above. Sitting in a perfect sea of protected
red carpet, are the 2 bomber style vinyl buckets covered in red.
These buckets have a bit of a custom touch with buttons sewn into
the tuck and roll vinyl upholstery. Running up the center is a
console in red and black, housing the chromed ball topped shift
lever wrapped in a boot. A red V pillar rises vertically from this
console and meets the cowls. This pillar has the vertical on its
side radio which is the original AM/FM unit.
A flip of the hood and with this condition of the orange block and
intake, numbers matching 327ci 365hp V8. I swear I heard my crack
decoder's tongue hit the floor with awe and excitement just waiting
to see how much fun it is to drive. This beautifully restored mill
is topped with the correct 4-barrel carb and a Winters Foundry
aluminum intake. This wears a chromed top hat for the air cleaner
housing. A new aluminum radiator has been added for better cooling
and the original unit comes with the car. The original 4-speed
manual has been removed and stored. It has been replaced with a
Tremec 5 speed manual transmission for cruisability purposes. The
original rear axle was changed out to a limited slip 4.56 geared
Jet black is the theme down under with the floors, suspension and
frame showing in this hue. We do note that the driver's side frame
rail in front of the rear tire does have invasive rust holes and
will need remediation in the future. Independent coil spring front
suspension is up front and for the rear we have 2nd year
independent suspension with a transverse leaf spring. This leaf
spring has been updated with a fiberglass unit. The hubs and
bushings on the rear axle have been replaced as well as all 4
shocks. Headers feed into stock style mufflers with rear exits. We
also see that the spare tire and holder have been removed.
My crack decoder was tied up crunching numbers, so I took the reins
on this drive. A twist of the key and I was in open air roadster
heaven. I tried to envision myself taking part in a chase scene
from Body Heat but this car is much, much nicer than the used up
version in the film. Beyond satisfactory acceleration, handling and
braking, thanks in part to the power brake option on this car. All
functions worked swimmingly during my drive, and it took hearing
the cry of "Lunch Is Here!" to pry me from the driver's seat.
A slightly modified version of the 2nd year C2 Corvette. The
highest horsepower carbureted version available under the hood and
a modern transmission with overdrive to help on the long cruises.
All modifications can be undone in short order and with what
appears to be a relatively easy repair, you too can join the C2
roadster elite. But you better hurry up before someone else steals
this one away and drives off topless into the sunset.
S-St. Louis, MO Assy Plant
108579-Sequential Unit Number
E8-January 8th Build Date
STYLE 64 867-Corvette Convertible
BODY 5004-St. Louis Body #
TRIM 490AB-Red Vinyl
PAINT 923AA-Riverside Red
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This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
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