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1964 Corvette Stingray C2

1964 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C2, color: Riverside Red
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C2, color: Riverside Red
Year 1964People were still catching their breath after the amazing changes in the 1963 Corvette Stingray, so updates for 1964 were minimal. The biggest development was the elimination of the split rear window.

Below Left: Even those who advocated the split window concept admitted that it had drawbacks. Confirming that opinion were the many owners of 1963 Corvettes who proceeded to install the single rear window as soon as the parts became available. You will not find the owner of a 1963 Corvette Stingray making the modification as the cars' value would plummet. But in 1964 it looked like the smart thing to do.

1964 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C2 - one piece rear window 1964 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C2 hood
Above right: Also gone for 1964 were the fake hood vents. The hood indentations remained however although word is that the 1963 faux vents will not fit on the 1964 hood. Perhaps GM figured that the incredible performance the Corvette Stingray offered made enough of a statement.

Another change was the added functionality of the air outlet to the right of the driver's door on the coupe. For 1963 they were closed off, represented by a small indentation. A small fan was added to boost airflow but it was only minimally effective and the whole idea was dropped by 1966. Updated body mounting methods and other changes improved interior noise. The overall build quality, long a legitimate Corvette complaint, was improved.

1964 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C2 - Brochure image
GM brochure courtesy Skip Marketti of The Nethercutt Collection

There were engine improvements for 1964. The base motor (250 hp) and the upgrade L75 mill (300 hp) were unchanged but the L76 went to 365 hp (previously 340 hp) and the top dog L84 fuel injected model was now 375 hp, up from 360 hp due to revised heads, camshaft and bigger valves. All 1964 motors were 327 cubic inchers.
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C2 convertible storage 1964 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C2 four speed transmission
Above left: The Corvette had not had a conventional trunk since 1962. The coupe did have a fair amount of storage space and so did the convertible - as long as the top was up! A popular way to go for ragtop Corvette owners was to remove the soft top completely and take long trips with a hardtop. The hardtop could be removed easily and stowed (in a hotel room, for example) when open motoring was the way to go. Right: A new M20 four speed manual transmission. Built in Muncie IN. and a mid-year update in 1963, the "Muncie four speed" was a welcomed improvement.

A replacement for the conventional points / condenser system arrived in the form of a transistorized ignition system available as RPO K66.


1964 Corvette StingRay For Sale

1964 - 327/365hp AIR COUPE
Price: $39,500 obo (Trades Considered)
Exterior: Black
Interior: Blue
Miles: 65,000
Location: Idaho Falls, ID

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Custom black paint with clear coat. Car was disassembled, and body was media blasted. Paint is several years old but still looks good (more)

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The Z06 may not have been available as a Corvette Stingray package in 1964 but close examination of the order form revealed that most of the parts were. Competition brakes were available as RPO J56 and featured cerametalix linings, drum cooling fans, finned drums cooling ducting and a special power assist dual action master cylinder. A heavy duty suspension (RPO F40) featured stiffer springs and shocks and a thicker front stabilizer bar.
1964 Corvette Stingray C2, Official GM Photograph
1964 Corvette: Official GM Photo.

1964 Corvette Specs

Body Specs

Wheelbase 98.00 inches
Overhand (Front) 32.0 inches
Overhang (Rear) 45.3 inches
Front Track 56.3 inches
Rear Track 57.00 inches
Length 175.3 inches
Front Fender Width 69.6 inches (Maximum)
Rear Fender Width 67.3 inches
Height 49.6 inches (Coupe)
49.8 inches (Soft, Hard Top)
Hood (at Rear) to Ground 34.8 inches
Rocker Panel to Ground (Front) 7.95 inches
Rocker Panel to Ground (Rear) 7.95 inches
Bottom of Door to Ground (Open) 13.5 inches
Bottom of Door to Ground (Closed) 12.5 inches
Windshield Slope Angle 56.5°
Body Zero to Ground (Front) 7.7 inches
Body Zero to Ground (Rear) 7.7 inches
Headlamp to Ground 24.4 inches
Tail Lamp to Ground 21.8 inches
Hood Length at Centerline 46.7 inches
Body Upper Structure Length at Centerline Coupe: 77.9 inches
Soft Top: 66.8 inches
Hardtop: 69.2 inches
Front Bumper to Ground 18.0 inches
Rear Bumper to Ground 16.6 inches
Oil Pan to Ground 6.0 inches
Front Suspension to Ground 8.0 inches
Flywheel Housing to Ground 5.9 inches
Exhaust System to Ground 5.0 inches
Rear Axle Differential to Ground 7.8 inches
Spare Tire Well to Ground 6.1 inches
Minimum Running Ground Clearance 5.0 inches
Windshield Glass Area 789.7 inches
Finish (paint type) Lacquer
Turning Diameter - Outside Front Outside Front
41.9 feet (right); 41.3 feet (left) wall - wall
40.4 feet (right); 39.4 feet (left) curb - curb
Turning Diameter - Inside Rear 26.2 feet (right); 25.1 feet (left) wall - wall
26.2 feet (right); 25.1 feet (left) curb - curb
Steering gear ratio 16:1
Steering Wheel Turns Manual: 3.4
Power: 2.92
Power Steering Fluid Capacity 2.3 Pints
Steering Wheel Type Deep Dish
Steering Wheel Diameter 16.0 inches
Tire Size 6.70-15 4 Ply Rating
Recommended Tire Inflation 24 psi, All Wheels
Wheels, Regular Production Size: 15 x 5.5
Attachment to Hub: Five Hex nuts
Wheels, Quick Take-Off, RPO P48 Size: 15 x 6
Cast Aluminum
Method of Retention: Adapter and Lock Nut
Three Speed Transmission 1st Gear 2.58:1
2nd Gear 1.48:1
3rd Gear 1.00:1
Reverse Gear 2.58:1
Automatic (Powerglide) Transmission Drive: 1.76:1 & 1:1
Low and Reverse: 1.76:1
Lubricant Capacity 3 Quarts
Four Speed Transmission
(Standard, L75 engines)
1st Gear 2.56:1
2nd Gear 1.91:1
3rd Gear 1.48:1
4th Gear 1.00:1
Reverse Gear 2.64:1
Close Ratio
Four Speed Transmission
(L76, L84 engines)
1st Gear 2.20:1
2nd Gear 1.64:1
3rd Gear 1.28:1
4th Gear 1.00:1
Reverse Gear 2.27:1
Transmission Lubricant Type Military MIL-L-2105-B
SAE 80
Lubricant Capacity Three Speed: 2 Quarts
Four Speed: 2.5 Quarts
Differential Lubricant Type Military MIL-L-2105-B
SAE 60
Differential Lubricant Capacity 3.7 pints
Axle Ratio 3.08:1 (RPO G91 Four Speed, standard, L75 Engine)
Optional: 3.36:1, 3.55:1, 3.70:1, 4.11:1 and 4.56:1
Transmission Synchromesh Three Speed: 2nd and 3rd Gears
Four Speed: All Four Gears
Standard Fuel Tank Capacity 20 Gallons


Special Performance Equipment

Front and Rear Suspension Equipment
RPO F40

Fuel Tank Capacity
(RPO N03, coupe only)
36.5 Gallons
Shock Absorbers Piston Travel
(Unassembled)
5.00 inches
Stabilizer Bar Diameter .940 inches
Shock Absorber Piston Diameter Front: 1.00 Inches; Rear: 1.375 Inches
Front Suspension Spring Height: 8.56 inches; ID: 3.80 inches
Length: 100.16 Inches; .680 inch Diameter
OD: 5.160 inches; Free Height: 10.842 inches
Working: 8.56 inches @ 1,255 lb.
Rear Suspension Spring 7 Leaves; Design Load - camber: 1,325 lb. @ .290
Stabilizer Bar Steel, .94 Inch Diameter


Weight

Model 867 Convertible Front: 1,505 lb; Design: 1,580; Shipping*: 1,500 lb.
Rear: 1,605 lb; Design: 1,825; Shipping*: 1,445 lb.
Total: 3,110 lb; Design: 3,405; Shipping*: 2,945 lb.
Model 837 Sport Coupe Front: 1,510 lb; Design: 1,590; Shipping*: 1,510 lb.
Rear: 1,615 lb; Design: 1,835; Shipping*: 1,430 lb.
Total: 3,125 lb; (Design: 3,425; Shipping*: 2,960 lb.
Model 867 Convertible as a Hardtop +8 lb.
Powerglide Transmission +23.3 lb.
*These are weights that are reported to states for licensing purposes.
Weight Differentials
Automatic (Powerglide) Transmission +19.5 lb.
Four Speed Manual Transmission +1.9 lb.
L75 300 Hosepower Engine +4.7 lb.
L76 340 Horsepower Engine +12.8 lb.
L84 360 Horsepower
Fuel Injected Engine
+10.5 lb.
Power Brakes +12.7 lb.
Power Steering +27.2 lb.
Optional Wheels +10.8 lb.
Positraction Axles +8.9 lb.
Auxiliary Top +6.2 lb.


Engine Specs

Type: V8
Valve Location: In Head
Bore / Stroke: 4.00" / 3.25"
Displacement: 327 Cubic Inches
Compression Ratio: 10.5 : 1 (Standard; 300 hp RPO L75 engine)
11.25:1 (340 hp RPO L76; 360 hp engines RPO L84)
Rocker Arms Stamping, Steel
Rocker Arm Ratio 1.5:1
Valve Train Lash, Inlet / Exhaust Standard, 300 Horsepower (RPO L75) Engines
1 Turn Down From "No Lash"
Valve Train Lash, Inlet / Exhaust 365 Horsepower (RPO L76), 375 Horsepower (RPO L84) Engines
Inlet: .008 inch - hot
Exhaust: .018 inch - hot
Crankshaft Material: Forged Steel
Valve Train Lifters 250 horsepower, 300 horsepower (RPO L75) Engines: Hydraulic
365 Horsepower (RPO L76) Engine, 375 Horsepower (RPO L84) Engine: Mechanical
Camshaft Material: Cast Alloy Iron
Oil Pump Type: Gear
Normal Oil Pressure 35 psi @ 2,000 RPM
Oil Pressure Gauge Mechanical
Crankcase Oil Capacity, Standard and L75 Engines 4 Quarts, Less Filter
5 Quarts, With Filter
Crankcase Oil Capacity, L76 and L84 Engines 5 Quarts, Less Filter
6 Quarts, With Filter
Recommended Oil Grade Above 32°: SAE 20W, SAE 20 or SAE 10W-30
To 0°: SAE 10W or SAE 10W-30
Below 0°: SAE 5W or SAE 5W-20
Sustained high speed over 90°F - SAE 30
Fuel Tank 16.4 Gallons
Compression Pressure 160 PSI (Base, RPO L75 Engine)
150 PSI (RPO L76, L84 Engine)
Carburetor Carter 3826003 Single 4 barrel
L75 Engine: Carter 3826004 (3826006 Powerglide)
L76 Engine: Carter 3826004
Fuel Filter Strainer
Fuel Pump Mechanical
Fuel Pressure 5¼ - 6½ PSI
Cooling System Capacity ~17 Quarts (with heater)
~16 Quarts (without heater)
Thermostat Type Choke
Radiator Cap Relief Pressure 13 +/- 1 PSI
Battery 12 volt
61 Amp hr. @ 20 hr.
6 cells / 66 Plates
Thermostat Opening 167° - 172° F

Horsepower
Standard Engine 250 hp @ 4,400 RPM;
Torque: 350 lb-ft @ 2,800 RPM
RPO L75 300 hp @ 5,000 RPM;
Torque: 360 ft-lb. @ 3,200 RPM
RPO L76 365 hp @ 6,200 RPM;
Torque: 360 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
RPO L84
Fuel Injection
375 hp @ 6,200 RPM;
Torque: 350 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM

Fuel Injection
Manufacturer Rochester Products
Model 7017380
Recommended Fuel Premium
Fuel Pump Mechanical
Fuel Pressure 5 ¼ - 6 ½ PSI (Idle to 1,000 RPM)
Inlet Manifold Cast Aluminum
Air Cleaner Type Dry
Air Meter Location Engine Left Side
Plenum Chamber Integral With Inlet Manifold
Ram Pipe Length 12 Inches
Fuel Induction Metered as Function of Air Flow
Air / Fuel Ratio Control Vacuum Sensitive Diaphragm Located on Air Flow Meter
Fuel Meter Pump Type Gear
Fuel Meter Pump Location In Fuel Meter Assembly
Fuel Meter Pump Drive Gear Driven by Flexible Shaft From Distributor
Fuel Meter Pump Pressure 300 PSI
Injection Nozzles Quantity 8
Injection Nozzles Material Brass
Injection Nozzles Location Mounted on Inlet Manifold Above Intake Ports
Injection Nozzles Orifice Size - Fuel .0118 inch
Injection Nozzles Insulation Bakelite
Automatic Choke Type Electric, Time Temperature Type
Automatic Choke Location On Air Meter Assembly
Automatic Choke Current Draw 1 amp @ 70°
Automatic Choke Fast Idle Cam Yes

Ignition System
Coil Delco-Remy 1115091 (FI Engines: 1115107)
Coil current rating 4 amps (engine stopped)
1.8 amps (engine running)
Breaker Gap .019" (New), .016" (Used)
Ignition Timing 4° (Standard Engine)
8° (L75 Engine)
10° (L76, L84 Engines)
Ignition Timing Centrifugal Advance Begins: 700 RPM
24 ° @ 2,400 RPM
Ignition Timing Vacuum Advance Begins: 8° @ 8 inches Hg
Maximum: 15.5° @ 15 inches Hg
Spark Plug AC44
Spark Plug Thread 14 mm.
Spark Plug Torque 25 lb.-ft.
Spark Plug Gap .033 - .038 inch
Firing Order 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2

1964 Corvette Options, Prices

RPO Description Production Price
Genuine Leather Seats 1,334 (6.00%) $80.70
A01 Soft Ray Tiknted Glass, all windows 6,031 (27.13%) $16.15
A02 Soft Ray Tinted Glass, windshield 6,387 (28.73%) $10.80
A31 Power Windows 3,706 (16.67%) $59.20
C07 Auxiliary Hardtop (for convertible) 7,023 (31.59%) $236.75
C48 Heater and Defroster Deletion (credit) 60 (0.27%) n/a
C60 Air Conditioning 1,988 (8.94%) $421.80
F40 Special Front and Rear Suspension 82 (0.37%) $37.70
G81 Positraction Rear Axle, all ratios 18,279 (82.23%) $43.05
G91 Special Highway Axle, 3.08:1 ratio 2,310 (10.39%) $2.20
J50 Power Brakes 2,270 (10.21%) $43.05
J56* Special Sintered Metallic Brake Package 29 (0.13%) $629.50
J65 Sintered Metallic Brakes, power 4,780 (21.50%) $53.80
K66 Transistor Ignition System 552 (2.48%) $75.35
L75 327 cu. in. 300hp Engine 4,780 (21.50%) $53.80
L76 327 cu. in. 365hp Engine 7,171 (32.26%) $107.60
L84 327 cu. in. 375hp Engine (fuel injection) 1,325 (5.96%) $538.00
M20 4-Speed Manual Transmission 19,034 (85.63%) $188.30
M35 Powerglide Automatic Transmission 2,480 (11.16%) $199.10
N03 36 Gallon Fuel Tank (Coupe only) 38 (0.17%) $202.30
N11 Off Road Exhaust System 1,953 (8.79%) $37.70
N40 Power Steering 3,126 (14.06%) $75.35
P48 Cast Aluminum Knock-Off Wheels (5) 806 (3.63%) $322.80
P91 Blackwall Tires, 6.70x15 (nylon cord) 372 (1.67%) $15.07
P92 Whitewall Tires, 6.70x15 (rayon cord) 19,977 (89.87%) $31.85
T86 Back-up Lamps 11,085 (49.87%) $10.80
U69 AM-FM Radio 20,934 (94.17%) $176.50

Total Production: 22,229
Coupe: 8,304 (37.36%)
Convertible: 13,925 (62.64%)

Notes: Base Corvette Coupe with 327 cu. in. 250 hp engine and three speed manual transmission: $4,252.00.
Base Corvette Convertible with 327 cu. in. 250 hp engine and three speed manual transmission: $4,037.00.

Colors

Code Exterior Quantity Interior Soft Top Wheels
900 Tuxedo Black 1,897 (8.53%) Black / Red / Silver / White Black / White / Beige Black
912 Silver Blue 3,121 (14.04%) Black / Blue / White Black / White / Beige Black
916 Daytona Blue 3,454 (15.54%) Blue / Silver / White Black / White / Beige Black
923 Riverside Red 5,274 (23.73%) Black / Red / White Black / White / Beige Black
932 Saddle Tan 1,765 (7.94%) Saddle / White Black / White / Beige Black
936 Ermine White 3,909 (17.59%) Black / Blue / Red / Saddle / Silver / White Black / White / Beige Black
940 Satin Silver 2,785 (12.53%) Black / Blue / Red / Silver / White Black / White / Beige Black

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The Corvette Story says...
Probably the reason why you have a 1965 motor in your 1964 Corvette is that \"back in the day\" somebody blew the motor up. They decided to put in a remanufactured engine instead of rebuilding the blown up engine because that was the quicker, easier and cheapest solution. Happened often in those days. See part IV of our buying tips article for more information.
16th March 2015 9:37pm
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Harmon Biehl says...
Hi!, I have a 1964 Corvette coupe and it has been stored for 20 years in Pennsylvania and then stored 18 years in Alabama. I purchased the car from a well known broker the family contracted to sell the car that says the car is 100 percent stock except for the original looking radio and the 327/350 hp motor, and the Mallory DPD. This car is one of the last 64 Corvettes built and am wondering why a 1965 motor is put into the car. I like the car just as it is but would like an answer to that ... Read More
16th March 2015 6:41am
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