Original Colors, Restored to Z06 Specifications. Equipped with Fuel Injection, Big Tank, Heavy Duty Suspension, and Big Brakes.
1964 Chevrolet Corvette
s/n 40837S104737, Engine no. 4104737 FI018RF
Daytona Blue with Dark Blue Interior
Introduced for the 1963 model year, the C2 generation of Corvette was an instant hit. The car carried over the excellent engines from1962, but the remainder of the car was new, with now iconic styling and independent rear suspension for the first time. In 1963 and 1964, all cars were equipped with 327cid engines, and the most powerful of these was the variant equipped with Rochester fuel injection. This option commanded a significant premium (over 10% of the base price of the car) and was the most expensive option available other than the Z06 option, a comprehensive competition-oriented package that included significantly upgraded driveline, exhaust, suspension, brakes, and wheels.
This fuel-injected Corvette has been nicely restored in its lovely original color combination of Daytona blue with dark blue interior. The restoration was done by Jason Scarscone in Florida in the 1980s, but is holding up extremely well, with the appearance of a restoration done perhaps ten years ago. The car has a host of rare and desirable Z06 equipment on it, including J56 big brakes with correct dual circuit master cylinder, screened backing plates (suggested to be off an early 1963 Z06 by Jim Gessner), M20 gearbox with same VIN as the car, F40 Z06 suspension (including larger front sway bar and significantly heavier spring rate coil springs), and big fuel tank. The tank is not currently installed (but comes with the car) because current pump gas degrades the tank, so a modern fuel tank is installed, but the correct big tank luggage compartment fiberglass panels are in place. The car also has an original set of Kelsey Hayes knock-off wheels and 4.11 Positraction rear end. The car is also equipped with leather seats and AM/FM Wonderbar radio.
The father of the current owner of the car bought it in the early 1990s and kept it for a few years. The current owner tracked it down more recently and repurchased it. Prior to that, it belonged to a fellow who had the car restored.
The car makes a strong cosmetic impression. The restoration was obviously done to high standards because it still presents crisply despite having been done some time ago. The paintwork was done to high standards and is glossy, with a few minor surface blemishes and the occasional surface crack. The body is straight and the panels fit and operate well. The bright work is very nice with light swirls but good luster and no pitting of significance. The wheels and tires are excellent, as are the glass and lights.
The interior is equally nice, being in excellent condition throughout. The seats show light mellowing only, and the dashboard, carpets, door panels, and headliner are all excellent. The switches and gauges are extremely nice as well, all of which reflect the quality of the work that was done and the care with that has been accorded to the car since. The big tank fiberglass panels are in excellent shape as well.
The engine compartment is extremely clean and nicely detailed. It is not quite show quality but in very remarkable condition for a driver level car. The attention to detail is good with Delco battery fluid caps and the fuel injection unit is in good shape.
The car runs and drives well. The engine starts easily and is well-tuned, particularly considering that it’s a relatively early fuel injection system. The engine sounds good and makes great power. The clutch is easy to use and the gear change is positive with a robust feel and good synchromesh. The suspension is firm and works as it should, while the steering displays the vagueness that is typical for the period but does allow the driver to place the car accurately once acclimated to the system. This may be the result of the correct but less effective bias ply tires that the car wears. The brakes are effective although the car does pull to the left under braking.
This is an exceptional opportunity to acquire a beautifully-restored fuel-injected Sting Ray that is equipped with a full host of rare and desirable Z06 equipment. Finished in its attractive original color combination, this car provides a substantially similar driving experience to a Z06 at a fraction of the price. With a nicely mellowed restoration and these significant performance upgrades, this is an ideal example to use regularly in events or occasional pleasure drives.
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