1. 1964 Chevrolet Corvette 327/365 'Big Tank' Coupe

  2. 1964 Chevrolet Corvette 327/365 'Big Tank' Coupe

  3. 1964 Chevrolet Corvette 327/365 'Big Tank' Coupe

  4. 1964 Chevrolet Corvette 327/365 'Big Tank' Coupe

  5. 1964 Chevrolet Corvette 327/365 'Big Tank' Coupe

  6. 1964 Chevrolet Corvette 327/365 'Big Tank' Coupe

  7. 1964 Chevrolet Corvette 327/365 'Big Tank' Coupe

  8. 1964 Chevrolet Corvette 327/365 'Big Tank' Coupe

  9. 1964 Chevrolet Corvette 327/365 'Big Tank' Coupe

  10. 1964 Chevrolet Corvette 327/365 'Big Tank' Coupe

  11. 1964 Chevrolet Corvette 327/365 'Big Tank' Coupe

  12. 1964 Chevrolet Corvette 327/365 'Big Tank' Coupe

  13. 1964 Chevrolet Corvette 327/365 'Big Tank' Coupe

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1964 Chevrolet Corvette 327/365 'Big Tank' Coupe
The Texas Classic Auction

CHASSIS NO: 40837S113944
• Desirable 365-HP L76 engine with four-speed transmission
• Matching numbers example
• Includes sheet with breakdown of numbers and tags
• Features include a 36.5-gallon racing fuel ‘Big Tank’
• Documents include NCRS Shipping Data Report

327 cid V-8 engine, Holley four-barrel carburetor, 365 HP, Muncie four-speed manual transmission, four-wheel independent suspension with upper and lower A-arms and coil springs front, and half-shafts, lateral struts, radius rods, single transverse leaf spring rear, and hydraulic four-wheel drum brakes; wheelbase: 98"


Soon after its electrifying 1953 New York introduction, Chevrolet's Corvette was infused with small-block V-8 power and tirelessly developed into a formidable racing contender that shattered speed records at Daytona Beach and utterly dominated SCCA production-class road racing during the late 1950s. In large part, this success was rooted in the growing pipeline of high-performance factory options developed by Zora Arkus-Duntov and his engineers, yielding a virtually track-ready Corvette from dealer showrooms. Upping the ante for 1963, the dramatic new second-generation Corvette Sting Ray was carefully refined for 1964. The Corvette was shorn of some of the styling excesses of the previous year, a veritable multitude of exterior colors and interior treatments were offered, and detail changes to the underpinnings sharpened handling. Available powertrains were numerous, based around four versions of the famed 327 cubic-inch V-8, including the 365-HP RPO L76 unit with a large Holley four-barrel carburetor and high-lift, long-duration camshaft. An incredible performer, primarily intended for racing, the more user-friendly L76 delivered greater flexibility and ease of servicing while costing $431 less. Record sales of 22,229 units for 1964 confirmed the Corvette's market stature and continuing excellence in the crowded sports-car market of the era.
According to the accompanying Shipping Data Report supplied by the NCRS, this L76-powered, four-speed Corvette Coupe was produced on March 24, 1964 and delivered new to Courtesy Chevrolet in Los Angeles, California. Power is delivered by the hot RPO L76 327 V-8 rated at 365 horsepower and it features the race-oriented RPO N03 36-gallon fuel tank, which was available for Corvette coupes only. Priced at a significant $202 new, this option was tailor-made for endurance races to reduce the need for frequent pit stops. It was also a rare and expensive, but useful, option for long-distance road use. According to analysis of its various identification numbers, this 1964 Corvette Coupe is a matching numbers example and it possesses the stamped brass “Big Tank” fuel valve characteristic of these cars. With its desirable color combination, incomparable styling, high-performance powertrain and “Big” fuel tank, this 1964 Chevrolet Corvette 327/365, four-speed Sting Ray Coupe marks an excellent opportunity for enthusiasts everywhere.

1964 Chevrolet Corvette 327/365 'Big Tank' Coupe
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