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"
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
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
15-inch Knock-Off Wheels
All RK Motors vehicles receive a comprehensive, multi-point
We can arrange shipment of your purchase anywhere in the world