- Chassis # 40837S110214
- Matching numbers example with original L76 327ci/365hp engine
- Bloomington Gold Certified, complete with judging sheets
- Highly correct older restoration that remains in exceptional condition
- Extremely rare and desirable color combination
The Chevrolet Corvette has now been in production for over 65 and it remains one of the most iconic pieces of Americana to this day. First introduced in 1953, the fiberglass-bodied sports car took the world by storm. Although the Corvette underwent small changes every year leading up to 1962, it was in 1963 that the newly redesigned and radically styled C2 generation was introduced. The much more stylish C2 cars received the infamous “Sting Ray” nickname which would carry through its history and is used on current production examples. Most notably it incorporated numerous styling cues from the Jaguar E-Type that was owned by GM Head of Design, Bill Mitchell as well as the Sting Ray Racer he designed in 1959, and unbelievably an actual Mako shark that he personally caught. 1964 saw mainly cosmetic changes to the new Stingray, the most drastic was the deletion of the now iconic and highly desirable split window design on the rear glass that caused safety concerns due to decreased visibility and also the non-functional hood vents. Other changes were relatively minor and entailed some additional cosmetic tweaking as well as suspension refinements. Critics and customers alike loved the new changes for the 1964 model and the car sold in record numbers; 8,304 coupes and 13,925 convertibles for a total sales of 22,229.
This particular 1964 Corvette, Chassis Number 40837S110214, and Engine Number 4110214 FI228RE would be considered a highly correct older restoration. The car is finished in the very unique and striking color combination of Dark Blue (Paint No. 916AA) with a White and Blue vinyl interior (Trim No. 491GA) same as when it left the factory on January 31st, 1964. The car retains its original L76 engine, a 327ci/365hp V8 with 11.0:1 compression ration and a four-barrel carburetor. According to the data tag the engine was assembled on December 28th at the Flint, Michigan production facility. The restoration was undertaken on this car some years ago but it still presents immaculately, with dark, rich, smooth paint and tight, clean interior.
The quality of the restoration is apparent in its Bloomington Gold winner status with a total score of 98.575. The judging sheets are included with the car as well as in the documents section on this page. The car received minor deductions for things that are easily corrected and a more detailed view of the deductions can be seen on the document itself.
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