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1964 Corvette - The Ultimate Guide

The drivetrain choices remained pretty much the same as they had in 1963: four 327 cubic inch diameter V-8 engines were mated to either a three-speed, a four speed manual transmission or the Powerglide automatic transmission. Of these engines, the two least-powerful engines returned with 250 and 300 horsepower at a 10.5:1 compression ratio. The high-performance engines, however, did receive some noteworthy upgrades. To start, the carbureted engine was improved upon with the introduction of a Holley carburetor instead of the original base engine’s Carter unit. The engine produced 365 horsepower.

1964 Corvette Special Editions

1964 was an interesting year for the Corvette in terms of concept cars and pushing the envelope.

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.
1964 Chevrolet CERV II Corvette
The CERV II was entirely Zora’s car. The CERV II was conceived early in 1962 and developed over the next year, after the GS program was squashed. The car was built under Zora's direction between 1963-'64. Zora had it in mind to develop a separate line of racing Corvettes but the idea got terminated by management, even though Zora had Bunkie Knuden's support (he was Chevrolet’s General Manager).

1964 Corvette Engines

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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.
1964 Chevrolet Corvette
The 1964 Chevy Corvette was greeted with as much enthusiasm as its 1963 counterpart had been the year before. With the monumental success that Chevrolet had experienced after the introduction of its second-generation Corvette Sting Ray. GM executives understood that the C2‘s sophomore year would require little more than continued refinement to the already intensely popular...
1967 L68 427CI engine in open hood of white C2 Corvette
By the 1960s the Corvette was beginning to hit its stride, especially in terms of performance. While the GM small-block reigned supreme initially, the 1960s would see the rise of the high-displacement big-block, complete with 400-plus horsepower. This was on par with the times, as the horsepower wars of the muscle car era were in full swing. This resulted in several extremely memorable power plants.
Exposed 1964 L76 engine sitting in blue Corvette with hood open
The 265 cubic-inch small-block served as the jumping-off point for further engine development. Chevrolet spent the following decade perfecting their earlier small-block, which eventually grew in displacement and became a testbed for early fuel injection technology. Further progress was made in 1964, with the release of the L76 V8. This potent small block proved quite reliable while dishing out more than enough horsepower.
Close-up of 1964 Corvette L84 engine
In under a decade, GM’s small-block received a substantial boost in displacement while also becoming the standard-bearer for several new internal developments in engine technology. These developments ultimately produced a new crop of small-block powerplants based on Chevrolet’s new 327 cubic-inch engine platform. Of the four 327 cubic-inch small blocks available in 1964, none topped the output of the fuel-injected L84 V8.
1964 Corvette Sales Brochures
Download this 1964 Corvette Dealers Sales Brochure for a quick look at the features of the car. The best way to describe the '64 Corvette Sting Ray: a sports car with a dual personality. Last year's classic was dubbed a designers coup for the way it fused celebrated ...
1964 chevrolet corvette convertible
Our team has scoured the web to find some great videos of the 1964 Chevrolet Corvette. The 1964 Corvette is the second model year of the second generation of the 'Vette and has a cult following. Unfortunately, finding good quality videos of '64 Vettes is getting harder due to their age and fewer of them surviving.
1966 corvette
Despite its popularity, the second-gen Corvette holds the record for the fewest number of production years of any generation Corvette. The most valuable examples of the C2 Corvette live sort of like "bookends" at the start and finish of second-gen production.
FOR SALE: A Beautifully Restored, Numbers-Matching 1964 Corvette Coupe Although it’s been a little while since we’ve shared a classic Corvette that we found for sale online, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to introduce you to this 1964 Corvette Coupe.  This classic coupe, which we found for sale at...

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