Vehicle Description

Red on black... somebody knew what he was doing when ordering this first-year Sting Ray convertible. Not only does this 1963 Chevrolet Corvette retain its terrific original color combo, but it's also a numbers-matching, four-speed car that's authentic right down to the four-barrel carb. That's why you know this is C2 meant for only the best Sting Ray fans.

Riverside Red is an iconic Corvette color, but when this factory-correct paint has been resprayed with a very professional hand, an already bold car becomes downright magnetic. This deep finish has a great luster befitting a sunshine-friendly droptop. But the desire goes beyond the paintwork. Fit and finish of the fiberglass is in very good condition, the headlights fit flush, the door gaps are even, and the pleat that surrounds the body is crisp and almost sharp enough to give you a paper cut. The first-year Sting Ray is for brightwork lovers with the big bright openings in the hood that would soon disappear. Plus, everything else on this car shows rather well, including the bumpers, and those ribbed rocker panel moldings. This 63 has had a recent upgrade from the original wheel covers to 15"chrome ARE wheels!

The newer white roof gives this a sunny appearance, but the moment you want to become the bad boy, all you have to do drop it down to showcase the deep black interior. The bucket seats, door panels, and dash have a terrific deep and matching appearance. So not only does it look great from behind the wheel, but also you look great driving it, too. Just ahead of the three-spoke sports steering wheel is every gauge you could need - all still in perfect working order. There's even a more modern AM/FM/cassette stereo, but the original steering wheel and radio come with the sale. That's because a car this authentic should always be able to satisfy the purists.

Lift the hood, and you'll find a beautifully honest 327 cubic-inch V8. You can instantly tell this Sting Ray's numbers-matching unit has been properly maintained and given all the right investments over the years. With the correct Chevy orange on the block and valve coves, as well as the shiny pie dish air cleaner and ignition shield, it's a piece you'll enjoy showing off. And speaking of showing off, you must check out the undercarriage photos that show you how clean every inch of this car really is. But more than just for presentation, this V8 is the heart of a great driving package. On the road the motor has the right amount of snarl through the dual exhaust pipes as you row through all four forward speeds. It's the kind of sound that's perfect for a little Saturday night intimidation, but it never gets old when spending all-day Sunday driving the backroads. Plus, with the fully independent suspension and modern Firestone rubber behind the classic appearance, this first-year C2 is ready to be driven to all the car shows. The consignor even claims all polyurethane bushings throughout as well as updated Koni shocks in the last 500 miles to improve the handling even further!

This is the great looking red Corvette you promised yourself all those years ago, and now it's turnkey ready for the first person ready to grab this deal. Call today!!!

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1416613
  • Price:$63,995
  • Location:Lutz, Florida
  • Year:1963
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:Riverside Red
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:67159
  • Stock Number:2542-TPA
  • VIN:30867S100960