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The proud owner of a 1963 Corvette has a double winner on their hands. Not only was 1963 the first year of the Stingray, but it was also the one and only year of the split-window body style. The innovative divided rear glass was abandoned the following year when corporate chiefs decided that visibility was impaired. Meanwhile, Corvette aficionados clamored to pick up the rare and highly collectible anomaly of the one-year-only Stingray body style with the split-window configuration.
This 1963 Corvette carries the original, factory-issued VIN plate and trim tag, as authenticated by the accompanying report of Roy Sinor of Sinor Prestige Automobiles in Tulsa, Oklahoma – a certified and highly respected researcher of the Corvette marque. The Sinor report, which is available for review in the car’s file, verifies that this Corvette is a 1963 coupe built in St. Louis, Missouri, on December 20, 1962, with body no. 2886, and finished in Riverside Red paint with a black vinyl interior. While chassis 05440 carries the most popular and powerful 360 hp, L84 engine with Muncie four-speed gearbox, Sinor’s research shows this is not the original drivetrain for this car.
Beautifully presented in its correct color combination, this early Split-Window Stingray is a superb companion for exploring new avenues of adventure. Offering legendary performance and style so indicative of the early 1960s, this Split-Window Coupe should be carefully considered.