Custom 1963 Corvette
In 1964 I purchased from an insurance company, a 1963 Chevrolet Corvette convertible that had been stolen and stripped. (Vin# 40867S103144) There was also some body damage. My father owned a very prestigious auto body repair shop where I worked. Over the next five years I installed the following:
Custom exhaust system with cutouts
Aluminum four speed transmission
Custom steering wheel
I converted the body from a convertible to a hardtop with a removable roof. The roof when not installed fits behind the seats. The body was completely custom built and not a kit body. There are no other vehicles like this one. I retained all of the Corvette inner panels and door mechanisms. The steering, suspension, windshield, drivetrain are all standard Corvette and parts are readily available.
I built the automobile to be driven on the street and not a show car. I did however enter it in several shows where I took first place. Because of work related issues I drove the vehicle less than 300 miles when I parked it in a barn and it has not been driven for over 50 years.
The car will require work to be driven. The body is in excellent condition but has some paint chips. The tires are dry rotted and several have blown out. The aluminum wheels are pitted. There is some upholstery mouse damage. The rubber items like radiator and break hoses will have to be replaced. Battery is missing. The driver door glass is cracked.
The vehicle is located on a farm 40 miles North of Pittsburgh Pa. Moving it will require a flatbed tow truck. Contact me if you have any questions.