What a rare find! Freshly restored 1963 Corvette Split Window Coupe finished in Tuxedo Black. The production date of this Split Window was 7/19/1963 (production #20,087 out of 21,513 total in 1963) and was delivered to Ross Chevrolet in St. Petersburg, FL where it was purchased by it’s original owner. The gentleman owned the car until 1974 when he sold it to the second owner located in Pennsylvania for $2,000 (receipt shown in pictures). The car resided in Pennsylvania by the second owner until 2015 when I acquired it being the third owner. In the 41 years that the second owner had the car he put less than 500 miles on it. The car had one previous repaint around 1982 and at that time received a 350ci engine (NOM) that runs out very well. GM side exhaust was also added during this time.
Fast forward to 2015.. I purchased this original car and decided to start the restoration while trying to keep everything as original as possible. The car has the original fiberglass headlight buckets, original hood, original front end, and original fenders. The dash pad is also original to the car as well as original glass. I did however have the seats re-upholstered and finished them in black leather and also installed new carpet. I cannot say enough good things about the paint and body work on this car. I would say it is a very solid 9 out of 10 paint job. I have since then applied a ceramic coating to the whole car to help protect this beautiful paint job. I have installed a Retrosound bluetooth stereo but do still have the original AM/FM radio that will go with the car. Stereo sounds great and has hands free capabilities of your cell phone. I also installed an iDidit tilt steering column (still have original column as well). New fitted California Car Cover also included with the car. All stainless trim is original to the car and looks great. The car is equipped with a positraction 3.70 rear end, 4-speed transmission with a bran new Hurst Shifter, power brakes with original master cylinder, 17” American Racing wheels mounted on BFG G-Force tires making the car handle much better. Original VIN tag and original trim tags still in place. Pictures really do not do this car justice, it is absolutely beautiful!
Included with this car is an NCRS Shipping data report, Owners manual, Original GM key, and other documentation dating back to 1974. First and only year for the Split Window and the first year for the Sting Ray name. Very desirable Corvette and if not one of the most collectible models ever built! Do not miss your chance to own this very important piece of American History!