If this ’64 Corvette convertible looks familiar, you may have seen it on this site on our regular feature, “Midyear Monday.” It also appeared in Eastern Hotrodder magazine last year.
Now this vintage racer is up for sale on Facebook Marketplace in Tavares, Fla., at the asking price of $38,000.
Whether this car makes sense for you might depend on how you plan to use it.
If you want a fully restored body-off restoration that you can drive to cruise-ins, then you might be better off putting another $25,000 or so toward a car that doesn’t need any work.
On the other hand, if you like the racing look of this ’64 and would enjoy drag racing, this one might be right for you, especially since much of the heavy lifting has apparently already been done. The seller has replaced the drivetrain with a 350 GM pickup crate motor hooked to a rebuilt New Process NP 440 four-speed manual transmission and says the car “cruises all day on 87 octane regular gas.” It even has vintage air.
In case you would prefer to go back to the original 327/300 hp engine and transmission that left the St. Louis factory with the car, the seller still has it, along with the original seats, radio, and headlight motors.
“This was a garage find that had been off the road for 15 years, and it took me another four years to get it on the road,” the seller tells barnfinds.com. “I didn’t do anything to this car that would keep it from being returned to stock. I only raced it at nostalgia drag races at Corvette shows that had track days.”
Interestingly, the seller made the cross member removable to make it easier to work on the clutch and transmission. He also crafted a 2.5-inch exhaust with crankcase scavenging and electric cutouts and five-inch stainless steel mufflers.
We like the look of this car as it sits, and if you could live with it that way, it might be an affordable way to get into a fun C2. What do you think?
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