In the early 1960s Harley Earl retired, and new ideas came with new leadership. Bill Mitchell, GM’s new chief of design, had an incredibly successful idea: Stingray! Tradition was broken as the totally redesigned Corvette was offered as a coupe or a convertible with 4 engine choices. Both featured a streamlined appearance and improved passenger accommodations. The American public loved 1963-1967 Stingrays because they were fast machines that looked supersonic even when parked. They remain the most collectible Corvettes today.
The Sting Rays were the automotive success story of the year. Chevrolet had to add a second shift to its St. Louis, Missouri assembly plant to keep up with demand, and dealers reported owners waiting months for their cars to be built. By the end of the model year, Corvette production would surpass the 20,000-unit milestone.
Fitted to this car; a numbers matching 327 cubic inch 250 horsepower V-8 engine. The transmission is the factory optional 4 speed manual transmission. The exterior is Riverside Red with a stunning red vinyl interior and Tan soft top in beautifull conditon. This classic American Roadster is extremely solid and fun to drive. Thousands have been invested in the restoration and it shows, the car looks great. This car would be a great addition to any collection as it is one of the most collectable of all Corvettes.
The attached manufacturers plate reads as follows:
- Style # 63 867
- Body # 9699
- Trim # STD
- Paint # 923A
- VIN # 30867S119250
- Engine # 3119250 F052