We’ll probably never really know precisely why the second generation of Corvette is coveted to the degree that it is, but it could have something to do with the split-window coupe body style that made the ’63 C2 famous, or the simple fact that the ’60s was the decade that first saw Chevy’s then-potent 427 stuffed into the motor space of a Vette.
Whatever the reason, the C2 was the first Vette generation to bring real homegrown muscle to the sports marquee, while creating for itself an almost “Euro-centric” style that gave the likes of Healey and MG a run for their money. Corvette’s street and race heritage was never realized as strongly with any other generation of Vette as it was with the C2 that lasted from 1963-67.
Our featured video of Eric Correia and his best friend, Kyle cruising a hot, ’67 Sting Ray convertible down Pacific Coast Highway in Newport Beach, California is a stark reminder of why we so cherish the C2 style. In the case of the 435-horse Sting Ray, it also serves as a nod to GM’s big-block past.
The authoritative scream of our featured Sting Ray smacks hard of 1960s muscle, and there’s no better place to show-off the cool C2 convertible then in Southern California where hot rodding first became a true commodity all those years ago.
If the cosmos work in your favor, then you just may be lucky enough to own one of these brutish, 2nd-Gen Vette classics. But until then, we’re always welcome to put down the top, crank up the tunes and go riding with Eric and Kyle!