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1964 Chevrolet Corvette
Choose between a convertible or hardtop Corvette

1964 Chevrolet Corvette

In 1964 the Corvette made its debut with several improvements including redesigned shock absorbers and changes to the front and rear springs, added more body insulation, along with revised transmission mounts and shift linkage, all adding up to a more quiet comfortable ride. On the performance side a higher horse power “fuelie “ was added to the engine lineup with 375 hp, along with four other 327 V8’s as an option producing 250, 300, 350, and 365 hp. The big style change for 1964 was the hardtop and the loss of its split rear-window design moving to a more conventional single-piece rear window.

 

 

1964 Chevrolet Corvette Production Numbers

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
Corvette
08 37 2 Dr Fastback Coupe $4,252 2,945 lbs 8,304
08 67 2 Dr Convertible $4,037 2,960 lbs 13,925

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase Overall Lenght Width Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
Corvette 98 in 175.3 in 69.6 in 56.8 in 57.6 in 6.70 x 15

VIN Numbers

Serial Numbers were stamped on a plate on the left front door hinge pillar (center pillar on Corvair). The Fisher Body number plate on the right-hand side of the cowl gives additional information such as the body style number, the production sequence number, the trim (upholstery) number code and the paint number code.
First Symbol - Year
2 = 1962 3 = 1963

4 = 1964

Second & Third Symbol - Series
01 = Chevy II (4-cyl) 14 = Impala SS (V-8)
02 = Chevy II 15 = Bel Air 1500 Series (6-cyl)
04 = Chevy II Nova 16 = Bel Air 1600 Series (V-8)
05 = Corvair 500 Series (6-cyl) 17 = Impala 1700 Series (6-cyl)
06 = Corvair 600 Monza Spyder (6-cyl) 18 = Impala 1800 Series (V-8)
07 = Corvair Deluxe 700 Series (6-cyl) 53 = Chevelle & Std. El Camino (6-cyl)
08 = Corvette 54 = Chevelle & Std. El Camino (V-8)
09 = Corvair Monza/Spyder 900 Series (6-cyl) 55 = Chevelle Malibu & Custom El Camino (6-cyl)
11 = Biscayne 1100 Series (6-cyl) 56 = Chevelle Malibu & Custom El Camino (V-8)
12 = Biscayne 1200 Series (V-8) 57 = Chevelle Malibu SS (6-cyl)
13 = Impala SS (6-cyl) 58 = Chevelle Malibu SS (V-8)
Fourth & Fifth Symbol - Body Style
11 = 2dr Sedan 41 = 2dr Sedan
15 = 2 dr Station Wagon (6P) 45 = 4dr Station Wagon (9P)
19 = 4dr Sedan 47 = 2dr Sport Coupe
27 = 2dr Sedan 49 = 4dr Sedan
35 = 4dr Station Wagon (6P) 67 = 2dr Convertible
37 = 2dr Hardtop or Sport Coupe 69 = 4dr Sedan
39 = 4dr Hardtop or Sport Sedan 70 = Sedan Delivery
Sixth Symbol - Assembly Plant
(A) Atlanta, Georgia (L) Los Angeles, California
(B) Baltimore, Maryland (N) Norwood, Ohio
(F) Flint, Michigan (O) Oakland, California
(G) Framingham, Massachusetts (S) St. Louis, Missouri
(J) Janesville, Wisconsin (T) Tarrytown, New York
(K) Kansas City, Missouri (W) Willow Run, Michigan
Last Six Symbols - Production Sequence
Started at 100001
 

1964 Chevrolet Corvette Options

Code Description Price
898 Genuine Leather Seats $80.70
A01 Soft-Ray Tinted Windows (all glass) $16.15
A02 Soft-Ray Tinted Windshield $10.80
A31 Power Windows $59.20
C07 Auxiliary Hardtop $236.75
C48 Heater & Defroster Deletion (credit) $100.00
C60 Air Conditioning $421.80
F40 Special Front & Rear Suspension $37.70
G80 Positraction Rear Axle $43.05
G91 Special Highway Axle 3.08:1 Ratio $2.20
J50 Power Brakes $43.05
J56* Special Sintered Metallic Brake Package $630.00
J65 Sintered Metallic Brakes $37.70
K66 Transistor Ingnition System $65.35
L75 327-cid/300-hp V8 $53.80
L76 327-cid/365-hp V8 $107.60
L84 327-cid/375-hp V8 $538.40
M20 4-Speed Manual Transmission $188.30
M35 Powerglide Automatic Transmission $199.10
N03 36-Gallon Fuel Tank $202.30
N11 Off Road Exhaust System $37.70
N40 Power Steering $75.35
P48 Cast Aluminum Knock-Off Wheels $322.80
P91 6.70 x 15 Nylon Black Sidewall Tires $15.70
P92 6.70 x 15 Rayon White Sidewall Tires $31.85
T86 Back-Up Lights $10.80
U69 AM-FM Radio $174.35

Notes:

  • (J56) Required 4-Speed Manual Transmission and Positraction.

1964 Chevrolet Corvette Engine Options

Location Of Engine Code: Stamped on the block in front of the right hand cylinder head.

Letter Code Engine Horsepower Torque Transmission Carburetor
RC 8-327 250 350 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
RD 8-327 * 300 360 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
RE 8-327 + # 365 350 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
RF 8-327 + 375 350 3 & 4-Speed Manual Fuel Injection
RP 8-327 250 350 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
RQ 8-327 * 300 360 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
RR 8-327 + # 365 350 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
RT 8-327 + # 365 350 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
RU 8-327 + # 365 350 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
RX 8-327 + 375 350 3 & 4-Speed Manual Fuel Injection
SC 8-327 250 350 Powerglide 4 BC
SD 8-327 * 300 360 Powerglide 4 BC
SK 8-327 250 350 Powerglide 4 BC
SL 8-327 * 300 360 Powerglide 4 BC

+ High Lift Camshaft
*
High Performance
# Special High Performance

Transmission Codes

Transmission Location
3-Speed Manual Stamped on rear face of upper right corner
4-Speed Manual Stamped on right side of case ahead of the extension
Powerglide Stamped on the bottom of oil pan
Plant and Type Designation Prefix Plant Transmission Type
W Warner Gear 3-Speed
S Saginaw 3-Speed
M Muncie 3-Speed, Overdrive*
C Cleveland Powerglide
T Toledo Powerglide
D Saginaw Overdrive
K McKinnon 3-Speed
E McKinnon Powerglide
O Saginaw Overdrive
A Cleveland 2-Speed, Manual Powerglide

*Overdrive distinguished from 3-Speed by physical appearance only. The above transmissions (exc. Warner Gear) will carry a production code number such as: C1116N (C = Cleveland Powerglide, 11 = November, 16 = 16th, N = Night Shift). The Warner Gear transmissions will carry a production code number such as: WG1031 (W = Warner Gear 4-Spd., G = July, 10 = 10th, 7 = 1967, 1 = First Shift).

1964 Chevrolet Corvette Exterior Paint Codes

Color Name / Code Color Image Color Name / Code Color Image

900 - Tuxedo Black
Lucite® Code - 88
Dulux® Code - 93-005

932 - Saddle Tan Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4392L
Dulux® Code - 181-96217

912 - Silver Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4250L
Dulux® Code - 181-95180

936 - Ermine White
Lucite® Code - 4024L
Dulux® Code - 93-93774

916 - Daytona Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4395L
Dulux® Code - 181-96220

940 - Satin Silver Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4247L
Dulux® Code - 181-95176

923 - Riverside Red
Lucite® Code - 2931LH
Dulux® Code - 93-93037H

 
NOTES: General Motors paint code plate for all models except Corvair and Corvette is located under the hood at the top of the firewall on the left or right of the upper shroud. Corvair paint code plate is on the left rear wheel housing. Corvette paint code plate is under the dash, below the glove compartment.

1964 Chevrolet Corvette Interior Paint Codes

Color Name / Code Color Image Color Name / Code Color Image

Dark Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4430L (flat)

Red
Lucite® Code - 4465LH (flat)

Red
Lucite® Code - 2931LH (semi-gloss)

Black
Lucite® Code - 4466L (flat)

NOTE: Unrubbed LUCITE® will generally produce a gloss comparable to original unrubbed interior semi-gloss finishes. If lower gloss is required, use DuPont #4528 flattening compound to reduce gloss.

Trunk Colors (spatter finish)

Gray 389-195

Axle Codes

Location Of Axle Codes: The axles for Chevrolet will be built by Chevrolet Buffalo, Chevrolet Gear and Axle, Buick, Oldsmobile, and McKinnon. Divisional Manufacturer code letters will be metal stamped on the axle tube adjacent to the carrier for identification. Metal stamp on left rear axle tube on the rear side, letters and numerals 3/16 in. high, 3 in. outboard of carrier.

Codes - Non-Locking Codes - Locking Ratio Inspection Cover
CZ CJ 3.08 10 Bolt
CA CB 3.36 10 Bolt
  CC 3.55 12 Bolt
CX CD 3.70 12 Bolt
  CE 4.11 12 Bolt
  CF 4.56 12 Bolt

 

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