1964 Corvette

1964 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible


1964 was the second year of the second generation C2 corvette (1963 - 1967).

For 1964, Corvette coupes lost the split rear window. The fake hood grills were also removed, but the hood indentations where the grills were mounted remained. The C-pillar roof vents now had grills.

The rocker panel trim piece had fewer ribs and was emphasized with black paint. The center section of the instrument gauges was now black. The fuel cap emblem was different for 1964.

The two lower compression 327 engines were rated the same as last year, with 250 and 300 horsepower. The two higher compression engines gained some power and were rated at 365 hp for the 4bbl carburetor version, and 375 for the fuel injected engine.

1964 Corvette Key Differences

A 1964 Corvette can be identified by the distinct hood with two large indentations at the front which was exclusive to this year. Fake fender louvers with two horizontal indentations were used only on 1963 and 1964 Corvettes. The horizontal thin-barred chrome grill was also only used for 1963 and 1964.

Similar Years

Vettes from '63 to '67 had the same basic body design other than the split window of the '63. Changes in trim, side louvers, hoods, and engines can be used to tell the different years apart.

How to Identify a 1964 Corvette


  • C2 Corvette body style (1963 - 1967)
  • Convertible body shown

1964 Corvette Hood

  • The fake grills were gone, but the hood retained two indentations where the grills used to be (1964)

1964 Corvette Side Louvers

  • Non-functioning fender louvers with two horizontal indentations (1963 - 1964)

1964 Corvette Grill

  • Thin horizontal chrome bars formed the front grill (1963 - 1964)

1964 Corvette Dash

  • The center section of the instrument gauges was now black (silver in 1963) (1964 - 1967)

1964 Corvette Interior

  • The seats were slightly changed for '64 (1964 - 1965)
  • The wood-grained plastic steering wheel which was previously optional, was now standard (1964 - 1967)

1964 Corvette Fuel Cap

  • Fuel Cap emblem was changed for 1964 (1964)

1964 Corvette Rear

  • The "ducktail" rear deck design remained unchanged (1963 - 1967)

1964 Corvette Tail lights

  • Dual round tail lights on each side continued (1963 - 1967)

1964 Corvette Back-Up lights

  • Back-up lights were optionally available which replaced one red tail light on each side with a white-lensed back-up light. (1963 - 1966)

1964 Corvette Rear Badge

  • The rear deck "Sting Ray" badge continued unchanged (1963 - 1965)

1964 Corvette Fender Emblem

  • Front fender crossed-flags emblem was the same as in 1963 (1963 - 1965)

1964 Corvette Hidden Headlights

  • Hidden quad headlights continued (1963 - 1967)

1964 Corvette Aluminum Wheel

  • Optional cast aluminum knock-off wheels (1963 - 1966)

1964 Corvette Side Exhaust

  • Side exhaust shown was added to this 1964 Vette by the owner, as it was not a factory option until 1965 (1965 - 1967)

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