Lot 121 - 1964 Chevrolet Corvette C2 Stingray
|Engine Number||EU Registered|
|Odometer reading||54,123 km|
|Estimate||£36,000 - £42,000|
|Result||Sold - £36,000|
The Corvette Stingray had grown to be America's most popular sports car since its debut in 1953 but it was time for a change for the 1963-1967 models. Even the most superlative design grows whiskers after a decade and Chevrolet chief, Bill Mitchell, and stylist, Larry Shinoda, faced a tough task; to improve a living legend. Not only did they succeed but their creation turned into a modern classic and they created the most collectible Corvette of them all, sending sales soaring to record levels. Seeds were planted by the Stingray Special racer and experimental XP-720 which displayed a smooth fastback profile and split back window. These and other styling details pivoting hidden headlights, doors cut into the roof, a swage line dip all wound up in the production Sting Ray. The four headlights aligned with the pointy front end when shut, rotating open when needed.
Imported from the USA, all appropriate taxes and duty have been paid and the relevant documents can be found in the history file. It has then undergone a process of renovation including full body, drive and braking system restoration. The interior is in good original condition sporting original upholstery. The chassis was also refreshed and weatherproofed. This striking red example has immense kerbside appeal and has been well prepared throughout.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.