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1964 CORVETTE

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V.I.N. NUMBERS

Position Character Description
1 4 1964
2 & 3 08 body series: Corvette
4 & 5 67 convertible
37 coupe
6 S Assembled in St. Louis, MO
7 to 12 100001 to 122229 production sequence
1 to 7 0001001 sequential production number
8 F or T Flint, MI or Tonawanda, NY
9 to 10 Carburetion and transmission
  • RC = 327-cid 250-hp V-8 with 10.5:1 compression ratio, manual transmission, and four-barrel carburetor
  • RD = 327-cid 300-hp V-8 with 10.5:1 compression ratio, manual transmission, and four-barrel carburetor
  • RE = 327-cid 365-hp V-8 with 11.0:1 compression ratio, manual transmission or special high-performance manual transmission, and four-barrel carburetor
  • RF = 327-cid 375-hp V-8 with 11.0:1 compression ratio, manual transmission, and fuel injection
  • RP = 327-cid 250-hp V-8 with 10.5:1 compression ratio, manual transmission, four-barrel carburetor, and air conditioning
  • RQ = 327-cid 300-hp V-8 with 10.5:1 compression ratio, manual transmission, four-barrel carburetor, and air conditioning
  • RR = 327-cid 365-hp V-8 with 11.0:1 compression ratio, manual transmission or special high-performance manual transmission, four-barrel carburetor, and air conditioning
  • RT = 327-cid 365-hp V-8 with 11.0:1 compression ratio, manual transmission, and four-barrel carburetor
  • RU = 327-cid 365-hp V-8 with 11.0:1 compression ratio, manual transmission, four-barrel carburetor, and air conditioning
  • RX = 327-cid 375-hp V-8 with 11.0:1 compression ratio, manual transmission, and fuel injection
  • SC = 327-cid 250-hp V-8 with 10.5:1 compression ratio, Powerglide automatic transmission and a four-barrel carburetor
  • SD = 327-cid 300-hp V-8 with 10.5:1 compression ratio, Powerglide automatic transmission and four-barrel carburetor
  • SK = 327-cid 250-hp V-8 with 10.5:1 compression ratio, Powerglide automatic transmission, four-barrel carburetor, and air conditioning
  • SL = 327-cid 300-hp V-8 with 10.5:1 compression ratio, Powerglide automatic transmission, four-barrel carburetor, and air conditioning
Color Coupes built in St. Louis Coupes built A.O.Smith Convertible in St. Louis Convertible in A.O.Smith
Black STD STD STD STD
Red 490AA 490H 490AB 490G
Blue 490BA 490K 490BB 490J
Saddle 490CA 490M 490CB 490L
Silver & Black 491AA 491AE 491AE 491AA
Silver & Dark Blue 491BA 491N 491BE 491M
White & Black 401CA 491CB 491CE 491CA
White & Dark Blue 491GA 491S 491GE 491R
White & Red 491DA 491Q 491DE 491P
White & Saddle 491HA 491U 491HE 491T
Color Coupes built in St. Louis Coupes built A.O.Smith Convertible in St. Louis Convertible in A.O.Smith
Black 898S 898A 898A 898A
Red 498EA 898M 898EA 898L
Blue 898JA 898B 898JA 898N
Saddle 898CA 898H 898CA 898G
Silver & Black 899AA 899AE 899AE 899AA
Silver & Dark Blue 899BA 899N 899BE 899M
White & Black 899CA 899CB 899CE 899CA
White & Dark Blue 899GA 899S 899GE 899R
White & Red 899DA 899Q 899DE 899P
White & Saddle 899HB 899U 899HE 899T

IDENTIFICATION

Series No. Body/Style No. Body Type Factory Price Shipping Weight Production Total
0800 37
1964 Corvette 2-dr. Fastback Coupe 2 passenger

1964 Corvette 2-dr. Fastback Coupe 2 passenger

$4252 2945 lb 8,304
0800 67
1964 Corvette 2-dr. Convertible 2 passenger

1964 Corvette 2-dr. Convertible 2 passenger

$4037 2960 lb 13,925

ENGINE

Feature Standard Engine Optional Engine (RPO L75) Optional Engine (RPO L76) Optional Engine (RPO L84)
TypeV-8, Overhead valve
BlockCast iron block
Displacement327 cid
Bore & Stroke4.00 x 3.25
Compression ratio10.50:111.0:1
Brake horsepower 250 @ 4400 rpm 300 @ 5000 rpm 365 @ 6200 rpm 375 @ 6200 rpm
Torque 350 lb-ft @ 2800 rpm 360 lb-ft @ 3200 rpm 350 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm 350 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
Main bearingfive
Valve liftershydraulicMechanical valve lifters & High-lift camshaft
Carburetor Carter four-barrel Type WCFB Model 3501S Carter aluminum Type AFB four-barrel Holley four-barrel Model 4150 Ram-Jet Fuel Injection

TRANSMISSION

Standard Manual Transmission Optional Manual Transmission Automatic Transmission
Close-ratio three-speed manual all-synchromesh transmission with floor-mounted gear shifter Close-ratio four-speed manual all-synchromesh transmission with floor-mounted gear shifter Two-speed Powerglide transmission (optional)

CHASSIS

Feature Convertible Coupe
Wheelbase 98 inches (2.489 m) 98 inches (2.489 m)
Overall length 175.2 inches (4.450 m) 175.3 inches (4.453 m)
Overall width 69.6 inches (1.768 m) 69.6 inches (1.768 m)
Overall height   49.8 inches (1.265 m)
Front tread 56.8 inches (1.443 m) 56.8 inches (1.443 m)
Rear tread 57.6 inches (1.463 m) 57.6 inches (1.463 m)
FrameFull-length ladder type with five cross members and separate body
Ground Clearance 5 inches (12.7 cm) 5 inches (12.7 cm)
Front suspensionIndependent; upper and lower A-arms; unequal-length wishbones; coil springs; anti-roll bar; tubular shocks
Rear suspensionIndependent with fixed differential; nine leaf springs; lateral struts and universally-jointed axle shafts; radius arms and direct-acting shock absorbers
SteeringSaginaw recirculating ball, 17:1 ratio, 3.4 turns to lock
Rear axle typeHypoid semi-floating
BrakesHydraulic, duo-servo, self-adjusting with sintered iron linings and cast iron drums
Front Drum diameter11x2.75 inches
Rear Drum diameter11x2.0 inches
Total swept area134 square inches
Wheels15" 5-lug steel disc
Standard rear axle ratio3.70:1

OPTIONS

RPO 898 Genuine leather seat trim $80
RPO 941 Sebring Silver exterior paint $80.70
RPO A01 Soft-Ray tinted glass, all windows $16.15
RPO A02 Soft-Ray tinted glass windshield $10
RPO 431 Electric power windows $50.20
RPO C07 Auxiliary hardtop for convertible $236.75
RPO C48 Heater and defroster deletion $100 credit
RPO C60 Air conditioning $421.80
RPO G81 Positraction rear axle, all ratios $43.05
RPO G91 Special 3.08:1 "highway" ratio rear axle $2.20
RPO J50 Power brakes $43.05
RPO J65 Sintered metallic brakes $37.70
RPO L75 327-cid 300-hp V-8 $53.80
RPO L76 327-cid 340-hp V-8 $107.60
RPO L84 327-cid 370-hp fuel-injected V-8 $430.40
RPO M20 Four-Speed manual transmission $188.30
RPO M35 Powerglide automatic transmission $199.10
RPO N03 36-gallon fuel tank for coupe only $202.30
RPO N11 Off-road exhaust system $37.70
RPO N40 Power steering $75.35
RPO P48 Special cast aluminum knock-off wheels $322.80
RPO P91 Nylon tires, 6.70 x 15 black sidewall $15.70
RPO P92 Rayon tires, 6.70 x 15 white sidewall $31.55
RPO T86 Back-up lamps $10.80
RPO U69 AM-FM radio $174.35

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