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1964 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster Supernova Race Car

Monterey 2012
Consignment # 2010
VIN:   40867S106655

Run # S1240
Approx. Run Time
Saturday 7:46 PM - 8:06 PM

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Vehicle to be offered for Auction sale August 16th- 18th, 2012 at Russo and Steele's 12th Annual Monterey California Auction. Please contact us for more information.

1964 Fuel Injected Vintage Racer 408673106655

In 1963 the Corvette Sting Ray was on such a roll, it was prudent for Chevrolet to make only evolutionary changes to the 1964 Corvette. Besides the coupe's backbone window, the two simulated air intakes were eliminated from the hood, though their indentations remained. Also, the decorative air-exhaust vent on the coupe's rear pillar was made functional, but only on the left side. A few suspension refinements were made for 1964.

The front coil springs were changed from constant-rate to progressive or variable-rate and were more tightly wound at the top, while leaf thickness of the rear transverse spring was also altered thus providing a more comfortable ride with no sacrifice in handling. Shock absorbers were reworked toward the same end. The 1964 Corvette arrived with a new standard shock containing within its fluid reservoir a small bag of Freon gas that absorbed heat. Chevy added more sound insulation and revised body and transmission mounts for the 1964 Corvette. It also fitted additional bushings to quiet the shift linkage and placed a new boot around the lever. The result was a more livable car for everyday transportation; the car's rocker-panel trim lost some of its ribs and gained black paint between those ribs that remained; wheel covers were simplified; and the fuel filler/deck emblem gained concentric circles around its crossed-flags insignia. Inside, the original color-keyed steering wheel rim was now done in simulated walnut.

This Corvette is truly a "barn find" having sat in storage for over 25 years. It was first owned and raced by 2 time SCCA national B production champion Bill Jobe who raced it through the 1972 season. It finished first overall over 20 times as Jobe was Southwest division champion in 1971 and 1972, taking this Corvette to the SCCA runoffs both years. It was featured in Corvette News in the early 1970's.

It is essentially in the same "as raced" condition as it was when it left the track in the seventies and still has the Traco Engineering prepared engine & Corvette Ramjet fuel injection it raced with. It retains the original close ratio transmission, transistor ignition, dash cluster, door panels and shifter. It has full J-56 brake equipment, booster, & all Guldstrand suspension components. It is complete with four rare and ORIGINAL 8" Minilite wheels. This is an Ermine White with red interior 375 hp fuel injected Corvette with title with vin/trim tags in place.

The Traco engine and fuel injection unit were from the former "B" production car owned by Allan Barker. The engine was totally refreshed recently by the late Don Yenko's Crew Chief, Warren Dernoshek. The car is race ready for vintage racing with a current SVRA log book, or the car can be an addition to a Corvette collector's garage.