Even when there’s some assembly required, enthusiasts are still interested when it comes to the iconic ’63 Corvette Sting Ray.
That’s the takeaway from this Split Window Coupe currently up for sale on eBay, where 16 bids have already raised the offer Monday morning to a whopping $38,483.83. Bidding doesn’t end until 10 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, so we’re likely far from topping out.
By the way, we’re not sure where that 83 cents comes in; maybe someone will win with a bid of $38,483.84.
This one will never be a Bloomington Gold or Top Flight candidate since it doesn’t have the original frame or engine anymore, but still for the right person looking to do a restomod ‘63, this one might make sense.
We wonder, though, where does someone draw the line when it comes to labeling a car as a ’63 or a ’64 or a ’65? In this case, the front clip is said to be a new GM replacement from years ago and never finished. The frame – labeled as being in “very good condition” – is from a ’65 or ’66, and the purchase also includes 1967 seat frame cores, bumpers, and other parts not pictured. Maybe it’s best described as a Mid-Year Corvette.
On the positive side, the car is described as a “very desirable” factory Riverside Red with standard red interior and includes complete outside front and rear window moldings, complete front inside windshield moldings, complete halo panel and trim above door moldings, and the firewall back body is “nice not hit.”
The interior has been completely disassembled, but a photo with the listing shows the parts nicely laid out, ready we assume to be put back on after a little TLC to spruce them up.
Originality is obviously never going to be a strong suit of this car, so we wouldn’t fool with searching for all those ’63-only parts that would be required to go that route. That’s why, if money were no object, we’d be tempted to turn this one into a super nice restomod – perhaps with a C7 Z06 LT4 or ZR1 LT5 engine under the hood. Update the suspension, doll up the interior with custom leather and modern electronics, add some nice tires and wheels, throw in a nice silver paint job, and voila, a super cool C2 waiting to be shown off.
Of course, you might also show off your empty pockets at the same time as that wouldn’t be a cheap undertaking. But the results might just make you forget that you emptied out your retirement fund in the process!
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