Rally Car for Sale – 1964 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Convertible
This 1964 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Car is being offered for Auction at the Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed event that is running on June 26, 2015.
From the lot listing for this Corvette Rally Car for sale:
Registration no. LMD 126B
Chassis no. 40867S103432
Engine no. 46239144
*Proven record in classic rallying
*Potential front runner
*Recent extensive renovation
*Comprehensive history file
This 1964 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray rally car has the 340ci (5.6-litre) V8 engine and four-speed manual transmission. It was rallied by Duncan Robb-Cummings in the Monte Carlo Challenge four years in succession: 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001, and was also campaigned in the 1999 Rallye Des Lavandes and the 2000 and 2001 Rallye de Paris. The Corvette was featured in Classic & Sports Car magazine and Classic Car Weekly at that time and comes with a huge history folder containing photographs, MoTs, ferry passes, entries and correspondence concerning all the events it took part in.
The Chevrolet Corvette (C2) (C2 for Second Generation), also known as the Corvette Stingray, is a sports car produced by the Chevrolet division of General Motors for the 1963 to 1967 model years.
For 1964 Chevrolet made only evolutionary changes to the Corvette. Besides the coupe’s backbone window, the two simulated air intakes were eliminated from the hood, though their indentations remained. Also, the decorative air-exhaust vent on the coupe’s rear pillar was made functional, but only on the left side. The car’s rocker-panel trim lost some of its ribs and gained black paint between those ribs that remained; wheel covers were simplified; and the fuel filler/deck emblem gained concentric circles around its crossed-flags insignia. Inside, the original color-keyed steering wheel rim was now done in simulated walnut.
A few suspension refinements were made for 1964. The front coil springs were changed from constant-rate to progressive or variable-rate and were more tightly wound at the top, while leaf thickness of the rear transverse spring was also altered thus providing a more comfortable ride with no sacrifice in handling. Shock absorbers were reworked toward the same end. The 1964 Corvette arrived with a new standard shock containing within its fluid reservoir a small bag of Freon gas that absorbed heat. Chevy added more sound insulation and revised body and transmission mounts for the 1964 Corvette. It also fitted additional bushings to quiet the shift linkage and placed a new boot around the lever. The result was a more livable car for everyday transportation.
PRICE: Auction Estimate – £30,000 – 40,000, €41,000 – 55,000
Check out the auction Lot information at bonhams.com
Sold for £29,900 inc. premium