Representing the first use of the “Sting Ray” moniker, the second-generation Chevrolet Corvette (C2) was introduced for the 1963 model year featuring all-new styling as well as improved steering, braking, and suspension systems. This 1964 Convertible has been restored in its original combination of Ermine White over a Dark Blue leather interior and derives power from an upgraded ZZ4 V8 crate engine paired with a 4-speed manual gearbox. It underwent a recent annual service and is now being offered for auction by its seller out of California.
The second-generation Corvette was originally designed by Larry Shinoda with inspiration from the original Corvette XP-87 Sting Ray racing concept car of 1959. This 1964 example has been refinished in its original color of Ermine White (936A) and the seller notes all rubber seals, gaskets, chrome trim, and glass have been replaced along with the installation of a new convertible soft top. Equipment includes hideaway headlights, split chrome bumpers, a polished driver-side mirror, dual tailpipes, hood scoop indentations, a rear-mounted antenna, and decorative front fender “speedlines”. It rides on 15” wheels with factory faux-spinner hub caps and Mastercraft A/S IV whitewall tires. Detailed images are provided in the gallery.
The interior has been restored to factory specifications with new carpeting and Dark Blue (490K) colored leather upholstery covering the bucket seats, door panels, and dashboard. Accessories include a central analog clock, a pushbutton radio, 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 reports all gauges and accessories to be fully functional.
This Corvette is equipped with an upgraded Chevy 350 ZZ4 V8 crate engine featuring L98 aluminum heads and 4-bolt mains. A claimed output of 355 HP is sent to the rear wheels by way of a 4-speed manual transmission. The seller notes a recent annual service has been completed and there are no outstanding maintenance items at this time.
This sale will include some documentation and a clean title.