1964 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Convertible 327 4-Speed
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Final bid:$47,000
Categories: Non-Porsche
Auction type: ReserveEnded
4 bids, 9 comments

Vehicle Details


  • Year: 1964
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Corvette Sting Ray Convertible
  • VIN: 40867S107503
  • Mileage Shown: 67,595mi (5-digit odometer)
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Title Status: Clean
  • Color: Glen Green Metallic
  • Seller Type: Private Party
  • Location: Miami, FL 33193
  • Lot #: V-0041101

The second generation of the Corvette Sting Ray debuted in 1963, introducing the iconic C2 as an aerodynamically optimized sports car with updated styling, and improved steering, braking, and suspension systems. This 1964 example is powered by a 327ci 365HP V8 engine donated from a 1965 C2 and mated to a Borg-Warner 4-speed manual transmission. Refinished in Glen Green Metallic over a reupholstered black leather interior, this Sting Ray is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Florida.

The C2 Corvette was originally designed by Larry Shinoda with inspiration from the original Corvette XP-87 Sting Ray racing concept car of 1959. Factory finished in Riverside Red, this C2 has been professionally resprayed in its current shade of Glen Green Metallic. It is offered with a matching hard top and currently rides on 15” wheels with factory faux-spinner hub caps and new American Classic whitewall tires. The seller notes a new canvas top was fitted and slight paint imperfections are present. Detailed images are provided in the gallery.

The cabin, originally two-tone white and red vinyl, has been reupholstered in black leather to complement the exterior finish. Factory equipment includes a central analog clock, a locking glovebox, a center console armrest, a reverse-lockout shifter, a heater, manual window cranks, polished door sill moldings, and a wood-rimmed three-spoke steering wheel. The seller adds that a new factory-look sound system and radio have been fitted, and the added air conditioning unit is in proper working order. The original radio is said to be included in the sale.

Power is provided by an upgraded 327ci V8 engine from a 1965 C2 (engine #18J220462/T0307HM) featuring an 11.0-1 compression ratio and a 4-barrel carburetor. The seller states the "HM" designation makes this engine particularly rare for 1965 models, as it signifies that the 365 HP engine was fitted with both transistorized ignition and air conditioning, a combination found in only a limited number of Special High Performance units produced. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a Borg-Warner 4-speed manual transmission. The seller adds that an upgraded braking system has been installed, the car was fully insulated, and a new carburetor has been fitted. The original carburetor is said to accompany the sale.

This sale will include a clean title, a hard top, the original radio, the original carburetor, and a car cover. 

The seller would like you to know:Thank you for visiting our auction and exploring this incredibly rare example of the Corvette C2. The engine in this car is akin to finding a diamond, as the "HM" code for 1965 Corvettes is a combination found in only 90 of the 5,011 327/365HP Corvettes built that year. This car is presented in a unique color combination, with an engine that is even more exceptional. The current owner has cherished it for over 20 years, and he personally shared with me his sadness in letting it go. However, he is no longer driving it as he used to, and the time has come to part ways. This is a truly special find, and we hope it finds its way to an excellent home with an owner who will both enjoy and care for it.”

Auction Results

  • Highest Bid: $47,000
  • Auction End: Mar 14, 2024 07:40:00PM UTC
  • Number of Bids: 4
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  • Grandpashotrods 4 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $47,000

  • Rford75578 4 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $46,500

  • AirCooledCollection (seller) 4 months, 1 weekago

    @eight_bit_micro correct but remember, the engine of the car was what came from factory with A/C. All the information is provided on the writing.

  • AirCooledCollection (seller) 4 months, 1 weekago

    @Autotrend Excellent question! Determining the exact engine of a car from 1964 is challenging since VINs and trim tags don't provide that information. The only reliable method is to check the engine code stamp.

    However, there are a few indicators that can suggest the engine type. For instance, examining the oil pressure and redline on the tech gauge can offer valuable clues.

    In the case of low HP cars, the redline typically begins at 5,500 RPM. However, in this particular car, the redline starts at 6,500 RPM, suggesting that it may have been originally manufactured as a high HP model.

  • Autotrend (registered bidder) 4 months, 1 weekago

    the motor in the car is from a 65. that i understand. my question is what motor hp rating was this car built with originally. also what rear axle ratio is in the rear end

  • eight_bit_micro (registered bidder) 4 months, 1 weekago

    A factory air car should have the battery on the left side. This one is on the right.

  • Grandpashotrods 4 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $46,000

  • AirCooledCollection (seller) 4 months, 1 weekago

    As requested per @Stewee, pictures of the car with hard top on were just added to the gallery.

  • AirCooledCollection (seller) 4 months, 1 weekago

    Additional content has been added to the gallery for this listing.

  • AirCooledCollection (seller) 4 months, 2 weeksago

    Good evening, everyone. I hope you're all having a great weekend. If anyone has any questions about the car, please feel free to ask. I'd also like to share some detailed information about the engine:

    Engine Number: 18J220462 / T0307HM (1965 Engine)

    T: Tonawanda, NY
    03: March
    07: 7th
    HM: 327-cid 365-hp V-8 with 11.0:1 compression ratio, manual transmission, four-barrel carburetor, and air conditioning.
    The HM designation indicates that this engine is somewhat rare for 1965 applications. It signifies that the 365HP engine was equipped with both transistorized ignition and air conditioning. Only 90 out of the 5,011 365HP 327s had this combination, making it a special and rare find. This engine is a Special High Performance unit, adding to its uniqueness for a C2 Corvette.

  • Rford75578 4 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $45,000

  • AirCooledCollection (seller) 4 months, 2 weeksago

    @Stewee Hello, and thank you for your inquiry. Regarding the paint on the car, I do not have specific information about the type of paint or clear coat that was used. However, I can confirm that the color is Glen Green (GG) and the paint job was professionally executed, resulting in an impressive finish. I will be sure to take additional pictures with the hardtop on the car this Monday and upload them for your review. Thank you for your interest.

  • Stewee 4 months, 2 weeksago

    What kind of paint was resprayed. Was it clear coat of laquer. It looks pretty good, can you show the car with the hard top on the car

1964 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Convertible 327 4-Speed
Final bid: $47,000 Ended
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