Saving the Sting Ray


We’re talking about the Original Sting Ray, Bill Mitchell’s personal car that he drove for years around the Detroit area. This original Sting Ray started out as racer and ended up as a GM concept car at the 1961 Chicago Auto Salon. Nearly every important engine – from the 283 to the 427 has powered her, but years of inactivity have taken a toll. Corvette Magazine goes inside the restoration of one of GM’s most important post-WWII designs and talks with the people who have returned the original Sting Ray to her former glory.