After building the Corvette for nine years, Chevrolet set about redesigning the car. The new Corvette was smaller, but more aggressive in its appearance. The new design was influenced by a Mako Shark and was given the name Sting-Ray. This ’64 Corvette Sting-Ray was under the care of the same owner for the past 40 years and was kept in storage for the last 18 years of it. This nice driver can be found here on eBay.
Even after all these years, this Corvette’s original 327 cui V8 still runs. With the new design came increased power options from the 327. This coupe came with the 300 hp four barrel L75 and the four speed Muncie transmission. For ’64, one could get their Corvette with as much as 375 hp, which was a 10 hp increase from the previous generation.
The exterior of this car looks great and very solid. The chrome pieces still look good, as do the trim pieces. The seller states that car was repainted sometime in the ’70s, but still looks excellent. The underside of the car looks solid, but has some surface rust.
The interior looks good and the seller claims it’s completely original. Given that car does have over 100,000 miles on it, we wouldn’t be surprised if some of the components weren’t previously replaced, but if the car was taken care of properly it’s possible that everything is still original.
The C2 borrowed some styling cues from the first generation Vette, but the new coupe gave the car a completely different look. Sadly, this car doesn’t have the split rear window, which was only found on the ’63 Sting-Ray. This car isn’t as valuable, but the rear visibility is better and would be just as much fun to drive. We are fans of the Sting-Ray Coupe, but which body style do you prefer, the Coupe or the Convertible?