1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe

HIGHLIGHTS: – Rare and highly collectible ‘Split Window Coupe’ – Factory finished in Ermine White – Factory contrasting Red interior – Matching numbers 327ci V8 engine – Rare Two-speed Powerglide Automatic transmission – Power steering – Factory style steel wheels and hubcaps

The 1963 Corvette is one of the most iconic classic cars ever produced and is considered by many, to be one of the most beautiful cars of all time. 1963 was the first year for the Stingray name plate on a Corvette and the first year the car was offered as a hard top coupe. The long bonnet, pop up headlights and swooping rear end were all key design features but nothing would prove to be more iconic than the split rear window which only featured for one year’s production. Only 10,594 Split window Coupes (SWC) were produced in total with many of these lost and destroyed over the years. Today, a 63 Corvette SWC is a bucket list classic car for many enthusiasts and extremely desirable among collectors.

This 1963 Corvette was delivered from the factory in code 936, Ermine white, a colour that is understated but shows off the natural lines of the car. The original fiberglass body of the car is in very good shape and the car has been repainted professionally some year ago. The chrome on the outside of the car including front and rear bumpers and door handles have all been refinished. The stainless windscreen trim and faux bonnet vents that are unique to this year remain in place. The external factory look is completed with a set of original style steel wheels with factory ‘63 hubcaps.

Inside the car was finished in 490 code red from the factory which is a nice contrast to the white exterior. The one year only gauges are the correct stainless cone type with correct bent needles. Likewise, the glovebox lid is the correct 63 item. The bucket seats are split by the original console with automatic shifter floor shifter poking up between the seats. To make the drive pleasant, the car is fitted with power assisted steering.

Under the bonnet lives the matching numbers, 327ci V8 engine. This was the only capacity engine available for the 1963 year model. The engine is paired to the very rare, factory optional two-speed powerglide automatic transmission, and is one of only 2,621 cars to have been optioned with he automatic in this year. The suspension and brakes are rebuilt original items while power steering has been added to improve the driving experience.

These split window Corvettes are iconic American classics that are universally admired and appreciated. Rarely do these cars become available in the market and the time to buy one is when it presents itself.


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