It’s often said that drivers feel like movie stars when they’re in their Corvettes.
Here’s a case, however, where the Corvette itself was actually a movie star.
This 1964 Corvette coupe was featured prominently in the popular 2019 movie Ford v Ferrari, first in blue with Washburn Chevrolet/Bob Bondurant livery for the Willow Springs scenes, then repainted in red with a Roger Penske Chevrolet livery for the 24 Hours of Daytona scenes.
The Sting Ray was eventually sold by the studio after filming wrapped up, and the current owner now is offering the car in its red livery on BringATrailer.com, where the current bid has reached $13,333 with six days left.
During filming, the engine failed (no word on whether it was the original or not) and the studio had to replace it with a 350 V8 that remains hooked to a four-speed manual transmission. They also added a 12-gallon fuel cell and replaced the front disc brakes, rear drums, and master cylinder prior to filming.
Since purchasing the car, the current owner has continued to make other changes – including a Holley four-barrel carburetor, an HEI distributor, Koni shocks, front coil springs, Doug’s Headers side pipes in white, and a 14-inch steering wheel. Also included is a 15-inch woodgrain steering wheel, along with the removed front and rear bumpers.
The seller notes that the interior includes four-point Simpson racing belts and shoulder harnesses and there is a tear in the driver’s seat upholstery. One neat feature is that the glovebox has been signed by the designer of the C2 Corvette, Peter Brock.
While you can see the car now in a video that shows a cold start, actual driving, and walk-around, perhaps this historic Sting Ray can best be enjoyed another way – starring on the big screen during Ford v Ferrari.
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