The 1964 Corvettes are sometimes ignored by enthusiasts who favor the uniqueness of the split window 1963 or the enhanced performance of the 1965 with four-wheel disc brakes and the like.
But there’s something to be said for the second-year edition of the C2, which, of course, was the first model to delete the now-iconic split in the back window and the fake stainless steel grilles on the hood – though the indentions remain to offer a cleaner, sportier look, at least in some people’s opinions.
This 1964 currently for sale on Hemmings for $35,000 is said to have sat ignored for 30 years by the owner, but there are enough original parts still in place to make this a good candidate for either a daily driver as is, a complete restoration back to factory condition, or maybe even a wild and crazy restomod.
Located in Napierville, Illinois, the coupe comes with the numbers matching 327/300 horsepower engine and 4-speed transmission – along with non-original breather and finned aluminum valve covers.
While this engine was a step above the standard 250 horsepower 327, it was a rung below its higher horsepower brothers, the 365 horsepower carbureted L76 and 375 horsepower fuel injected L84.
Originally sporting a red exterior over a black interior, the car was repainted at some point to a shade of blue and retains the front bumpers that were sometimes removed back in the day for a more custom look.
Interestingly, it’s one of those rare cars that came with the factory radio delete option, with the original owner apparently preferring to listen to the beautiful sounds of his powerful exhaust over those of, say, the then-fledgling Beatles on the radio.
While admitting that the car needs a full restoration, the seller notes that it remains “in very good condition under the 30 years of dust” and “rolls just fine.”
As one of just 8,304 coupes produced in 1964, this car deserves to be refurbished in some form or fashion. So what would you do with this classic C2 begging to hit the road once more?