1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split-Window
The 1963 Chevrolet Corvette coupe is the car of dreams. It is the one to truly earn its Sting Ray name as a genuine one-year only, split window car. So when one of these rare classics with perpetual desirability has been restored to this level, you need to act fast. They weren't sneaking around when they painted this one Riverside Red, but when you're driving one of the most fantastic shapes of all time, why not draw a crowd? In reality, a Corvette in a correct shade of red always makes us happy because that's the iconic color, and this Sting Ray is one of the most iconic shapes in the over 60 years 'Vette of history. Finish work is quite good, which is the product of serious investment into one of the most desirable Corvettes ever. Of course all the original design elements are still there, from the chrome vents in the hood to the ribbed rocker panels. You even get the factory-style knock-off wheels. But of course, what makes these forever valuable is the genuine split rear window. It's an artistic expression that gives the Sting Ray a real stinger, and it only lasted one year before function took over for this stylish touch. The '63 Corvette interior was every bit a style revolution as the bodywork was. The saddle vinyl bucket seats look nearly new, because this coupe hasn't really seen any road time since completing the thorough restoration. Still, you won't be able to resist adding some miles, because this is a true driver's car. A full array of gauges keeps a comprehensive eye on the engine, and their bright stainless faces and slender needles are miniature works of art. The four-speed shifter falls easily to your hand, just inches away from the wood-rimed three-spoke steering wheel that's very European in its design. Running down the middle of the car are the original heat/defrost controls, AM/FM stereo, and the large clock that's still ticking away. Everyone understands the level of restoration the moment you open the hood, because the air cleaner and ignition shield have the kind of shine that can attract a crowd all on their own. And while all the details are correct from the Corvette valve covers, to the tidy GM hoses, there is truly a beast within. The 327 cubic-inch V8 is set on to the higher compression with the four-barrel carburetor to produce 340 horsepower. And you get to make the most out of it all thanks to the control of the four-speed manual transmission. The car's level of care and restoration is also seen in the undercarriage photos. This really proves how little it has traveled since restoration. You see a pristine presentation in everything from the smooth oil pan that shares the block paint, to the dual exhaust snaking its way to the rear through new pipes. But as good as this whole package looks, we wouldn't blame you for just enjoying the coupe on the road. After all, '63 is also cherished for being huge leap ahead for the Corvette. Its independent rear suspension made it one of the best handling American cars of its era. Add in the front disc brakes and optional power steering, and the whole experience is one of the best from the '60s. You even get a full file of receipts and photos documenting the journey of getting this rare coupe being restored to a shining star. So if you're ready to join the upper class of Corvette society, give us a call today!