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Chevrolet shocked the sports car world with the introduction of the second-generation Corvette for 1963. Available in both convertible and coupe body styles, and with “Sting Ray” added to its name, the new Corvette featured a fully independent suspension and new options like power steering, air-conditioning, and leather seating. Below the skin, the engine options continued to be based on the 327 cid V-8 with output ranging from 250 to 360 hp. Notably, 1963 was the only year the coupe had the iconic split rear window, making it one of the most sought-after Corvettes of all time.
According to a note on file, the Corvette was treated to a frame-off restoration in 2016 in its correct color combination of Ermine White with a red interior. This Split-Window is fitted with a 327 cid small block engine linked to the desirable four-speed manual transmission. The Corvette is equipped with power brakes and air-conditioning, and the summary on file also states that this example is fitted with a roster of other desirable features, including Posi-Traction rear axle, power steering, and AM/FM radio. Air-conditioning is a particularly coveted feature on closed Corvettes, making them more usable in warm-weather conditions.
A fantastic show and event candidate, this Split-Window Corvette is an attractive example of Chevrolet’s iconic sports car.