After 56 years living with the same family, this 1963 Split Window Corvette is finally looking for a new home.
We don’t know all the details about the where and why, but apparently this car was parked for more than 40 years – fortunately at an indoor location!
That means you don’t have to worry about rust on the frame and suspension, and all the stainless trim and bumpers are rust (and dent) free as well.
While it doesn’t have the original paint (a red re-coat was applied over the factory white at some point), being kept in a safe place since the 1970s nevertheless has resulted in this first-year C2 Sting Ray maintaining all its other original parts through the years, including the numbers matching 327/340 hp engine and 4-speed transmission, along with the carburetor and rear end.
What an exciting time that must have been when this car was brought out of its long hibernation!
The good news is that the motor, transmission, and rear end are all in working condition, but probably will need to be restored to get this classic Corvette reliably on the road again.
Inside the cockpit, the interior pieces seem to be intact, though as you might expect, they’re a little dusty after being neglected for so long. A little cleaning might get the interior serviceable, if someone is interested in enjoying the car as a survivor.
On the other hand, the pieces seem to be there to turn this Sting Ray into a star in NCRS or Bloomington Gold circles with a serious restoration budget, or maybe this one could even become one of those high-dollar resto-mods that we saw bring mega bucks at Barrett-Jackson over the weekend.
Whatever your ultimate goal, your first mission is to secure VIN 30837S107887, and the asking price in Bluff City, Tennessee is currently $49,995.
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