Corvette Sting Ray
Corvette Sting Ray Roadster Pro Touring EFI LS2 V8 TKO500 5 Speed A/C PS
- 6.0L LS2 V8
- Tremec TKO500 5-speed manual transmission
- Independent rear with 3.07 gears
- Power steering
- 4-wheel power Wilwood disc brakes
- Air conditioning
- Red leather interior
With restored Corvette roadsters being six-figure collectables in factory-correct condition, it takes quite a bit of nerve to pull the gloves off and 'frankenstein' a killer pro-tourer. But, as you'll see, the results are definitely worth the $150K it required to finish this amazing car, as few C2s possess its combination of sheer performance and classic style. Ready for a first class build that combines everything great about the storied Sting Ray with technology that's more akin to a modern Z51? Here it is!
Logging only sunny summer miles on its complete, ground up reboot, this mean Chevy drop-top is a super clean cruiser that puts the p, r and o in “trophy”. During its professional restoration, the car's solid, fiberglass body was thoroughly massaged to correct most of the typical waves and ripples that came standard from GM's St. Louis manufacturing facility. And finally, everything was layered in smooth Silver and Black paint scheme, sealed in a glossy clearcoat shell and buffed to a fantastic, wet-look shine.
Chevrolet's second generation Corvette debuted a much more assertive demeanor thanks to GM's renewed dedication to motorsports. That newfound aggression is especially prevalent in this roadster's edgy detailing. The car opens with a low-slung, stainless-trimmed grille that's tucked behind thin 'razor blade' bumpers and bright, bullet-style parking lamps. Above that grille, hidden headlights highlight a brilliant cross-flag emblem while a classic Stinger hood looks downright evil. Behind those headlights, a GT profile hangs '67-exclusive heat extractors in front of chrome door handles, stylish bowtie mirrors, and chambered and polished side pipes. Above those gills, well-maintained stainless frames like-new glass between bright wipers and a black canvas roof. And the car's sloped decklid centers a cross-flag-branded fuel cap between a power antenna, two-tone taillights and two more 'razor blade' bumpers.
The base model Vette has always been a highly competent, ready-made package. In the mid-60s, the car's go-to mill was GM's 327 cubic inch L30 small block. In the mid-2000s, the car's go-to mill was GM's 6.0 liter LS2 V8. That said; it doesn't seem unnatural that this roadster's classic hood veils a lightweight LS2. GM's LS2 utilizes aluminum construction, high flow heads, a high flow intake, an aggressive cam and an upgraded injection system to mix hours of thrills with miles of impressive fuel economy. At 400 horsepower, the smooth revving engine is certainly no slouch in the performance department. And, as with the exterior of this Chevy, there are many well-planned upgrades that impress show goers and speed freaks alike. The engine's bland serpentine system has been exchanged for a sea of chrome brackets and polished pulleys. There's a Griffin aluminum radiator that's fitted with an efficient puller fan. And a chrome power steering reservoir combines with a chrome alternator, a chrome AC compressor and a polished Wilwood master cylinder to detail an otherwise purpose-built performer. As you would expect, the car's tidy engine bay is an excellent mixture of clean flat black and flashy chrome hardware. The fresh motor fires up instantly and runs perfectly. And the sound of the LS2 growling through those vintage side pipes will send chills right down your spine. Trust me, with this engine's sonorous note and neck-snapping acceleration, you'll want to bury the throttle every chance you get!
With that kind of power on tap, it should come as no surprise that the bottom of this Corvette features a host of noteworthy upgrades. Behind the raucous small block, a Tremec TKO500 5-speed spins power through a fresh driveshaft to a completely rebuilt independent rear end with 3.07 gears. That stout drivetrain rides on a beefy independent front suspension that's upfitted with square-tube control arms, and coil-over shocks . Stops are provided by the 4-wheel power Wilwood disc brakes. Power flows to the pavement through polished 17” 5-spoke chrome rims, which spin 245/45R17 Nankang Sport NS-1 tires. Aesthetically, this Chevy's Satin Black undercarriage is virtually spotless, with a black custom chassis and drivetrain components its only disturbance. And everything, from the car's beefy sway bars to its strengthened crossmember, is expertly finished, superbly detailed and ready for action.
Open this C2's tossable doors and you'll find the exterior's silver and black accented by a vibrant red interior that was completely restored during the car's extensive restoration. Seating comes courtesy of firm leather thrones that are anchored between new seatbelts, bright stainless trim and a small console that's centered on a chrome 5-speed shifter pattern. From the driver's perch, a traditional clock, Corvette's cross flag emblem, and controls for the AC, ride between what appear to be restored factory gauges and an aluminum-trimmed glove box. Below that dash, lights illuminate like-new carpet and fresh chrome sill plates. Above those sills, stainless-trimmed door panels hang small armrests, traditional chrome handles and stylish red accents in front of power-assisted windows. In front of the driver, a wood-trimmed steering wheel spins around a brilliant cross-flag emblem. In the console you will find a remote control that controls a single CD head unit (w/mp3 player hookups) and 6x9 speakers that have been installed in the rear.
This professionally restored Vette is the kind of car that runs hard and wins trophies. Everyone loves topless Sting Rays, but some are A LOT nicer than others. If you've been searching for an awesome C2 to enjoy for years to come, you're looking at your next classic! Seamlessly capturing the look of a historic Vette, but slamming it with modern internals, this '64 Corvette is ready to win awards on the local car show scene and guaranteed to turn heads as you pull it in your driveway. Don't miss out on your opportunity to own this wonderfully restored Vette.
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