West Coast Classics are proud to present a 1963 Chevrolet Split Window Sting Ray Corvette with what appears to be it's original matching # 327cid V8 engine and also appears to be an original matching 'Muncie' 4 speed manual transmission! Finished in the car's original 'Ermine White' color code 936 paint with its original Black vinyl (trim code STD) interior with electric clock and AM/FM radio.
The specifications of the car currently appear as follows:
Believed to be matching # 327 V8 engine, (correct 3782870 casting number for 1963-64) & VIN # matches but unfortunately the suffix code is not readable anymore. Correct 1963 GM Muncie 4 Speed Case #3831704 Ermine White Standard Black interior Original Signal Seeking AM-FM Delco Radio ($174.35) T-3 Headlights, roll up and work perfect. Very straight body and door to birdcage fitment. Manual steering and windows.
The VIN stamp '3118351' decodes as '3' correct for 1963 model year and '1183511' is the matching VIN of the car (30837S118351). The transmission is a correct Muncie 4 speed 3831704. The bell housing for the 10" clutch is the correct GM housing for a 1963 only 4 speed Corvette # 3788421.
This particular car has no signs of any accidents and been garaged for many years and has an older repaint in its original 'Ermine White' color with a very original Black vinyl interior. All the chromework and stainless is in very decent condition and the engine is strong and powerful. The 4 speed manual transmission shifts smoothly through all the gears and the temperature always remains cool!
Please note that for whatever reason the engine suffix code is no longer visible and therefore we cannot determine the original horsepower of the car. Also please note that the original wheels are not available.
The second generation, C2 Corvette, aka know as the Corvette Sting Ray was produced between 1963-7. Like all previous Corvettes, the Sting Ray had a body made from a number of fiberglass panels mounted on a traditional separate frame but the body and chassis were completely redesigned and for the first time a coupe body was available. A center wind split on the coupe roof flowed through the rear glass window creating the now legendary and highly collectible 1963 one year only 'Split-Window' coupe! Knock off aluminum wheels were introduced as a 1963 option. Delivery of a 1963 with knock-off wheels to a retail customer have not been confirmed but wheels were sold over the counter. Two bar (Very early) and three bar spinner styles were available. Finish between the fins was natural. A genuine touring car in every sense of the word with a vast range of drivetrain options. Widely considered one of the best styling efforts of the sixties and the shortest lived Corvette design. One of the most sought after Corvettes and a must have for any serious collection.
This is a rare opportunity to own a great example to restore of a surviving 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray legendary 'Split Window' coupe! This is one highly desirable and collectible unabused example of one of the best styling efforts of any decade, a genuine grand touring car in every sense of the word and one of America's best loved classic cars ever, this shortest lived Corvette design (1963-67) is probably the most sought after apart from the 1953-1958 models and the one year only (1963) Split Window coupe is surely one of the 'must have' cars for any serious Corvette collector or enthusiast!