1964 Chevy Corvette Invoice Mitchell Styling Automobile heads to public sale


A singular instance of the C2 Chevrolet Corvette constructed for the automobile’s designer is among the many standout tons at Mecums‘ public sale presently underway in Kissimmee, Florida.

Invoice Mitchell took over from Harley Earl as head of Normal Motors’ design division on the flip of the Nineteen Sixties. Certainly one of his first main tasks was the second-generation Corvette, which launched in 1963 and stayed in manufacturing till 1967. This 1964 Corvette coupe is considered one of a handful of customized C2 “Styling Automobiles,” on this case constructed particularly for Mitchell’s private use.

For its sophomore 12 months, the C2 Corvette obtained some refined styling adjustments. The 1963 mannequin’s pretend hood louvers didn’t return, and coupes misplaced the distinctive break up rear window. On prime of that, Mitchell’s automobile acquired an egg crate grille, chrome aspect vents, and wire knock-off wheels—all references to Ferrari sports activities vehicles, which the GM govt was fairly keen on.

Mitchell additionally loved deep sea fishing, which was the inspiration for the Corvette’s Shiny Blue Metallic paint. The automobile additionally has a blue leather-based inside—together with a leather-wrapped dashboard, door panels, and transmission tunnel—in addition to a non-standard Nardi steering wheel.

1964 Chevrolet Corvette Bill Mitchell Styling Car (photo via Mecum Auctions)

1964 Chevrolet Corvette Invoice Mitchell Styling Automobile (photograph by way of Mecum Auctions)

Energy comes from the 327-cubic-inch V-8 that was accessible in Corvettes on the time. Nonetheless, this automobile additionally has a Hydra-Mantic 3-speed computerized transmission that wasn’t accessible in Corvette manufacturing vehicles till 1968.

Based on the public sale itemizing, Mitchell used this Corvette as his private automobile till 1967, when it was offered as a used automobile in Sterling Heights, Michigan.

Mecum expects the Invoice Mitchell Corvette to promote for between $500,000 and $600,000 at public sale, however it can have some competitors for bidder’s consideration. One other Corvette Styling Automobile—a 1963 convertible constructed for Harley Earl, Mitchell’s predecessor—will cross the block on the identical Florida public sale.


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