Lot 83

2018   |   Amelia Island Auctions 2018

1963 Chevrolet Corvette 327/340 Split-Window Coupe

SOLD $83,600


$90,000 - $120,000| Without Reserve



Car Highlights

Iconic One-Year-Only Split-Window Design
Optimal Driveability 327/340 HP Package
Striking Daytona Blue Finish
Equipped with Knock-Off Wheels and Redline Tires
Properly Maintained and Driven Regularly

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
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In 1963, Chevrolet introduced an all-new Corvette. The fresh, modern design was based on two radical GM concept cars: Zora Arkus-Duntov’s 1957 Q-Corvette and Bill Mitchell’s 1959 Sting Ray designed by Peter Brock. This handsome example, first of the legendary 1963–1967 “Mid-Year” Corvettes, features the iconic, one-year-only, rear split-window design and is the first Corvette to have hidden headlights, a feature that would become a hallmark of Corvette styling for decades. An all-new chassis design with independent rear suspension helped make the 1963 Corvette perform as good as it looks.

This Daytona Blue Corvette is factory-equipped with the desirable L76, 340 bhp, solid-lifer 327 V-8 and the venerable Borg Warner 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 and driven regularly, the car is stated by the consignor to be properly sorted and to start easily hot or cold. The combination of iconic styling, impressive performance, driveability, and famous Chevrolet reliability make this Corvette ideally suited for touring or spirited driving on country roads.