Stunning Black 1964 Corvette

Black 1964 Corvette

1964 Corvette
1964 Corvette

Stunning Black 1964 Corvette

The best way to describe the ’64 Sting Ray: a sports car with a dual personality. Last year’s classic was dubbed a designer’s coup for the way its fused Corvette performance with penthouse luxury. And Corvette for ’64 outdoes its predecessor with dual personality plus. Both Sport Coupe and Convertible feature better-than-ever ride qualities, higher horsepower ratings for the two top engines, refined styling and interior comfort. Here’s some insight into the side of Sting Ray’s doubly pleasing makeup. Sting Ray’s ride improved on multiple fronts, including advanced engineering features such as 4-wheel independent suspension, short-wheelbase chassis and rearward weight bias. Front and rear, new variable-rate springs size up bumps as they take them on. This means they flex softly for wee bumps and offer more resistance to big ones. In addition, all shock absorbers have been re-calibrated, and noise has been cut to a minimum by a host of innovations designed to reduce and isolate vibration. The end result is a firm but smooth, quieter ride for plying across town, plus improved open-road handling and performance characteristics.

But a sports car can be aesthetically pleasing, too. As a look at the refined countenance of the ’64 Stingray Sport Coupe will prove. It’s enough to puff up the pride of the most design-conscious enthusiast. A subtle belt-line crest remains unchanged, sweeps three-sixty around the aerodynamic design. The gentle contour of the body is underlined by tasteful new rocker moldings. New, too is the one-piece rear window with its slimline molding. Up front, power-operated retractable headlamps blend smoothly into the sculptured hood. The hood is newly styled with clean, uncluttered surfaces. Sting Ray Sport Coupe’s uniquely designed doors still extend well beyond the roof line for easy in and outs.

Maybe you have a yen for open-air going (and who doesn’t?). Then shift your attention to the sweet lines of the new Sting Ray Convertible. Fore and aft, note the trim wraparound bumpers and full-length windsplits on the hood and rear deck. Observe, also, the subdued aluminum grille, distinctive new wheel covers with simulated knock-off hubs and the refreshing absence of needless chrome and other useless doodads. Next, add your finishing touch by selecting a neat soft top or removable hardtop. A tough choice- but no one will hit the roof if you order both, the hardtop at modest extra cost. Top down for taking sun or top up for taking weather, the ’64 Sting Ray Convertible promises great times, sparkling performance. And with things like Ball-Race steering and a power team from a quartet of restless V8’s and versatile transmissions, a Corvette delivers what it promises.

HERE’S THE WAY STING RAY GETS ITS NEW GO… CASUALLY CONQUERS THE CORNERS AND TURNS

This is the tech side of the ’64 Corvette, truly a tiger to be tamed. All four versions of the Corvette’s celebrated V8 engine have a 327-cubic-inch displacement, 4″ bore and 2.35″ stroke. The 250-hp standard engine features a single 4- barrel carb, 10.5:1 compression ratio, hydraulic valve lifters and a dual exhaust system. The 300-hp power plant adds a large 4-barrel carburetor and larger intake valves. Both the new 365-hp V8 and 375-hp Fuel Injection V8 have a special camshaft, new cylinder heads with extra-large valves, domed aluminum pistons, an 11:25.1 compression ratio, a high-speed valve system with special valves, mechanical valve lifters, ribbed aluminum rocker covers and a 5-quart oil capacity (4-quart capacity on the 250- and 300-hp engines).

The standard transmission is 3-Speed Synchro-Mesh. Ratios: 2.58:1 first; 1.48:1 second; 1:1 third; and 2.58:1 reverse. For a variety of engine and rear axle combinations, 4-Speed Synchro-Mesh is the answer. Ratios with 250- and 300-hp V8’s: 2.56:1 first; 1.91:1 second; 1.48:1 third; 1:1 fourth; and 2.64:1 reverse. Closer ratios with the 365-hp and 375-hp engines: 2.20:1 first; 1.64:1 second; 1.28:1 third; 1:1 fourth; and 2.27:1 reverse. With both 3- and 4- Speed Synchro-Mesh, there’s a 10″ semi-centrifugal diaphragm spring clutch with a lighter aluminum 360- degree clutch housing. And the floor-mounted shift for 4-Speed transmissions has a mechanism on the shift lever to prevent unintentional reverse engagement. The automatic Power-glide transmission, available with two engines, offers truly effortless driving. And you can select the Positraction axle ratio best suited to your choice of power teams.

Corvette Sting Ray for ’64 features an improved ride-smooth but firm. It adds up to softer and quieter driving on normal in-town roads and flatter cornering for true sports car performance. Here’s a rundown on the innovations that make the new ride possible, plus a description of Corvette’s chassis and suspension.

New variable-rate front coil springs and variable-rate rear spring. Amount of deflection decreases in proportion to the severity of the road shock encountered. Re-calibrated front and rear shock absorbers. New rubber jounce bumpers, front and rear, provide nearly vertical wheel movement. One new multi-leaf transverse spring with varied leaf camber is bolted to the differential carrier and extends from rear wheel to rear wheel. It takes only vertical suspension loads. Braking, acceleration and lateral forces are transmitted by the radius arms, axles and control rods to the differential and the frame. The differential assembly is attached to the frame by a rubber cushioned bolted-in cross-member. Small movements of the differential are taken up by universal joints on the one-piece propeller shaft. For increased torsional rigidity and beam strength, the Convertible has a steel framework virtually surrounding the passenger compartment, while the Sport Coupe has overhead steel roof members as well.

You can add to tire and handling stability with Corvette’s optional wide-rim aluminum wheels. Vented-fin design for cooling; knock off hubs for easy wheel and tire changing.

MORE ON THE STING RAY FOR ’64

Engines- All engines have independent mechanism for each valve; temperature-controlled fan; precision-machined forged steel crankshaft; premium aluminum main bearings ; full-pressure lubrication system; full flow oil filter; automatic choke; and a 12-volt electrical system. Oil-wetted polyurethane air cleaner element. All-aluminum cross-flow radiator. Positive closed-type crankcase ventilation.

Chassis- Direct double-acting freon-bag shock absorbers. Balanced steering linkage with 19.6:1 overall ratio can be reset to 17:1 (standard with power steering). Hydraulic 11-inch brakes with fade-resistant bonded linings. Hand-operated parking brake. Black 6.70 x 15″ tires standard. Optional 6.70 x 15″ nylon blackwalls or rayon whitewalls.

Exterior Features- Fiber glass reinforced plastic body with Magic-Mirror acrylic lacquer finish in seven solid colors. Convertible tops are available in white, black, or beige. Doors have push-button handles and key locks.

Additional Optional Equipment- Back-up lights, sintered-metallic brake linings. Cast aluminum wheels with 6″ rims and knock-off hubs. 36.5-gallon fuel tank (Sport Coupe only). Off-road exhaust system. Full-transistor ignition system (available only on 365- and 375-hp engines). Special  performance equipment grouping (with 375-hp engine, 4-Speed transmission and Positraction) offers: special power brakes with finned drums, built in cooling fans, front brake air scoops, special sintered-metallic linings, and forward-driving self-adjusting feature; dual-circuit brake master cylinder; heavy-duty stabilizer bar; heavy-duty front and rear springs and shock absorbers.

Dimensions- Wheelbase, 98″. Overall length, 175.3″ Overall height: Convertible with soft top up, 49.8″; Convertible with hardtop, 49.3″; Sport Coupe, 49.8″. Cowl height to ground, 34.9″. Door opening height to ground: Convertible, 45.6″; Sport Coupe, 46.8″. Road clearance, 5.0″. Overall width, 69.6″. Tread: front, 56.8″; rear 57.6″.

COLOR OPTIONS 

  • Tuxedo Black
  • Silver Blue
  • Daytona Blue
  • Riverside Red
  • Saddle Tan
  • Ermine White
  • Satin Silver

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1963 Split Window Corvette

1963 Split Window Corvette

1963 Split Window Corvette
1963 Split Window Corvette

1963 Split Window Corvette

1963 Split Window Corvette

1963 Split Window Corvette

1963 Split Window Corvette

1963 Split Window Corvette

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1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible Frame Off Resto Mod LS1 Five Speed

1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible Frame Off Resto Mod LS1 Five Speed

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1963 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport

 

 

1963 Grand Sport Tribute car. This is an incredible car with incredible performance. Built to track / race / vintage race. There is nothing about this car that’s original, it’s all custom. Built to race and perform to specs and build sheets.  400hp, 5 speed manual, and everything is heavy duty, roll bar, 5pt harness, and convertible top. Custom formed roll bar cover / front valance, rear is widened 8 inches.





1963 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport

1963 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport




1963 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport

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1961 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Resto-mod – Edelbrock 350 CID, 363Hp

Here’s a brief description, with a more detailed description below. Metallic Blue w/pearl white coves, black leather interior; 350 Edelbrock, polished aluminum, dual-quad, roller crate motor, 700R4 automatic transmission w/overdrive, power rack & pinion steering, power (front disc, rear drum) brakes; AM/FM/CD stereo w/amplifier & 8 speakers; A/C, cruise control, 2 tops.




This car has won many 1st place awards including several “Best of Show” & two 1st places “Best in Class” at the Forest Grove (Oregon) Concourse d’Elegance. Sale includes restoration pictures & receipts, car cover, original hard top & headlight bezels (all painted car color, but never installed), hardtop hoist/lift, extra serpentine belt, 5/26/2017 appraisal.

Custom-ordered Edelbrock 350 cid, 363hp Chevrolet polished aluminum crate engine, dual-quad carburetors – 500 cfm Thunder AVS (1 electric choke, other manual), roller camshaft & lifters, polished straight-plug heads w/o EGR, polished C-26 Dual Quad intake manifold (uses oil filler boss at front of intake), MSD distributor & coil, serpentine belt pulley system includes polished aluminum: 1-wire alternator (upgraded from 105 amps to 140), water pump, power steering pump, Sanden AC compressor, power steering remote reserve headers – shorty, ram-horn, center dump – ceramic coated electric ‘pull’ fan w/adjustable thermostat.




1961 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Resto-mod - Edelbrock 350 CID, 363Hp
1961 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Resto-mod – Edelbrock 350 CID, 363Hp




Independent Front Suspension (Jim Meyer Racing) includes: power rack & pinion steering, power (front) disc brakes, QA1 adjustable coil-over shocks, sway bar, power brake booster, dual master cylinder, Clean, degreased under carriage; frame sandblasted & sealed w/POR-15 (rust preventative coating), remaining undercarriage & wheel wells undercoated – 700R4 automatic (overdrive) transmission, transmission cooler & speedometer cable.  Rebuilt (3:73, open) rear-end, rear axles, rear brakes, rear anti sway bar. Fiberglass (mono) rear leaf springs & (Edelbrock IAS) ‘self-adjusting’ rear shocks – paint (metallic blue w/pearl white coves), over gel coated un-hit body w/all original body bonding strips/seams; both front fenders have a steel reinforcement strip on the underside of the stainless trim that runs down the top of each fender (standard in 1958, optional on other years) – carpet – two tone (aka., salt n’ pepper) dark & medium blue, sound deadener & heat insulator – windshield & side glass – all tinted – weather-stripping – fuel tank & sending unit – fuel & brake lines

White stay-fast (aka., Hartzcloth) soft top & (painted ‘body colored‘ blue, never installed) hard top – Alpine AM/FM/CD stereo with Alpine amplifier & 8 (Polk/MOMO) speakers (2 in dash, 2 in kick panels & 2 in each headrest), air conditioning, heater, defroster, cruise control, leather interior (Al Knoch, dash, door panels, seat covers, armrests, grab bar, shifter boot, deck lid hold-down straps), wiring & fuse block, all chrome re-chromed & stainless polished, new side mirrors – includes installing new passenger side mirror & relocating drivers mirror, windshield wiper system (intermittent), BF Goodrich (radial) tires & polished (Billet Specialties, billet aluminum) 5-spoke rims, All gauges restored – ammeter converted to Voltmeter, oil pressure converted from 60psi to 80psi, new quartz clock – Carpeted trunk w/Alpine amplifier & tail-light protector cones (x4).

Many 1st place awards including several “Best of Show” & two 1st place “Best in Class” at Forest Grove Concourse d’Elegance.




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1961 Corvette

A Spectacular 1961 Tuxedo Black Corvette with red interior.

The 1961 Chevrolet Corvette featured a major redesign…but you might not know it until one passed you by since the big updates were out back. GM replaced the curvaceous rear end that had been in place since 1953 with the “tail lift” or “duck tail” rear end that would largely carry over to the C2 Corvette in 1963. The exhaust outlets were also moved underneath the rear end from the previously integrated exit pipes. In addition to effectively laying the foundation for the rear end of the upcoming C2 Stingray, the tail of the new 1961 car set the tradition of four taillights in the Corvette.

Up front, the changes were far more subtle, with a billet-look grille replacing the “teeth” grille from the previous years. The twin headlight banks that flanked the new badging now featured body-colored frames, replacing the chrome headlight surrounds from past years.

Engine options largely carried over from 1960 with fuel injected models. The base engine continued to put out 230 hp, but output for the “fuelies” increased to 275 hp and 315 hp for the top end model, which incorporated high-lift cams.

Aluminum radiators now came as standard equipment and featured a crossflow design. Some early 1961 Corvettes still had the copper radiator, so check under the hood before you buy. The 4-speed manual now had an aluminum case, and the transmission tunnel for all 1961Chevy Corvettes was narrowed by 20 percent to provide more interior space.

General Motors built 10,939 Chevrolet Corvettes for the 1961 model year, making it the second most common model year of the C1.

1961 Corvette
A Spectacular 1961 Tuxedo Black Corvette with red interior.

 


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1968 Jaguar E-Type

Jaguar E-Type Series 2 Fixed Head Coupe (man. 4) , manufactured or sold in 1968, version for Europe




A Spectacular Red 1968 Jaguar E-Type Chrome

 

  • Jaguar E-Type Series 2 Fixed Head Coupe (man. 4) , manufactured or sold in 1968, version for Europe
  • 3-door coupe body type
  • RWD (rear-wheel drive), manual 4-speed gearbox
  • petrol (gasoline) engine with displacement: 4235 cm3 / 257.5 cui, advertised power: 154.5 198 kW / 207 266 hp / 210 269 PS ( DIN gross ), torque: 384 Nm / 283 lb-ft
  • characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4453 mm / 175.3125 in, width: 1657 mm / 65.25 in, wheelbase: 2438 mm / 96 in
  • reference weights: base curb weight: 1321 kg / 2912 lbs
  • how fast is this car ? top speed: 240 km/h (149 mph) (declared by factory);
  • accelerations: 0- 60 mph 7.2© s, 0- 100 km/h 7.5 s (declared by factory), 1/4 mile drag time (402 m) 14.9 s (declared by factory)



 

1968 Jaguar E-Type
1968 Jaguar E-Type




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