A Christmas Corvette in bright red

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The Corvette coupe is as red as Santa's sleigh

Folks, let’s be honest here.  Amid all the scarfs, slippers and electronic toys that you found under the Christmas tree this morning, the package that you really wanted to get was something like the Pick of the Day, a bright-red 1964 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray fastback coupe, all ready to go.

Equipped with the high-performance 365-horsepower 327cid V8 with 4-speed manual transmission, side pipes and knockoff wheels, this sports car would be just the thing to make New Year’s bright.

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The restored coupe is said to be a numbers-matching car

The Corvette is a matching-numbers car in its factory colors of red with red interior and with 65,000 miles showing, believed to be original.  The car has been driven sparingly since an older restoration that is holding up well, according to the Cadillac, Michigan, dealer advertising the Chevy on ClassicCars.com.

“This is an exceptional 1964 Corvette that has been done right,” the dealer says in the ad. “It looks fantastic, runs VERY strong, and rides solid (no rattles at all).

“Many regular maintenance items completed such as front-end rebuild. Runs, shifts and drives great.”

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The interior features factory air-conditioning and AM/FM radio

The Corvette is equipped with factory air-conditioning and AM/FM radio, as well as the 365-horsepower option package that includes a relocated battery and a high-rpm tachometer, the seller says, adding that the coupe is “an investment-quality classic American muscle car that is sure to appreciate in value in the upcoming years.”

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The 1964 Corvette was the second year of the second-generation of the Chevy sports cars, with their signature “hideaway” headlights, now with a solid rear window replacing the split-window ’63 coupes that looked so cool but impeded rear vision.  The classic 327 V8 in this car is a desirable upgrade built for high-revving performance, properly linked with the 4-speed manual.

While the seller is not giving away this red Corvette for Christmas, it is priced attainably at $77,995.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

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Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.

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  1. Yes this 64 red Corvette coupe would make a great Christmas present but why not go for the all time classic the 63 Corvette split window? Could it be the’re harder to find?

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