1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split-Window Coupe 300 HP

1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split-Window Coupe 300 HP

Condition: Used
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
Type: Coupe
Trim: Split-Window Coupe 300 HP
Year: 1963
Mileage: 932
VIN: 30837S108028
Color: Blue
Engine: 327 cu. in. V8 300 HP
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Blue
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clean
Item location: Excelsior, Minnesota, United States
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Description for Chevrolet Corvette 1963

1963 Split-Window Corvette Sting Ray

Beautiful Daytona Blue; a True American Sports Car Icon


Very Original; Extremely Clean


327 cu. in. Small-Block V8

4-speed, Manual-Transmission

Code 916 Daytona Blue Paint


Call 952-454-6618 with questions, we’d love to speak with you about the car!


Current ownerwas aprevious owner of an Exotic Sports Car Service Business, so he understands how to treat and maintain a classic car of this caliber. 2-owners for the past 41 years.


Touted by many as THE American Sports Car, Corvettes have had a cult following for well over six decades. The excitement continues to this day with the recent introduction of the new, mid-engine Stingray for 2020. This new Stingray will cement the Corvette as a Legend once again, but the C2 Sting Ray of 1963 will remain one of, if not the most, iconic collectible Corvettes in history. The ‘63 was the beginning of the Sting Ray and the only year to feature the unique, split rear window design. The striking design changes paired with the new chassis engineering made 1963’s car a justified obsession for design aficionados and thrill seekers alike.

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The legend of Corvette began at GM’s Motorama - an event held in New York at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in 1953. Here, the original Corvette concept was shown as a “dream car.” The nickname remains true today. The first production car rolled off the line later that year in Flint, Michigan. Many were responsible for the creation of Corvette, but none more than Harley Earl, the head of GM’s Art and Color studio. Earl loved sports cars, especially the Jaguar XK-120. Both admirable performance cars and design icons, the Jag and the Corvette share their two seat configuration, extra long hood, and minimal rear deck. These design elements are iconic and prolific; they remain an important part of Corvette’s design today.


1963 brought the C2 Corvette “Sting Ray”, a complete redesign of the body and chassis. The car you’re bidding on here is an example of this debut year of the Sting Ray. The design was revolutionary at the time - a beautiful evolution of the first-generation car. Headline features unique to the ‘63 are the hood vents (non-functional) and, of course, the split rear window. Bill Mitchell led the styling on the ‘63, the split window was his creation. However, the Chief Engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov petitioned against the design element stating that it hindered rear vision. Duntov won out in 1964 making the hood vents and the split window unique to the 1963 model year. A 327 cu. in. small-block V8 provided 300 HP in the configuration shown here. This power combined with the new independent rear suspension made this Sting Ray a comfortable driver and a track presence not to be underestimated.


The speed and handling of the Corvette never went unnoticed. One man, Alan Shepard, helped to popularize the car among a certain, elite group of Americans - the Astronauts. Shepard holds the unique distinction of being the first American in space, and he showed up for his training in none other than a ‘57 Corvette. Upon his return, GM gifted him with a ‘62 Corvette to thank him for his extraordinary bravery. It is said that six of the Mercury astronauts ended up with Corvettes, and at least three of the Apollo 12 men ordered custom Sting Rays as well. A dealership near the space port and some “special” lease terms didn’t hurt the popularity of the car with this group - nor did the long, straight, and empty roads in the surrounding area.


Anyone can enjoy a Corvette; from the first American in space to the everyman. These cars have remained an excellent value for a performance and design icon through the years. Don’t miss out on your chance to own one of the most coveted model years of “America’s Sports Car.” This example is fitted in gorgeous Daytona Blue with dark blue leather interior and it’s a must-see. Call us today at 952-454-6618!

On offer is a Daytona Blue over Dark Blue, 1963 Corvette Sting Ray - Split-Window. This car is guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser at any classic car show or main street you race through. You'll have fun everywhere you drive it - just make sure to add time everywhere you go for people to take photos!

Myself and an associate of mine, Pat, have been asked by a good friend to assist him in selling this stunning, 1963 split-window Corvette. It is dressed in Daytona Blue, one of the top color choices for a ‘63 Split Window Corvette. The current owner, Peter, has owned the car for several years and being the previous owner of a classic car service/restoration shop he knows how to maintain and service high-end performance/classic cars. This is one of his personal collection and has been cared for as such. This car isn’t concours but as you can see in the photographs it is truly a beautiful driver/show car that has been well cared for throughout its life - very original, clean and a true iconic American sports car.

I’ve been collecting and restoring classic Jaguars for 45 years, including competing in concours shows at a national level. With that said, I feel very confident that my descriptions of this vehicle below will give you an accurate accounting of the condition of the car. My personal website will show you the caliber of my collection; some of them are national concours winners. Following is the link to my website:

https://seepictures.wixsite.com/genesgarage


If you aren’t automatically directed to my website when you click on the link just copy and paste it into your computer address bar---and then view it outside of eBay. Call us if you have problems connecting to it; we can always email the link to you.


VEHICLE’S CONDITION:

PAINT --- Some very small imperfections from normal driving, overall EXCELLENT shape for a driver.


BODY --- Body is straight and all panels fit well, photos reflect overall quality.


INTERIOR --- Very minimal wear and tear from normal driving; no holes or cracks in seats although there is one small blemish on the dash top panel. Although much of the interior seems to be ORIGINAL, and in excellent shape for its age, it’s most likely the seats were redone at one time as they seem much too nice to be original. And its possible the carpeting may have been replaced at one time; they are in very nice condition so its difficult to believe they could be the original factory carpets. Collectible factory original floor mats are included as well as a brand-new set.


ENGINE/ENGINE BAY --- Runs well and encourages drivers to test that fact! Engine bay is truly beautiful and screams with American styling. It is very clean and well detailed.Odometer is non functioning.


TRUNK --- Luggage storage area behind seats in lieu of a traditional trunk looks to be original and is in excellent condition for its age-------on the other hand they may have been replaced at one time because they are very nice.


WHEELS/TIRES --- Original wheels and covers as well as the pictured set on the car are included with the car. All are in great condition.


EXHAUST --- Stainless steel performance exhaust, also in great shape.


GLASS --- Windshield and glass in excellent condition; no chips/cracks.


ELECTRICAL --- All components functioning normally, no warning lights.One episode was noted of flickering headlights - has not re-occurred. To be safe an additional headlight switch was purchased and will be included with the sale.


BRAKES --- Firm pedal feedback. Brakes stick minimally from little use; nothing a good brake bedding shouldn’t fix.


HOW DOES IT DRIVE/RUN?

This is a running/driving car with no strange vibrations or noises, the 327 purrs and the classic dash makes it feel like you're piloting a 1960's fighter. An absolute joy to drive!

Click on the following link to see a walk-around video of the car as well as one of it running:


https://jaguarguy.wixsite.com/corvette


If the above link conversion DOES NOT allow you to click on it and automatically connect to the site with videos just copy and paste it into your computer address bar---and then view it outside of eBay. Call us if you have problems connecting to it; we can always email the link to you.


THE VALUE


The current Hagerty Book Value for a 1963 Corvette Sting Ray Coupe is as follows:


Concours - $163,000

Excellent - $121,000


This car would fall in the frame-work of an Excellent level car - #2 --------ALTHOUGH THE RESERVE PRICE IS SET WELL BELOW BOOK VALUE. IT'S PRICED TO SELL BY THE END OF THIS AUCTION.


See the following Hagerty website page for current Market Value details

regarding a 1963 Corvette Sting Ray


https://www.hagerty.com/apps/valuationtools/1963-Chevrolet-Corvette?id=68055


If you aren’t automatically directed to the link when you click on it just

copy and paste the link to your computer address bar---and then view it

outside of eBay. Call us if you have problems connecting to it. We can

always email the link to you.


The MARKET VALUE continues to increase for Split-Window Sting Rays due to the rarity and the high prices other cars have achieved.


This Sting Ray is an excellent buy and will allow someone to affordably purchase a highly desirable Corvette that they can enjoy every single day! It also represents an EXCELLENT INVESTMENT in a market where the 1963 is king. Unlike the stock market, this you can enjoy at a moment’s notice with friends and family.


Any questions about this car can be addressed through eBay, or you can call us directly. We prefer calls so that I can more clearly answer any questions you may have, rather than sending numerous emails. We can be reached at 952-454-6618. We will do my best to answer any questions you may have. OR IF YOU EMAIL YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION (telephone number) WE WILL CALL YOU .


Throughout this auction we will be posting more information about this car as people call or send us questions; this information will be posted AT THE VERY BOTTOM OF THE AD.


The car is sitting in a western suburb of Mpls Minnesota and is available for viewing prior to the end of the auction. If you contact us, we will show it to you. Another option is a professional appraiser. One that has representatives nationwide, including Minnesota, is Classic Car Appraisal Service out of Atlanta Georgia; their contact information in Minneapolis is 612-804-9406.Another option you have is a face-time inspection by phone; we have been very successful at doing this. It saves you time and money in that you don't need to fly in.


Also keep in mind that we have the car advertised elsewhere --- so it may sell sooner rather than later, and this auction may not run the entire 10 days if the car is sold prior to the end. So don’t hesitate to call us if your mind is set on purchasing this car.

GOOD LUCK BIDDING --- You won’t be disappointed.

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TERMS OF SALE OVERVIEW

Payment:

When you make an offer to purchase this car you agree to the following Terms: if you are the highest bid you agree to pay a $2,000.00 USD Non-refundable down-payment within 24 hours of auction close (i.e. PayPal) at which time the car will be held for you. The balance must be paid in full within 3 days of the close of the auction via Wire Transfer. All financial transactions must be completed before the car is shipped. A copy of the clear title will be emailed to the Buyer immediately upon Buyer paying the down-payment. The original clear title will be sent to the Buyer upon Buyer paying for the car in full.

Disclaimer:

YOUR BID IS A BINDING CONTRACT PLEASE ONLY BID IF YOU INTEND TO FOLLOW THROUGH WITH THE TRANSACTION! You’re bidding to own this car, not the right to look at the car. This car is sold AS-IS WHERE-IS with No Warranty Expressed or Implied. All sales are final. This car is an old classic car and is not being represented as a new or concours show car; but rather a beautiful vintage classic car. Once a deal is made the Buyer is responsible for payment and arranging shipping. However we welcome pre-purchase inspections prior to the end of the auction.

Fees and Taxes:

Out of state buyers are responsible for all state, county, city taxes and fees, as well as title/registration fees in the state that the car will be registered.

Shipping: The Buyer is responsible for arranging for shipping and responsible for all related costs. The Seller will see to it that the car is available for pick-up at a time that best meets both the Buyer’s and Seller’s schedule. The car must be picked up within 20 calendar days, unless other words agreed upon in writing by both the Seller and Buyer, or there will be a $500/Month storage charge prorated daily.