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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

Sweet Original 64 for sale
Price: $61,000
Exterior: Riverside red
Interior: Black
Miles: 92,000
Location: Toronto Canada

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This is an origianl NC car that is in excellent shape and ready to go. leather interior, tilt and telescopic steering (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 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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