This is a Bloomington Gold Winning example that has won the Top-Flight award- one of the best in the country!
An exceptional 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split-Window Coupe, a remarkable example of American automotive history, is now available for acquisition through a sale on Bring A Trailer. This iconic vehicle, known for its distinctive single split rear window and timeless design, represents a pivotal moment in Corvette history.
Refinished in its original Tuxedo Black, this Corvette's striking appearance is a testament to its meticulous body-off refurbishment undertaken by Sutton Corvette Shop in Chestertown, Maryland. The attention to detail and preservation of its original charm earned it prestigious recognitions, including Bloomington Gold certification in 2007, the Triple Crown award in 2008, and multiple NCRS Top Flight, Performance Verification, and Duntov awards from 2003 through 2010.
Under the hood lies a potent 327ci L76 V8 engine, factory-rated at 340 horsepower, paired with a four-speed manual transmission and a Positraction axle. This powertrain configuration not only assures an exhilarating driving experience but also echoes the raw power and performance synonymous with the Corvette brand.
The car rides on 15″ steel wheels adorned with knock-off-style covers and 205/70 Firestone Wide Oval tires. This model was the first Corvette to feature fully independent suspension, ensuring a balanced and responsive ride. Power-assisted four-wheel drum brakes provide confident stopping power, maintaining the vehicle's original engineering integrity.
The interior of this split-window coupe is just as impressive, with low-back bucket seats upholstered in red vinyl, complemented by a matching dash, center console, headliner, door panels, and carpets. Modern comforts within this classic include a heater, an AM radio, an analog clock, and lap belts, ensuring a comfortable journey while preserving the car's vintage charm.
This 1963 Corvette Split-Window Coupe, with approximately 1,000 miles added under current ownership, showcases 42,000 miles on the odometer. Its impeccable condition, combined with its historical significance and awards, makes it a highly sought-after collectible for enthusiasts and collectors alike. This vehicle not only represents a piece of automotive history but also an opportunity to own a piece of American heritage.
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