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1964 Chevrolet Corvette, Riverside Red
1964 Corvette
Year 1964People were still catching their breath after the amazing changes in the 1963 Corvette, so updates for 1964 were minimal. The biggest development was the elimination of the split rear window.

Below Left: Even those who advocated the split window concept admitted that it had drawbacks. Confirming that opinion were the many owners of 1963 Corvettes who proceeded to install the single rear window as soon as the parts became available.

1964 Corvette - one piece rear window 1964 Corvette hood
Above right: Also gone for 1964 were the fake hood vents. The hood indentations remained however. Perhaps GM figured that the incredible performance the Corvette offered made enough of a statement.

Another change was the added functionality of the air outlet to the right of the driver's door on the coupe. For 1963 they were closed off, represented by a small indentation. A small fan was added to boost airflow but it was only minimally effective and the whole idea was dropped by 1966. Updated body mounting methods and other changes improved interior noise. The overall build quality, long a legitimate Corvette complaint, was improved.

1964 Corvette - Brochure image
GM brochure courtesy Skip Marketti of The Nethercutt Collection
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There were engine improvements for 1964. The base motor (250 hp) and the upgrade L75 mill (300 hp) were unchanged but the L76 went to 365 hp (previously 340 hp) and the top dog L84 fuel injected model was now 375 hp, up from 360 hp due to revised heads, camshaft and bigger valves. All 1964 motors were 327 cubic inchers.
1964 Corvette convertible storage 1964 Corvette four speed transmission
Above left: The Corvette had not had a conventional trunk since 1962. The coupe did have a fair amount of storage space and so did the convertible - as long as the top was up! A popular way to go for ragtop Corvette owners was to remove the soft top completely and take long trips with a hardtop. The hardtop could be removed easily and stowed (in a hotel room, for example) when open motoring was the way to go. Right: A new M20 four speed manual transmission. Built in Muncie IN. and a mid-year update in 1963, the "Muncie four speed" was a welcomed improvement.

1964 Corvette For Sale

red corvette
Price: $42,500 obo
Exterior: red
Interior: black/silver
Miles: 92,800
Location: jeffersonville in 47130

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roaster w/ optional hard topand cover 327cu.in. 365hp. 4 barrel 4speed,ps, pb new top carpet replaced (silver)also has themal barrier under carpet (cool) body, interior , tires good things don\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t work, ammeter, left turn signal,orginal seats are cracked not a number matching, (more)

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A replacement for the conventional points / condenser system arrived in the form of a transistorized ignition system available as RPO K66.

The Z06 may not have been available as a package in 1964 but close examination of the order form revealed that most of the parts were. Competition brakes were available as RPO J56 and featured cerametalix linings, drum cooling fans, finned drums cooling ducting and a special power assist dual action master cylinder. A heavy duty suspension (RPO F40) featured stiffer springs and shocks and a thicker front stabilizer bar.

1964 Corvette
1964 Corvette: Official GM Photo.
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Comments (13)

Corvette Owner
I would like to know if there is a way to full understand the background of my 64 Corvette.
#1 - Robert Eye - 01/08/2011 - 18:42
!964 Corvette roadster white,white and white
Wanted to sell after 12 years. 1964 numbers matching Corvett convertable. Write me triplewhite2000@yahoo.com
Dean
#2 - Dean Pallas - 02/12/2011 - 10:49
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Dean:

Try listing your '64 in the For Sale site at http://web-cars.com/forsale.
#3 - Paul - 02/12/2011 - 10:58
triplewhite 2000
paul
thanks for you help . I have many pictures but they are too large I don't know how to resize. No big deal if sombody is interested I will send pictures
This car just had a photo shoot for a magazine.
The price is a gift
#4 - Dean Pallas - 02/12/2011 - 16:35
i just bought a 64 HT cali car, body is perfect, midnight blue, runs great,need a interior carpets , wood work , seats are perfect, and all gages work. like to sale it around 25k, any body interested,
#5 - gino ferrari - 05/22/2011 - 15:32
1964 corvette coupe
In March of 1964 @ 18years old I bought a 64 coupe 365hp
red w/ black inside 4sp. I have original tie tac and ID
card 40837S109207 where is it in 2011?
#6 - Jim Petty - 08/14/2011 - 21:14
Learning the whereabouts of a previously owned Corvette
About "researching" to learn what became of a previously owned Corvette:

A lot of the questions submitted to "The Corvette Story" are along those lines. There isn't really any good news here. The problem is, that although people generally are legitimately curious, the privacy laws come into play here. Basically you have to have a very good reason, and a court order, to delve into DMV records and learn who owns a certain VIN. There are enthusiast web sites that allow owners to submit VIN numbers but only a small percentage of Corvettes are listed.
#7 - WebCars! Webmaster - 08/14/2011 - 22:08
Minister
In was born in 1964 and would love to have a 1964 corvette. This is mt dream car. The car must have red interior and can be red, black, or white exterior but ideally Silver is first choice! I keep looking and praying the Lord will open the door for me to own one, one of these days. I am a minister of a small church here is South Carolina and would appreciate any assistance finding my dream vette.

God bless,

jWG
#8 - John Griggs - 06/14/2012 - 01:10
Owner of lannys restorations inc
I am restoring a 1964 convertable body off black/black/black 365hp with knock offs and side pipes red line tires god lord willing. be done early spring I am from Spartanburg s.c
#9 - Lanny Mathis - 10/19/2012 - 20:10
Good Luck!
With your restoration. Keep us posted!
#10 - WebCars! Webmaster - 10/21/2012 - 16:07
numbers
I have a 1964 vette convertible.number on right front of block is fo221hch and engine casting number is 385817 cannot find what block number this engine is from .It has the aluminum intake number 3844461 from 65 chevelle 350 h.p or corvette 1964 365 h.p,Please help?
#11 - jerrywolf - 01/19/2013 - 11:37
looking for past owers
I have a 64 corvette sold in the Harrisburg, pa. vin 40837s109674. silver blue/ silver/blue interior. thanks
#12 - jim - 09/02/2013 - 16:06
Sell or trade my 1964 - 365hp
I'm looking to sell ($39,000) my restored '64 coupe (best of show). I would trade straight across for the right '68 or '69 427/435. September 7, 2013. captainkrash@cableone.net
#13 - Captainkrash - 09/07/2013 - 17:58
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