1964 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe and Roadster

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    1. ceebee23 35 months ago | reply

      they still look modern 47 years after they were built....

    2. Martin van Duijn 35 months ago | reply

      The best looking car coming from Detroit ever. For me this is THE Corvette.

    3. Computerized Automobile Restoration Systems (MARK) [deleted] 35 months ago | reply

      200% agreed. This is what a Corvette is suppose to look like in my eyes. I keep hoping and praying that GM will come to its senses and bring some of the elegance and styling flair back to the Corvette.

      That big-butted, fat contraption with the frog's eyes they call a Vette today cannot hold a candle to this beauty. This Sting Ray rules.

    4. Computerized Automobile Restoration Systems (MARK) [deleted] 35 months ago | reply

      P.S. Isn't it amazing that back then and before that they just didn't seem to realize that a much wider tread width equated to more road surface contact, and therefore more traction and superior handling over those skinny little tires on that sports car??
      They knew it worked for dragsters and dump trucks, but not for passenger car tires!

      Same thing for installing small diameter 14" rims on huge, full-sized cars back then!!
      The ride improves dramatically with 15" rimmed tires on just about any car or truck. I did this on a small company truck I had and it changed the whole truck's ride and handling for the better.

    5. Martin van Duijn 35 months ago | reply

      Just look at the tires and the narrow track of the early E-Types/XKE's - as if it wa inpsired by a Citroën 2CV.

    6. roger428pi 35 months ago | reply

      They might look nice but the aerodynamics are horrible on these. They are like a wing, except pulling the wrong way for a car. There is a famous pic of one doing 160+ at LeMans and the body is fully pulled up off the springs as far as it can go. Zora-Arkus Duntov constantly engaged Bill Mitchell in bitter clashes over this. Duntov wanted to make functional improvements to the styling that would help the dynamics of the car, but Mitchell always won out.
      One of his many famous utterances was something like "engineering never ever sold a G...D.@...d car!" I guess he was right in a way.

    7. Computerized Automobile Restoration Systems (MARK) [deleted] 35 months ago | reply

      Great piece of historical information to ponder. I would have liked to see the changes that Duntov would have wanted to make and see how they would look on the Sting Ray. I still think the design is timeless. The latest Vette should look as nice, but doesn't at all.

    8. KBColorado 34 months ago | reply

      ceebee, modern doesn't look NEAR this good :-)

    9. ceebee23 34 months ago | reply

      KB you are so terribly right ...

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