Data File '64 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Coupe
Owned by Doyle Thomas, Longview, Texas
Original production '64 Sting Ray coupe body
Paint: OEM Ermine White acrylic lacquer, touched up in places
Production '64 Sting Ray, with original frame
Suspension: OEM '64 Sting Ray four-wheel independent suspension (Front) Coil springs with upper/lower A-arms, anti-sway bar and tubular Delco shock absorbers (Rear) Independent rear suspension with lateral struts, radius rods, transverse 9-leaf spring bundle and tubular Delco shock absorbers
Steering: OEM GM/Saginaw recirculating ball, non-power-assisted
Brakes: OEM GM drum-and-shoe brakes all around, with 11-inch drums and sintered iron linings, non-power-assisted
Wheels: OEM stamped steel, 15x5 1/2 inches, with 1964-only chrome full wheel covers
Tires: Original 6.70-15 BF Goodrich "Silvertown" whitewalls
At each corner is an original...
At each corner is an original 6.70-15 BFGoodrich "Silvertown" whitewall, wearing a '64-only spinner-style wheel cover.
Chevrolet overhead valve small-block V-8, cast-iron block (casting # 3782870)
327 cubic inches
OEM Chevrolet cast iron, casting # 3782461
OEM GM/Delco points-style ignition with Delco distributor (#1111024)
Carter AFB 3721S four-barrel carburetor (#3851761) atop original cast-iron intake manifold
OEM Chevrolet with hydraulic lifters
OEM Corvette dual exhaust system with cast-iron manifolds and steel pipes
300 @ 5,000 rpm (advertised)
360 ft-lb @ 3,200 rpm (advertised)
Original Muncie M-20 four-speed manual (RPO M20) with OEM stick, knob and spring-loaded reverse lockout
Rearend: Original '64 Sting Ray with fixed differential containing 3.70 rear gears and RPO G81 Positraction, plus U-jointed half shafts
Here's Doyle Thomas during...
Here's Doyle Thomas during one of the longer trips he takes with his Ermine White '64.
Modified production '64 Sting Ray
GM/Frigidaire air conditioning system, installed by original selling dealer 10 days after delivery to original owner.
OEM red vinyl
OEM red nylon loop-pile
OEM '64 Sting Ray (0-160 mph speedometer, 0-7,000-rpm tach with 5,300 rpm redline, plus ammeter, oil pressure, coolant temperature and fuel level gauges)
OEM RPO U69 GM/Delco AM/FM radio
OEM GM-Harrison heater-defroster
Dealer-installed GM/Frigidaire air-conditioning system, with controls on passenger side of dash, outlets in rear cargo area and evaporator mounted in rear of car (under rear cargo area)