For Sale: 1963 Chevrolet Corvette in Des Moines, Iowa

Vehicle Description

Rare 1963 Chevrolet Corvette split window fuelie. This incredible split window Stingray has undergone an extensive frame off restoration and was upgraded in the process with some very tasteful upgrades. The Corvette body was removed from the frame and sanded down to the gel-coat. The body had great fitment, the bonding strips were all intact and there was no evidence of any accidents. The original color was Sebring Silver but it is not a vibrant shade of silver, so the decision was made to professionally paint the car in House of Kolor's Orion High Impact silver which makes the car look amazing. It reminds us of a futuristic spaceship that is ready for blast off. The previous owner wanted the rumble of side exhaust, so the decision was made to change the rear valance and upgrade the car with side exhaust. A freshly painted rear valance with exhaust cutouts and side trim come with the car if you prefer factory rear exhaust. Under the hood looks factory original with a correct 327/360hp rebuilt, replacement block, topped off with a fuel injection setup and less than 500 break in miles. According the NCRS standards, this replacement block could be re-stamped to match the original vin # if the next owner choses to. The Borg Warner 4-speed was upgraded to a more durable Muncie 4-Speed transmission with a Hurst shifter for better shifting with less synchro noise.
The black bucket seat interior is a very nice mix of new and very well preserved original. The dash cluster, gauges, clock and radio were professional refurbished and refaced by CGR Restoration in South Carolina, they look factory correct and new with the correct 6500 redline tach. This stunning silver Corvette is set off by brand new chrome turbine style US Mag with performance radials and looks amazing. We have the original 1963 steel wheels, Michelin white walls and and wheel covers that can be exchanged if you prefer the stock look and want to save the cost of the Ramblers.

EXTERIOR
: Extensive frame off restoration
Original 941 color code was Sebring Silver
Upgraded to House of Color High Impact Silver
Lots of new chrome and stainless polished to show quality
Upgraded with new factory side exhaust Comes with freshly painted rear valance with cutouts and original side trim New Rambler Turbine style chrome wheels and performance radials
Original steel wheels, white walls and 1963 corvette hub caps
INTERIOR
: Correct black bucket seat interior
Refurbished dash, radio, clock and gauges by CGR Restoration
Rare power windows Very nice original seats and door panels
New carpet

MECHANICS
: Original fuel injected 327/360hp car from the factory
Extensive mechanical restoration performed with attention to detail
Freshly re-built 327/360hp Fuelie replaced block
Rebuilt fuel injection unit by Jack Podell
Upgraded steel sleeve valves for unleaded gas Muncie 4-speed transmission with Hurst shifter
casting #3851325, date P0603 June 63 Upgraded to Wilwood disc brakes on the front Re-built distributer with correct ignition shielding

UNDERCARRIAGE
: Frame off restored with pictures Frame was bead blasted and Magna-fluxed for rust protection
Rebuilt F-40 suspension as seen in pictures Gorgeous virgin fiberglass floors
Original engine, cast date L42, December 4, 1962. Stamped front of block FI206 RF 360hp, assembled 12/06/1962.
Upon disassembly the engine had excessive bore tolerances within .060 oversize bore and a new block was necessary.
Previous owner sourced an original 1963 serial 3103742.
The engine pad F0I04 RF, Jan 4,1963, cast date A23, Jan 2 1963. assembled Jan 04, 1963. Intake cast 11/2/62, Rochester unit serial 1964 part 7017375 mid December 1962, Mid December Delco Remy distributor model 111022 serial 2M6. All original to this engine dated November-December 1962.
Original stamp with broach marks. Engine was rebuilt by a engine builder in Wisconsin and was bored .030 over, line honed. Heads were replaced with 378246X from 1965 for larger stainless steel valves. Their recommendation for unleaded fuel. The engine was not decked to preserve the stamping, They indicate deck was within .0001 specs/engine was broken in on dyno 365 hp with carb. The fuel unit and distributor was sent to Jack Podell in Mishawka In for
professional rebuild.
The dash cluster, radio, clock were sent to CGR Restoration in SC they confirmed it was a original high RPM tach and converted clock to quartz movement. The odometer was left at original miles


American Dream Machines
At American Dream Machines, we typically have over 100 quality classic cars and trucks in stock and for sale. We have everything from Corvettes to Cadillacs, Camaros, Mustangs, Mopars, GTOs, Chevelles, Bel Airs, Blazers and exotic sports cars. Our classics and muscle cars range from the 1950s to the 1970s. Our inventory is diverse and continuously changing and always growing! Our #1 Goal is to make you, our customer happy with the American classic and muscle cars we offer. We highly recommend that ALL CUSTOMERS call our knowledgeable, experienced staff and with Midwest values and have very detailed discussions regarding overall condition of any of our classics that you are considering getting in the drivers seat of. Our phone number is (515)-245-9100 and we are centrally located in the heartland of America, in Des Moines Iowa. American Dream Machines occupies the historic 41,000 square foot Packard Dealership. We are one of the largest full service classic car dealerships in the Midwest. We have over 10 active Mechanic hoists, a body shop and detail bays that are used by our technicians to inspect, repair, upgrade and detail our cars so that they are ready to be delivered to your driveway. Please give us a call and we will be happy to help get your dream car to almost any location worldwide! ALL OF OUR PICTURES AND VIDEOS ARE REAL, ALL THE WAY AROUND! We photograph our cars in our professional photo studio for the best possible image accuracy and representation of the cars. We do this because of our commitment to the authenticity and quality of the cars that we sell and the commitment to our customers.

Vehicle Details

  • 1963 Chevrolet Corvette
  • Listing ID: CC-1607010
  • Price: $279,900
  • Location:Des Moines, Iowa
  • Year:1963
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:Silver
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:4767
  • VIN:30837S105584
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American Dream Machines
1500 Locust
Des Moines, IA 50309

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