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Lot 168: Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

HISTORIC COLLECTORS MOTORCARS, Coys (29 June 2013)

The Corvette Stingray needs no introduction, it is without doubt a car which symbolised America in the 1960's and has always enjoyed a cult following. The Corvette Stingray has been described as one of the most desirable cars ever built, and has been applauded for its great style and engineering. The Corvette Stingray was first introduced in 1963 and was a show stopper from day one. There have only been a handful of cars which have been able to create real excitement amongst the car industry during the 1960's and the Stingray was undoubtedly one of them. The specification for the Corvette was a totally new venture, primarily because GM were working with a completely new chassis frame. The overall design of the body was also very striking and Stingrays up to 1963 had the classic split screen at the back, which was controversially taken out due to safety concerns. The Stingray was also designed to have a new independent rear suspension designed by Allard and Porsche driver, Zora Arkus-Duntov. It was an all American car, but the engineering was by a man who had won his class at Le Mans and had a clear idea what a sports car should really be like. As a result all the Corvettes up to 1984 were using the same layout - a true testament to the cars brilliant design. This manual 64' specification Corvette Stingray has been subject to a frame off $100,000 dollar restoration. Described to be in excellent condition throughout , it is finished in a stunning deep blue over dark blue. This car is not to be confused with the 'run of the mill' corvettes, but offers a collector a unique opportunity to acquire this stunning 1960's muscle car at a fraction of the restoration cost. Arguably the best we have seen and not to be missed. Offered with UK V5 restoration papers and a variety of bills, photographs and receipts for restoration work.

Lot Details
Auction HISTORIC COLLECTORS MOTORCARS
Coys, Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PX
TypeCar
Lot Number168
Estimate£45000-£55000
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
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Year1964
Condition rating0
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Chassis number4886785171743
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