1964 Chevrolet Corvette - Cooly Original

'64 Sting Ray Wears Original Paint And Is Under 25,000 Miles

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Data File '64 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Coupe
Owned by Doyle Thomas, Longview, Texas

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Body
Original production '64 Sting Ray coupe body
Paint: OEM Ermine White acrylic lacquer, touched up in places

Chassis
Production '64 Sting Ray, with original frame
Suspension: OEM '64 Sting Ray four-wheel independent suspension (Front) Coil springs with upper/lower A-arms, anti-sway bar and tubular Delco shock absorbers (Rear) Independent rear suspension with lateral struts, radius rods, transverse 9-leaf spring bundle and tubular Delco shock absorbers
Steering: OEM GM/Saginaw recirculating ball, non-power-assisted
Brakes: OEM GM drum-and-shoe brakes all around, with 11-inch drums and sintered iron linings, non-power-assisted
Wheels: OEM stamped steel, 15x5 1/2 inches, with 1964-only chrome full wheel covers
Tires: Original 6.70-15 BF Goodrich "Silvertown" whitewalls

Engine
Chevrolet overhead valve small-block V-8, cast-iron block (casting # 3782870)
Displacement: 327 cubic inches
Compression ratio: 10.5:1
Cylinder heads: OEM Chevrolet cast iron, casting # 3782461
Ignition: OEM GM/Delco points-style ignition with Delco distributor (#1111024)
Induction: Carter AFB 3721S four-barrel carburetor (#3851761) atop original cast-iron intake manifold
Camshaft: OEM Chevrolet with hydraulic lifters
Exhaust: OEM Corvette dual exhaust system with cast-iron manifolds and steel pipes
Horsepower: 300 @ 5,000 rpm (advertised)
Torque: 360 ft-lb @ 3,200 rpm (advertised)

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Transmission
Original Muncie M-20 four-speed manual (RPO M20) with OEM stick, knob and spring-loaded reverse lockout
Rearend: Original '64 Sting Ray with fixed differential containing 3.70 rear gears and RPO G81 Positraction, plus U-jointed half shafts

Interior
Modified production '64 Sting Ray
Modification: GM/Frigidaire air conditioning system, installed by original selling dealer 10 days after delivery to original owner.
Seats: OEM red vinyl
Carpets: OEM red nylon loop-pile
Instrumentation: OEM '64 Sting Ray (0-160 mph speedometer, 0-7,000-rpm tach with 5,300 rpm redline, plus ammeter, oil pressure, coolant temperature and fuel level gauges)
Sound system: OEM RPO U69 GM/Delco AM/FM radio
Heater: OEM GM-Harrison heater-defroster
A/C: Dealer-installed GM/Frigidaire air-conditioning system, with controls on passenger side of dash, outlets in rear cargo area and evaporator mounted in rear of car (under rear cargo area)

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