Corvette Sting Ray
Documented Frame Off Restored Corvette Sting Ray Roadster 327 V8 4 Speed
- Original 327 cubic inch V8
- Correct Muncie 4-speed manual transmission
- Correct posi-traction rear axle
- Correct power steering
- Correct 4-wheel power disc brakes
- Correct and authentic 15-inch bolt-on wheels
- Correct Goodwood Green paint
- Correct White top
- Correct Green interior
- Fully documented
You can ask pretty much any Corvette guy what the paramount vintage Vette is and he'll probably say “C2”. When you counter with words like “327” and “Muncie”, the phrases “ultimate” and “blue chip” become a natural settling point. And investors clearly agree, since prices on mid-year Chevys remain solid year after year despite the state of the economy. A splendid candidate for any serious gearhead, this mid-year Vette is a numbers-matching piece that, thanks to a meticulous restoration, wears correct Goodwood Green paint, a correct Green interior and better-than-factory aesthetics. And when all that classic Americana is wrapped in a curvaceous, drop-top body, “blue chip” starts to really take shape. So, what are you waiting for? Give your friends at RK Motors Charlotte a call and experience this “ultimate” Corvette!
Thanks to original tank and window stickers, both included with our sale, we can provide invaluable confirmation of this 'no expenses spared' sports car's accurate restoration.
* 19467 Corvette convertible
* 02983AA Goodwood Green paint
* 02430AB Green vinyl trim
* 8STDEN Standard engine
* 02M20AA 4-speed transmission
* 02QB1AA 7.75x15 red stripe tires
* 02C05BA White convertible top
* 02U69AA Pushbutton AM/FM radio
* 02A01BA Tinted glass
* 02A85AA Shoulder harnesses
* 02J50AA Vacuum power brakes
* 02N40AA Power steering
* 02N89AA Aluminum bolt-on wheels
* MODEL: 19467 Corvette Convertible
* FINAL ASSEMBLY: St. Louis, Missouri
* SHIPPED TO: Bud Kolts Chevrolet in Lansing, Michigan
* 2983AA Goodwood Green paint ($00)
* 2430AB Green vinyl interior ($00)
* 2M20AA 4-speed transmission ($184.35)
* 2A01BA Tinted glass ($15.80)
* 2A85AA Shoulder harnesses ($26.35)
* 2J50AA Vacuum power brakes ($42.15)
* 2N40AA Power steering ($94.80)
* 2N89AA Aluminum bolt-on wheels ($263.30)
* 2C05BA White convertible top ($00)
* 2QB1AA 7.75x15 red stripe tires ($31.35)
* 2U69AA Pushbutton AM/FM radio ($172.75)
* 2G81CA Posi-traction axle that's fitted with 3.36 gears ($42.15)
BASE PRICE: $4,084
TOTAL OPTIONS: $873
DESTINATION CHARGE: $17.50
MANUFACTURER'S SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $4,981.75
Many Corvette enthusiasts regard the C2 as Chevrolet's purest Corvette design. And that's very easy to understand given this classic's small dimensions, purpose-built form and athletic demeanor. Of course, those qualities are best viewed through a beautiful restoration and, fortunately, the guys who reworked this Sting Ray did a fantastic job. Since the previous owner's goal was to have a classic that's both striking and functional, he made sure the car's no-hit body was clean, laser-straight and much nicer than any factory-correct original. Once that high level of fit and finish was attained, a buttery layer of correct Goodwood Green basecoat was sealed in glossy clear. And the rest, as they say, is six-figure, show-stopping history!
Thanks to a renewed dedication to motorsports, and heavy influence from the original Mako Shark concept car, the second generation Corvette sports a very athletic appearance. At the front of this convertible, a low-slung clip tucks a stainless-trimmed grille behind thin 'razor blade' bumpers and bright, bullet-style parking lamps. Above that grille, hidden headlights highlight a familiar cross-flag emblem while a standard small block hood adds a touch of class. Behind those lights, a clean profile hangs traditional door handles between beefy rocker guards and a stylish bowtie mirror. At the top of that profile, tinted glass rides under stainless frames, polished wipers and a correct White top. And the car's sloped decklid centers a cross-flag-branded fuel cap above a bright Sting Ray emblem, round taillights, two more 'razor blade' bumpers and traditional stainless exhaust tips.
Tilt this Corvette's fiberglass hood and you'll find an original, 327 cubic inch V8 which hangs a familiar 3892657 casting number behind a correct “HE” suffix stamp and matching partial VIN. Introduced as a formidable companion for street prowling Sting Rays, this high performance small block twists stout 10 to 1 compression into 300 horsepower. At the top of the spry mill, a polished air cleaner funnels wind into a correct Holley carburetor that's threaded onto fresh stainless fuel lines. Below that juice box, a Chevy Orange intake perfectly complements stamped Corvette valve covers. At the back of that intake, chrome-cased ignition shoots spark past correct exhaust manifolds via chrome-sleeved wires. And at the front of those manifolds, a Harrison-branded radiator circulates water through pliable GM hoses and authentic tower clamps. Whoever performed the restoration on this Corvette did an excellent job of creating an attractive, reliable engine bay that's every bit as detailed as the rest of the car. Bright paint covers the block from its clean oil pan all the way to its black oil filler and, as always, looks great against GM's satin bay. As expected, correct textures and decals are present and accounted for. And details like a rebuilt alternator, a rebuilt master cylinder and big Delco battery ensure this Chevy runs every bit as good as it looks.
Flip this Vette upside down and you'll find a solid, no-hit chassis that's in good shape, and today, looks much nicer than when it rolled off the showroom floor. A rugged Muncie 4-speed makes good use of a correct posi-traction axle. At the ends of the car, a fully sorted double A-arm front and independent rear suspension is completely detailed down to its fresh shocks, correct springs and optional power steering. Above that rebuilt suspension, solid floor tubs, which look factory fresh in every way, ride on a straight, Satin Black frame. At the corners of those floors, standard, power-assisted discs mix good handling characteristics with quick and solid stops. At the edges of those brakes, torque flows through correct and equally authentic bolt-ons, which lap 205/75R15 BF Goodrich Silvertown redlines around red-detailed center caps. And everything, from this Corvette's stainless brake lines to its aluminized exhaust system, is fully sorted and ready to roll!
Open this Chevy's tossable doors and you'll find a correct Green interior that's comprised of a nice assimilation of clean and weather-free components. Seating comes courtesy of firm vinyl thrones that are anchored between rare and equally correct shoulder belts. From the driver's perch, stock gauges bleed onto their bordering panels in a march toward an aluminum-trimmed glove box, correct Delco pushbutton radio and small chrome shifter. Below that shifter, like-new carpet is protected by prerequisite mats and predictable chrome sills. Above those mats, stainless-trimmed door panels hang traditional armrests between small handles, crank windows and stylish chrome accents. In front of the driver, a satin-spoked steering wheel spins around a brilliant cross-flag emblem. And behind the passengers, a fully carpeted storage compartment boasts just enough room for trophies and a display board.
A well-restored classic usually comes with a well-documented history. Here's a list of everything that's included with this awesome Vette's sale.
* An original tank sticker
* An original shipping delivery receipt
* An original window sticker
* A vintage owner's manual
* Vintage factory paperwork
* Restoration photos
* Restoration and maintenance receipts
* A 2013 appraisal
This stunning Sting Ray has an awful lot going for it. A coveted 327… A desirable Muncie 4-speed... A clean, accurate restoration… Not to mention, one look at price books, a market analysis or your favorite classifieds will reveal that, in general, C2 prices have been virtually immune to dips and recessions. Simply put: Corvettes are great cars to own, and this wonderfully restored roadster is an investment grade classic that'll serve you well both on the road and at the show!
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