Two 1963 Corvettes crossed the auction block at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction on Thursday evening, and while they were both made in 1963 they were anything but alike.
Lot #709 is a Tuxedo Black convertible with a ’67 stinger hood and 20″ Foose rims. It has the 327 ci 340 hp L76 engine and is coupled to a 4-speed transmission. It’s bling was showing for a reason as it was recently used in the making of a music video by the rapper T.I.
The second 1963 Corvette in this highlight, Lot # 743 is a split window coupe, all original with a matching numbers base 327 ci 250 hp engine and a 4-Speed. It had some nice convenience options including power steering, power brakes and power windows. Finished in Riverside Red, the coupe is just stunning.
The reason I combined these two auctions into one video is not so much to compare the two as it is to contrast them: With different body styles, engine options and restoration goals, these two Corvettes are completely different cars.
So let me ask you a question. If you could have your choice between a very solid semi-celebrity (video ho!) Corvette roadster with nearly 100 horsepower more than a matching numbers base engine Split Window Coupe, which one would you choose? Leave a comment below and remember there is no wrong answer.
For a list of Corvettes going through the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction, check out our Corvette auction preview.