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Original L76: 1964 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

I’ve always believed that the Chevrolet Corvette came of age with the release of the C2. That isn’t to denigrate the C1, but the company learned much from that series and used that knowledge to produce a genuine high-performance American sports car. This 1964 Convertible presents superbly, and the powerplant under the hood means it has the muscle to back those looks. It needs a new home, with the owner listing it here on eBay in Saint Cloud, Florida. Bidding has raced beyond the reserve to $53,556, meaning a new home is mere days away for this classic.

Bow-Tie enthusiasts will probably feel weak at the knees examining the supplied photos of this Corvette. Its presentation is virtually flawless, with its Silver Blue paint covering fiberglass that shows no cracks or other problems. The seller admits the car has received a repaint, but it is unclear when this occurred. The car has a fascinating history, working its way to Puerto Rico in 1965 and eventually finding its way to Florida and its current owner in 2018. They are its second owner, and that type of history suggests it has led a sheltered existence. The drier climates have protected its steel, with the frame looking rock-solid and rust-free. The chrome and glass are spotless, but the wheels are a mystery because they don’t rate a mention in the listing. Therefore, I am unsure whether this is 1-of-806 Corvettes ordered with the optional knock-off wheels or whether these are reproductions. The seller supplies this YouTube video featuring a walkaround. It exposes no problems or nasty surprises.

If this Corvette’s exterior makes a positive impression, that theme continues with its interior. The Dark Blue upholstered surfaces are almost perfect, with slight stretching on the driver’s seat base as the only sign of use. The carpet and dash are equally impressive, while the gauges feature clear lenses and crisp markings. The wheel looks wonderful, and there are no signs of cracked or crumbling plastic. The AM/FM radio was not a cheap option, with a price of $176.50 making it surprising that more than 94% of buyers selected it. To place that figure into perspective, upgrading to the L76 version of the 327ci V8 cost a mere $107.60. The seller provides this YouTube video of the interior, revealing it is every bit as nice as the photos suggest.

There was no slow version of the ’64 Corvette. It’s just that some were faster than others. I previously mentioned the L76 version of the 327, which is what hides below the hood of this classic. It sends 365hp to the rear end via a four-speed manual transmission, with the original owner adding power steering to the package. Performance is all you might expect, with the ¼-mile despatched in 14.2 seconds on the way to a top speed of 144mph. For those focused on originality, the news that this beauty is numbers-matching adds to the appeal. It runs and drives perfectly, although it only sees use on the occasional weekend outing and trips to shows. The walkaround video allows us to hear the L76 running, and there are no apparent problems.

Although I have always admitted a weakness for cars wearing the Blue-Oval, I am a classic car enthusiast first and foremost. That means I appreciate any vehicle that displays beauty, rarity, or stunning performance. This 1964 Corvette Convertible is undeniably beautiful and powerful, although it falls short in the rarity stakes. It is still a vehicle that I would happily park in my garage, and the twenty-six bids submitted suggest I’m not alone. I usually speculate on a potential sale price, but I feel this is a chance to allow you to have your say. Therefore, what do you think the winning bid will be? It will be fascinating to see if any readers can hit the nail on the head.


  1. Rick R

    Looks to be in great shape all the way around, I would be happy to drive it to cars and coffee. With it surpassing the asking price the owner didn’t over price it like so many do on their autos.

    Like 3
  2. ruxvette

    I can only guess this car will go for a lot more than the $54k bid now. Had I not recently bought a ’66 vette I would be a serious bidder. The only worrisome part is it has lived it’s life in the salt air.
    My first Corvette, in 1966, was a ’64 roadster 4 spd, 365 hp in Daytona blue.

    Like 4
  3. Grant

    Wow, this is really nice indeed. Imagine driving this down the road and hearing Dead Mans Curve come on the radio! Like being young again.

    Like 5
  4. FrankD

    Now here is a nice looking decently priced Corvette.

    Like 1
  5. jim

    Nice vette the last year of the good lookers was 1967

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  6. David Nelson

    original bill of sale, window sticker, build sheet???

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  7. bobhess bobhess Member

    Beautiful car!

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  8. John OBrien

    How many miles does it have and if it is over 60,000 has the engine been rebuilt?
    I would like to bid on this car. It has two tops I hope.

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