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Seven Hills Motorcars is proud to offer this absolutely stunning
1963 Corvette Sting Ray Split Window Coupe in wonderful driver
condition and showing only 25,685 miles!! The clear Ohio title
shows the mileage as actual and the previous owner also stated the
mileage as correct and original. This Corvette looks fantastic,
runs great, and is an excellent driver. The Split Window Coupes are
some of the most beautiful, sought-after, and popular Corvettes
ever made. We are offering a great opportunity to own a very
desirable Corvette model at an unbeatable value. The market on C2
Corvettes is hot right now and on the rise, especially for the '63
Split Windows; one could easily buy this car now and sell it for
more than the purchase price in years to come.
This Split Window looks absolutely amazing in Blue/Blue. We have
found recently that Blue Corvettes sell better for us than any
other color, even Red. The Daytona Blue (916A) over Dark Blue Vinyl
(490A) color combination is highly desirable, truly striking, and
looks great on this Corvette Sting Ray body style. It is also the
correct and original color scheme as verified by the codes on the
trim tag, which is pictured below. Please peruse all of the photos,
video, list of numbers, and other information to get a true sense
of how nice and clean this Corvette Sting Ray really is.
As a side note, this Corvette is not a dealer auction vehicle. Our
Corvettes come from owners who expect their car to go to someone
that will give the vehicle the same care and attention as they did.
We invite and encourage you to examine the car in person or have
the car inspected. Please take the time to scrutinize each picture.
We photograph each vehicle to the greatest extent so you can feel
confident about your purchase. If you have a question about the
Corvette, just give us a call.
1963 marked the most significant new model introduction ever for
Corvette. The 1963 Corvette was completely fresh throughout with a
stunning new "String Ray" body and all new independent rear
suspension. Under the direction of Bill Mitchell the new Corvette
was penned by Larry Shinoda. It was based on Bill Mitchell's 1959
Stingray racer and the 1961 Mako Shark. The new Corvette was a
radical departure from anything sold to the public at the time.
They were lower (almost three inches) narrower (3� inches) and
shorter by two inches than the previous generation. Their sleekness
was indisputable. If you compare it to the other domestic
offerings, it is easy to understand the impact it had. Wherever
their owners took them, racetrack, boulevard or rally, the new
Corvette looked like it belonged
The independent rear suspension Duntov created for Sting Ray was
simple yet effective. It was essentially a frame-mounted
differential with U-jointed half-shafts tied together by a
transverse leaf spring. Rubber-cushioned struts carried the
differential, which reduced ride harshness while improving tire
adhesion, especially on rougher roads. The transverse spring was
bolted to the rear of the differential case. A control arm extended
laterally and slightly forward from each side of the case to a hub
carrier, with a trailing radius rod mounted behind it. The
half-shafts functioned like upper control arms. The lower arms
controlled vertical wheel motion, while the trailing rods took care
of fore/aft wheel motion and transferred braking torque to the
frame. Shock absorbers were conventional twin-tube units.
Considerably lighter than the old solid axle, the new rear
suspension array delivered a significant reduction in unsprung
weight, which was important since the 1963 model would retain the
previous generation's outboard rear brakes..
The Daytona Blue exterior is in excellent driver condition. As one
can see in the photos the finish has a terrific gloss, deep shine,
and smooth finish. The chrome and other bright work look fantastic
with a brilliant finish. The hubcaps have a great finish and no
curb rash. The black wall tires have about 95% tread left. There
are no major blemishes that have been excluded from the photos.
There is a small imperfection on the left rear decklid visible in
the photos and as one would expect from a paintjob with this many
years on it there are some others that were too faint to show up in
the photos, but nothing else really noticeable from about five or
ten feet away. As one can see in the many photos of the underside
of the car, it is very clean and this Corvette has absolutely NO
RUST ISSUES. The frame is totally solid with no rust around the end
plate in front of the rear tire. We have included specific photos
of the areas most prone to rust to show how nice this car
Window Date Codes
Please note that ALL of the glass on this Corvette, the windshield,
both pieces of door glass, both rear windows, and even the vent
windows, are all date coded and original as each piece predates the
car's body build date of the fifth week of October of 1962 (B5).
Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no
The Dark Blue interior in this Sting Ray is in outstanding
condition. The seats are in excellent shape with no split seams,
rips, or excessive wear. The seats are not worn in the typical area
where the driver gets in and out. The carpet is also in good
condition with no holes or rips. This includes the rear carpet,
which is often neglected. The gauge faces are crisp and clean and
the lenses are clear. The door panels are in terrific shape; there
are no cracks in the typical spot where the driver's elbow sits.
The door pulls are solid and intact. The dash and console look
great with no cracks or sun fading. The original radio does not
work, but most importantly the dash has never been cut or modified
for an aftermarket installation. This Corvette has never been
smoked in; there are no burns marks and no aroma of cigarettes.
Corvette interiors from this era are not known to wear well and the
excellent condition of this interior is a huge testament to the
meticulous care and attention this car has received throughout its
life and another great verification of the very low original
mileage. There are some thin spots in the carpet and overall this
interior shows appropriate and proper wear for its age and the
This Corvette seems to be in good mechanical condition. It starts
right away every time, runs well, and idles smooth. It drives great
and feels nice on the road and at highway speeds. In the video
below one can observe the car accelerating on the highway up to
about 70mph, shifting through all the gears, braking to stoplight,
and going through some curves. Please note that there are no
strange noises or vibrations and the car performs quite well
overall. The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or
the other, which is a very common issue on the early C2 Corvettes.
The Hurst shifter is tight, the transmission does not pop out of
gear, and the clutch feels good. Also, the engine compartment is
beautifully clean and detailed as one can see in the photos.
The wipers work as do all the exterior lights, indicators, dash
lights, interior lights, and blower for the heater on all speeds.
All of the gauges work and even the clock runs. The headlights work
very well and go up and down properly, which is another very common
problem on Mid Year Corvettes. The entire operation of the
headlights can be viewed in the video. The horn does not work. Not
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