1964 Chevrolet Corvette L76
Vehicle Identification Number 40837S11444800000
Less than 50,000 miles from new
327 cid – 365 hp V-8 engine
4-speed manual transmission
With the Jaguar E-Type and Ferrari 250 garnering the bulk of attention from the motoring press, Chevrolet responded with a complete overhaul of the Corvette that was dubbed the Sting Ray. Produced from 1963 to 1967 as both a roadster and coupe, it was smaller, more powerful, and wore a futuristic fiberglass body penned by Larry Shinoda. To improve road holding and ride quality, Chief Engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov ordered development of an all-new ladder-frame chassis with an independent rear suspension that allowed it to compete with the best sports cars from Europe. For 1964, the famous split-window disappeared for practical considerations and the roof vents were redesigned for greater efficiency. For some reason, coupe sales fell considerably with only 8,304 built, making them far more rare than the convertible. With an extensive array of powertrains and optional equipment, few examples are the same, resulting in a sports car that could be tailored to match the driver’s desires.
The Motorcar Offered
Restored to a correct standard, this 1964 Corvette Coupe was ordered with an L76 package, which provided it with a 365 hp version of the iconic 327 cid V-8 engine. The foundation for the restoration was a little used example, resulting in a car that still shows less than 50,000 miles on the odometer. One of the most attractive sports cars ever built and a bona fide American legend, the Corvette is a blue chip collectible, and in second-generation form is an excellent driving machine.