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Lot Number
38
1963 Chevrolet Corvette 'Split-Window Fuelie' Coupe
Scottsdale Auction

ESTIMATE: $140,000 - $160,000
CHASSIS NO: 30837S120799
• Numbers matching example with original sales invoice
• Only three owners from new
• One year only split window design
• 327 cubic-inch V-8 with Rochester fuel-injection
• Sebring Silver with black upholstery

327 cid V-8 engine with Rochester Ramjet mechanical fuel injection rated at 360 HP, four-speed manual transmission, independent front and rear suspension, four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes; wheelbase: 98”


There is no American sports car more iconic than the Chevrolet Corvette. Named after a small maneuverable warship and launched at the 1953 GM Motorama display at the New York Auto Show, everyone loved its clean look and sports car appearance. Curiosity from the motoring public was judged high enough by General Motors to put it into production, with the first models hitting showrooms on June 30, 1953. The Corvette went on to prove itself on such hallowed tracks as Sebring, Limerock, and Daytona, as it scored victories everywhere and became a feared competitor. Chevrolet’s initial run for the Corvette ran for nine years and, when an all-new Sting Ray model was introduced in 1963, it literally set the automotive world on fire. Never before had anyone seen such a beautiful design; with all-new independent suspension, it handled as well as it looked. Many thought its beauty would last forever but in the end, the C2 generation of the Corvette would be replaced in 1968 making it the shortest run of any Corvette model in history. In its introductory year of 1963, the C2 Corvette became a radically designed car with a split rear window that, although not practical, turned out to be the most notable and recognizable design feature of any Corvette since. The famous split window of 1963 is now revered as an iconic design that is a hallmark in Corvette history.

Offered here is a top-specification 1963 Corvette coupe with the famous split-window finished in Chevrolet’s lovely Sebring Silver. This Corvette has had only three owners from new and just one repaint since it left the factory. It still carries its original interior and most importantly still has its factory numbers matching fuel-injected 327 cubic-inch V-8 engine, an expensive $430.40 option in 1963. The four-speed transmission was recently rebuilt, all linkages were perfectly adjusted, and all brakes were recently rebuilt. This Corvette rides on Chevrolet’s optional cast aluminum knock-off wheels with whitewall outline tires. The interior remains untouched from the factory and is upholstered in black vinyl. The exquisite look and feel of the all-new for 1963 Sting Ray is clearly apparent in the comfort of the bucket seats with an ergonomically designed center console that houses the shifter, radio controls, and accessories. All gauges in this car are intact and this Corvette is also fitted with an optional clock. The engine compartment in this Corvette is clean with correct colors, wiring, and hose clamps, and the classic look of the Rochester fuel-injection unit. The chassis is not concours-clean but is correct with an untouched look of authenticity that only an original condition car has. The exhaust system is correctly routed and the sound from its 327 V-8 is something that only a Corvette has. Driving is easy thanks to power steering, and an optional AM radio is neatly housed in the center console. This Corvette also carries an impressive array of documentation including its original sales contract, title, and letters of correspondence.

As the premier American sports car, the Corvette is a car that needs no introduction. This fine example, with its dedication to proper care and preservation, is a car that stands out amongst its brethren. Seldom does such an honest, top specification, numbers matching 360-HP fuel injected, four-speed manual transmission, one-year only production Corvette come to market.

1963 Chevrolet Corvette 'Split-Window Fuelie' Coupe
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