The split-window Corvette. The Holy Grail of fiberglass sports
cars. A one-year wonder that was hated when it was new and
treasured by collectors today for the very same reason. And this
might be your only chance to get one for under six figures, so
don't hesitate, just fulfil that dream you've always had and put
this numbers-matching split-window coupe in your garage.
This Saddle Tan Corvette certainly has the right look. Clean, chiseled, and definitely game-changing. Just imagine the way this car must have turned the world upside-down when it hit the streets! Wearing what appears to be an older repaint in its original code 963 Saddle Tan, it's got a bit of patina that seems to work well on vintage 'Vettes. No major issues, mind you, just a bit of character that it wears well and which seems to enhance its casual performance image. There's no evidence that it has ever been wrecked and obviously Corvette bodies don't rust, and it fits together about the way it would have when it was new, suggesting an easy life over the past 55 years (has it been that long already?). A few scratches and nicks, which are signs that it's been used properly, and some fading on the chrome, but quite honestly, when you show up in a split-window 'Vette, nobody's looking at the flaws. They are, however, looking at the dude behind the wheel and wishing they were he.
The matching Saddle interior is like the exterior: a little wear but very functional and appealing. Those are reproduction seat covers that have the right look, although the rest might just be original. The woodgrained steering wheel frames a set of beautifully finished gauges that have to have been restored and the view down that pointed hood is like no other in the motoring kingdom. You'll note this car carries relatively rare power windows, which is a nice addition to a luxury-oriented 'Vette like this, and the original AM radio remains in the center of the dash. The door panels are likewise too nice to be original but quite accurately replicate the original look, and sliding behind the wheel always feels like a special occasion. Load it up and head out on your next road trip and learn just how exciting the world can be when you're driving a '63 Corvette!
It's powered by its original, numbers-matching 327 cubic inch engine, and even in standard tune, it makes a robust 300 horsepower. The engine bay is very nicely detailed with Chevy Orange paint, a chrome air cleaner with correct twin snorkels, and rams-horn exhaust manifolds. Recent work includes a new fuel pump, starter, hoses and gaskets, and some wiring, so it's ready to enjoy. It snaps to life with a turn of the key and a small block Chevy V8 is still the most entertaining way to get from Point A to Point B. The 2-speed PowerGlide automatic transmission shifts well and doesn't dilute the power one bit, and comes with both power steering and power brakes. The undercarriage shows off decades of living in a warm climate; it's original, not restored. There are new service parts here and there, but this is how an unabused 'Vette looks. The exhaust has a nice V8 rumble and it's wearing a set of aluminum knock-off wheels that were technically available in 1963 but no cars were ever delivered with them due to casting issues. Recent 205/75/15 whitewall radials ensure it rides and handles its best.
Documented with a ton of receipts, a $125,000 appraisal, and title records, this is a no-stories split-window that's ready to enjoy. Call today!
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