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1964 Chevrolet Corvette C2 Fastback Coupe / 40837S101311 Vehicle 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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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 an 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 a 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 :
USD $700,000-USD $1,000,000 
Lot was not sold

1964 Chevrolet Corvette C2 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1964 sales)
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for USD$56,100
  2021 Mecum : Tulsa
 
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for USD$60,500
  2021 Mecum : Tulsa
 
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for USD$115,500
  2021 Mecum : Indy 2021
 
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
Sold for USD$75,900
  2021 Mecum : Indy 2021
 
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for USD$55,000
  2021 Mecum : Indy 2021
 
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for USD$122,100
  2021 Mecum : Indy 2021
 
1964 CHEVROLET CORVETTE STINGRAY
Sold for USD$48,000
  2021 Carlisle Auctions : Spring
 
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for USD$77,000
  2021 Mecum : Houston 2021
 
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for USD$51,700
  2021 Mecum : Houston 2021
 
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for USD$49,500
  2021 Mecum : Houston 2021
 
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for USD$121,000
  2021 Mecum : Houston 2021
 
1964 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 40867S111747
Sold for USD$88,000
  2021 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Convertible
Chassis#: 40867S121019
Sold for USD$75,900
  2021 RM Sothebys : Open Roads February
 
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster
Sold for USD$60,000
  2021 GAA : February 2021
 
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Chassis#: 40867S121045
Sold for USD$88,000
  2021 Mecum : Rick Treworgys Muscle Car City 2021
 
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Chassis#: 40867S122163
Sold for USD$123,750
  2021 Mecum : Rick Treworgys Muscle Car City 2021
 
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Resto Mod
Sold for USD$104,500
  2021 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
Sold for USD$63,800
  2021 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Resto Mod
Sold for USD$73,700
  2021 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Sold for USD$51,700
  2021 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 2021 Mecum : Tulsa$120,000  
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2021 Mecum : Indy 2021$150,000$225,000$275,000
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2021 Mecum : Indy 2021$50,000  
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 2021 Mecum : Glendale$50,000  
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2021 Mecum : Kissimmee$175,000$200,000$250,000
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Resto Mod Coupe 2020 Mecum : Houston$60,000  
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2020 Mecum : Kansas City$42,000  
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2020 Mecum : Kansas City$50,000  
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 2020 Mecum : Las Vegas$100,000  
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 2020 Mecum : Indy Fall Special$50,000  
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 2020 Mecum : Indy Fall Special$77,500  
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 2020 Mecum : Indy Fall Special$65,000  
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2020 Mecum : Dallas$55,000  
1964 Chevrolet Corvette 2020 Fall Carlisle Auction   
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 2020 Mecum : Kissimmee Summer Special   
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2020 Mecum : Kissimmee Summer Special$50,000  
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Coupe40837S1003152020 RM Sothebys : Open Roads, North America $135,000$165,000
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Fuel-Injected Convertible40867S1158082020 RM Sothebys : Open Roads, North America $100,000$125,000
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2020 Mecum : Indy$50,000  
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 2020 Mecum : Glendale$70,000  
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2020 Mecum : Glendale$57,500  
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 2020 Mecum : Glendale$60,000  
1964 CHEVROLET CORVETTE fi COUPE 2020 McCormick's Auction # 68$67,500  
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 2020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee$70,000  
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee   
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee$40,000  
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2019 Mecum : Kansas City$40,000  
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2019 Mecum : Kansas City$50,000  
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Fuelie Coupe 2019 Mecum : Kansas City$62,000  
1964 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 2019 McCormick's # 67$41,000  

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette
1963 Fastback Coupe
Chassis Num: 30837S105122
Engine Num: 3105122-F1207RF

Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette
1963 Fastback Coupe
Chassis Num: 30837S105479
Engine Num: 3105479 F11126RF
Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette
1963 Fastback Coupe
Chassis Num: 30837S105850
Engine Num: F1120RF 3105850

Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette
1963 Fastback Coupe
Chassis Num: 30837S105895
Engine Num: 3105895 I2I9RD

Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette Z06
1963 Fastback Coupe
Chassis Num: 30837S118180
Engine Num: F0611RF

Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette
1963 Fastback Coupe
Chassis Num: 30867S121099
Engine Num: 3121099 F0708RF

Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C2
1964 Fastback Coupe
Chassis Num: 40867S103012
Engine Num: 4103012 F0927RE

Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C2
1965 Fastback Coupe
Chassis Num: 194375 S116394
Engine Num: T0326IF S116394

Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C2
1965 Fastback Coupe
Chassis Num: 194375S116511
Engine Num: F0420HG S116511

Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C2
1966 Fastback Coupe
Chassis Num: 194676S111114
Engine Num: T0106P 6111114

Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C2
1967 Fastback Coupe
Chassis Num: 194377S118016
Engine Num: TO425 JE 7118016

Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C2
1967 Convertible
Chassis Num: 194677S 105574
Engine Num: T0425 JE 7105574
Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C2
1967 Convertible
Chassis Num: 194677S102584
Engine Num: T08I7IL 7102584

Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C2
1967 Convertible
Chassis Num: 194677S116955
Engine Num: T0205JE116955

Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C2
1967 Convertible
Chassis Num: 194677S120664
Engine Num: T0424JE 7120664

Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C2
1967 Convertible
Chassis Num: 194677S122767
Engine Num: T06I3JE7122767

1964 Chevrolet Corvette C2

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