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VIN 30837S109027



























   
Car Year: 1963
Car's approximate birthday: February 16, 1963
 
Owner: Dave F's Father
City: Tonawanda
State: New York
Country: United States
 
Purchase date: Undefined
Status: Current Owner
 
Nickname: 30837S109027
State: Project Car
 
Exterior: 941 Sebring Silver (16.34%)
Interior: Red (Vinyl)
Softtop: Other Color
Wheels: Other Color
 
Body: Unknown
 
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
  L75 327ci, 300hp Engine 37.34% 53.80
  M20 4-Speed Manual Transmission 83.54% 188.30
  U69 AM-FM Radio 42.66% 174.35
  Total   1.0709%
(231 Cars)
4,668.45
 
Factory job nr.: Unknown
Export Car: Non Export Car
 
Car history:
Posted 03/25/2020

Seen at: https://barnfinds.com/exclusive-1963-corvette-split-window-coupe/

I am incredibly excited to be presenting this very special 1963 Corvette Coupe
as a Barn Finds Exclusive! Reader David F's father purchased this Split Window
Coupe back in 1965 and its been with their family ever since. Its been parked
in their barn since 1992 and has not moved since, but the time has come to find
a good home for it. You can find this dusty beauty in Tonawanda, New York
with just 36k miles.

This Corvette really is a part of David's family, he helped clean it as a little kid,
remembers going for rides in it and its the car that his father taught him how
to drive stick in. He shared a couple of photos of the car when he was a child
and it sure is an amazing look at the cars past, plus you have to love that sailor's
outfit! I am sure it will be difficult to see it go, but their family is hopeful that it
will get put back on the road where it belongs.

His dad had plans of getting it back on the street shortly after parking it, but
health issues kept him from getting around to working on it and sadly, he
passed away without having the chance to drive it again. His family just could
not bring themselves to part away with it, but its finally time to let it go to a
new family.

Under the hood is the original 327 V8, which is paired to a 4-speed. No attempt
has been made to start it, but it was driven into the barn in 1992, so there is a
good chance it will run with minimal work. David is not sure which version of
the 327 this is, but if the air cleaner is any indication, this is the 300 horsepower
version. Paired with the 4-speed, it should be a fun machine to drive!

While there is lots of work to be done here, the car actually looks to be in decent
shape. The interior is complete and while it shows some wear, it looks like you
could clean it up. It really is a time capsule, and I am sure it smells a bit musty,
but hey its a barn find! The original radio is still in place, all the dials and gauges
look to be present and in usable condition. David sent over nearly 200 photos,
plus a video of the car. If you look closely at the drivers side door jamb, you
can see service stickers from a Texaco showing the mileage into the 1980s.
Given the overall condition and the fact that it has been in the family since 1965,
there is little doubt that this Corvettes mileage is accurate.

Given how desirable these cars are, I think this one is worth every penny! It is
well documented, complete, all original and has been well-loved by one family
for most of its life. What more can you ask for? I spoke with David extensively
about the car and between himself, his sister and their mother, he is confident
they can answer any questions you might have about the car. Be sure to check
out all the photos in the gallery! See link above to website. Website may be
taken down since car has been sold.
 
For Sale: No

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