Just the highlights on this spectacular 1964 Corvette: matching-numbers 327, 4-speed manual transmission, and it's red. If you've been looking for a nice Mid-Year Corvette, but not one of those six-figure investment machines that crush bank accounts, this might be the smart choice.
Red is a passionate color, and there aren't many guys more passionate about their hardware than Corvette owners. It's fitting that this car's Riverside Red finish is correct, because nothing looks as good as a mid-year roadster in sizzling bright red. You want attention, you'll get it in this fiberglass roadster, but you'll be too busy grinning like an escaped convict to notice. Fit and finish were quite well done several years ago and now showing a bit of age, which only means that you'll drive this Corvette instead of hiding it in your garage. However, even up close, you'll notice that all the little stuff is right: the headlights fit well, the door gaps are decent, and the pleat that surrounds the body is crisp and almost sharp enough to give you a paper cut. It looks like the hood might be a replacement piece, but it fits well and only the experts will know for sure. C2s don't have a lot of chrome, but everything on this car was professionally refinished, including the bumpers and those ribbed rocker panel moldings that are the coolest thing this side of, well, side pipes.
It also features a matching red interior, and when I say matching, I mean it's so good that it's tough to tell where the fiberglass ends and the upholstery begins. It was all new during the restoration, with reproduction seat covers, new carpets and door panels, and a neatly refinished center console that was painted to match. Corvette engineers gave you a full array of gauges, all of which have been expertly restored in this car, including the somewhat optimistic 160 MPH speedometer and correct 5500 RPM redline tach. This one also includes the unique Corvette vertical radio, although this is a modern digital AM/FM unit. There's also a bright white convertible top that you'll learn to stow easily in a matter of seconds, and it seals up rather well.
The engine is the original, numbers-matching 327 cubic inch V8 rated at a nice, round 300 horsepower. Rebuilt during the restoration, it runs beautifully today with a cackling exhaust note and a big hit of torque at any speed. UP top there's a modern Edelbrock intake manifold with a factory 4-barrel carburetor, but that's the long deviation from stock. Other correct details include the chrome air cleaner with correct decal, finned valve covers, and Chevy Orange paint on the block itself. Ram's horn exhaust manifolds dump into a chambered dual exhaust system, and as long as you're looking around under there, note the clean floors and factory-spec suspension and brakes, so it drives like it should. Standard steel wheels with spinner hubcaps were the default choice, whit this car carrying modern 15-inch Bridgestone whitewall radials.
1964 Corvettes are kind of orphans, but that only means that they offer a lot of collectability for a very reasonable price. Matching numbers, a 4-speed, and a great color combination make this one a great alternative to the investment cars. Call today!