One of our favorite models from the 1960′s is up for grabs this weekend at Mecum’s 2013 Dallas auction. It’s a rare Red/Red 1963 Corvette Sting Ray Coupe with the Z06 racing package. The Red Corvette Split Window comes from the Buddy Herin Collection which also is offering a 1967 L88 Corvette Convertible we featured last month.
When customers checked the Z06 box in 1963, they were essentially getting a factory-prepped race car. The Z06 package featured the L84 327/360 hp fuel injected small block with Duntov’s spec’d solid lifter cam and forged rotating assembly, backed by a Muncie M20 4-speed manual transmission and a positractrion rear end.
The Z06 had stiffer front and rear springs, heavy duty stablizer plates, finned brake drums, internal cooling fans and a dual-circuit master brake cylinder. RPO J65 sintered metallic brakes were also part of the of the package.
The original cost of RPO Z06 was heavy-duty as well as it added $1,818.45 to the price of the car which started at $4,252 for the Coupe. Only 199 Corvette Z06s were built and only three Corvette Z06s were Red/Red coupes.
This 1963 Red/Red Corvette Z06 Coupe has been part of the Buddy Herin Collection since 1996. The car was restored by the Naber Brothers in Houston in 1996 and then it went on to capture Bloomington Gold later in 1996 and a NCRS Regional Top-Flight award in 1999.
Buddy Herin’s Z06 Corvette also comes with Kelsey Hayes knock-off wheels with optionl P91 non-DOT nylon racing tires, power windows, power brakes. In the spirit of taking the Corvette racing, it came from the factory without a radio (radio-delete).
The 1963 Corvette Z06 today is one of the most highly prized Corvettes for collectors and we expect this Corvette to do very well when it crosses Mecum’s auction block. The Corvette is Lot #S125 and is expected to to be sold on Saturday, September 7th at 2:35 pm.
Mecum’s 2013 Dallas sale kicks of on Wednesday, September 4th and runs through Saturday, September 7th. The auction will broadcast live on Discovery’s Velocity Network.