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VIN 30837S108534

Car Year: 1963
Car's approximate birthday: February 9, 1963
Owner: Streetside Classics
City: La Vergne
State: Tennessee
Country: United States
Purchase date: Undefined
Status: Current Owner
Nickname: 30837S108534
State: Restored
Exterior: 912 Silver Blue
Interior: Dark Blue (Vinyl)
Softtop: Other Color
Wheels: Other Color
Body: St. Louis 4718
Delivery Dealer Zone: Unknown
Delivery Dealer Code: Unknown
Options: RPO Option Percentage
Sold [%]
Sales Price
  837 Base Corvette Sport Coupe (340hp) 49.24% 4,252.00
  L76 327ci, 340hp Engine 32.44% 107.60
  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   0.006970481643058%
(2 Cars)
Factory job nr.: Unknown
Export Car: Non Export Car
Other details: Trim Tag: 490J Dark Blue, 912A Silver Blue
Car history:
Posted 05/06/2017

Defrost, AM/FM Radio, Heat, Vinyl Interior, Front Disc Brakes, Power Steering,
Seatbelts, Build Receipts, Restoration Photos

The 1963 Chevrolet Corvette coupe is the car of dreams. It is the one to truly
earn its Sting Ray name as a genuine one-year only, split window car.

They weren't sneaking around when they painted this one Riverside Red, but
when you're driving one of the most fantastic shapes of all time, why not draw
a crowd? In reality, a Corvette in a correct shade of red always makes us happy
because that's the iconic color, and this Sting Ray is one of the most iconic shapes
in the over 60 years 'Vette of history. Finish work is quite good, which is the
product of serious investment into one of the most desirable Corvettes ever. Of
course all the original design elements are still there, from the chrome vents in
the hood to the ribbed rocker panels. You even get the factory-style knock-off
wheels. But of course, what makes these forever valuable is the genuine split
rear window. It's an artistic expression that gives the Sting Ray a real stinger, a
and it only lasted one year before function took over for this stylish touch.

The '63 Corvette interior was every bit a style revolution as the bodywork was.
The saddle vinyl bucket seats look nearly new, because this coupe hasn't really
seen any road time since completing the thorough restoration. Still, you won't
be able to resist adding some miles, because this is a true driver's car. A full
array of gauges keeps a comprehensive eye on the engine, and their bright
stainless faces and slender needles are miniature works of art. The four-speed
shifter falls easily to your hand, just inches away from the wood-rimed three-
spoke steering wheel that's very European in its design. Running down the
middle of the car are the original heat/defrost controls, AM/FM radio, and the
large clock that's still ticking away.

Everyone understands the level of restoration the moment you open the hood,
because the air cleaner and ignition shield have the kind of shine that can attract
a crowd all on their own. And while all the details are correct from the Corvette
valve covers, to the tidy GM hoses, there is truly a beast within. The 327 cubic-
inch V8 is set on to the higher compression with the four-barrel carburetor to
produce 340 horsepower. And you get to make the most out of it all thanks to
the control of the four-speed manual transmission. The car's level of care and
restoration is also seen in the undercarriage photos. This really proves how little
it has traveled since restoration. You see a pristine presentation in everything
from the smooth oil pan that shares the block paint, to the dual exhaust snaking
its way to the rear through new pipes. But as good as this whole package looks,
we wouldn't blame you for just enjoying the coupe on the road. After all, '63 is
also cherished for being huge leap ahead for the Corvette. Its independent rear
suspension made it one of the best handling American cars of its era. Add in
the front disc brakes and optional power steering, and the whole experience is
one of the best from the '60s.
For Sale: No

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