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For Sale: 1963 Chevrolet Corvette in Charlotte, North Carolina

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You can ask pretty much any Corvette guy what the paramount vintage Vette is and he'll probably say "Sting Ray". When you counter with words like "327" and "split-window", the phrases "ultimate" and "blue chip" become a natural settling point. And investors clearly agree, since prices on mid-year Chevys remain solid year after year despite the state of the economy. A splendid candidate for any serious collector, this fully sorted coupe is an exquisite C2 resto-mod that, thanks to acute restoration, wraps urbane black paint around a spry 327 and a choice Tremec 5-speed. Looking for some exclusive Americana that'll never go out of style? Give your friends at RK Motors Charlotte a call and experience the "ultimate" Corvette!


During its comprehensive, frame-off restoration, this solid Sting Ray was entirely disassembled and carefully stripped of its dull, original pigment. Once that prep was complete, an original fuselage was massaged to better-than-factory alignment and bathed in sophisticated black 2-stage. And today, one close look at our high-resolution photos reveals a handsome payoff in the form of one of the sweetest Corvettes on the planet!

Thanks to a renewed dedication to motorsports, and heavy influence from the original Mako Shark concept car, the second-generation Corvette sports a very athletic appearance. At the front of the car, a low-slung nose tucks a stainless-trimmed grille behind thin 'razor blade' bumpers and bright, bullet-style parking lamps. Above that grille, a familiar cross-flag emblem leads a 1963-exclusive hood, which fronts like-new glass that's tucked behind polished wipers and stainless frames. At the sides of that glass, a sleek profile hangs colorful Chevrolet badging between traditional door handles, monochromatic rocker guards and glorious side-pipes. Opposite those pipes, a stylish bowtie mirror reflects a sloped deck, which seats a factory antenna next to a cross-flag-branded fuel filler. And at the back of the car, two more 'razor blade' bumpers frame a bright Sting Ray emblem, a polished tag pocket and clean, dual-mode taillights.


Tilt the car's lightweight hood and you'll find a dressed and rebuilt 327 that's ready to mix many a mile with plenty of smiles! At the top of that fully sorted mill, a polished air cleaner funnels wind into a modern Holley carburetor that's sequenced to a retro AC fuel filter via clean stainless fluid lines. Below that juice box, a familiar Winters intake perfectly complements finned Corvette valve covers. At the back of that plane, chrome-cased ignition shoots spark past cast exhaust manifolds via stainless-sleeved wires. At the front of those tubes, a Harrison-branded radiator circulates coolant through pliable hoses and authentic tower clamps. And details like a rebuilt alternator, a Harrison overflow tank and a fresh battery ensure this Chevy runs every bit as good as it looks.


Peer under this well-planted coupe and you'll find a Satin Black chassis that's straight, solid and ready to pound the pavement. The hot 327 sends power to a sturdy Tremec 5-speed, which twists a fully overhauled differential. At the front of that driveline, a double A-arm suspension employs an authentic manual steering rack. Opposite that rack, a transverse leaf suspension does an excellent job of increasing grip. At the corners of that suspension, retrofitted discs mix firm stops with solid handling. And all that fully sorted hardware rolls on handsome Knock-Offs, which spin 215/70R15 BF Goodrich Silvertown Radial redlines around patriotic spinners.


Slip into this Vette's low-slung cockpit and settle on one of its comfortable buckets. Those seats are likely the same shade they left the factory, however, their surfaces were fully recovered in fresh vinyl during the car's detailed restoration. From the driver's perch, stock gauges bleed onto their bordering panels in a march toward a center-mount clock, modern air conditioning and a retro Delco radio. Below that clock, a small console anchors a short shifter between clean carpet, narrow mats and ornate door panels. And in front of the driver, a satin-spoke steering wheel laps a classy cross-flag emblem.

The market certainly has no shortage of shiny C2s, but sympathetically revitalized pieces like this classy split-window coupe are becoming an increasing rarity. With its reliable 327, retrofitted 5-speed and rocking restoration, this Chevy is a living embodiment of classic car glory. Looking for a fresh way to empower your Saturdays? Call your friends at RK Motors Charlotte and claim this incredible Sting Ray!


Sweet split-window Sting Ray that's benefitted from a comprehensive, frame-off restoration

327 cubic inch Chevrolet V8

Tremec 5-speed manual transmission

Modern air conditioning

4-wheel disc brakes

All-original body

15-inch Knock-Off Wheels

Side-pipe exhaust

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Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1297983
  • Price:$139,900
  • Location:Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Year:1963
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:624
  • Stock Number:136633
  • VIN:30837S106428

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