Wild 1963 Corvette Split-Window Restomod Heading to Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale

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Wild 1963 Corvette Split-Window Restomod Heading to Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale

Photo Credit: A.J. Costin


Holy cow! Where’d December go? It’s hard to believe that January 2020 has arrived! Along with that new year comes the annual spectacle that is the January car auctions in Arizona and Florida. We are taking a look at some of the Corvettes up for grabs next month as the auctions approach and first up is this stunning 1963 restomod coupe that’ll be changing hands at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale.

The split window coupe was recently completed by builder Jeff Hayes. The car is finished in fresh Tuxedo Black paint and complemented with a red leather interior. The original body has been massaged with wider rear fenders and sits on top of an Art Morrison sport chassis.

Wild 1963 Corvette Split-Window Restomod Heading to Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale


A 495hp LS3 lies under the classic 1963 hood and is bolted to a 4L70E automatic transmission. A Lokar polished shifter helps facilitate gear selection. All that power gets to the ground via custom Schott wheels – 18 inches up front and 20 inches out back. Those wheels are wrapped by Toyo redline tires. Front and rear sway bars plus Strange Engineering self-dampening shocks assist when the road gets twisty. Wilwood brakes bring this beast to a stop thanks to 6-pistons calipers in front and 4-piston units in back. Like any high-end build, this custom C2 also features power steering, power windows, a power hood, and vintage air conditioning.

Wild 1963 Corvette Split-Window Restomod Heading to Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale


Inside we find a sea of red leather and aluminum. The red, silver, and black perfectly complement that Tuxedo Black exterior. It’s modern, but still true to the timeless styling of the second-generation Corvette.

Wild 1963 Corvette Split-Window Restomod Heading to Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale


This amazing split window coupe is Lot 1363 and will sell on Saturday, January 18th. Builder Jeff Hayes has sold vehicles at Barrett-Jackson in the past for north of $350,000. Given the level of detail and sinister appearance of this build we wouldn’t be surprised to see a number in that range again.

Hat tip to our friend and photographer A.J. Costin for bringing this car to our attention and sharing his fantastic photos with us.

Wild 1963 Corvette Split-Window Restomod Heading to Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale

Wild 1963 Corvette Split-Window Restomod Heading to Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale

Wild 1963 Corvette Split-Window Restomod Heading to Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale


Source:
Barrett-Jackson via A.J. Costin

Related:
CorvetteBlogger’s Ultimate Guide to the January 2020 Auctions
The First Production 2020 Corvette Stingray To Be Auctioned for Charity at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale
Corvettes for Sale: This 1959 Corvette Restomod Won the Builders Choice Award at Good Guys Nationals

 



4 COMMENTS

  1. Just my opinion, if you are going to put bigger wheels on a C2, don’t put any bigger wheel then a 17 inch
    Anything bigger and it looks like a clown car, one of those”Dubs” with a 17 it doesn’t look oversize and you can still get modern performance tires in that size. We have 17 inch wheels on our 65 roadster, and it looks right.

  2. Agree with Jeff Butler, the wheels are just TOO big. And, for that matter, why modify a split-window? Some cars just shouldn’t be messed with and this is one.

  3. Love my ’67 Jeff Hayes Sting Ray Coupe. He put C7 Z06 style wheels (18″ front & 19″ rear) on it, then he got me some C2 inspired knock off spinners to tie it back to that generation. Also some door sills machine to look like C2 valve covers. Jeff Hayes is an artist and artists create!

    This is another 1963 Sting Ray Coupe he did a few years back, totally different!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfitlBDBQNk

    This is my 1967 Sting Ray Coupe he built in 2017

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