There are two types of Corvettes out there: investments and cars you can actually drive. But what if I told you that this 1964 Stingray could be both? It's got an awesome pedigree with matching-numbers and a ton of options, but the sweet-running small block and those very same options make it the one to own if you're into actually driving your hardware.
Yes, the important thing with Corvettes is that they are correct and properly restored, so this one definitely qualifies. The recent code 940 Satin Silver paint matches what it wore originally, although there was nothing in 1964 that could match the shine it carries today. Fit and finish are great, probably too nice for the concourse Corvette guys but the kind of wow factor that you want in your next car. The silver paint accentuates the sleek Stingray shape and even though this is a year too late for the split-window, the overall look is still arguably the best-looking 'Vette ever. They weren't doing stripes or stingers in 1964, so the monochromatic look is still contemporary and when it's finished to this level, there's nobody who will be able to resist throwing it an admiring glance as you drive by. The chrome is in good condition, there are proper emblems, and the glass all has a correct Soft-Ray tint that's very authentic. This car just looks right.
The interior was originally code 491 silver vinyl, although during the restoration the seat covers were upgraded to leather and the silver upholstery actually works rather well with the black dash and silver bodywork. The seat covers, door panels, and carpets all look virtually new and provide a great place to spend some serious time on the road. A woodgrained steering wheel warms up the otherwise monochromatic look inside and the gauges are all beautifully restored, including the 5500 RPM tachometer, which is correct for cars with the 250 horsepower 327 such as this. The list of factory-installed options is rather lengthy for a Corvette of this era, including air conditioning, power windows, power steering, power brakes, an AM/FM radio, and a 2-speed PowerGlide automatic transmission, and there can be only a handful of cars equipped such as this. Matching embroidered floor mats help keep things looking fresh and seat belts were added for safety, so it's ready to enjoy.
That's also the original, numbers-matching 327 cubic inch V8 under the hood. I think it's unfair to call any Corvette engine "base" because any car with 250 horsepower and more than 300 pounds of torque is going to be entertaining to drive. The engine bay is correctly detailed with a chrome air cleaner lid and matching ignition shield, Chevy Orange engine enamel, and reproduction radiator hoses with the correct markings. The A/C system still uses its original Frigidaire A6 compressor and R12 inside, and there are correct ram's horn exhaust manifolds that complete the look. It starts easily and runs superbly with a great small block cackle from the reproduction dual exhaust system. The chassis is nicely detailed with nothing too perfect or too grungy, meaning this is an all-purpose 'Vette that's comfortable just about anywhere. And with all the reproduction knock-off wheels out there, it's great to see this one wearing steel wheels and hubcaps inside Firestone bias-ply tires.
Documented with the original Protect-O-Plate, owner's manual, restoration receipts, and maintenance records, this is a fantastic mid-year 'Vette that can truly do it all. Call today!
- Engine Size
- 327 V8
- Body Or Basic Color
- Body Style
- 84,136 (Unknown)
- Interior Or Basic Color
- Seating Type
- Seat Material
- Center Console