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1964 Corvette Production and Performance Numbers


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Model Year Highlights
Exterior:
  • A new one-piece rear window design is introduced replacing the split-window design.
  • The left rear pillar vent was now funcational.
  • The chrome hood inserts were removed for 1964 but the two indents remained in the hood making the hood unique to the 1964 model year.
  • Rocker panel trim was simplified.
  • As stated in Mike Antonick's "Corvette Black Book": "Starting in 1964 (through 1967) some Corvette bodies were supplied by Dow-Smith, Ionia, Michigan a division of A.O. Smith Company.
  • New available color: Satin Silver
Interior:
  • The instrument panel bezels changed from flat black to chrome while the recessed areas of the gauges were finished in black.
  • Steering wheels changed from color-coordinated composition to a simulated walnut-grain plastic composition.
  • New 3-speed fan was added to coupes for improved ventilation.
  • Door release knobs were finished in chrome.
Mechanical:
  • New rear transverse spring was introduced.
  • New progressive rate front coil springs were introduced.
  • Additional bushings in the shift linkage were added.

Note:  The Body and production information below, including percent of production is from the St. Louis Corvette assembly plant.

1964 Corvette Body Production
RPO Model Price St. Louis Body % of Production Dow-Smith Body % of Production Total % of Production
837 Base Coupe $4,252.00 6,725 30.3% 1,579 7.1% 8,304 37.4%
867 Base Convert. $4,037.00 11,089 49.9% 2,836 12.7% 13,925 62.6%
  Total: 22,229  

1964 Corvette Options and Production
RPO Description Price Production % of Prod.
898 Genuine Leather Seats $80.70 1,334 NA
A01 Soft Ray Tinted Glass, All Windows $16.15 6,031 27.1%
A02 Soft Ray Tinted Glass, Windshield Only $10.80 6,387 28.7%
A31 Power Windows $59.20 3,706 16.7%
C07 Auxiliary Hardtop (Convert.) $236.75 7,023 ** 31.6%
C48 Heater/Defroster Delete -$100.00 60 .3%
C60 Air Conditioning $421.80 1,988 8.9%
F40 Special Front/Rear Suspension $37.70 82 .4%
G81 Positraction Rear Axle $43.05 18,279 82.2%
G91 Special Highway Axle Ratio (3.08:1) $2.20 2,310 10.4%
J50 Power Brakes $43.05 2,270 10.2%
J56 Heavy Duty Brake Equipment $629.50 29 .1%
J65 Sintered Metallic Brakes $53.80 4,780 21.5%
K66 Transistor Ignition System $75.35 552 2.5%
L75 327ci, 300hp Engine $53.80 10,471 47.1%
L76 327ci 365hp Engine $107.60 7,171 32.2%
L84 327ci, 375hp Engine - Fuel Injection $538 1,325 6.0%
M20 4-speed Manual Transmission $188.30 19,034 85.6%
M35 Powerglide Automatic Transmission $199.10 2,480 11.1%
N03 36.5-Gallon Fuel Tank (Coupe) $202.30 38 .2%
N11 Offroad Exhaust System $37.70 1,953 8.8%
N40 Power Steering $75.35 3,126 14.1%
P48 15 z 6L Cast Aluminum Knock-Off Wheels $322.80 806 3.6%
P91 Blackwall Tires, 6.70x15 nylon cord $15.70 372 1.7%
P92 Blackwall Tires, 6.70x15 rayon cord $31.85 19,997 89.9%
T86 Backup Lamps $10.80 11,085 49.9%
U69 AM/FM Radio $176.50 20,934 94.2%

For detailed shipping figures, please see 1964 Corvette Shipments.

Color Options
RPO Exterior Ditzler # Dupont # Lucite # RM # Interior Soft Top Prod. % of Prod.
900 Tuxedo Black DDL-9300 NA 88-L A-946 BK-R-SI-W BG-BK-W 1,897 8.5%
912 Silver Blue DDL-12546 NA 4250-L A-1481 B-BK-DB BG-BK-W 3,121 14.1%
916 Daytona Blue DDL-12696 NA 4395-L A-1539 B-SI-W BG-BK-W 3,454 15.5%
923 Riverside Red DDL-70961 NA 2931-LH A-1138R BK-R-W BG-BK-W 5,274 23.7%
932 Saddle Tan DDL-222269 NA 4392-L A-1537 S-W BG-BK-W 1,765 8.0%
936 Ermine White DDL-8259 NA 4024-L A-1199 B-BK-R-S-SI-W BG-BK-W 3,909 17.6%
940 Satin Silver DDL-32173 NA 4247-L A-1477 B-BK-R-SI-W BG-BK-W 2,785 12.5%
941 Special Silver Combination NA NA NA NA NA NA NA .1%
Codes:  B=Blue, BG=Beige, BK=Black, L=Leather, R=Red, S=Saddle, SI=Silver, V=Vinyl, W=White

Interior Color Codes
RPO Color Production % of Prod.
STD Black Vinyl NA 32.7%
490 A-G-H Red Vinyl NA 17.6%
490 B-J-K Blue Vinyl NA 21.8%
490 C-L-M Saddle Vinyl NA 6.2%
491 A Two-Tone Silver and Gray Vinyl NA 2.9%
491 B-M-N Two-Tone Silver and Blue Vinyl NA 2.2%
491 C Two-Tone White and Black Vinyl NA 1.3%
491 D-P-Q Two-Tone White and Red Vinyl NA 2.8%
491 G-R-S Two-Tone White and Blue Vinyl NA 4.4%
491 H-T-U Two-Tone White and Saddle Vinyl NA .6%
898 A Black Leather NA 2.4%
898 C-D-G-H Saddle Leather NA 1.8%
898 E-F-L-M Red Leather NA .9%
898 J-K-N-P Blue Leather NA .9%
899 A Two-Tone Silver and Gray Leather NA .2%
899 B-M-N Two-Tone Silver and Blue Leather NA .2%
899 C Two-Tone White and Black Leather NA .2%
899 D-P-Q Two-Tone White and Red Leather NA .3%
899 G-R-S Two-Tone White and Blue Leather NA .5%
899 H-T-U Two-Tone White and Saddle Leather NA .1%

Convertible Top Production
RPO Color Production % St. Louis Prod. % Dow-Smith Prod.
STD Black 4,721 15.3% 3.9%
C05 A Beige 591 2.1% .6%
C05 B White 4,843 28.1% 7.2%
** C07 Auxilliary Hardtop 7,023 26.2% 5.4%

Miscellaneous Standard Production Figures
Category Details % Production
Brakes NA 68.2%
Differentials 3.36 Ratio 7.4%
Engines NA 14.7%
Transmissions 3-Speed Transmission 3.3%

Performance Review
Magazine GM Spec. RT
Pub. Date NA Mar. 1964
Model NA Coupe
Engine NA L75 - 300 hp
Axle Ratio NA 3.36:1
Transmission NA 2-Spd. Powerglide
0-30 mph NA 3.2 sec.
0-40 mph NA 4.4 sec.
0-50 mph NA 6.1 sec.
0-60 mph NA 8.0 sec.
0-70 mph NA 10.5 sec.
0-80 mph NA 13.2 sec.
0-90 mph NA NA
0-100 mph NA 20.2 sec.
1/4 Mile (sec/mph) NA 15.2 / 85
Top Speed NA 130 mph
Braking NA NA
Handling NA NA
Fuel Consumption NA Normal Range - 12-16 mpg
Legend: RT - Road and Track