1964 Corvette GM Styling Car (Coupe) Custom
Built by Bill Mitchell’s GM Styling Studio for Ozzie Olson of of the Olsonite Company, a famed industrialist and Indy 500 sponsor of the Dan Gurney built Eagle Indy 500 Race Cars, The Olsonite Eagles. Found and owned for 25 years by Werner Meier of Madison Heights, Michigan who put it on display at the Gilmore Museum for 12 years before reluctantly selling the car to the Bob McDorman Collection of Canal Winchester, Ohio.
Some of the special modifications and Mitchell’s trademarked features are six taillights, custom one-of-a-kind side exhaust, custom floor grates, modified lower front fenders, GM styling emblems, special sting ray emblems, custom vanity mirrors, Dayton wire wheels, Pearlescent Fire Mist paint and a special “spec” paint code on the body/trim tag.
Optioned with 327-300 hp numbers matching motor, powerglide, factory air, power steering, power brakes, power windows, leather, 3.36 posi, AM/FM radio, back-up lights, tinted glass, and gold stripe tires, although at one time they were blue stripe tires.
Painted Pearlescent Blue Fire Mist with White/Dark Blue interior which is original and nice and has most all its factory correct components. Indicated miles read 51,049 which could be original considering the minimal wear on the original interior. Paint code is spec. Interior code is 899GA. The body number is 1985.
The engine code is SL which indicates 300 hp/automatic/air and appear original to this car.
This unique Corvette is an important part of another fascinating chapter in the story of GM’s Bill Mitchell and his GM Styling Studio as many one-off components eventually evolved into production Corvettes.
This particular Corvette has been highly editorialized including a four page color article in Corvette Fever magazine and invited to and judged at the 4th Annual Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance on February 19th-21st, 2010.
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