1963 Chevrolet Corvette
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Exquisite 1963 Split Window Corvette Coupe Modern Performance Stock Appearance

The 1963 Corvette Sting Ray Coupe is iconic for its styling and for its one-year-only rear Split Window, a feature that is so unique that the model has simply become known as the 'Split Window'. This car has been constructed to retain the classic appearance of the original car, but to utilize modern components under that Sting Ray fiberglass. Beginning with original bodywork and much of the original components, but missing its original drivetrain, the decision was made to create a modern 'classic' as a means to preserve what was there and allow it to have a new life. The plan's execution was carried out flawlessly.

This Corvette was built with stock exterior components including bumpers, turn signals, knock off alloy wheels and body trim, but underneath, nearly everything is chosen to reach the build goals. The drivetrain is modern balanced and blueprinted 427 ci LS-7 with four speed automatic transmission, aluminum radiator, external transmission cooler, custom engine mounts, brackets, hidden fuel rail, modern air conditioning and smoothed firewall.

Undercarriage includes custom suspension components with adjustable shocks, power vented disc brakes, rack and pinion steering with stainless steel linkage, ceramic coated headers and custom exhaust. The original frame rails were painted to a standard matching the rest of the build.

The interior features custom leather seats and headliner, wool carpets, custom center console, custom a/c outlets and controls, vinyl dash top and restored gauges. Original door hardware was retained and power windows are included. Custom seat belts, anti glare windshield. The odometer shows only 283 miles since completion.

Principal Use

Trailered Show Car

Conditional Grade

Better Than New
Every component and surface is finished to exceed the quality achieved by the factory. Mechanical operation and overall fit and finish exceeds that of the original manufacturer's. No discernible wear.

Overall Originality

Restomod

A mostly outwardly stock appearing car, usually restored with drivetrain and performance components upgrade with bolt-on performance enhancing parts. Could extend to a full drivetrain and suspension swap working within the constraints of the stock frame and sheet metal. These modifications are largely reversible without cutting or welding.

SYA's 5 Keys to Investment Collectability

* Desirable Split Window Corvette Platform
* LS7 Fuel Injected Engine and 4 Speed Auto
* Upgraded Independent Suspension and Disc Brakes
* Custom Leather Interior
* Thorough Build Matches Modern Drivability with Classic Styling

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
LS7 V8
Fuel Specification

Body

Body Color
Silver
Body Style
Coupe
Doors
2
Paint Type

Basic

Year
1963
Make
Chevrolet
Model
Corvette
Miles
289
Stock
462

Interior

Interior Color
Red
Secondary Interior Color
Seating Type
Bucket
Seat Material
Leather
Shifter Type
Floor
Center Console
Yes
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Engine Size
LS7 V8
Transmission Type
4 Speed Automatic
Body Style
Coupe
Principal Use
Trailered Show Car
Conditional Grade
Better Than New
Overall Originality
Restomod
Current Location
COSTA MESA, CA 92626
(800) 771-5281

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