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VIN 30867S109076

Car Year: 1963
Car's approximate birthday: February 18, 1963
Owner: Streetside Classics
City: Charlotte
State: North Carolina
Country: United States
Purchase date: Undefined
Status: Current Owner
Nickname: 30867S109076
State: Restored
Exterior: 923 Riverside Red (21.44%)
Interior: Red (Vinyl)
Softtop: White (26.63%)
Wheels: Other Color
Body: St. Louis 4157
Delivery Dealer Zone: Unknown
Delivery Dealer Code: Unknown
Options: RPO Option Percentage
Sold [%]
Sales Price
  867 Base Corvette Convertible (FI 360hp) 50.76% 4,037.00
  L84 327ci, 360hp Engine (fuel injection) 12.13% 430.40
  M20 4-Speed Manual Transmission 83.54% 188.30
  P92 Whitewall Tires, 6.70x15 (rayon card) 90.10% 31.55
  U69 AM-FM Radio 42.66% 174.35
  Total   0.010936620686055%
(3 Cars)
Factory job nr.: Unknown
Export Car: Non Export Car
Other details: Trim Tag: 490D Red Vinyl, 923 Riverside Red
Date Code: F4 (02/04/1963)
Car history:
Posted 05/01/2016

Defrost, Numbers Matching, AM/FM Radio, Bias Ply Tires, Manual Convertible Top,
Heat, Vinyl Interior, Fuel Injection, Seatbelts, 4-Speed Manual

This 1963 Chevrolet Corvette convertible is a first year Sting Ray with a numbers-
matching, fuel-injected V8. So yes, you're looking at the ultimate collectable Vette,
and its red.

Before we get into all of the hardware that will make you drool over this Chevrolet,
take a moment to appreciate the concours-worthy body. The factory-correct Riverside
Red might have been named after a racetrack, but the over $10K invested in new
paintwork will have your eyes thinking this shade is about how light cascades over
the amazing body. In fact, the laser-straight panels are a telltale sign that this car
was professionally restored, because the factory never got the fiberglass this nice.
Your heart rate will continue to increase as you realize that all the hard to get chrome
and stainless trim is present, and pristine.

Open the door, and it feels like 1963 all over again. There's a sea of red on the
carpets, vinyl bucket seats, and dash. Just about the only thing that breaks up this
festival of scarlet is the brand new white folding roof. The rest of the interior is
factory-correct from the AM/FM radio to the heat/defrost controls... even the clock
is still ticking away. Sitting in the driver's seat is an experience with the grippy
three-spoke steering wheel that is truly worthy of a vintage sports car. Beyond
that is a full set of gauges, including the 6,500 rpm redline tach an indication of
something special under the hood.

While this is a stellar Sting Ray, what makes this the star of every car show is its
engine bay. Every Corvette had a 327 cubic-inch V8 in 1963, but they were far
from being equal. Few people were willing to pay for the pricy L84 option that
added Rochester fuel injection, which makes this 360 hp Sting Ray a rare member
of Corvette royalty. But what makes this motor irresistible is that it's the exact
powerplant this convertible had when it left the St. Louis factory 52 years ago. It
only gets better when paired with the Muncie M20 four-speed manual transmission.
The power then goes to the optional 3.55 rear end with Positraction, which provides
a good mix of fast off the line and calm cruising. It's these kinds of options that
make us hope you'll drive this Corvette to its fullest. After all, the pictures show
you that all the mechanical elements, from the engine bay to the suspension, are
amazingly immaculate, but it would be a shame if this ultimate '63 just lived the
life of a trailer queen.

To understand how rare this Corvette is, there were only 2,610 fuel-injected cars
built in 1963. Since then, the roadsters have often been harvested to help restore
the split-window coupes.
For Sale: No

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