In the early 1960s Harley Earl retired, and new ideas came with new leadership. Bill Mitchell, GM’s new chief of design, had an incredibly successful idea: Stingray! Tradition was broken as the totally redesigned Corvette was offered as a coupe or a convertible with 4 engine choices. Both featured a streamlined appearance and improved passenger accommodations. The American public loved 1963-1967 Stingrays because they were fast machines that looked supersonic even when parked. They remain the most collectible Corvettes today.
The Sting Rays were the automotive success story of the year. Chevrolet had to add a second shift to its St. Louis, Missouri assembly plant to keep up with demand, and dealers reported owners waiting months for their cars to be built. By the end of the model year, Corvette production would surpass the 20,000-unit milestone.
Styling was cleaned up a bit for 1964. The previous year’s distinctive rear window divider was replaced by a solid piece of glass. The fake hood vents were eliminated and the roof vents were restyled. A three-speed fan was also available in the coupe to aid in ventilation.
Total Production Numbers in 1964:
22,229 (8,304 Coupe, 13,925 Convertible)
Fitted to this car; a small block 327CI 300HP NUMBERS MATCHING V-8 Engine, with a four barrel Carburetor and a 4 speed manual TRANSMISSION. This is one gorgeous Stingray. The exterior is Silver Blue with a two-tone White and Blue vinyl interior and a matching white soft top. This example comes with the original factory wheel covers, AM FM Radio, and lap belts. Not only is this car extremely appealing cosmetically, but it also drives like a real American Muscle Car. A great investment!!
This car is a true refelection of the transitional styling of the mid 60’s.
The attached manufacturers plate reads as follows;
– Style # 64 867
– Body # 5094
– Paint # 912AA
– Trim # 491 GE
– VIN # 40867S108738
– Engine# 4108738 FI205RD