We love a good barn find as good as the next person, but we think the bidding might have gone a little too crazy on this 1963 split window coupe.
We’re kind of surprised, too, since the brownish-gold color is not one of the most appealing that we’ve ever seen on a Corvette. Of course, some might argue that any color split window is better than no split window at all.
As of this afternoon, the bidding seems to support that thesis since 52 bids have been made to run the high figure to $70,100 for a car that has apparently been parked for the past 30 or so years, according to the seller.
At first, we’re told the 1963 Corvette Sting Ray is a “very well optioned car, with AC, a 4 speed, and power windows,” but later in comments below the ad, the seller says he made a mistake and that it doesn’t have air – only a box that came with the car filled with air conditioner parts.
That lack of air would seem to us to greatly affect the value of this split window since only 278 coupes and convertibles left the factory in 1963 with AC.
On the other hand, one impressive thing about the car would seem to be the mileage, which is just 25,876 according to the odometer. However, the previous owner had no proof that figure was correct, according to the current owner.
Looking at the photos, though, it does appear that the condition of the car might tend to support that mileage figure since the Sting Ray appears to have a pretty solid body and a nice original black interior, not to mention the original numbers-matching 327 engine.
With a little elbow grease, this one might polish up to be a nice splitter.
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