Corvette Sting Ray
The Sting Ray is synonymous with classic Corvettes. The bulk of the second generation line of Corvettes was comprised mostly of Sting Ray coupe and convertible models including the classic 1963 Coupe and the 1967 Convertible. Up until 1969 the model was referred to as Sting Ray, two words, while cars that were manufactured between 1969 and 1976 were called Stingrays. Begun as a privately funded concept race car, the Sting Ray was originally designed in 1957 by Pete Brock, Bill Mitchell and Larry Shindoa. Much lighter than most cars produced in the 1960's the original 1963 Corvette Sting Rays also were known for being the first Corvette coupe.
The Sting Ray models of 1963 to 1967 featured hidden headlamps, non-functional hood vents and an independent rear suspension and had the option for electronic ignition. In 1965 Chevrolet added other options to the Sting Ray coupe including four-wheel disc brakes and a big block V8 engine and by 1966 owners could also opt for a telescopic steering wheel, head rests and air conditioning. 1967 was the last year for the C2 generation and with it came the 1967 Sting Ray convertible.
By the third generation of Corvettes Chevy continued to manufacture coupes and convertibles but the name changed from Sting Ray to Stingray. Patterned after the Mako Shark II concept car, third generation Stingrays featured the iconic T-top removable roof panels, fender flares and redesigned seats. The C3 generation would last until 1982 and during this period most of the cars were manufactured in St. Louis, MO prior to Corvette moving its operations to Bowling Green, KY. One of the most recognizable of any Corvette, the original C2 Sting Ray and the follow up C3 Stingray, continue to fetch high prices from auto dealers and car enthusiasts. At Corvette Trader Online we are constantly adding new classified ads for Corvette Sting Rays and Stingrays in mint condition.