Of the many great Corvettes produced through eight generations
since 1953, this black-on-black, 4-speed Fuelie is fine example of
these legendary performers. Featuring the landmark 1963-only
Split-Window body design with the color combination of Code-900
Tuxedo Black paint over black vinyl upholstery - both matching the
vehicle's original Trim Tag - this 1963 Chevrolet Corvette coupe
benefits from an older but well-preserved body-off restoration. It
is one of just 2,610 Corvettes powered by the matching numbers top
RPO L84 327ci V8 engine, developing 360hp with Rochester Ramjet
fuel injection and sold new at a $430 option cost, mated to a
Muncie M20 4-speed manual transmission. Additional features include
a signal-seeking Delco AM radio and dash-mounted clock. Integrity
is maintained with the Sting Ray's correct Rochester Ramjet FI
unit, and mostly original interior. The Split-Window Sting Ray
coupe would be a one-year-only body design for 1963, and today it
stands as one of the finest designs from the legendary Bill
Mitchell-led GM styling studios. Heavily influenced by Mitchell's
1960 SCCA championship-winning Sting Ray race car, the new-for-1963
Corvette Sting Ray was the product of the top designers and
engineers of the era at GM, including its new independent rear
suspension developed by Zora Arkus-Duntov. Groomed to production
reality by Larry Shinoda, the 1963 Corvette Sting Ray was rooted in
the XP-75 "Q-Corvette" concept and early sketches penned in 1957 by
a young Peter Brock.
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