1964 Corvette Stingray

14.06.16

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We have just wheeled some old school cool into our club lounge here at Mulgari HQ. This 1964 Corvette Stingray combines 60s styling with some very modern upgrades. With six figures worth of improvements, this classic from the disco age can give any new kid on the block a run for their money.

The Corvettes upgrades were done by Classic Car Garage in Greenville Michigan. The rebuild started with better than factory alignment on the new powder coated SRIII Motorsports tube chassis and a fully upgraded engine. The new LS7 small block V8 puts out 505 BHP with 470 LB/FT of torque. The new engine features a forged crank, titanium rods and hypereutectic pistons. The new power plant is paired with a reusable K&N Filter element through a chrome twin-flow air tube which runs to the throttle body. The cylinder heads have also been CNC ported and were designed with titanium valves.

From the engine upgrades, the overhaul moved to the transmission. Mechanics installed a fresh Tremec TKO600 5-speed gearbox which uses carbon fibre synchros, a hydraulic throwout bearing and a modern Z06 clutch. The clutch takes you to the custom aluminium driveshaft and 1.5 inch narrowed Dana 44 that rides in a 4th generation, powder coated Corvette suspension and adjustable QA1 coil-overs.

The overhaul also extends to the exhaust. The Stingray has 3-inch Sweet Thunder side pipes with modified and Ceramakrome-coated exhaust manifolds.

Upgrades have also been made to improve the cars handling. The Corvette’s steering has been upgraded to a modern power rack-and-pinion, the breaks are now HydraBoosted C5 front callipers and C4 rear callipers with drilled and slotted EradiSpeed rotors. The car also has a Drive-By-Wire Street & Performance computer harness. The Vet even has a custom sway bar. Every detail down to the rims and tires have been upgraded. The wheels are mirrored C6 Z06 wheels with Firestone Firehawk Wide Ovals.

The upgrades on this car are not just about performance. There is plenty of chrome and a custom interior nicer than most houses. The paint is sanded to a wet finish shine and there is a full width grill with chrome-trimmed parking lamps. Even the alternator is chromed.

Behind the car’s lightweight doors, professionals have installed a cocoa ultraleather interior with heated, power adjusted sixth generation Corvette bucket seats. The dash is swathed in ultraleather with Dakota Digital VHX gauges. The car also has Dakota Digital controls for a vintage climate control system. The floors are lined with Cadillac Cocoa carpet and come complete with a traditional shifter and small power window switches.

If you are looking for a classic muscle car with all the modern touches, this is the car for you. If you have an extra £130,000 this car could be yours. It is currently on sale at Mulgari.