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This 1963, one-year only production, Chevy Corvette Split-window 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.
The cars original color was Sebring silver according to the original body tag, but its now painted in the factory correct Riverside red. This combined with its gorgeous factory Red interior makes this car look plain stunning. On request we can also re-paint the car back to its factory colors which would make it absolutely the most desirable and most valuable color and drive line combination for a 63' Split Corvette!. But Red on Red is also great so its just a matter of taste.
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, ( see the last 8/10 pictures for its current condition/color) and it still shows very well indeed but of course its not perfect or flawless. We also feel that the older restoration that the car had, and which is still very decent to our high quality standards, it could also be a perfect candidate that would deserve to be upgraded to a NCRS show quality level so the car will most lightly soon, receive a completely, more detailed, fresh restoration, and than maybe also a fresh repaint in the original color of the complete car in our shop.
However in its current condition and with its fully checked and rebuild drive line this car is also very reliable and a great asset to own and enjoy, especially if you really like the color combo and like to drive the car and the show element is not really what you are looking for. And don't be fooled !, the car is overall in great condition and everything is functional, its just that it's now more a real driver car and a bit less show.
So be aware, that even in its current original and very correct condition its a very beautiful car and good enough for most clients standards or requirement's. PTTM has installed a new front to back exhaust system, serviced all brakes, steering and fuel systems and the engine and transmission were also fully tested and checked and many other details were upgraded and everything on this car is functional and in very good condition. This car even as is, is a real investment grade car and a real great asset to any car collection.
There is a complete map of the previous resto with the car and we will also fully document the new restoration. The cars biggest strong points are that its the correct and original body and chassis ( so its not a re-bodied car, or a clone ) and that it carries almost 99% of all its original components. 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 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?
The complete drive train as stated was rebuilt and restored back in the late 90's and the car was only driven on some occasions after that. So the complete drive line is still in very good and healthy condition and it will be fully re-inspected and checked in our shop before we have put it up for sale. All in all this car will be in tip-top high-quality condition and turn key ready once it hits our showroom floor. So for now you can still choose this car anyway you like it, as is, in its current red color and condition and as a high end "driver" quality restored car for its current asking price or optional with a complete NCRS show quality style restoration and if you want also back in its Silver color. Its just an amazing car any way you look at it.
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.
The pictures that we present to you here in the Silver color are sample pictures of how the car will look once it's been re-restored in our shop, the pictures and video ( coming soon ) of the red car are of the actual current car and its condition.
This stunning Stingray has an awful lot going for it. A Coveted 340hp 327... A desirable Muncie 4 speed ... , all original and equipped with its factory numbers matching engine and transmission and all important parts still in place, it just doesnt get much better than this.
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.
Simply put: Corvette C2's are great cars to own, and this car is the best of the best in its class, which means that you will not only own one of the best and rarest of them all but 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. With our current asking price,or even with a complete fresh upgraded, it will also leave room to grow in value as prices for these rare 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!
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.
If however you want a car thats completely showquality to NCRS standards. its one of the best cars for it as its already in great condition. Please than feel free to ask us a qoute if thats what you want or please contact us for more info on that and we will make you a great and correct offer.
The current asking price is 136750,- Euro or best offer and its the base price for the car in its current, turn key and fully inspected and upgraded condition. We do however reserve the right to not accept that price when we decide to start a show quality restoration later on.
Soon more information, actual pictures and a video on the amazing and rare 340hp 4 speed - Split window Corvette!
If you want to make a reservation on it, please contact our sales! ITS ESTIMATED TO BE IN OUR SHOWROOM SOON !
Some of the cars additional options :
- Performance V8 327 / 340 HP L76
- Manual 4 speed close ratio trans!
- Sebring Silver paint
- 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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And keep in mind that, the car you're looking at here today, was also looked at by others yesterday. And we can only sell it once!