1964 Corvette L76/4-Speed – SOLD For $65,000!

December 10, 2021 Update – We’re pleased to report a bidder just selected the $65,000 “Buy Now” option, so this beautiful ’64 C2 Corvette has just found a new home just in time for Christmas!

GuysWithRides.com is pleased to offer this show-quality, L76/4-Speed powered Daytona Blue over White Leather, 1964 Corvette Convertible in an online reserve style auction on behalf of the private seller.  This Daytona Blue over white leather example shows only 655 miles since the completion of a reported $50K restoration.  Most notably, this C2 Corvette features the L76 327 cubic inch, solid lifter motor generating 365 horsepower connected to a close-ratio four-speed manual.

Bidding opened Wednesday, December 1, 2021, and runs for 14 consecutive days ending at 7:00 PM ET on Wednesday, December 15th, 2021. There is also a Buy Now option of $65,000.

This show-quality 1964 Chevrolet Corvette currently resides in Burlington, New Jersey which is approximately one hour’s drive from either Philadelphia or Newark International Airports.

(Note: the carousel below provides just a few of the pictures we provide for this 1964 C2 Corvette Convertible. To see all of the pictures for this car, please scroll down to the area just above the comment section)

Winning Bid = $65,000 (via “Buy Now” Option)

For 1964 Chevrolet made only evolutionary changes to the Corvette. Besides the coupe’s backbone window, the two simulated air intakes were eliminated from the hood, though their indentations remained. Also, the decorative air-exhaust vent on the coupe’s rear pillar was made functional, but only on the left side. The car’s rocker-panel trim lost some of its ribs and gained black paint between those ribs that remained; wheel covers were simplified, and the fuel filler/deck emblem gained concentric circles around its crossed-flags insignia. Inside, the original color-keyed steering wheel rim was now done in simulated walnut.

A few suspension refinements were made for 1964. The front coil springs were changed from constant-rate to progressive or variable-rate and were more tightly wound at the top, while leaf thickness of the rear transverse spring was also altered thus providing a more comfortable ride with no sacrifice in handling. Shock absorbers were reworked toward the same end. The 1964 Corvette arrived with a new standard shock containing within its fluid reservoir a small bag of Freon gas that absorbed heat. Chevy added more sound insulation and revised body and transmission mounts for the 1964 Corvette. It also fitted additional bushings to quiet the shift linkage and placed a new boot around the lever. The result was a more livable car for everyday transportation.

Drivetrain choices remained basically as before but the high-performance pair received several noteworthy improvements. The solid-lifter unit was driven with a high-lift, long-duration camshaft to produce 365 horsepower and breathed through a big four-barrel Holley carburetor instead of the base engine’s Carter unit.  Although transmission options remained ostensibly the same for 1964, the two Borg-Warner T-10 four-speeds gave way to a similar pair of gearboxes built at GM’s Muncie, Indiana, transmission facility. Originally a Chevy design, it had an aluminum case like the Borg-Warner box but came with stronger synchronizers and wider ratios for better durability and drivability. If enthusiast publications liked the first Sting Ray, they loved 1964, though some writers noted the convertible’s tendency to rattle and shake on rough roads. Sales of the 1964 Sting Ray reached 22,229 -— another new Corvette record, if up only a little from banner-year 1963. Coupe volume dropped to 8304 units, but convertible sales more than compensated, rising to 13,925.

If you are looking for a Midyear Corvette that has been restored to better-than-new condition, this may be the C2 for you. The private seller of this 1964 Corvette spent over $50K to complete the restoration of this car. Regrettably, recent health issues finding him downsizing his current collection. For perspective, here is a break down of this Corvette’s trim tag:

The “64 867” and “J22” confirm this is a 1964 Corvette Convertible produced on Monday June 22, 1964. The “S10441” indicates this Corvette was assumbled at the St. Louis factory. The “491GE” confirms this Corvette originally came equipped with white vinyl seats with dark blue carpeting.  During the restoration, the owner elected to upgrade the upholstery to white leather and relies on seat covers to keep the hides looking like new. Finally the “916AA” paint code confirms this C2 left the factory painted Daytona Blue.

This restored 1964 Corvette Convertible features its original and professionally rebuilt 365 horsepower, L76 327 cubic inch small block V8.  The only engine choice more powerful in 1964 was the finicky 375 horsepower Rochester mechanically fuel-injected motor.  The L76 engine option utilized an 11.25:1 compression ratio, Holley 2818 600 cfm carburetor, large port heads with a high-speed valve train, mechanical lifters, domed aluminum pistons, special performance camshafts, and bigger oil pans that holds five quarts of oil. As part of the rebuild, the roller rockers were also refurbished.  The engine ignition features rebuilt points and condenser by Lars Grimsrud.  You will find the engine has the correct dated intake manifold, carburetor, and exhaust manifolds as well as a period-correct fresh Delco “Tar Top” battery.

This engine was only available with the four-speed close-ratio manual transmission, which in this C2 transfers power to a 3:70:1 equipped independent rear featuring heavy-duty side yokes. Controlling the power is a Hurst competition plus shifter linkage. A Hays high-performance strip/strip clutch was installed during the restoration for reliability.

Throughout the restoration, New Old Stock (“NOS”) trim pieces and correctly date coded parts were used wherever possible. Most of the hardware used is stainless steel and all of the chrome pieces have been triple plated to show quality.

Everything functions on this car as designed.  The buyer has the choice of one of two hoods.  Either the NOS ’66 Big Block hood shown in the photographs or the original unit.

We respected the seller’s wishes to not remove the optional hardtop during our photography session.  While not installed on the car currently, a wife convertible top in excellent condition will be included as part of the sale.

To help you make informed bids, we’re providing a link to Classic.com, the analytics and search engine for the Classic Car market, that provides an interactive graph of recent comparable sales in the past two years. By clicking on the green dots, you can navigate to each comparable car sold as a way to help you make an educated bid on the car we are featuring for auction here:

If you have any questions about this 1964 C2 Corvette L76/4-Speed Convertible, please leave a comment below or feel free to call Rudy directly at 877-468-6497.  Thank you for looking and happy bidding!

2 Comments
  1. Anonymous

    the vin plate is reproduction and not secured with correct rose rivets

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    • Guys with Rides

      Sorry, but you are incorrect. Rosette rivets were not used on C2 data plates until 1965 and the seller indicates that is not a reproduction data plate. Additionally, the trim tag indicates Daytona Blue with a white vinyl interior. As the pictures indicate, the seat upholstery was upgraded to leather during the restoration, so the seller makes no claims of trying to rewrite history of this Corvette.

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