|Generation: ||C2 Corvettes (1963 - 1967)|
|Body Style: ||Coupe|
|Exterior Color: ||Silver|
|Interior Color: ||Blue|
|Transmission: ||4-Speed Manual|
|Stock Number: ||6068|
|VIN Number: ||40837S107752|
|Engine: ||5.7L V8|
|Location: ||In Stock|
Silver with Blue accents w/Blue interior. 350 LT-1 small block, 4-spd. manual transmission.
The ’64 Corvette could be called the “Rodney Dangerfield” of mid-years. It just don’t get no respect! Well, as far as we’re concerned, that shouldn’t be the case!
After the highly anticipated arrival of the much heralded Split Window Coupe in ’63, many thought things couldn’t get much better for Corvette in ’64. And maybe to some degree, that was true. However, if you look at it as a practical evolution of the design, the split rear window had to go. Today, the ’63 is looked upon as a piece of automotive art. And the design is timeless. But ya couldn’t see out the back! So, in ’64 with the pleading of Zora Arkus-Duntov, the split was gone and in its place was a big, beautiful fastback rear window unfettered of any sight-robbing split down the center! So with that out of the way, the designers at the Tech Center set about finessing the design a bit. In addition to the split rear window, gone were the simulated “hood vents”, giving the ’64 a cleaner overall.look. But, a real vent was incorporated into the driver’s side “B” pillar which exhausted air from the interior with a three-speed fan under the dash. Pretty trick for ’64!
On the inside, re-designed seats with a more square seat-back were used and the dash gauges new Black faces-looking more aircraft-like in the process. Horsepower was also increased, with the hi-performance solid lifter L76 up 25hp to 365 and the Fuel Injected L84 up 15hp to 375. So, even though it wasn’t the first mid-year and it didn’t have disc brakes like the ’65, it was still a Corvette and was and is a great car! The benefit all of this is that it’s the best bargain in a C2 you can find! a win/win all the way around!
So, as you can see by the photos, this isn’t your average stock survivor or frame-off restored ’64 Coupe. However, if does have an interesting history (don’t they all?).
We just purchased the car from its second owner, who purchased it from its first way back in ’68! Yes, the previous owner had it for 50 years! And during that time he decided to personalize it just a bit. In ’71 he took to a local Corvette specialist here in So. Cal. Did we mention that it’s spent its whole life here in the Golden State? It even has its original black License plates (very coveted, btw) still attached!
At that point, tastefully and very well done fender flares were added to accommodate very wide tires and American Vector wheels. A third tail light was also added to each side. And to finish off the exterior, twin Pearl Blue Pearl accent stripes were applied to the correct code 940 Satin Silver hood to complement its original Dk. Blue interior with leather seats. Under the hood, a brand new (at the time) ’71 LT-1 crate engine replaced the original L76 (which is long gone, so no need to inquire on it whereabouts) backing up the original 4-spd. M20 and rear end.
We’ve just given the ’64 a thorough going through and added a brand new polished manifold, 4bbl carb and valve covers. And it runs like a very fast top!! Come and check it out!