By 1977, Corvette lovers were buying Sting Rays left and right for about half the price of a new Corvette. We bought this red '64 coupe (I.D. number 100,126) in 1972 in Seattle for $1,250, then sadly sold it in 1978 for $3,800. But we had a second '62 to drive. It was a proverbial clunk-bucket, but not for long.