$39,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1964

rpo code description
867 Corvette Convertible
G81 Positraction Rear Axle
L75 327ci 300hp Engine
M20 4-Speed Manual Transmission
P91 Blackwall Tires

 
exterior color code
923 Riverside Red
interior color code
STD Black

Make:   Chevrolet
Model:   Corvette Convertible
Transmission:   4-Speed Manual
Odometer:   53,305
Engine:   327 ci 300 hp (#'s Match)
VIN:   40867S117621
about the dealership

Seven Hills Motorcars is Cincinnati's premier Corvette specialist and a licensed and registered auto dealer by the State of Ohio.  With many years of focused experience we specialize in 1957 to 1982 Corvettes and other GM classics.  There is no other dealership that can better meet your needs if you would like to buy, sell, or just find out more information about your Corvette, Cadillac, Camaro, or Trans Am.  Founded in 2005, this is a very focused operation.  We do it because we enjoy it.  We are a collectors and enthusiasts; therefore we look for cars that excite us.  I do not purchase at dealer auctions; each car is hand picked because it is special or rare and because we like it. 

contact information
Seven Hills Motorcars, Inc.
9213 Blue Ash Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45242
sales@sevenhillsmotorcars.com

Contact a representative directly:
Matt: 513.708.1468
 

vehicle description

 

 

Seven Hills Motorcars is exceptionally proud to offer this frame off restored and completely numbers matching 1964 Corvette convertible in outstanding condition.  The car looks greats, runs well, and is an excellent driver that is ready to be enjoyed.  This Corvette is priced to sell and the amount we are asking is very reasonable for mid-year Corvette, especially one that is numbers matching and in this great condition.  It always turns heads and gets a TON of attention going down the road.  The car is in it's original color scheme, which is definitely one of the most desirable for and Corvette, Riverside Red (923) over Black Vinyl (415) as indicated by the trim tag pictured below.  This Corvette is owned free and clear with no liens by Seven Hills Motorcars and photo of the clear Ohio title showing Seven Hills Motorcars as the owner is pictured below.

We purchased this Corvette from a gentleman in Michigan who was a engineer for General Motors.  He purchased the car in 2002 and soon after completed the restoration.  The body was removed from the the frame.  The chassis was completely restored mechanically and cosmetically, the car was painted in the correct original color, and the original numbers matching engine was rebuilt.  The car was restored to very nice driver quality standards, has been used sparingly since, and still looks great today.  Please peruse all of the photos and numbers below to get a true scene of how nice, clean, and original this car really is.

As a side note, this Corvette is not a dealer auction vehicle.  We hand pick each car after careful inspection.  Our Corvettes come from owners who expect their cars to go to someone that will give the vehicle the same care and attention as they did.  We invite and encourage you to examine the car in person or have the car inspected.  Please take the time to scrutinize each picture.  We photograph each vehicle to the greatest extent so you can feel confident about your purchase.  If you have a question about the Corvette, just give us a call.

 

numbers

 


Please note when checking the numbers that not only do the correct stampings and casting numbers appear on the parts, but all of the dates are also chronologically correct.  This means that all of the parts were made and assembled in the correct order.  For example, all of the dates for the individual engine components and the engine casting date should obviously precede the assembly date of the engine because the parts had to be produced before they could be assembled.  All of the parts I checked follow this rule and are dated correctly. 

 
item number description*
VIN 40867S117621 The first digit, "4," indicates the model year, 1964.  The third digit, "8," indicates the car came with a V8 engine.  The "67" is the body style, 2-door convertible.  The "S" is the plant where the car was produced, St. Louis.  The last five digits are a sequence number so this is the 17,621st Corvette made for 1964.
Body Build Date I12 "I" corresponds to May, and the 12 is the twelvth day of the month meaning this Corvette body build date is May 12, 1964.
Engine Code F0504 "F" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "05" is the fifth month of year and the "04" is the fourth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on May 4, 1964.  This is correct as it precedes the build date of the car.
Suffix Code RD This means the motor was intended for an 327ci 300hp appliacation with a manual transmission, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamping 117621 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 117621, are stamped on the engine pad, and pictured below, meaning this engine is original to this car.  
Engine Block Casting Number 3797902 The engine block has the correct 3797902 casting number.
Engine Block Casting Date D 30 4 "D" is April, "30" is the thirtieth day of the month, and "4" is 1964 so the engine block was cast on April 30, 1964.  Which is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Distributor 1111024 The distributor is correct with 1111024 stamped on band.
Distributor Date Code 3J19 The "3" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "J" denotes September, and "19" is the nineteenth day of the month meaning the distributor was made on September 19, 1964.
Intake Manifold Casting Number 384459 The intake manifold has a correct 384459 casting number.
Intake Manifold Casting Date D 2 4 "D" is April, "2" is the second day of the month, and "4" is 1964 so the intake manifold was cast on April 2, 1964.  Which is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Carburetor ID Number 3721 SA The carburetor is correct for a 300hp Corvette with manual transmission, such as his car. Please note that the "SA" was only used on Corvettes from November 1963 to November 1964, which is the correct date range for the build date of this engine.  Please also note that this number is both stamped on the carb base itself and the carb ID, which is still present and pictured below.
Carburetor Chevrolet Part Number 3851761 The correct Chevrolet Part Number for a 3721 Carter Carb is also correctly stamped on the ID tag.
Carburetor Date Code D4 The "D" is April and the "4" is the last digit of the calendar year meaning this carb was built in April 1964
Alternator 1100668 The alternotor is correct with 1100668 stamped on the housing.
Alternator Date Code 4F3 The "4" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "F" denotes June, and "3" is the third  day of the month meaning the alternator was made on June 3, 1964.  This is past the body build date so it may not be original to the car.
Transmission Main Case 3851325 The main case of the transmission has the correct 3851325 casting number.
Transmission Side Cover 3831707 The side cover of the transmission has the correct 3831707 casting number.
Transmission Tail Housing 3846429 The tail housing of the transmission has the correct 3846429 casting number.
Transmission VIN Stamping 117621 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 117621, are stamped on the main case, and pictured below, meaning this transmission is original to this car.  
Transmission Date Code P0508 "P" indicated this is a Muncie transmission.  The "05" is the fifth month of the year and the "08" is the eighth day of the month meaning this transmission was assembled on May 8, 1964.
Bell Housing 3840383 The bell housing has a corect 3840383 casting number.
Exhaust Manifold - Left 3846563 The left exhaust manifold has a correct 3846563 casting number.
Exhaust Manifold - Right 3797902 The right exhaust manifold has a correct 3797902 casting number.

 *Most information obtained from Alan A. Colvin's Corvette by the Numbers and Mike Antonick's Corvette Black Book.  

 

condition

 
 

Exterior

The Riverside Red exterior is in excellent driver condition.  As one can see in the photos, the finish has dazzling gloss and smooth glass-like finish.  Often many corvettes will have particularly chipped up front ends, this car does not.  The underside of the front end is in great condition as evidenced by the photos.  The convertible top looks virtually brand new and the rear window is perfectly clear.  The chrome and other brightwork on the car is in great driver condition with a nice shine and no notable pitting or rust.  The front bumpers do show some age and have a few blemishes, which are visible in  the photos.  There are no major imperfections that have been excluded from the photos.  There are some very faint scratches, thin spots, and marks in the paint that were much too small to show up in photos, but nothing that is really noticeable from five or ten feet away.  The wheels are in nice condition with a good finish and absolutely no curb rash on the hubcaps.  The black wall tires are like new and an excellent compliment to the car with the black interior and top The frame and everything else on this car is totally solid with absolutely no rust issues as one can see in the photos of the underside of the car.

The Corvette looks just as good in person as it does in the photos.


Interior

The Black interior of the Corvette is also in terrific condition.  The seats look just in person just as they do in the photos with no excessive wear.  We have included photos of the areas most prone to deterioration.  Please note that the majority of the interior including the dash, door panels, gauge cluster, and most of the seats appear to be original, which is amazing considering the age.  The carpet is in very nice condition with no tears, holes, or major stains.  This includes the rear carpet with is often neglected.  Please note that gauges are in exceptionally great condition and the lenses look perfectly clear.  The door panels are in good condition, are not cracked in the typical area where the driver rests his elbow, and fit well to the door.  There is one small spot of wear on the passenger side door panel along the top, which is visible in the photos and not very noticeable.  The dash is in great condition with no cracks, fading, or sun damage.  While not technically a correct term, this Corvette is what some would call "Radio Delete" in that it came from the factory new with no radio.  This is very rare and one of only 1,295 Corvettes ordered that way in 1964.  The car has not been smoked in and there is no aroma what so ever.  Corvette interiors are not known to wear well and the excellent condition of this interior is a testament to the meticulous care this car has received.


Mechanical

This car seems to be in excellent mechanical condition.  The car starts right away every time, runs well, and idles well.  Since the engine was completely rebuilt the car has seen limited use.  There is no smoke when staring or driving the car.  The car drives terrifically; it is tight on the road and at highway speeds.  There are no strange noises or vibrations.  The clutch feels good, the shifter is tight, and the car does not pop out of gear.  The brakes are responsive. Please keep in mind the car has drum brakes so they do not feel like a modern Corvette and could be adjusted.  The parking brake works properly as does the indicator light on the dash.  This Corvette has plenty of power and is quite fast.  Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean and detailed as one can see in the photos.  The horn works as do all the exterior lights, all gauges (with the obvious exception of the clock), wipers, and blower for the heater on all speeds.  The speedometer works fine, but the odometer does not work.  Both headlights go up and down, which is a very common problem on this era Corvette Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially with top down on a beautiful day.


Overall
Condition

Overall this 1964 Corvette convertible is in marvelous condition.  It is an excellent value for a mid year and we have priced it to sell.  Numbers matching is extremely important in Corvette pricing, especially for the mid-years, and the convertible body style always draws a large premium.  While this is not a Bloomington Gold or NCRS Top Flight restoration, it is a very high quality driver that is very correct. The originality, the beautiful and desirable color combo, and the great extent to which the numbers match make this car especially important.  This convertible is the right choice as an automotive investment in the short and long term.  The "mid year" Corvettes from 1963-1967 are truly iconic and some of the valued America cars ever made.  One could enjoy this vehicle for several years and sell it for more than the purchase price. 

 

Thank you for looking and please email or call with any questions./font>

 

vehicle video

 


For a six minute video of the car starting, running, a walk around, and function check please visit: http://youtu.be/ErgmH_oJemY .

 

vehicle pictures

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worldwide shipping

  The vast majority of cars sold by Seven Hills Motorcars are shipped across the country or even across the world to their new owners.  Therefore, we are very familiar with the shipping process and glad to help our customers with it.  We are more than happy to assist in having your car transported to anywhere in world.  For our domestic customers in the United States we can handle the entire process in-house without the need or added expense for a shipping broker.  Please feel free to contact us for a shipping quote.

 

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