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1964 Specifications
THE C2 CORVETTE - SPECIFICATIONS
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ENGINE BLOCK NUMBER:   3782870
MODEL: 1964 Chevrolet CorvetteBODY STYLE: Two-door convertible/coupe, front engine, rear wheel drive
MANUFACTURING LOCATION: St. Louis, Missouri
VEHICLE NUMBERS (Also known as VIN Numbers):  40837S100001 - 40837S122229 (Corvette Coupe & Convertible)
RC: 327 CUBIC INCH, 250 HORSEPOWER, MANUAL TRANSMISSION
RD: 327 CUBIC INCH, 300 HORSEPOWER, MANUAL TRANSMISSION
RE: 327 CUBIC INCH, 365 HORSEPOWER, MANUAL TRANSMISSION
RF: 327 CUBIC INCH, 375 HORSEPOWER, MANUAL TRANSMISSION
RP: 327 CUBIC INCH, 250 HORSEPOWER, MANUAL TRANSMISSION, AIR CONDITIONING
RQ: 327 CUBIC INCH, 300 HORSEPOWER, MANUAL TRANSMISSION, AIR CONDITIONING
RR: 327 CUBIC INCH, 365 HORSEPOWER, MANUAL TRANSMISSION, AIR CONDITIONING
RT: 327 CUBIC INCH, 365 HORSEPOWER, MANUAL TRANSMISSION,, TRANSISTOR IGNITION
RU: 327 CUBIC INCH, 365 HORSEPOWER, MANUAL TRANSMISSION,, AIRCONDITIONING, TRANSISTOR IGNITION
RX: 327 CUBIC INCH, 375 HORSEPOWER, MANUAL TRANSMISSION, TRANSISTOR IGNITION
SC: 327 CUBIC INCH, 250 HORSEPOWER, POWERGLIDE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
SD: 327 CUBIC INCH, 300 HORSEPOWER, POWERGLIDE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
SK: 327 CUBIC INCH, 250 HORSEPOWER, POWERGLIDE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, AIR CONDITIONING
SL: 327 CUBIC INCH, 300 HORSEPOWER, POWERGLIDE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, AIR CONDITIONING
CARTER 3696S #3846246: 327 CUBIC INCH, 250HP, AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
CARTER 3697S #3846247: 327 CUBIC INCH, 250HP, MANUAL TRANSMISSION
CARTER 3720S / SA / SB #3851762: 327 CUBIC INCH, 300HP, AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
CARTER 3721S / SA / SB #3851761: 327 CUBIC INCH, 300HP MANUAL TRANSMISSION
HOLLEY R2818A #3849804: 327 CUBIC INCH, 365HP
SEP. 1963: 101741
OCT. 1963: 104045
NOV. 1963: 106063
DEC. 1963:108091
JAN. 1964: 110297
FEB. 1964: 112322
MAR. 1964: 114570
APR. 1964: 116865
ROCHESTER 7017375
ROCHESTER 7017375R, LIMITED USE
ROCHESTER 7017380
1111024: 327 CUBIC INCH, 250HP, 300HP
1111060: 327 CUBIC INCH, 365HP, TRANSISTOR IGNITION
1111062: 327 CUBIC INCH, 365HP
1111063: 327 CUBIC INCH, 375HP
1111064: 327 CUBIC INCH, 375HP, TRANSISTOR IGNITION
1111069: 327 CUBIC INCH, 365HP
1111070: 327 CUBIC INCH, 375HP
MAY 1964: 118805
JUN. 1964: 120920
JUL. 1964: 122229
3782461: 327 CUBIC INCH, 300HP, 365HP, 375HP
3795896: 327 CUBIC INCH, 250HP
DISTRIBUTOR NUMBER:
FUEL INJECTION NUMBER:
CARBURETOR NUMBER:
HEAD NUMBER:
ENGINE SUFFIX:
PRODUCTION CUTOFF NUMBERS (ENDING VEHICLE):
CONSTRUCTION: Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP or "fiberglass") body, all welded, full length, ladder contruction frame with 5 cross-members. Front section flat;rear section contoured over rear axle. Side-rails and intermediate crossmembers box contruction. Rear crossmember "C" shaped; front crossmember concaved for engine clearance.
CZ:  3.08:1 RATIO
CA:  3.36:1 RATIO
CX:  3.70:1 RATIO
CJ:  3.08:1 RATIO
CB:  3.36:1 RATIO
CC:  3.55:1 RATIO
CD:  3.70:1 RATIO
CE:  4.11:1 RATIO
CF:  4.56:1 RATIO
AXLE IDENTIFICATION:
  REGULAR AXLE:


  POSITRACTION AXLE:
1100628: 327 CUBIC INCH, LIMITED USE
1100665: 327 CUBIC INCH, 250HP, 300HP, 365HP, AIR CONDITIOING
1100668: 327 CUBIC INCH, 250HP, 300HP, 365HP, 375HP
1100669: 327 CUBIC INCH, 365HP, 375HP, TRANSISTOR IGNITION
1100684: 327 CUBIC INCH, 365HP, AIR CONDITIONING, TRANSISTOR IGNITION
ALTERNATOR:
1964 CORVETTE FACTORY OPTIONS
CODE:   DESCRIPTION: QUANTITY:      RETAIL PRICE:

837
867
898/899
A01
A02
A31
C07
C48
C60
F40
G81
G91
J50
J56
J65
K66
L75
L76
L84
M20
M35
N03
N11
N40
P48
P91
P92
T86
U69
Base Corvette Sport Coupe
Base Corvette Convertible
Genuine Leather Seats
Soft Ray Tinted Glass, All Windows
Soft Ray Tinted Glass, Windshield
Power Windows
Auxillary Hardtop (for convertibles)
Heater and Defroster Deletion (credit)
Air Conditioning
Special Front and Rear Suspenion
Positraction Rear Axle, all ratios
Special Highway Axle, 3.08:1 ratio
Power Brakes
Special Sintered Metallic Brakes Package
Sintered Metallic Brakes, Power
Transistor Ignition System
327ci, 300hp Engine
327ci, 365hp Engine
327ci, 375hp Engine (fuel injection)
4-Speed Manual Transmission
Powerglide Automatic Transmission
36 Gallon Fuel Tank (for coupe)
Off Road Exhaust System
Power Steering
Cast Aluminum Knock-Off Wheels (5)
Blackwall Tires, 6.70x15 (nylon cord)
Whitewall Tires, 6.70x15 (rayon cord)
Back-up Lamps
AM-FM Radio
8,304
13,925
1,334
6,031
6,387
3,706
7,023
60
1,988
82
18,279
2,310
2,270
29
4,780
552
10,471
7,171
1,325
19,034
2,480
38
1,953
3,126
806
372
19,977
11,085
20,934
$4,252.00
$4,037.00
$80.70
$16.15
$10.80
$59.20
$236.75
-$100.00
$421.80
$37.70
$43.05
$2.20
$43.05
$629.50
$53.80
$75.35
$53.80
$107.60
$538.00
$188.30
$199.10
$202.30
$37.70
$75.35
#322.80
$15.70
$31.85
$10.80
$176.50
COLOR CODES:
CODE
900
912
916
923
932
936
940
EXTERIOR
Tuxedo Black
Silver Blue
Daytona Blue
Riverside Red
Saddle Tan
Ermine White
Satin Silver
TOTAL
1,897
3,121
3,454
5,274
1,765
3,909
2,785
SOFT TOP
Black, White, Beige
Black, White, Beige
Black, White, Beige
Black, White, Beige
Black, White, Beige
Black, White, Beige
Black, White, Beige
WHEELS
Black
Black
Black
Black
Black
Black
Black
INTERIOR
Black, Red, Silver, White
Black, Blue, White
Black, Silver, White
Black , Red, White
Silver, White
Black, Blue, Red, Saddle, Silver, White
Black, Blue, Red, Silver, White
INTERIOR COLOR CODES (VINYL):
COUPE:
STD
490AA
490BA
490CA
CONVERTIBLE:
STD
490AB
490BB
490CB
Black (Vinyl)
Red (Vinyl)
Blue (Vinyl)
Saddle (Vinyl)
INTERIOR COLOR CODES (TWO-TONE) (VINYL):
COUPE:
491AA

491BA

491CA

491GA

491DA

491HA
CONVERTIBLE:
491AE

491BE

491CE

491GE

491DE

491HE
Silver/Black Trim (Vinyl)
(Black Instrument Panel, Medium  Gray Carpet)
Silver/Blue Trim (Vinyl)
(Dark Blue Instrument Panel, Medium  Gray Carpet)
White/Black Trim (Vinyl)
(Black Instrument Panel, Black Carpet)
White/Blue Trim (Vinyl)
(Dark Blue Instrument Panel, Dark Blue Carpet)
White/Red Trim (Vinyl)
(Red Instrument Panel, Red Carpet)
White/Saddle Trim (Vinyl)
(Saddle Tan Instrument Panel, Saddle Tan Carpet)
INTERIOR COLOR CODES (LEATHER):
COUPE:
898A
898EA
898JA
898CA
CONVERTIBLE:
898A
898FA
898KA
898DA
Black (Leather)
Red (Leather)
Blue (Leather)
Saddle (Leather)
INTERIOR COLOR CODES (TWO-TONE) (LEATHER):
COUPE:
899AA

899BA

899CA

899GA

899DA

899HA
CONVERTIBLE:
899AE

899BE

899CE

899GE

899DE

899HE
Silver/Black Trim (Leather)
(Black Instrument Panel, Medium  Gray Carpet)
Silver/Blue Trim (Leather)
(Dark Blue Instrument Panel, Medium  Gray Carpet)
White/Black Trim (Leather)
(Black Instrument Panel, Black Carpet)
White/Blue Trim (Leather)
(Dark Blue Instrument Panel, Dark Blue Carpet)
White/Red Trim (Leather)
(Red Instrument Panel, Red Carpet)
White/Saddle Trim (Leather)
(Saddle Tan Instrument Panel, Saddle Tan Carpet)
EXTERIOR COLOR TEMPLATE:
Tuxedo
Black
Red
Silver
Blue
Daytona Blue
Riverside Red
Saddle Tan
Ermine White
Satin Silver
INTERIOR COLOR TEMPLATE:
Black
BlackBlackBlack
Black
Black
Riverside Red
Riverside RedRiverside RedRiverside Red
Riverside Red
Daytona Blue
Daytona BlueDaytona BlueDaytona Blue
Daytona Blue
Silver Blue
Silver BlueSilver BlueSilver Blue
Silver Blue
Tuxedo Black
Tuxedo BlackTuxedo BlackTuxedo Black
Tuxedo Black
Saddle Tan
Saddle TanSaddle TanSaddle Tan
Saddle Tan
Ermine White
Ermine WhiteErmine WhiteErmine White
Ermine White
Blue
Red
RedRedRed
Red
Saddle
SaddleSaddleSaddle
Saddle
Saddle
Standard Seats
Standard Wheels
Optional Cast Aluminum Knock-Off Wheels
RPO P48
Engine:
Order Code:
Engine Manufacturing Location
Type:
Number of Cylinders
Displacement (cid):
Fuel induction system:
Horsepower (gross hp @ rpm):
Torque (gross lbs.-ft. @ rpm)
Valves per cylinder:
Bore x stroke (in.):
Redline (rpm):
Compression ratio:
Total Dressed Engine Weight Dry:
Automatic
Manual
Firing Order:
Cylinder Number System;
Left Bank:
Right Bank:
Recommended Fuel:
EPA - Automatic Transmission
City:
Highway:
Max cruising range
EPA - Manual Transmission
City:
Highway:
Max cruising range
Standard
Flint, Michigan
90 degree V, Valve-In-Head
8
327
Carburetor
250 @ 4,400
350 @ 2,800

4.00 x 3.25
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10.5:1

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1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2

1-3-5-7
2-4-6-8
Premium

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L75
Flint, Michigan
90 degree V, Valve-In-Head
8
327
Carburetor
300 @ 5,000
360 @ 3,200

4.00 x 3.25
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10.5:1

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1-8-7-2-6-5-4-3

1-3-5-7
2-4-6-8
Premium

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12
16
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CORVETTE POWERTRAIN SPECIFICATIONS:
L76
Flint, Michigan
90 degree V, Valve-In-Head
8
327
Carburetor
365 @ 6,200
350 @ 4,000

4.00 x 3.25
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11.0:1

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1-8-7-2-6-5-4-3

1-3-5-7
2-4-6-8
Premium

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Engine:
Order Code:
Engine Manufacturing Location
Type:
Number of Cylinders
Displacement (cid):
Fuel induction system:
Horsepower (gross hp @ rpm):
Torque (gross lbs.-ft. @ rpm)
Valves per cylinder:
Bore x stroke (in.):
Redline (rpm):
Compression ratio:
Total Dressed Engine Weight Dry:
Automatic
Manual
Firing Order:
Cylinder Number System;
Left Bank:
Right Bank:
Recommended Fuel:
EPA - Automatic Transmission
City:
Highway:
Max cruising range
EPA - Manual Transmission
City:
Highway:
Max cruising range
L84
Flint, Michigan
90 degree V, Valve-In-Head
8
327
Carburetor
375 @ 6,200
350 @ 4,400 - 4,800

4.00 x 3.25
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11.0:1

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1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2

1-3-5-7
2-4-6-8
Premium

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POWERGLIDE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION (RPO M35) GEAR RATIOS:

Drive
Low
Reverse
MANUAL TRANSMISSION / GEAR RATIOS:


1st Gear:
2nd Gear:
3rd Gear:
4th Gear:
Reverse:
3-Speed
2.58:1
1.48:1
1.00:1
N/A
2.58:1
4-Speed (RPO M20)
(for 250HP and 300HP engines)
2.56:1
1.91:1
1.48:1
1.00:1
2.64:1
1.76 and 1.00:1
1.76:1
1.76:1
Clutch:
  Model & Type
  Effective plate load (lbs.)
  Lining area (sq. in.)
Chevrolet, single disk, dry plate, centrifigually assisted
2100 - 2300
90.7
4-Speed Close Ratio (RPO M20)
(for 365HP and 375HP engines)
2.20:1
1.64:1
1.28:1
1.00:1
2.27:1
SUSPENSION - FRONT:
Type and Description:  Independant, each steering knuckle spherically-jointed to frame-hinged upper and lower control arms. Frame-secured coil spring and shock abosorber (inside coil spring) attached to each lower control arm. Front end stability achieved with stabilizer bar hinged to frame front crossmember and each lower control arm. Front end dive when braking controlled by mounting angle of upper control arms.

Front Springs:
  Type
  Material
  Part number
  Spring Rate (lb. per in.)
  Rate at Wheel (lb. per in.)
  Design Load
Right-hand Helix Variable rate
AISI A-5160, heat-treated
3851100
195 lb. per in.
80 lb. per in.
1340 lb. @ 8.56 in.
Front Shock Absorbers:
  Type
 
  Piston diameter
  Piston travel
Direct, double-acting, hydraulic; freon filled envelope in reservoir
1.00
5.25
SUSPENSION - REAR:
Type and Description: Full independant with frame-anchored differential. Locus of each wheel established by 3 links: universally-jointed axle drive shaft and adjacent strut, and torque control arm pivoted at frame side rail. Vertical suspension loads taken by shock absorbers and transverely-positioined leaf spring. Built-in camber adjustement at struts.

Rear Leaf Springs:
  Number of leaves
  Material
  Length, width, height
9
Chrome carbon steel
46.36 x 2.25 x 2.121
Rear Shock Absorbers:
  Type

  Piston diameter
  Piston travel
Direct, double acting, hydraulic, freon filled envelope in reservoir
1.00
5.00
Front Stabilizer Bar:
  Type
  Material
  Diameter
Link
Hot rolled steel
.6875
Rear strut:
  Material
  Diameter  
Forged Steel
.75
EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS:
Wheelbase:
Overall Length:
Total Body Width:
Overall Height:

98.0 Inches
175.3 Inches
69.6 Inches
49.8 Inches
INTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Headroom:
Shoulder Room:
Hip Room:
Leg Room:
42.7 Inches
48.2 Inches
52.4 Inches
41.6 Inches
Soft Top
Track Width, Front:
Track Width, Rear:
Min. Ground Clearance:
56.3 Inches
57.0 Inches
5.0 Inches
EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS:
Wheelbase:
Overall Length:
Total Body Width:
Overall Height:
98.0 Inches
175.3 Inches
69.6 Inches
49.8 Inches
INTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Headroom:
Shoulder Room:
Hip Room:
Leg Room:
42.7 Inches
48.2 Inches
52.4 Inches
41.6 Inches
Hardtop
Track Width, Front:
Track Width, Rear:
Min. Ground Clearance:
56.3 Inches
57.0 Inches
5.0 Inches
EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS:
Wheelbase:
Overall Length:
Total Body Width:
Overall Height:

98.0 Inches
175.3 Inches
69.6 Inches
49.6 Inches
INTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Headroom:
Shoulder Room:
Hip Room:
Leg Room:
44.8 Inches
48.2 Inches
52.4 Inches
41.6 Inches
Coupe
Track Width, Front:
Track Width, Rear:
Min. Ground Clearance:
56.3 Inches
57.0 Inches
5.0 Inches
CAPACITIES:
Passenger Capacity:
Curb Weight w/ standard equipment (lbs.)
  Convertible with soft top
  Convertible with hardtop
  Coupe
Interior Passenger Volume (cu.ft):
Interior Trunk Volume (cu. ft):
  Convertible
  Coupe
Fuel Capacity (gallons):
Engine Oil Capacity (qts.):
  250HP and 300HP engines
  340HP and 360HP engines
Coolant capacity without heater (qts.):
Battery:
Coefficient of Drag (cd):
Weight Dist. Front/Rear (%):

2 - Driver & Passenger

3,110
3,118
3,125
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8.4
10.5
20 (36 with RPO N03)

4 (capacity of carnkcase less filter - refill)
5 (capacity of carnkcase less filter - refill)
18.0
12 volt, 61AH, Delco-Remy
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STEERING:
Type:

Make:
Ratio (Gear):
Wheel diameter (in.):
Turns, Stop-to-Stop:
Standard:
Power:
Turning Diameter, curb-to-curb (ft.):
Turning Diameter, wall-to-wall (ft.):
Semi-reversible, recirculating ball and nut steering gear with thre-inch axial column adjustment
Saginaw
16.0:1
16

3.4
2.92
39.4 ft. left -- 40.4 ft. right (outside front)
41.3 ft. left -- 41.9 ft. right (outside front)
BRAKES:
Type:
Standard:
J50:
J65
Drum diameter, front (in.):
Drum diameter, rear (in.):
Effective area (sq. in.):
Standard:
Sintered Metallic:
Special Performance:

Duo Servo - 4 Wheel Hydraulic
Powered Brakes
Sintered Metallic Brakes, Powered
11.0 (11.2 for RPO J56)
11.0 (11.2 for RPO J56)

185.2
134.9
144.9
WHEELS/TIRES:
Wheel Type:
Standard:
P48:
Wheels, size:
Standard:
P48:
Tire, size:
Standard:
P91:
P92:
Inflation (cold)
Front:
Rear:
Short spoke spider, steel
Ribbed integral casting, aluminum

15" x 5.5K
15" x 6L

6.70 x 15 -- 4 Ply Tubeless
6.70 x 15 -- 4 Ply Blackwall Nylon
6.70 x 15 -- 4 Ply Whitewall Rayon

24 lbs.
24 lbs.
PERFORMANCE RESULTS:

3-Speed Transmission
Performance weight (lbs.)
Pounds/gross horsepower
Pounds/cu.in. piston displacement
Gross horsepower/cu.in. displacement
Power displacement (cu.ft./mile)
Displacement factor (cu.ft./mile)
0 - 60 mph (seconds)
Top Speed (mph)

4-Speed Transmission
Performance weight (lbs.)
Pounds/gross horsepower
Pounds/cu.in. piston displacement
Gross horsepower/cu.in. displacement
Power displacement (cu.ft./mile)
Displacement factor (cu.ft./mile)
0 - 60 mph (seconds)
Top Speed (mph)

Powerglide Automatic Transmission
Performance weight (lbs.)
Pounds/gross horsepower
Pounds/cu.in. piston displacement
Gross horsepower/cu.in. displacement
Power displacement (cu.ft./mile)
Displacement factor (cu.ft./mile)
0 - 60 mph (seconds)
Top Speed (mph)

(1) - Road and Track, March 1964
Standard
(3.36 Axle)
3410
13.64
10.42
.765
241.6
141.7
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3410
13.64
10.42
.765
241.6
141.7
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3435
13.74
10.50
.765
241.6
140.7
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L75
(3.36 Axle)
3410
11.38
10.44
.917
241.6
141.4
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3410
11.37
10.43
.917
241.6
141.7
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3435
11.45
10.50
.917
241.6
140.6
8 sec. (1)
130 mph (1)
L76
(3.70 Axle)
3500
9.32
10.40
1.116
266.1
156.5
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L84
(3.70 Axle)
3420
9.12
10.46
1.146
266.1
155.6
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