A new Corvette was to debut 1963, it was to be called the Sting Ray! Bill Mithchell was the styling boss and the car became a success very fast! Customers could get the car as a Roadster (convertible), and as a Coupe(hardtop), they sold 21,513 cars, and the convertible sold most of them! This car was a fantastic design success!
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.
The Corvette received totally new styling for ’63. The headlights were hidden in an electrically operated panel. This was more than a gimmick as it added to the cars aerodynamic design. Front fender louvers, vents on the roof side panels and ribbed rocker panel molding were styling features used on the sides of the new Corvette.
Fitted to this car; a numbers matching 327 cubic inch 300 horsepower V-8 L75 engine. The transmission is the factory optional 2 speed automatic. Other factory options include pwr. steering and pwr. brakes. The exterior is a tuxedo black with a black interior, black soft-top and a black hardtop. This classic American Roadster is extremely solid and fun to drive. 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 # 2237
- Trim # 490 B
- Paint # 912A
- VIN # 30867S104628