This Stingray presents nicely and drives well, making it perfect for weekend fun.
There’s a reason why they call the Corvette America’s sports car. This flawless 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible is a perfect example. It looks glamorous yet distinct from the European sports cars of the time, plus boasts excellent performance.
While the 327ci V8 engine is correct for this Corvette, it’s not the engine it rolled out the factory with. It’s rated at a solid 300 horsepower, which was considerable for the early 1960s. A 4-speed manual provides the kind of three-pedal driving experience most people crave with a ‘Vette. One of the hallmarks of the Corvette Stingray is excellent driving dynamics, demonstrating this was a car made for more than just looking good.
This car was originally painted Red code 923A, which is the color it wears now. Chrome on the bumpers, side mirrors, handles, windshield surround, etc. has a nice shine to it, highlighting those areas nicely as the light strikes them. You’ll notice the badges are correct and all paint on them is complete, showing a great amount of attention was paid to details during the restoration process. A new white soft top looks fantastic, if you’re in a situation where rolling topless isn’t possible. Factory wheels polished to a gleam and with no signs of damage are included as well.
Just like it’s presented now, this ’63 Corvette came with a standard black interior. That’s a nice color to pair with the Red paint, especially when the top of down and you can clearly see the two next to each other.
Of course, 1963 was the first year for the C2, or the second generation of the Corvette. It launched the brash Stingray design that was created using Bill Mitchell’s 1959 Sting Ray race car as a reference point. These cars are iconic and always cause a stir, no matter where you take them.
This car is available via County Corvette.