1964 Chevrolet Corvette C2 Fastback Coupe / 40837S101311 Chassis Information

1964 Chevrolet Corvette C2 photograph

1964 Chevrolet Corvette C2 photograph

1964 Chevrolet Corvette C2 photograph

1964 Chevrolet Corvette C2 photograph

1964 Chevrolet Corvette C2 photograph

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Fastback Coupe
Chassis #: 40837S101311
Throughout the years, the Corvette has gone beyond the standard production line to become various one-off studio creations and show cars. For the 1964 year, General Motors had at least five unique Corvettes built for executives and family members. Retired styling chief Harley Earl got a Sting Ray Convertible; his wife, Sue, had a custom Coral Pink Coupe; and Semon 'Bunkie' Knudsen, general manager of Chevrolet since 1961, had this particular example. This Sting Ray GM Styling Coupe 'GPV-57' is chassis number 40837S101311. It is an early-production 1964 model that was ordered in the fall of 1963. It was recorded as GPV-57, a number borne on a Chevrolet Engineering dashboard tag, indicating that it was a car that was company-owned and specially built by either the Styling or Engineering Departments.

This Corvette was given a hand-built front end, with a reconfigured hood that prototyped that of the 1965 Corvette, with deeper vents and unique bumpers relocated higher, leaving room for an oversized egg-crate grille. Under the hood was an L76 327 V8 delivering 365 horsepower from its high compression and four-barrel carburetor. The engine is mostly stock, with the addition of custom chrome trim. The engine was mated to a M20 four-speed transmission. The completed car was painted Du Pont FireFrost Blue, a 1964 Cadillac color. The FireFrost Blue color continued to the inside, being used for the interior paint and trim. This color was accented by custom high-back white leather bucket seats, a leather console, and dark blue cut pile carpeting (also sourced from Cadillac) with polished 'toeboards.' The dashboard is finished in blue-grained fiberglass with white coves, and unique door panels of white leather and stainless steel with four window switches were fitted. The steering wheel is a 1965-style unit, hand-built with a unique hub and teak trim.

The car has large side pipes in similar fashion to the 1969 Corvette's optional exhaust. The pipes were given blue-painted shields. The car rides on painted two-bar 'knock-off' wheels, equipped with Goodyear Blue Streak HP tires with a FireFrost Blue stripe outside the tires' narrow white stripe.

With so much work and man-hours in the car, there is speculation that it may have been intended as a Motorama show car, but no proof of this has emerged. Bunkie drove the car daily from his home in the suburbs to the Chevrolet offices for several months. It was eventually sold by the Engineering Department to an employee, Mr. Gailey, who sold it on in 1965. Over the next 22 years, two subsequent owners used it as everyday transportation.

In 1988, it was acquired by Dr. W. Vance Shappley from Germantown, Tennessee. He was able to recreate the badly damaged cast grille and side exhausts when restoring the car to its original condition. The car was then included in a special Bloomington Gold Motorama Gold Collection in 1993, and it remained in Dr. Shappley's personal collection until its sale in 2006.


By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2015

2015 RM Sotheby's : Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$700,000-$1,000,000 
Lot was not sold

2018 37
2017 51
2016 54
2015 53
2014 54
2013 40
2012 44
2011 44
2010 39
2009 40

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2018$61,309$231,00037
2017$66,820$330,00051
2016$55,296$150,00054
2015$65,749$415,00053
2014$55,502$350,00054
2013$52,375$120,00040
2012$49,041$101,75044
2011$49,876$132,50044
2010$55,499$280,00039
2009$42,956$100,00040

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1964 sales)
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for $39,600
  2018 Mecum : 2018 Chicago
 
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for $55,000
  2018 Mecum : 2018 Chicago
 
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
Sold for $50,600
  2018 Collector Car - Toronto Fall Classic
 
1964 Chevrolet Corvette
Sold for $39,500
  2018 Carlisle Auction : Fall Carlisle
 
1964 Chevrolet Corvette
Sold for $26,500
  2018 Carlisle Auction : Fall Carlisle
 
1964 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/300
Chassis#: 40837S119283
Sold for $57,200
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Las Vegas
 
1964 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/300 CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 40867S111318
Sold for $47,300
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Las Vegas
 
1964 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/365
Chassis#: 40837S114756
Sold for $49,500
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Las Vegas
 
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Custom
Sold for $3,575
  2018 Mecum : Hershey
 
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
Sold for $55,000
  2018 Mecum : Portland
 
1964 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 40867S110822
Sold for $49,500
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Northeast
 
1964 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/375 CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 40867S106822
Sold for $62,700
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Northeast
 
1964 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM COUPE
Chassis#: 40837S120237
Sold for $63,800
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Northeast
 
1964 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 40867S111747
Sold for $55,000
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Northeast
 
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for $42,900
  2018 Mecum : Indianapolis
 
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
Sold for $36,300
  2018 Mecum : Indianapolis
 
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for $56,100
  2018 Mecum : Indianapolis
 
1964 Chevrolet Corvette N03
Sold for $231,000
  2018 Mecum : Indianapolis
 
1964 Chevrolet Corvette 327/365 'Big Tank' Coupe
Chassis#: 40837S113944
Sold for $71,500
  2018 Worldwide Auctioneers : The Texas Classic Auction
 
1964 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/375 FUELIE CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 40867S111918
Sold for $84,700
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Palm Beach
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1964 Chevrolet Corvette C2's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 2018 Mecum : 2018 Chicago$37,000  
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2018 Collector Car Toronto Fall Classic  $58,000
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Competition Coup√©40837S1122432018 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival $95,000$115,000
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Fuel-Injected Convertible40867S1193072018 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall   
1964 Chevrolet Corvette40867S1088972018 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall   
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Convertible40867S1006602018 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall   
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2018 Russo & Steele : Monterey   
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2018 Mecum : Portland$50,000  
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 2018 Collector Car Toronto Spring$50,000  
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2018 Mecum : Indianapolis$35,000  
1964 Chevrolet Corvette 2018 Carlisle Auction : Spring   
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Fuel-Injected Coupe40837S1053112018 RM Sothebys : Fort Lauderdale $80,000$100,000
1964 Chevrolet Corvette 2018 GAA : Spring Sale$42,500  
1964 Chevrolet Corvette 2018 GAA : Spring Sale$49,000  
1964 Chevrolet Corvette 2018 Carlisle : Lakeland Winter Auction   
1964 Chevrolet Corvette C2 Stingray40837s1019782018 Silverstone Race Retro Classic Car   
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe40837S1173352018 Mecum : Los Angeles$47,000  
1964 Chevrolet Corvette 327/365 Roadster 2018 Russo & Steele : Scottsdale   
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Resto Mod 2018 Mecum : Kissimmee$130,000  
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Resto Mod 2018 Mecum : Kissimmee$100,000  
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2018 Mecum : Kissimmee$46,000  
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Resto Mod 2018 Mecum : Kissimmee$175,000  
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 2018 Mecum : Kissimmee$92,000  
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Fuelie Coupe 2018 Mecum : Kissimmee$75,000  
1964 Chevrolet Corvette 2017 Leake Auction : Dallas Fall$52,500  
1964 Chevrolet Corvette 2017 GAA : November$27,500  
1964 Chevrolet Corvette 2017 GAA : November$28,000  
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 2017 Mecum : Louisville$42,000  
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2017 Mecum : Louisville$40,000  
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2017 Mecum : Louisville$35,000  

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette1963 Fastback Coupe
Chassis Num: 30837S105122
Engine Num: 3105122-F1207RF
Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette1963 Fastback Coupe
Chassis Num: 30837S105479
Engine Num: 3105479 F11126RF
Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette1963 Fastback Coupe
Chassis Num: 30837S105895
Engine Num: 3105895 I2I9RD
Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette1963 Fastback Coupe
Chassis Num: 30867S121099
Engine Num: 3121099 F0708RF
Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C21965 Fastback Coupe
Chassis Num: 194375 S116394
Engine Num: T0326IF S116394
Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C21965 Fastback Coupe
Chassis Num: 194375S116511
Engine Num: F0420HG S116511
Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C21967 Fastback Coupe
Chassis Num: 194377S118016
Engine Num: TO425 JE 7118016
Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C21967 Convertible
Chassis Num: 194677S 105574
Engine Num: T0425 JE 7105574
Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C21967 Convertible
Chassis Num: 194677S102584
Engine Num: T08I7IL 7102584
Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C21967 Convertible
Chassis Num: 194677S116955
Engine Num: T0205JE116955
Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C21967 Convertible
Chassis Num: 194677S120664
Engine Num: T0424JE 7120664
Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C21967 Convertible
Chassis Num: 194677S122767
Engine Num: T06I3JE7122767


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