1964 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
Same Owner for 30 Years
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe
- Ermine White over Blue
- Rebuilt L75 327ci/300hp 4bbl V8
- Rebuilt 4 Speed Manual Transmission
- Rebuilt 4:11 Posi Rear End
- Front Disc Brakes
- New Hurst Shifter
- New U Joints and Chambered Exhaust
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“If the '63 Corvette Sting Ray was so good, why did we change it for '64?” – 1964 Corvette magazine advertisement
The copy in the ad went on to explain: “Almost nothing is so good it can't be improved—and the '64 Corvette Sting Ray (sic) proves it. That slippery aerodynamic shape is smoother. A broad sweep of glass gives the Sport Coupe's rear window better visibility. The cockpit enjoys new touches, from a simulated walnut-rimmed steering wheel to the Sport Coupe's interior ventilator that boosts air circulation. Corvette's ride is as taut as ever. Suspension refinements give it supple new comfort in city driving. We shut out road noise and shock with extra sound-deadening materials, new body and transmission mounts. And kept Corvette's roar alive with a choice of V8s from 290 up to 375 horsepower. Added a smoother new 4-speed shift... We rested on our laurels with 4-wheel fully independent suspension and features like retractable headlights. All these changes make Corvette an even better car for '64.”
Offered here is a '64 Corvette coupe in Ermine White over dark blue. Owned by the same individual for 30 years, the car has been respectfully upgraded and refreshed without sacrificing the character of this legendary American sportscar. Showing 79,083 miles on its odometer, or under 1,500 mile per-year on average since new, this Stingray (or “Sting Ray” as the ad put it) is ready for new roads, new adventures, and lots more fun.
The Ermine White exterior paint—a re-spray in the car's original color—was a perfect choice to highlight the many unique and appealing design cues on the car. The overall body shape, the sculpted hood, the reverse cut-outs on the front fenders, the raised fender tops front and rear, the perfectly graceful flow of the rear glass and roofline, even the b-pillar louvers all show beautifully. Paint gloss is excellent and uniform throughout. There is no body damage, no fading, no discoloration. Factory badging—including the crossed flags on the front fenders, hood, and rear gas-filler cover—is all in place, properly located, and in excellent condition. In similar fashion, chrome half-bumpers front and rear retain excellent surface finish; other chrome trim is equally well-kept. The lower front grille is undamaged. Cabin glass and lighting lenses are clear and free of imperfections. Factory 15-inch steel wheels with chrome trim rings and “Chevrolet Motor Division” center caps retain a showroom-new look. Blackwall Good Year Invicta® GL P205/75R15 tires are mounted.
Inside, the dark-blue leather upholstery is in near-perfect condition. The vertically pleated design is classic. The matching dark-blue dash showcases the twin-pod design unique to the C2 Corvette. The original “simulated wood-rimmed” steering wheel (with brushed metal trim and Corvette crossed-flags center emblem) frames the driver-focused array analog instruments, dominated by the 160-mph speedometer and 5,300-rpm-redline tachometer. Between the dash pods, the gracefully designed "center drop" features an analog clock above pull-lever controls for heat and ventilation and the radio. An upgraded replacement Kenwood audio unit is mounted sideways in the factory-radio location. Facing the passenger is the brushed-metal panel on the glove-box cover and the script “Corvette Sting Ray” badge. The center console houses the new Hurst® shifter for the rebuilt 4-speed manual transmission, with the shift pattern displayed on the brushed metal trim to its rear. Door trim complements the upholstery and includes roll-up window cranks, stereo speakers, pull-knob door handle, armrest, and original chrome trim. The lower portions of the door panel are carpeted in dark blue, matching the cabin carpeting (with rubber Chevrolet-branded protective mats in place). Lower door-jamb “step over” plates are free of damage.
Under the front-hinged hood, the rebuilt 327 cubic-inch, 300-horsepower, L75 V8 rests under its 4-barrel carburetor and chrome air-cleaner cover. The engine block is correctly painted. Original “Chevrolet script” forged valve covers are in place. The engine bay is extremely clean and tidy with no use of aftermarket shine-enhancing sprays. Hoses and wiring are all properly routed; all auxiliary components are present and correctly mounted. Viewed from below, the car's chassis is complete and undamaged. The rebuilt 4:11 posi-traction rear end and full-length, dual chambered exhaust ending in through-the-rear-valence chrome tips steal the show. Front disc brakes are also visible. The car features new u-joints.
The Corvette's original build tag and identification plate remain properly riveted in place.
While the more than 135 high-definition photographs and the short walk-around-and-startup video available on the GarageKeptMotors website showcase this '64 Corvette Stingray in detail from every angle, including from below, we expect and encourage in-person inspections at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. Please call to arrange an appointment in advance as our showroom is not open to the public. And feel free to get in touch anytime by phone or email if you have questions.
This beautiful C2 Corvette Coupe is ready for show and go. Its next owner will benefit from the meticulous care of its previous caretaker, and will no doubt, someday pass on this highly collectible example to yet another fortunate Corvette fan. When Corvette people talk about their “extended family,” that's what they mean: they're not just an owner, they're a steward of this American icon.