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classic vintage chrome chevy vette convertible 350 v8 manual transmission blue

Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
SubModel: Convertible
Type: Convertible
Trim: Convertible
Year: 1964
Mileage: 4582
VIN: 408767S109385
Color: Blue
Engine: 350 V8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Interior color: Blue
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Local pick-up only

1964 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Additional Info:

Thoroughly and meticulously restored, this 1964 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible is in outstanding condition - both aesthetically and mechanically - and is a sterling representative of the second generation of Corvettes, a class that offered some well-planned structural upgrades over its predecessors to increase both their safety and durability, combined with a style like no other American car offered at the time. Chevy had precious little time to make any tweaks to their new design that had premiered... the year before as this '64 rolled, but there wasn't much that needed fixing. The generation had a substantially stronger steel frame than its predecessors to hold its fiberglass body panels in alignment, and that upgrade has paid dividends in this 'Vette as, some 55 years after it debuted, it's impressively well-aligned. Step around to the front and notice how the flip up, hidden headlights - a feature that would become a hallmark on the Corvette for decades - line up with their surrounding panels. It's cloaked in an ultra-sharp shade of blue and you can see the precise workmanship that went into the job - this car really makes quite an impression. A broad white stripe runs the length of the hood, passing over a fully functional cowl induction scoop that sends cold, dense air to the waiting engine below. Driving in less forgiving weather won't present any undue challenges when you're behind the wheel - its white canvas convertible top is in great condition and seals nicely to keep the elements from intruding. The array of chrome exterior fittings is also in top form to further add to an unbeatable level of classic curb appeal. This iconic convertible offers a showstopper of an interior. Many of its components were customized and lifted from the following generation of 'Vettes and they blend impressively with their surroundings, including the pair of contoured two tone leather buckets that offer a level of support and comfort beyond the reach of the original seating. The two tone theme is carried over to the door panels - also in mint condition - that tie in perfectly with the white of the pad passing over the signature, double cove configuration of the dash area whose aeronautically inspired instrument cluster houses a full complement of clear and functional gauges. Air conditioning was a rare feature in a convertible back in the mid '60s and the aftermarket system that's on board here really is a welcome addition during hotter weather. A Kenwood stereo system has also been seamlessly installed behind the buckets and teams with a quality aftermarket amp and speakers to fill the cabin with sound. This vintage 'Vette boasts plenty of power to go along with its exceptional good looks. A nicely enhanced 350 cubic inch V8 sits perfectly in the engine bay, armed with a pair of aluminum aftermarket heads and a Holley 4-barrel carb riding on top of a high rise intake manifold. It's a great sounding engine that exhales into Hooker headers leading out to dual exhausts and its abilities will become evident pretty quickly as you tap on the accelerator pedal. The powerplant pairs with a 4-speed manual Muncie M22 transmission to provide just the right "hands on" driving experience you'd want in a performance-centric ride like this. As iconic and visually appealing as a classic can be, it rides on a set of 17" American Racing Rally wheels as its smooth power steering makes for easy maneuvering and power brakes with discs up front bring prompt, fade resistant stops. This 1964 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible represents the chance to own an ultra-important specimen of vintage American automotive design that combines with just the right amount of aftermarket technology. Call today!