AJ’s Car of the Day: 1964 Chevrolet C-2 Corvette Roadster

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1964 Chevrolet C-2 Corvette Roadster

Car: Chevrolet C-2 Corvette Roadster

Year: 1964

What makes it special: Chevrolet made some major changes to the C-2 Corvette for the 1964 model year: The Coupe lost it’s backbone rear window and the two simulated air intakes were removed from it’s hood, but the indentations from where they once were placed remained. The rocker-panel trim lost some ribs, wheel covers were less ornate, and its fuel filler/deck emblem gained concentric circle around the crossed-flags insignia. Also, the steering wheel was now in simulated walnut.

What made it famous: The C-2 for ’64 drivetrain was as the prior year, but the high-performance V8’s were improved. The solid-lifter unit was given a high-lift, long diration camshaft to produce 365hp, breathing through a big 4-barrel Holley carb instead of the Carter used in the base model. The Fuel-Injected V8 gained an additional 15hp, making it now 375hp. Muncie 4-speed manual transmissions replaced the former Borg-Warner T-10’s of the prior year.

Why I would want one: It’s a Corvette. And a convertible. Do the math.

Fun fact: The C-2 Corvette was produced from 1963 through the 1967 model years.

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