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

1964 Chevrolet Corvette C21964 Chevrolet Corvette C21964 Chevrolet Corvette C21964 Chevrolet Corvette C21964 Chevrolet Corvette C2
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

2019 22
2018 40
2017 51
2016 57
2015 53
2014 54
2013 40
2012 44
2011 44
2010 39

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2019$78,868$275,00022
2018$60,236$231,00040
2017$66,820$330,00051
2016$54,280$150,00057
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

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1964 sales)
1964 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 40867S119742
Sold for $57,200
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Las Vegas
 
1964 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/300 CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 40867S101164
Sold for $71,500
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Las Vegas
 
1964 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM COUPE
Chassis#: 40837S111087
Sold for $203,500
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Las Vegas
 
1964 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM COUPE
Chassis#: 40837S108665
Sold for $154,000
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Las Vegas
 
1964 CHEVROLET CORVETTE COUPE
Chassis#: 40837S105901
Sold for $50,850
  2019 Worldwide Auctioneers : The Auburn Auction
 
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
Sold for $55,000
  2019 Mecum : Harrisburg
 
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Convertible
Chassis#: 40867S120172
Sold for $48,400
  2019 Auburn Spring : RM Auctions
 
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
Sold for $43,450
  2019 Mecum : Indianpolis
 
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for $49,500
  2019 Mecum : Indianpolis
 
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for $75,900
  2019 Mecum : Indianpolis
 
1964 Chevrolet Corvette
Sold for $37,000
  2019 Spring Carlisle Auction
 
1964 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/300 CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 40867S101123
Sold for $78,100
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Palm Beach
 
1964 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 40867S111747
Sold for $88,000
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Palm Beach
 
1964 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM COUPE
Chassis#: 40837S119874
Sold for $275,000
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Palm Beach
 
1964 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/300 CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 40867S114153
Sold for $44,000
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1964 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/365
Chassis#: 40837S114756
Sold for $66,000
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1964 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM COUPE
Chassis#: M864580STC
Sold for $121,000
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for $45,100
  2019 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for $37,400
  2019 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for $44,000
  2019 Mecum : Kissimmee
 

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 Convertible 2019 Mecum : Dallas$65,000  
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible40867S1099052019 Mecum : Monterey$85,000$90,000$120,000
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 2019 Mecum : Harrisburg$140,000  
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2019 Mecum : Harrisburg$45,000  
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Resto Mod 2019 Mecum : Harrisburg$200,000  
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Big Tank Fuelie40837S1079992019 Bonhams : Greenwich Concours $300,000$400,000
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 2019 Mecum : Indianpolis$105,000$100,000$125,000
1964 Chevrolet Corvette 2019 Mecum : Indianpolis   
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 2019 Mecum : Indianpolis$45,000  
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 2019 Mecum : Indianpolis$95,000$130,000$160,000
1964 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 2019 Leake OKC 2019$42,000  
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$80,000$100,000$125,000
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Coupe 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$40,000  
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Resto Mod 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$125,000$180,000$200,000
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$40,000  
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2018 Mecum : Kansas City$55,000  
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  

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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: 30837S105850
Engine Num: F1120RF 3105850
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 C21966 Fastback Coupe
Chassis Num: 194676S111114
Engine Num: T0106P 6111114
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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