Split Window Coupe
One Year Only! Offered here is an extremely clean and highly original 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split-Window Coupe. 1963 was the first year of the new and improved second generation Corvette, which was the first year of the Stingray body and the only year the split rear window was offered. For Corvette aficionados, this is a must-have car for a complete collection. The Mid-Years are the most iconic (and beautiful) Corvettes ever made, and the Split-Window remains the most iconic and collectible of all.
The car is finished in resprayed factory Ermine White (code 936A) over an original Black Vinyl (code STD) trimmed interior. The car is powered by a period correct L75 327ci/300hp 4bbl V8 from a 1966 C2. Power is transferred through a standard 4-Speed manual gearbox. Options include original AM/FM radio, factory tinted windshield, seat belts, reverse lockout shifter, complete upper and lower stainless ignition shielding, factory correct dual snorkel air cleaner, and correct stainless wheel covers with whitewall radials. It is extremely clean inside, outside, and underneath. No rust and no drips.
Our client purchased this car in December of 2012 from classic Corvette dealer, Mershon's of Springfield, OH. Apparently they took it in on trade from an owner who had it for over 20 years. Our client, being a Corvette perfectionist, invested thousands more to make this Split-Window a show winner. The body and all mechanicals have been thoroughly vetted (no pun intended). The engine was recently rebuilt - starts on command and drives true. Tight handling and smooth shifting. Everything works as it did from the factory, including the radio and even the analog clock! The original owners manual, assembly manual, and all receipts accompany the sale.
This is a highly sought after Split-Window example that has been intimately cared for. You will not be disappointed. Be sure to check over 200 photos and walk-around video of the car starting/running on our website: Garage Kept Motors. Call or e-mail if interested. Thank you for looking.
3 - Model Year: 1963
08 - Car Series: Corvette
37 - Body: Split-Window Coupe
S - Assembly Plant: St. Louis, MO
118768 - Production Sequence
Data Tag Decoder:
K1 - Build Date: First Week of July, 1963
63 837 - Style: Coupe
9473 - Body Number
STD - Trim: Black Vinyl
936A - Paint: Ermine White