….Please call Matt directly at 513-708-1468 with any questions about this car. Seven Hills Motorcars is proud to offer this absolutely stunning 1963 Corvette Sting Ray Split Window Coupe in wonderful driver condition and showing only 25,685 miles!! The clear Ohio title shows the mileage as actual and the previous owner also stated the mileage as correct and original. This Corvette looks fantastic, runs great, and is an excellent driver. The Split Window Coupes are some of the most beautiful, sought-after, and popular Corvettes ever made. We are offering a great opportunity to own a very desirable Corvette model at an unbeatable value. The market on C2 Corvettes is hot right now and on the rise, especially for the '63 Split Windows; one could easily buy this car now and sell it for more than the purchase price in years to come. This Split Window looks absolutely amazing in Blue/Blue. We have found recently that Blue Corvettes sell better for us than any other color, even Red. The Daytona Blue (916A) over Dark Blue Vinyl (490A) color combination is highly desirable, truly striking, and looks great on this Corvette Sting Ray body style. It is also the correct and original color scheme as verified by the codes on the trim tag, which is pictured below. Please peruse all of the photos, video, list of numbers, and other information to get a true sense of how nice and clean this Corvette Sting Ray really is.As a side note, this Corvette is not a dealer auction vehicle. Our Corvettes come from owners who expect their car to go to someone that will give the vehicle the same care and attention as they did. We invite and encourage you to examine the car in person or have the car inspected. Please take the time to scrutinize each picture. We photograph each vehicle to the greatest extent so you can feel confident about your purchase. If you have a question about the Corvette, just give us a call.Model Description1963 marked the most significant new model introduction ever for Corvette. The 1963 Corvette was completely fresh throughout with a stunning new "String Ray" body and all new independent rear suspension. Under the direction of Bill Mitchell the new Corvette was penned by Larry Shinoda. It was based on Bill Mitchell's 1959 Stingray racer and the 1961 Mako Shark. The new Corvette was a radical departure from anything sold to the public at the time. They were lower (almost three inches) narrower (3½ inches) and shorter by two inches than the previous generation. Their sleekness was indisputable. If you compare it to the other domestic offerings, it is easy to understand the impact it had. Wherever their owners took them, racetrack, boulevard or rally, the new Corvette looked like it belongedThe independent rear suspension Duntov created for Sting Ray was simple yet effective. It was essentially a frame-mounted differential with U-jointed half-shafts tied together by a transverse leaf spring. Rubber-cushioned struts carried the differential, which reduced ride harshness while improving tire adhesion, especially on rougher roads. The transverse spring was bolted to the rear of the differential case. A control arm extended laterally and slightly forward from each side of the case to a hub carrier, with a trailing radius rod mounted behind it. The half-shafts functioned like upper control arms. The lower arms controlled vertical wheel motion, while the trailing rods took care of fore/aft wheel motion and transferred braking torque to the frame. Shock absorbers were conventional twin-tube units. Considerably lighter than the old solid axle, the new rear suspension array delivered a significant reduction in unsprung weight, which was important since the 1963 model would retain the previous generation's outboard rear brakes..ExteriorThe Daytona Blue exterior is in excellent driver condition. As one can see in the photos the finish has a terrific gloss, deep shine, and smooth finish. The chrome and other bright work look fantastic with a brilliant finish. The hubcaps have a great finish and no curb rash. The black wall tires have about 95% tread left. There are no major blemishes that have been excluded from the photos. There is a small imperfection on the left rear decklid visible in the photos and as one would expect from a paintjob with this many years on it there are some others that were too faint to show up in the photos, but nothing else really noticeable from about five or ten feet away. As one can see in the many photos of the underside of the car, it is very clean and this Corvette has absolutely NO RUST ISSUES. The frame is totally solid with no rust around the end plate in front of the rear tire. We have included specific photos of the areas most prone to rust to show how nice this car looks. Window Date CodesPlease note that ALL of the glass on this Corvette, the windshield, both pieces of door glass, both rear windows, and even the vent windows, are all date coded and original as each piece predates the car's body build date of the fifth week of October of 1962 (B5). Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no accident history. Interior The Dark Blue interior in this Sting Ray is in outstanding condition. The seats are in excellent shape with no split seams, rips, or excessive wear. The seats are not worn in the typical area where the driver gets in and out. The carpet is also in good condition with no holes or rips. This includes the rear carpet, which is often neglected. The gauge faces are crisp and clean and the lenses are clear. The door panels are in terrific shape; there are no cracks in the typical spot where the driver's elbow sits. The door pulls are solid and intact. The dash and console look great with no cracks or sun fading. The original radio does not work, but most importantly the dash has never been cut or modified for an aftermarket installation. This Corvette has never been smoked in; there are no burns marks and no aroma of cigarettes.Corvette interiors from this era are not known to wear well and the excellent condition of this interior is a huge testament to the meticulous care and attention this car has received throughout its life and another great verification of the very low original mileage. There are some thin spots in the carpet and overall this interior shows appropriate and proper wear for its age and the mileage.MechanicalThis Corvette seems to be in good mechanical condition. It starts right away every time, runs well, and idles smooth. It drives great and feels nice on the road and at highway speeds. In the video below one can observe the car accelerating on the highway up to about 70mph, shifting through all the gears, braking to stoplight, and going through some curves. Please note that there are no strange noises or vibrations and the car performs quite well overall. The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other, which is a very common issue on the early C2 Corvettes. The Hurst shifter is tight, the transmission does not pop out of gear, and the clutch feels good. Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean and detailed as one can see in the photos.The wipers work as do all the exterior lights, indicators, dash lights, interior lights, and blower for the heater on all speeds. All of the gauges work and even the clock runs. The headlights work very well and go up and down properly, which is another very common problem on Mid Year Corvettes. The entire operation of the headlights can be viewed in the video. The horn does not work. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car.Overall Condition Overall, this 1963 Corvette Sting Ray Split Window Coupe is in great driver condition. This car gets a ton of attention and compliments wherever it goes. The low mileage showing on the odometer and title as well as the fantastic color combination and the originality make this Corvette particularly admired and almost impossible to duplicate. The coupe examples in this year draw a huge premium over a Corvette Coupe from another year or a convertible. This Sting Ray is a great value and we have it priced to sell. Mid-year (C2) Corvettes are, and will continue to be, the most collectable and desirable Corvette generation and the Split Window Coupe is one of the best to own. The value of these cars has gone up exponentially in recent years. They are all solid investments for a collector. One could easily enjoy this vehicle for several years and sell it for more than the purchase price with minimal effort. Thank you for looking and please do not hesitate to email or call with any questions.exterior color code916ADaytona Blueinterior color code490ADark Blue Vinyl Coupe rpo codedescription837Corvette Sport CoupeL75327ci 300hp EngineM204-Speed Manual TransmissionP91Blackwall TiresU69AM-FM Radio itemnumberdescription*VIN30837S102762The first digit, "3," indicates the model year, 1963. The third digit, "8," indicates the car came with a V8 engine. The "37" is the body style, split window coupe. The "S" is the plant where the car was produced, St. Louis. The last five digits are a sequence number so this is the 2,762nd Corvette made for 1963.Body Build DateB5"B" corresponds to October, and the "5" is the fifth week of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is the fifth week of October, 1962.Engine Block Casting Number3782870The engine block has a correct 3782870 casting number a 1963 Corvette.Engine Block Casting DateD 8 3"D" is April, "8" is the eighth day of the month, and the "3" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on April 8, 1963.Distributor1111024The distributor is correct for a 300hp 1963 Corvette with a 1111024 stamping on the band.Distributor Date Code2K3The "2" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "K" denotes October and "3" is the third day of the month meaning the distributor was made on October 3, 1962.Left Cylinder Head Casting Number3782461The left cylinder head has a 3782461 casting number.Left Cylinder Head Casting DateD 8 3"D" is April, "8" is the eighth day of the month, and the "3" is the last digit of the calendar year so this cylinder head was cast on April 8, 1963.Right Cylinder Head Casting Number3782461The right cylinder head has a 3782461 casting number.Right Cylinder Head Casting DateD 5 3"D" is April, "5" is the fifth day of the month, and the "3" is the last digit of the calendar year so this cylinder head was cast on April 5, 1963.Left Exhaust Manifold3797942The left exhaust manifold has a correct 3797942 casting number for a 1963 Corvette.Right Exhaust Manifold3797902The right exhaust manifold has a correct 3797902 casting number for a 1963 Corvette.Alternator1100628The 37 amp alternator is correct for a 1963 Corvette with a 1100628 stamping.Alternator Date Code2K25The "2" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "K" denotes October and "25" is the twenty-fifth day of the month meaning the distributor was made on October 25, 1962.Transmission Main Case Casting NumberT-10D-1The main case of the transmission has the correct T-10D-1 casting number for a Borg Warner T10 Transmission.Transmission Tail Housing Casting NumberT10-7DThe tail housing of the transmission has the correct T10-7D casting number for a Borg Warner T10 Transmission.Transmission Tail Housing Casting Number3813490The tail housing of the transmission also has a correct 3813490 casting number for a Borg Warner T10 Transmission.Transmission Tail Housing Casting Date8 15 62The "8" is the eighth month of the year, the "15" is the fifteenth day of the month, and the "62," is the year 1962 so this tail housing was cast on August 15, 1962, which would be correct as it predates the assembly date of the transmission.Transmission Side Cover Casting Date9 12 62The "9" is the ninth month of the year, the "12" is the twelfth day of the month, and the "62," is the year 1962 so this side cover was cast on September 12, 1962, which would be correct as it predates the assembly date of the transmission.Transmission Date CodeWK2223The "W" is the prefix, Warner 4-Speed. The "K" is the month, October. The first "22" is the day of the month, the third "2" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "3" is the shift in which the transmission was made. This means that this Borg Warner T10 4-speed transmission was made on October 22, 1962 during the third shift.Transmission VIN Stamping102762The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 102762, are stamped on the main case of the transmission and pictured in this ad.Rear DifferentialCAB 101862The "CA" indicates a 3.36:1 axle ratio. We believe the "10" to be the tenth month of the year, the "18" to be the eighteenth day of the month, and the "62" to be the year. This would indicate that this is a 3.36:1 rear end made on October 18, 1962, which would be an appropriate date for the build date of the car, however, this date code format does not match what is in some reference books.WindshieldAIThe "A" is September and the "I" is 1962 so the windshield is original, made in September of 1962. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.Driver's WindowUIThe "U" is July and the "I" is 1962 so this window should be original, made in July of 1962. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.Driver's Vent WindowTIThe "T" is August and the "I" is 1962 so this window should be original, made in August of 1962. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.Passenger WindowUIThe "U" is July and the "I" is 1962 so this window should be original, made in July of 1962. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.Passenger Vent WindowUIThe "U" is July and the "I" is 1962 so this window should be original, made in July of 1962. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.Left Rear WindowTIThe "T" is August and the "I" is 1962 so this window should be original, made in August of 1962. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.Right Rear WindowAIThe "A" is September and the "I" is 1962 so this window is original, made in September of 1962. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.