1964 Chevrolet Corvette C2 "Sting Ray" ConvertibleSOLD
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Estimate: ú31,000-36,000

Sold: ú32,935

The Corvette Sting Ray needs no introduction, it is without doubt a car which symbolised America in the 1960's and has always enjoyed a cult following. The Corvette Sting Ray has been described as one of the most desirable cars ever built, and has been applauded for its great style and engineering.
The Corvette Sting Ray was first introduced in 1963 and was a show stopper from day one. There have only been a handful of cars which have been able to create real excitement amongst the car industry during the 1960's the Sting Ray was undoubtedly one of them.

The specification for the Corvette was a totally new venture, primarily because GM was working with a completely new chassis frame. The overall design of the body was also very striking and Sting Rays up to 1963 had, in their Coupe form, the classic split screen at the back, which was controversially taken out due to safety concerns. The Sting Ray was also designed to have a new independent rear suspension designed by Allard and Porsche driver, Zora Arkus-Duntov. It was an all American car, but the engineering was by a man who had won his class at Le Mans and had a clear idea what a sports car should really be like. As a result all the Corvettes up to 1984 were using the same layout - a true testament to the car's brilliant design.

To propel the Sting Ray there is the trusted 5.7 litre V8 with a power output in excess of 300 bhp backed by a massive amount of torque. This made for plenty of talk and easy high speeds, and, perhaps more importantly, squealing tyres.

This excellent Sting Ray Convertible on offer today was assembled at the factory in St Louis, Missouri on 1st April 1964 and was subsequently delivered to Miller Chevrolet Co in Pittsburgh. The original dealer windscreen sales card comes with the car and details the original specification. The retail price was $ 4,618.40!

The proud first owner was Mr S Winton Sandler of the Sandler Tire Company in Pittsburgh, who kept the car just for a year and passed it on to the only 19 year old John A Boggs Jnr. Of Wierton, West Virginia. Mr Boggs enjoyed the 'Vette so much that he kept it for the next 21 years, during which time he carried out some engine detailing and fitted both the Kelsey-Hayes cast aluminium knock-off wheels and the side mounted exhausts.

In 1988 this American legend came to these shores with a mileage of just 25,835.

Recently, it formed part of an exclusive Scottish collection and the mileage stands currently at 36,000, which is believed to be correct.

Most attractively finished in red with a contrasting white interior, the Chevrolet is fitted with the rare and ultra desirable manual transmission. A plethora of invoices, programmes and magazine articles from both sides of the Atlantic come with the car. Offered with a current V5 document as well as a current MOT and tax disc.

Here is a great opportunity to purchase a very original and iconic American sports car from the 60s.

Reference Number 10834

as of 7/4/2007

Car 1964 Chevrolet Corvette C2 "Sting Ray" Convertible
VIN 194675S100279