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She'd be Happy to See Me with My "Little Sting Ray"

Michael Dart

My wife was very sick; she once asked me I what I would do if I lost her. I said I would buy a Sting Ray to keep myself busy, which was an answer she was happy with.

I began my search and found a very nice, well documented car. She was built the last day of the 1964 production run on July 21, 1964. Her body is an A.O. Smith and she was assembled in St. Louis.

Besides being the cutest little Sting Ray, she has some hidden all original attributes, like: an L76 327 365hp engine with first year Holley 4-bbl, Muncie M20 4-speed transmission, C60 Factory Air Conditioning, N11 off-road exhaust, G81 3:70.1 Positraction, J65 & J50 Power Metallic Brakes. She also has an AM-FM radio and the optional reverse lights.

She has won a Duntov Award, Bloomington Gold and she was even displayed in the Corvette Museum for 6 months in 2000. My little Coupe is even referenced numerous times in Nolan Adams restoration guide (she's VIN 122152).

I'm always tweaking or changing fluids and washing to keep her looking and running perfectly. I recently bought her new shoes (knock-off wheels). I have photos of one of her previous owners back in the 70's with a set on so I figure it's OK to stray a little from all original.

I drive her 3 or 4 times a week and I swear she runs better every time, these Corvettes were meant to run.

I sure my wife is pleased with how I spend my spare time. 

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