Parked Since ’86: 1964 Chevrolet Corvette

“Stored and covered” since 1986, this 1964 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray in Churubusco, Indiana needs a second chance with a new owner! Originally Daytona Blue with a rare white and blue interior, the Chevy received a new short-block in 1972, retaining many of its original date-coded parts despite the missing original block. The engine is removed, and the interior obscured by parts that presumably come with the sale. While the state or presence of the original four-speed gearbox evades mention, the seller says “no missing parts,” so that sounds promising. The Buy It Now or Make Offer listing here on eBay comes with a bold $26,000 asking price. Considering what’s visible and not visible in the listing, clicking Buy It Now would be even more bold without a trip to Churubusco.

It’s hard to picture the once-fabulous two-tone interior. Imagining the dark blue with the white seats and door panels, I’d love to see this one put back to that scheme even if a total restoration is not in the cards.

The seller reports that the frame is solid, though the trailing arms “are not.” Despite the rust-proof fiberglass body, Corvettes with heavy rust underneath can be daunting to make right.

A 300 HP V8 resided here when new, and most of its components reportedly made their way to the replacement engine in ’72.

In addition to the “Slick” script on the car’s right rear quarter, this body tag seems super-slick, either the result of meticulous restoration or newly minted and affixed on what looks like black over green over red. You be the judge. According to the decoder at tpocr.com, the tag describes a 1964 Corvette Sport Coupe painted 916 Daytona Blue with the 491GA White/Dark Blue (Vinyl) interior. There’s nothing wrong with reproducing and attaching a disintegrated body tag, assuming the process is documented. Will you be making an offer on this forlorn ‘Vette?

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Comments

  1. ace10

    “No missing parts*”

    * except the ones that are missing.

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  2. Steve R

    Sold, eBay shows the seller took an offer.

    Steve R

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  3. John

    Green beneath trim tag is normal. It’s factory primer

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  4. TimM

    Lots of work!!

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  5. Scuderia

    Perfect example of why you should always buy the absolute best example you can afford. If the buyer paid anywhere near the $26K asking (which normally sounds like a good deal on a C2) then they will be so upside down even if they only intend to make it a driver and not do anything with the cosmetics. Given that driver quality ’64 coupes can be had for under $40K don’t see how this can be anything but a losing proposition.

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  6. Karl

    I the new owner were to put this back a decent original flavor that will be at the least another 50k if he does the majority of the work himself. That would mean your down to a bare frame, sanding cleaning powder coating everything. The fiberglass body is going to need a lot of TLC although not difficult it’s extremely time consuming. The last C3 I did a frame off on I stripped it down to a bare frame and went through everything replaced brake line, fuel lines went through the rear end trans new style single leaf in the rear and put and put it all back together including engine in and running. Then I started on the damaged front clip! When done I had as much time into the front clip as it took me to redo everything on the chassis combined!

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  7. Daniel Vogt

    It also has the wrong rivets on that body tag.

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    • Timothy Phaff Member

      That as we know is a sure sign of stay away!!!

  8. dogwater

    Karl 50k ? Gee I been restoring corvettes for years, if you do the work yourself you might spend 15k for parts and paint would be a nice car….

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