FOR SALE: A 1964 Corvette Coupe That Promises LOTS of Summer Fun!
With the recent outbreak of violent storms in the southeast and the global pandemic of the Coronavirus, it’s easy to forget that summer is just a few, short months away. Still, while we are all focused on the health and environmental risks at-hand, it is healthy for us all to take a moment to look ahead to the better days that lie ahead for all of us – and we can’t think of a better way to do that than by thinking about summer fun on the open road. For anyone that might be interested in joining us in that endeavor, we are pleased to present this beautiful 1964 Corvette Coupe for your consideration.
This 1964 Corvette was modified in the last 1980’s and now features a 1972-era 400 cubic-inch Chevy V8 engine. The engine features an oversized .030″ cylinder bore, an aftermarket camshaft, an aluminum intake manifold and 650 cfm double-pumper Holly Carburetor. Atop the carbuertor sits an Edelbrock air-cleaner assembly and valve covers. Since the build, the car has been serviced regularly. In the early 2000’s the fuel system was cleaned and the carburetor and high-torque starter were both rebuilt. The engine compartment is an awesome fusion of old-and-new, with a classically painted Chevy-orange block framed by braided radiator, power-steering (and other) hoses.
The engine is paired to a Muncie four-speed manual transmission, which transfers the engine horsepower to the rear wheels via a limited-slip differential. After the engine swap in 1988, the car was put on a dynamometer that indicated engine output of 339 horsepower at 4,500 rpm and 434 lb-ft of torque at 3,250 rpm (at the crankshaft.)
The exterior of the car was refinished in red and features a late 1960’s era stinger-style hood. Per the records that accompany the car, both the re-paint and the installation of the stinger hood occurred in the mid-1990’s. The hood features a black stripe that vastly enhances the overall look of the car. The headlight cover assemblies both open and close beautifully, revealing and concealing the headlights beneath. Since the time of the re-paint, the car’s bumpers have been replaced and green-tinted glass has been fitted into the body of the car. The car also features sidepipes running beneath the driver and passenger doors, giving this car an even more aggressive appearance.
The car sits on four 15″ Rally Wheels from a 1967 Corvette. The wheels feature beauty rings and hub caps. Mated to the rims are 215/65 Goodyear Eagle GT II white-letter tires. All four tires still have a LOT of tread-life left on them and each is in excellent condition. Behind the wheels sits a set of four-wheel disc brakes that were installed from a 1968 Corvette and were rebuilt in the early 2000’s, along with the car’s master cylinder and the installation of all-new brake hoses at each wheel. The car’s shocks were also replaced.
Moving inward, the car’s interior is finished in black. It features black bucket seats and upholstery mounted over black carpeting. A three-spoke steering wheel sits in front of the car’s instrumentation and includes a five-digit odometer that currently reads 83,000 miles. The seller states that the odometer is not currently connected, meaning the car’s true mileage is unknown. The car’s interior looks nearly new with dark black carpeting and clean vinyl seats that do not show signs of wear or discoloration. The shifter, instrument panel and other interior chrome accents all appear to be in excellent condition. The previous owner installed an aftermarket “CORVETTE” radio with digital display that sits vertically (as was typical for this generation) in the center console of the car’s interior.
The seller has furnished extensive service records and receipts that date back to 1993.This car comes with a clean Tennessee title. The seller states that the front tie-rod ends as well as the front and rear ball joints and bushings were replaced in the 1990’s. He also noted that there is some seepage coming from the rear of the oil pan. Lastly, he noted that the parking-brake cabling was currently disconnected on the car.
Despite these minor items, this car appears to be in outstanding overall condition, with a clear interior, excellent paint and beautifully maintained trim. Mechanically, it appears to fire right up and we suspect that the mileage on the engine is remarkably lower than that shown on the odometer (which likely goes back to an era when the original engine was still installed in this beautiful car.)
Should you choose to bid on this car, we wish you the best of luck. Corvsport.com has no professional affiliations with either bringatrailer.com or the seller of this automobile and has not been compensated in any way for sharing this listing.