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This 1963, one-year only production, Chevy Split-window Corvette Coupe with 340hp 327 cui V8 and manual 4-speed transmission is completely original and numbers matching. Its not often that you'll see sucha original and true original 340HP split window. This combined with its gorgeous factory Red interior makes this car look plain stunning. And its absolutely a very desirable and high valuable color and drive line combination for a 63' Split Corvette! This car is build to be driven but is also in near concours condition. You will not find a more original. or better car for its price on the European markets today.
It's one of only aprox.10490 cars produced and in this color combination it's estimated as one of only a few hundred cars ever produced and this combined with its manual and optional 4 speed transmission, very desirable 340 HP engine and other special desirable options it might well be one of a handful build cars ever and super rare. The car is all original, numbers matching and a very rare and highly desirable investment grade car. Just look at the pictures and you will see that inside, underside and outside its a real beauty.
It was restored in the late 90's and as stated than re-painted in red and it still shows very well with a great shine. We felt however it was a perfect candidate for a complete freshen up and the car was re-done completely in our shop and today its in a very freshly restored and all correct condition. PTTM has installed a new front to back exhaust system, serviced all brakes, steering and fuel systems, all suspension and steering components, all chrome and trim and the engine was checked and upgraded and tested and is in very healthy as new conditon . The interior was also completely upgraded with new foam in the seats, all the trim and panels were restroed and the dash and all the gauges were also rebuild. More than 42000,- Euro in costs and parts alone were invested in the car recently.
The transmission was completely rebuild in our shop and a new clutch was installed as well. The complete underside also received an upgraded and its very correct and fresh as you can see on the pictures. This together with many other details that were also upgraded, means that this car is very correct and functional and in overall very good condition indeed. Its a real investment grade car and a great asset to any car collection. This car really survived the test of times and it was well taken car of during its 50+ year live and its in-between upgrades and restorations. It just doesnt get much better than this.
There is a complete map of the previous resto with the car and we have also documented the current freshen up restoration. The cars biggest strong points are that its the correct and original body and chassis (so its not! a re-bodied car, and not! a clone) and that it carries almost 99% of all its original components. The complete engine and driveline are numbers match and so is the body and all its components. Its just a very rare and original Corvette. We can gladly show you all the important numbers and facts on request. The car also comes with a fresh and independent appraisal report to prove its pedigree and condition.
This would mean you can get a complete factory original and restored and rebuild 1963 rare, one year only built and desirable Split Corvette that's not only fully original and numbers match but also is equipped with the best engine Chevy had to offer in 1963* hooked up to its original numbers match 4 speed manual transmission. The car is also equipped with some rare options such as power steering, power brakes, and it's knock-off wheels! What more could you ask for?. All in all this car is in tip-top high-quality condition and turn key ready , fully serviced and comes with history and proof of its original condition.
With the base engine for the 1963 model year being a 327cui small block that produced 250 HP, the next best thing was the optional 300 HP version of that same engine design. The next choice was the 327 L76 engine with a whopping 340HP! followed by the Fuel injected 360HP engine. With the 327 cui Chevy engine being one of their best and strongest engine combinations ever, we feel the 340HP version is the best option you could want. Yes the 360HP "fuelie" had more HP but that's also a very complicated engine with a fuel injection system that can cause many problems for its owner and is just not as reliable as the 340HP car. In speed and performance, the difference between those two optional engines is also hardly noticeable. The car we present to you here is also equipped with the optional manual 4 speed transmission instead of the stock 3 speed. Its therefore also much more valuable than say the base 250hp cars, or automatic trans equipped car's, keep that in mind!
The history of the 1963 Split-window Coupe is unique. It was the first year of the all-new C2 designed corvette's that was designed by Bill Mitchell and he envisioned the 63 Corvette with a full-length spine, starting with a central hood bulge, continuing over the roofline, and running the rear windows into the car's tail. At the center of the rear deck, a unique racing-style gas-filler cap was used. The tops of the doors were cut into the roof giving easier entry and exit in the low-sleek coupe. To emphasize that special ridge, Mitchell called for split window glass panels to be used for the rear window, forming a complete visual connection with the central raised section of the hood.
All in all, it turned out to be a unique futuristic design and it's maybe one of the best looking sports-coupes of all times. Just look at that magnificent shapes and forms, that unique 2 piece rear window and the design of the doors with there special in-roof cut's to give room for comfortable entry in the beautiful interior. If you look good you will also probably see some resemblance's with the famous Gull-wing Mercedes SL, or the Jaguar E type coupe, cars that also became classic icons, but we think the Corvette is even more stunning in its looks and possibly even in its performance with its great 327cui V8 engines. The rear view of a 63 Corvette Split-Window Coupe is one of the most iconic images in classic car history worldwide.
And keep in mind that this car also was amongst the fastest and highest HP car's of its time, with its 340HP V8 against only around 250/275 hp for its rivals as the Jaguar E Type, the Mercedes Gullwing, but even the million's of dollars costing Ferrari GTO! This just makes these light weight Corvette's highly desirable as the have great pedigree. And although we might look a bit down nowadays at Fiberglass bodied car's, keep in mind that in the 60's this was a very high-end material to use as it was lightweight and also it stayed rust free! And although the split window looks stunning, it was not the most practical when it comes to monitoring what's going on behind you as it blocked the rear view more or less. This, combined with the fact that in the production line the costs and time for installing the two separate windows and all its special trim sadly caused Chevy to overrule Mitchell's design and as of 1964 the Corvette coupe got a 1 piece rear window. And although these cars also still look great, the unique Split-window design was just way more special and a thing of beauty.
Besides the all-new body design, Chevy did not forget to upgrade all the other details as well. The C2 got a completely new interior design with great looking classic style gauges, and the complete suspension, steering, and handling systems were new as well. And of course the engines as we discussed before were much more powerful and an all-new feature for the C2 also. It was also the first time the Corvette had an all-new independent type of rear suspension system and much better brakes. This made the C2 Corvette not only much faster but also it drove and handled like way better.
They were truly one of the best and well-designed sports cars of there era. But again , and above all the are looking car's and very rare seeing that thee were only produced 1 year!. PTTM is very proud to present this true icon of American sports cars to its clients, and it's a car that fits perfectly in any high-end car collection. This stunning Stingray has an awful lot going for it. A Coveted 340hp 327. A desirable Muncie 4 speed that is all original and equipped with its factory numbers matching engine and transmission and all important parts still in place, just an amazing and beautiful car.
And one look at the price books, a market analysis or your favorite classifieds will reveal that, in general, C2 prices have been virtually immune to dips and recessions. Most classic car appraisers and car valuation guides as well as past auction results show values of around 185-235000,- Euro for correct and real matching original car's like this car is and our asking price is well below these numbers which leaves more than enough room for growth in value for its future owner. 63' Vette's are estimate to keep on ricing for many years to come and might even double as the are still very under estimated against there fellow rivals. So It just doesn't get much better than this, as it has the best colors, in red or silver and the fastest and best engine and transmission combination that you can have!
Simply put: Corvette C2's are great cars to own, stunning in design and performance and this car we present to you here is one of the best of the best in its class, which means you can own one of the rarest of them all and also a car that is great fun to drive but it will win you every possible price on any car show as well and everybody will give you the double thumbs up along the way.
So if you ever wanted a true and amazing looking Corvette and one of the rarest Corvette's ever made then this might well be the car for you. It's a true collector's item and a great investment grade car. For this price you cant go wrong and you just wont find a better and more original car. Again its also completely checked, serviced and upgraded in our shop and ready for the next 10000+ miles, so don't mistake this car for a project car that needs work.
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Some of the cars additional options:
- Performance V8 327 / 340 HP L76
- Manual 4 speed close ratio trans!
- Red on red color combination!
- Power brakes.
- Power steering (Rare)
- Tinted windows.
- PB AM/FM radio.
- Knock off wheels! (Rare)
- Positraction rear axle.
- And more!
if you like additional information then please contact our sales! If there are details on the car you want to change or add some personal details, we can assist you with that no problem!
- The car comes with US title and EU import taxes paid and included.
- All our cars are sold with complete service and inspection prior to delivery.
- On request, we can transport the car door to door worldwide!
- On request, we can also sell the car with Dutch plates or assist with TUV (H)
- For export prices please contact our sales.
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