Editor’s note: This is the sixth in a 10-day series featuring cars to be sold August 6-8 at Barrett-Jackson’s Reno auction.
Produced from 1963 to 1967, the C2, or second-generation Chevrolet Corvette also is known as the Stingray (or Sting Ray, depending on the specific year). In 1964 Chevrolet eliminated the two simulated air intakes from the hood and the decorative air-exhaust vent on the coupe’s rear pillar were made functional.
A few suspension refinements were made for 1964 including a new standard shock containing a small bag of Freon gas to absorb the heat in the fluid reservoir. More sound insulation was added and transmission mounts were revised.
All the changes resulted in a more drivable, livable, everyday car.
This particular 1964 Chevrolet Corvette, lot No. 644 from the Robertson Collection, underwent a frame-off build that was completed in 2014 and has been driven only 275 miles since completion.
The straight body is finished with 2014 Mercedes-Benz black while the car packs a punch with an LS2 6.0-liter fuel-injected engine complete with billet front drive accessories, 3-row aluminum radiator, BBK headers, functional side pipes, Tremec 6-speed transmission, Hurst shifter, DANA 60 rear end with 4.30 gears, and polished rear end cover.
The car also features new chrome trim, weather stripping, glass, power windows, Budnik steering wheel, custom leather interior, and a custom gauge cluster with Classic Instruments gauges.
Other modifications to the car include Van Stelle tubular upper and lower control arms, QA1 adjustable shocks, Flaming River steering rack, 12″ Wilwood disc brakes, and a Vintage Air system.
Finishing off the car is a set of Boyd Coddington wheels, 20×15 rear, 18×7.5 front, with Mickey Thompson tires and a Memphis sound system.
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