Skip to comments.Harley Earl Corvette Sting Ray sold for $925,000
Posted on 09/28/2013 7:38:36 PM PDT by virgil283
"For those who do not know, Harley Earl is the designer of the original Corvette. His design work,...began as a secret project... Well, Mr. Earl, obviously, was given a 1963 Corvette Sting Ray by GM and has kept it for himself for all of these years. Until this weekend when it was auctioned off to the highest bidder....The Corvette that used to belong to Harley Earl is metallic blue with custom blue leather seats and white trim. It has a stainless steel side-exit exhaust, knock off wheels, stainless steel door and foot well inserts, and special unique gauges including altimeter, accelerometer, inside/outside temp, and vacuum pressure. This hand-built, one-of-a-kind Corvette was auctioned off to ProTeam Corvette...."
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“...special unique gauges including altimeter,..”
What the Hell?!
If it doesn’t have wings, how can he fly it?
Ping to show hubby tomorrow
An American original: cue theme from Route 66, starring George Maharis as Buzz Murdock and Martin Milner as Tod Stiles.
Those were the days....
Bill Mitchell designed the Sting Ray, Not Harley Earl.
Harley Earl was responsible For the Y-Job, The Bonneville Motorama Show car, The ‘57 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz,and a great number of fine General Motors Automobiles.As They Say,
You can look it up.
For those who do not know, Harley Earl is the designer of the original Corvette.
That is a true statement. Harley Earl designed the original Corvette.
You can look it up.
It probably has electrical circuits which only turn on when the car is running. It then would go to one side or the other when it's off.
Note that the scale only goes to .8 Gs. Modern Corvettes can easily pull 1.1 laterally and longitudinally. It's not clear which axis this one is reading.
This one appears to be a '65. (At least, it has '65 knock off wheels.) Very few vehicles from 1965 had air conditioning at all. Besides, why have air conditioning in a convertible. BTW, I owned a '64 convertible, very similar to this one. The thought of buying air conditioning never even crossed my mind.
It's out of sight on the left side of the tunnel. Remember, it's a C2. Hand brakes weren't expected to work back then. Doughnuts came from 425 horses under the hood.
I used to work for a guy who had an early 60’s vette convertible with factory air. IIRC, it was one of 200 made that year. I think it was a 1967. Her lost it when upon trying to sell the car he had purchased legally, it was discoverd to have been stolen a couple years before he bought it.
Bill Mitchell Designed The Corvette Sting Ray, Along withPete Brock, and Larry Shinoda.
The article never said Earl designed the C2.
Saving to send to my husband, the Vette lover.....
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