1963 Chevrolet Corvette



Many Corvette enthusiasts consider the ’63-’67 Vettes the best American sports car of all time.

1963 Chevrolet Corvette (GM Heritage Center)

1963 Chevrolet Corvette

Everything was changed from the 1962 Corvette to offer the new aerodynamic design, a fastback coupe, new passenger comfort, and new independent suspension both front and rear for the 1963 Corvette.

Many suspension parts could be interchanged between Chevy models in 1963 revealing how the Corvette was slowly winding its way into a daily driver, as well as a weekend racer. Much attention was given to the passenger with increased protection from side blows and new rubber insulators that isolated running gear noise. New for the year was also the famous ‘split-window’ design, and the use of the Sting Ray name, thus why these cars are highly sought-after to this day.

Many Corvette enthusiasts consider the ’63-’67 Vettes the best American sports car of all time.

Production Numbers

2-DR Fastback Coupe10,594
2-DR Convertible10,919
Total Production21,513

Performance Specs

Engine Size Carb. HP Torque 0 to 60 Quarter mile
V8 327ci Ram Jet F/I 360 352 lb-ft 5.9 sec 14.9 sec at 95 mph
V8 327ci 1x4bbl 340 344 lb-ft - -
V8 327ci 1x4bbl 300 360 lb-ft - -
V8 327ci 1x4bbl 250 350 lb-ft - -


  • 2-Speed Powerglide Automatic
  • 3-Speed Manual
  • 4-Speed Manual

Paint & Colors


Tuxedo Black
Silver Blue
Daytona Blue
Riverside Red
Saddle Tan
Ermine White
Sebring Silver



OEM Brochures

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