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In 1963, Chevrolet introduced an all-new Corvette to worldwide acclaim. The fresh, modern design was based on two radical GM concept cars: Zora Arkus- Duntov’s 1957 Q-Corvette and the 1959 Sting Ray designed by Peter Brock. This handsome example, from the first model year of the legendary 1963–1967 “Mid-Year” Corvettes, features the iconic, one-year-only, rear split-window as well as hidden headlights, a trait that would become a hallmark of Corvette styling for decades. An all-new chassis with independent rear suspension gave the 1963 Corvette performance to match its looks.
This Daytona Blue Coupe is factory-equipped with the desirable L76, 340 bhp, solid-lifter 327 V-8, and the venerable BorgWarner T-10 four-speed manual gearbox. Many Corvette enthusiasts consider this factory-optioned drivetrain package to be optimal for driveability and reliability. This Corvette is also optioned with AM/FM radio, power windows, and leather seats. Additionally, it is fitted with a set of attractive and practical redline radial tires mounted on Corvette knock-off wheels, adding to its performance prowess and stance.
Carefully maintained by noted restorer John Munson, the Corvette has benefited from regular exercise. The combination of iconic styling, impressive performance, driveability, and famous Chevrolet reliability make this Corvette ideally suited for touring or spirited driving. Always a crowd favorite, this Split-Window Coupe is ready to charm on the show field or at the local drive-in.