Mecum Auctions will be offering a 1963 Corvette Sting Ray convertible with the 360-horsepower, fuel-injected engine at no reserve at their Rogers Classic Car Museum auction in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Tuxedo Black roadster with a black interior will cross the block as Lot S177 on Saturday, February 28, 2015. The Corvette is part of approximately 230 cars from the Rogers Classic Car Museum that will be offered at no reserve.
1963 Corvette Convertible
The dramatic split-window styling of the 1963 coupe perhaps overshadows the convertible among some Corvette collectors, but for those who really enjoy open-air driving, the ’63 Corvette convertible has plenty to offer. It shares the remarkable styling characteristics penned by Larry Shinoda under the direction of Bill Mitchell, including the retractable headlights, as well as such advances as independent rear suspension, an all-new interior design and, of course, the 360 horsepower, fuel-injected, 327 cu. in. engine. It’s just as potent as the split window coupe—and you can see out the back!
Auction Sting Ray
In addition to the top of the line L84 engine, the ’63 convertible offered by Mecum also comes with:
- 4-speed manual transmission
- Ignition shielding
- Finned aluminum, three-bar knockoff wheels
- Narrow whitewall tires
- Power windows
- Delco AM/FM radio
- 160 mph speedometer and 7,000 rpm tachometer
All of the cars in this auction are from the Classic Car Museum of noted collector Jim Rogers who passed away this past June. Mr. Rogers was not only an avid car collector, but also a generous philanthropist who was named as one of the top twelve philanthropists by Time magazine. He and his wife Beverly founded the Rogers Foundation in 2013, which awards scholarships to individual students in Southern Nevada, grants to educational institutions in Southern Nevada, and support for artists and organizations that support the arts in Southern Nevada. All of the proceeds from the auction will benefit the Rogers Foundation.
This is your chance for a trip to Vegas, win a great Corvette, help a good cause and to disprove once and for all that tired old maxim, “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas”—you can actually bring the car back home with you. Sounds like a winner to us.
For complete auction details, please visit the Mecum website.
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