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1964 Chevrolet Corvette1964 Chevrolet Corvette
Bill MitchellBill Mitchell, Lead Designer of the Second-Generation C2 Corvette Sting Ray. (Image courtesy of GM Media.)
Zora Arkus DuntovZora Arkus-Duntov, the “Father of the Corvette.” (Image courtesy of GM Media.)
1957 Corvette Super SportThe 1957 Corvette Super Sport. (Image courtesy of GM Media.)
1957 Corvette SSThe 1957 Corvette SS with Zora Arkus-Duntov at the wheel. (Image courtesy of GM Media.)
1957 Corvette SS Speed TestThe 1957 Corvette speed test. (Image courtesy of GM Media.)
Larry Shinoda, one of the lead designers at GM “Studio X”. He was responsible for the design of the Q-Corvette. (Image courtesy of GM Media.)

When developing the 1963 production-model Corvette, designers included built-in adjusting mechanisms for the bottom seat cushions. Early 1963 Corvettes had under-seat depressions, which was developed for tool storage. However, this feature was removed by the middle of the 1963 production run.


Bill Mitchell and the Stingray Special.Bill Mitchell and the Stingray Special. (Image courtesy of GM Media.)
The Corvette Stingray Special.The Corvette Stingray Special. (Image courtesy of GM Media.)
Dr. Dick Thompson in the Stingray SportDr. Dick Thompson in the Stingray Sport at the Marlboro Motor Raceway, 1960.
The Stingray Special made its public debutThe Stingray Special made its public debut at the 1961 Chicago Auto Show on February 18, 1961.
CERV I (Chevrolet Experimental Research Vehicle.)Zora Arkus-Duntov and the CERV I (Chevrolet Experimental Research Vehicle.) (Image courtesy of GM Media.)
The CERV IThe CERV I (Chevrolet Experimental Research Vehicle) being piloted by Zora Arkus Duntov in 1962. (Image courtesy of GM Media.)
The XP-720 Corvette Prototype.The XP-720 Corvette Prototype.
Stingray Special was the direct inspiration for the final design of the C2. (Image courtesy of GM)
The evolution of the C2 Corvette began with the Stingray Special and the Corvette Super Sport. (Image courtesy of GM Media.)
The front hood of the second-generation Corvette featured faux vents that were a throwback to the original Stingray Special.
The 1963 Corvette was considered a massive triumph by Zora Arkus-Duntov. (Image courtesy of GM Media.)
1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe From Mecum Auctions
A Single-Family-Owned 1964 Corvette Is Live Now On Bring A Trailer© Bring a Trailer
Corvette Of The Day: 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray1965 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray
Red 1966 Corvette
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C2 Corvette Model Year Research Hubs (1963-1967)

Everything you wanted to know about every C2 Corvette, all in one place. From VIN and production numbers to galleries, options codes, sales brochures, videos and even recent sales. The ultimate place to start research.

C2 Corvette Model Year Guides (1963-1967)

The ultimate guide to each and every C2 Corvette model year. We list all specifications, options, performance numbers, colors, recalls and much more. Everything you every wanted to know about the C2 Corvette years. 

Buying a C2 Corvette? Read This First!

The most valuable examples of the C2 Corvette live sort of like “bookends” at the start and finish of second-generation production. On one-hand, you have the legendary 1963 Split-Window coupe ushering in the new era of Corvette and at the other end of the spectrum, we have the 1967 L88 Corvette, considered the “pinnacle of all Corvettes,” these cars command top-dollar whenever they change hands.

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Awesome restorations, sacrilege restomods, cool C2 Corvettes at auction or for sale, this is your newsfeed for all things C2 Corvette.

The XP-819, developed in the mid-1960s, was an engineering exercise to test a rear engine concept for the Corvette. The body was designed by Larry Shinoda. You can see styling cues in XP-819 that later appeared in Shinoda's famed "Sting Ray" design. A GM marine engine powers the car so the two-speed transaxle would operate properly. The entire chassis, suspension, and steering are custom made components unique to this car.

C2 Corvette Production Figures

A total of 117,964 C2 Corvettes were produced over the five year production cycle for the second generation Corvette. A relatively short lived model the C2 sold a lot of convertibles at 72,418 units versus the 45,546 coupes.

C2 Corvette Technical Research

Production and sales numbers, order guides and sales brochures, we have more C2 Corvette research than you could ever want. 

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