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Lot 150

2016   |   Scottsdale Auctions 2016

1963 Chevrolet Corvette 327/340 Split-Window Coupe

SOLD $115,500

Estimate

$175,000 - $225,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

30837S118592

Car Highlights

Iconic Split-Window Design by GM’s Bill Mitchell
Retained by Original Owner for 22 Years
Ideally Preserved, Unrestored Example
Desirable Options and Impressive Documentation
NCRS Top Flight and MCACN Heritage Award Winner

Technical Specs

327 CID OHV V-8 Engine
Single 4-Barrel Carter Carburetor
340 BHP at 6,000 RPM
4-Speed Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Drum Brakes
4-Wheel Independent Suspension

Saleroom Addendum

*Please note this vehicle is titled 308337S118592.

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Chevrolet’s long-running Corvette enjoyed a banner year in 1963, introducing the all-new Stingray body style and mechanical innovations like independent rear suspension and pop-up headlamps. This wonderfully original example of the first-year Stingray Coupe highlights all of the model’s celebrated features, including the one-year-only rear split-window – a feature that has become an icon of American automotive design.

Delivered new to Hugh White Chevrolet in Columbus, Ohio, this Corvette was factory-equipped with an M20 four-speed gearbox and the desirable solid-lifter L76 V-8, the second-most-powerful engine available in 1963. Finished in distinctive Saddle Tan, the Corvette was generously optioned with sintered metallic brakes, power windows, a Positraction rear axle, and whitewall tires, while the interior featured amenities such as AM/FM radio and leather upholstery.

Retained for 22 years by its first owner, this Stingray was subsequently sold to a marque enthusiast and presented at Corvette events, earning a prestigious NCRS Top Flight and MCACN Heritage Awards. According to the consignor, a well-known and respected Corvette collector, this unrestored Split Window retains original finishes and displays factory-inspection markings. A fascinating example of an important and influential Corvette model, this car is impressively documented with a copy of the original window sticker, early title and registration documents, as well as the original owner’s manual, protection plan, and 1963 brochure.