Few Corvettes have Achieved such notoriety at the 1963 Corvette Sting Ray, which launched the second generation of America’s Sports Car with a sexy aerodynamic design by Bill Mitchell and Larry Shinoda, riding a thoroughly redesigned chassis with Corvette’s first four-wheel independent suspension developed by Zora Arkus Duntov. Also new was the first-ever production Corvette Coupe, immediately recognized by its split rear window. While the basic design of the coupe would last until 1967, the “split-window” would not, and it is the signature identifying feature of closed 1963 Corvettes today.
Finished in Sebring Silver with a black interior, this 1963 Corvette had a previous restoration and is one of only 2,610 that were equipped with the highly-desirable L84 327-cid, 360-hp V-8 fuel-injected powerplant with a four-speed manual transmission. When you see that a total of 21,513 Corvettes were built during the 1963 model year, you quickly see what a small number this represents. Additional features included on this Sting Ray include power windows and power brakes. It has the split rear window design characteristic that sets this model year apart, as does the highly-respected fuel-injected mill.
The 1963 Corvette is a car that every enthusiast of American performance cars needs to own to fill that gap in one’s collection, and this example (numbers-matching engine, outstandingly presented and carrying the glorious “Fuelie” title) would be a wonderful way to do it.