Ten years after the first Corvette was created, Chevrolet shocked the world with the revolutionary Sting Ray. Four-wheel independent suspension and four-wheel disc brakes (from 1965) made the Corvette handle, while optional fuel-injection (to 1965) and monster big-block engines (from 1965) made it go.
Automatic-equipped cars use the 2-speed Powerglide, but the 4-speed manual is most desirable. Reproduction parts are plentiful, and maintenance is easy, but the hideaway headlights can be problematic and paint can stress crack. 1963 "Split Window" coupes, fuel-injected cars, and maximum horsepower cars are the most valuable, but lower-power cars are great values and fine drivers.