1964 Corvette Stingray Overview
The 1964 Corvette Sting Ray (oftentimes named as "Stingray," although this elided name refers to a later model of the same vehicle) was part of the C2 group of Corvettes by the Chevrolet manufacturing company. The C2 title indicates that the 1964 Corvette Sting Ray belongs to the second major design group of Corvettes. The C2 design pattern lasted from 1963 to 1967, and all of the vehicles within these model years tend to resemble each other quite a bit. Therefore, 1964 model of the Corvette Sting Ray differs more from vehicles built before 1963 and after 1967 than it does from vehicles that were also a part of the C2 design group.
Unique Features to the 1964 Corvette Sting Ray
1964 models of the Corvette are the second ever designs for this vehicle that were manufactured as a coupe car. Prior to the C2 generation, Corvettes had been designed as a smaller sports car with a longer body. The 1964 model of the Sting Ray also features a unique rear window design that is full length; previously, the rear window was split into two separate sections and had a protective cover over a portion.
Internally, the 1964 Corvette Sting Ray offers a powerful motor that resembles that of the 1963 model of the car. 4 disc brake pads were not introduced into the Sting Ray design plan until the following year, 1965, and so 1964 models of the Corvette Sting Ray do have slightly inferior braking systems compared to cars that come after them.
1964 Corvette Sting Ray Specs
The maximum power of the 1964 Corvette Sting Ray was 375 bhp, which was raised up from the previous maximum that had existed in the 1963 model. As a result, the 1964 model of the Corvette was the most powerful vehicle in the Corvette family when it was first produced; the engine was subsequently enhanced further when the C3 model was introduced in 1968.
The Corvette from the model year 1964 also has a Rochester fuel injection system; this system was replaced by a big block design in the 1965 year.
The 1964 Chevrolet Corvette was designed for individual drivers and couples alike. Due to the size of the vehicle and the lack of storage space, this car is not particularly family friendly. However, it is a powerful and driveable sports vehicle.