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Car Year: 1963
Car's approximate birthday: June 19, 1963
 
Owner: Streetside Classics
City: Charlotte
State: North Carolina
Country: United States
 
Purchase date: Undefined
Status: Current Owner
 
Nickname: 30837S117749
State: Not Restored
 
Exterior: 936 Ermine White
Interior: Blk Black (Vinyl)
Softtop: Other Color
Wheels: Other Color
 
Body: St. Louis 9044
 
Delivery Dealer Zone: Unknown
Delivery Dealer Code: Unknown
 
Options: RPO Option Percentage
Sold [%]
Sales Price
[$]
  837 Base Corvette Sport Coupe (300hp) 49.24% 4,252.00
  A31 Power Windows 17.39% 59.20
  J50 Power Brakes 15.51% 43.05
  L75 327ci, 300hp Engine 37.34% 53.80
  M20 4-Speed Manual Transmission 83.54% 188.30
  N40 Power Steering 14.24% 75.35
  U69 AM-FM Radio 42.66% 174.35
  Total   0.0252%
(6 Cars)
4,846.05
 
Factory job nr.: Unknown
Export Car: Non Export Car
Other details: Trim Tag: STD Black Vinyl, 936A Ermine White
Date Code: J3 (06/03/1963)
 
Car history:
Posted 05/01/2016

VEHICLE FEATURES & OPTIONS
Defrost, Numbers Matching, AM/FM Radio, Vinyl Interior, Power Brakes, Power
Steering, Power Windows, Seatbelts, 4-Speed Manual, Owner's Manual

What gets better than the one-year only split-window coupe? How about a split-
window survivor! This 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sing Ray holds so much history.

These pictures tell the story of one special coupe. That Ermine White is the same
paint applied by the St. Louis factory 53 years ago. Yup, this is a true surviving
first-year C2 Corvette. That also means the ultra desirable split window fiberglass
wasn't messed with over the years like some owners did by cutting it out, just to
put it back in when the '63 coupe prices skyrocketed decades later. Survivor cars
have always been royalty in Corvette circles. They not only get their own high-
prestige awards, but survivor Corvettes also even have their own car shows. This
one is a definite contender in that world when you take a look at how free the body
is of any hits, and the chrome is still pristine. The factory spinner-syle hubcaps have
even stayed on after all these years!

Just because this is an untouched survivor doesn't mean you don't get what you
want inside. The original black interior still looks as dark as midnight. The vinyl
bucket seats even show very little wear for being in place for over five decades.
A full array of gauges keep a comprehensive eye on the engine, and their bright
stainless faces and slender needles are miniature works of art. The Muncie four-
speed shifter falls easily to hand, just inches away from the three-spoke steering
wheel that's very European in its design. Running down the middle of the car is the
optional AM/FM radio, original heat/defrost controls, and the large factory clock
that's still ticking away. This coupe even has power windows!

It wouldn't be a true survivor without the correct motor. This is the numbers-matching
unit of the Sting Ray's upgraded L75 motor with an advertised 300 hp rating. It
still has its finned valve covers, and pie dish air cleaner lid that let people know
how authentic this powerplant really is. The dual exhaust runs through the same
pipes put on at the factory, and it still makes that perfect snarl as you row through
the four forward gears. You might be ready for the survivor shows, but we wouldn't
blame you for just enjoying this on the road. After all, the C2 was a leap ahead for
the Corvette. It's independent rear suspension made it one of the best handling
American cars of its era, and it's optional power steering is quite nice, too. And by
the way, this one drives as tight and without and squeaks or noises as it did 50 years ago.
 
For Sale: No

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