Blade Silver
Red
LS3 6.2L V8
4 Speed Automatic
  • Has logged only 577 miles since benefitting from a professional, ground-up restoration
  • 6.2 liter Chevrolet Performance LS3 V8 / 430 horsepower
  • 4L65E 4-speed automatic transmission
  • Vintage Air conditioning
  • Al Knoch leather interior / Cruise Control / Modern audio
  • Powder-coated Corvette Corrections chassis / Fourth-generation Corvette suspension
  • Dana 36 posi-traction differential / 3.07 gears
  • Power rack-and-pinion steering
  • 4-wheel disc brakes
  • PPG Blade Silver paint / 18-inch sixth-generation Corvette Grand Sport-style wheels

In order to optimize your experience in the collector car hobby, you have to cover a few basics. First, there's power. The best thing about America's most storied sports car is the thrill of its legendary V8. Secondly, there's appeal. Nothing quite matches the pride of turning heads while rumbling down Main Street. And third: there's longevity. It's always best to wrap power and appeal in a quality restoration that'll provide years of reliable cruising. When it comes to hitting those essential tenets, this second-generation Corvette is an excellent proposition. It nails the power part of the equation with a 430 horsepower LS3 crate engine that was ordered directly from Chevrolet Performance. Appeal is certainly no problem, since it's a mid-year coupe that's decked in slick Blade Silver 2-stage. And longevity is virtually guaranteed, given the car's professional, ground-up restoration. Ready to score some killer Detroit muscle? Check out this sweet Chevy!

BODYWORK/TRIM

Sourced from the rolling hills of Virginia, this Sting Ray is roughly 500 miles out of a professional, ground-up restoration that was conducted by Mike Coletta of Classic Restoration LLC. That reboot planted solid fiberglass under wet-looking PPG Blade Silver 2-stage that was borrowed from the seventh-generation Corvette's playbook. And that pigment shines well against a full rendition of second-generation Corvette trim. At the front of the car, bullet-style marker lights, a brilliant bumper and a prominent red, white and black cross-flag emblem cage a stainless-trimmed grille. At the sides of that grille, traditional door handles and factory heat extractors float between stainless rocker guards a polished bowtie mirror. Opposite that mirror, Detroit Speed headlights and a small block hood lead the eye to a lightly tinted greenhouse. And behind that greenhouse, a chrome-trimmed fuel filler and clean “Sting Ray” script cap factory taillights, a chrome tag bracket, more brilliant bumpers and a custom roll pan that's fashioned around polished, quad-outlet exhaust tips.

ENGINE

Tilt the car's power-operated hood and you'll find 6.2 liters of Chevrolet Performance LS3 that twists respectable 10.7 to 1 compression into 430 horsepower and 425 lb./ft. of torque. At the top of that buff mill, a polished air tube funnels wind in to a proven GM throttle body, which feeds a lightweight GM intake. That air meets spark in rectangular-port L92-style heads, which ride under Corvette-branded fuel rail covers. A nodular crank, powdered connecting rods and hypereutectic pistons compress that volatile union. A high-lift hydraulic roller cam maximizes intake efficiency through better breathing. Speaking of breathing, the smooth small block funnels spent gases through shielded manifolds. There's a lightweight aluminum radiator that's slid in front of a big puller fan. Attractive Vintage Air Front Runner components spin a polished alternator opposite a polished AC compressor. And the car's glossy engine bay incorporates a smoothed firewall behind niceties like braided fluid lines and a polished master cylinder.

DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION

Bottom-side, a powder-coated Corvette Corrections chassis proves the perfect foundation for the car's inspired resurrection. Behind the LS3, a 4L65E 4-speed kicks a Dana 36 pumpkin, which twists a posi-traction differential around mild, 3.07 gears. That curve-carving chassis rides a fourth-generation Corvette suspension, which is turned by power rack-and-pinion steering. Solid stops are provided by four red calipers, which squeeze four vented discs. Spent gases traverse aluminized pipes to vibrate an X-shaped crossover and a large Magnaflow muffler. And torque meets the pavement via sixth-generation Grand Sport-style alloys, which spin 245/45ZR18 Michelin Pilot Sports in front of 255/45ZR18 Michelin Pilot Sports.

INTERIOR

Inside this Chevy you'll find vivid Roman Red leather that was supplied by Texas's Al Knoch Interiors. Tight buckets seats feel firm to the touch, showing virtually no signs of wear. In front of those seats, a 2-tone dash hangs Dakota Digital telemetry next to Bluetooth-capable audio and Vintage Air climate control. Under that dash, a small console centers a booted Lokar shifter in front of chrome buttons for factory power windows. And in front of the driver, a color-keyed steering wheel laps a polished, tilting column that's finished with modern Cruise Control.

OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION

* Build receipts
* Build photos

Combining a decidedly vintage driving experience with handsome looks, a clean restoration and breath-taking power, this top-notch Sting Ray represents 'muscle motoring' at its very finest! Call your friends at RK Motors Charlotte for all the details.

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SUMMARY

* Has logged only 577 miles since benefitting from a professional, ground-up restoration
* 6.2 liter Chevrolet Performance LS3 V8 / 430 horsepower
* 4L65E 4-speed automatic transmission
* Vintage Air conditioning
* Al Knoch leather interior / Cruise Control / Modern audio
* Powder-coated Corvette Corrections chassis / Fourth-generation Corvette suspension
* Dana 36 posi-traction differential / 3.07 gears
* Power rack-and-pinion steering
* 4-wheel disc brakes
* PPG Blade Silver paint / 18-inch sixth-generation Corvette Grand Sport-style wheels

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