[VIDEO] 1963 Split Window Restomod Heading to Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale


[VIDEO] 1963 Split Window Restomod Heading to Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale

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Barrett-Jackson may have changed their annual January spectacle to March, but the quality of cars being offered hasn’t changed at all. For example, take a good, long gander at Lot #1363, a wild 1963 split-window coupe restomod. In the restomod world, this one checks all the boxes: sultry old school looks, modern power, and tons of swagger.

This fresh Sting Ray is the work of noted builder Paul Atkins and has traversed less than 400 miles since completion.

1963 Split Window Restomod Heading to Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale

Starting from the bottom up we see a custom SRIII chassis with C6 Corvette front and rear suspension. C6 brakes hide behind Michelin Pilot Super Sport redline tires that wrap custom Mike Curtis knock-off styled wheels. Modern QA1 adjustable shocks dampen the ride.

A 7th generation Z06 LT4 motivates this C2. Output is the standard 650hp and 650 ft-lbs of torque. A T56 6-speed transmission handles shifting responsibilities. Spent engine gasses are digested through a custom mandrel-bent exhaust while Borla mufflers provide the LT4’s heavenly soundtrack

1963 Split Window Restomod Heading to Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale

Paul Atkins performed the interior work. Lipstick red leather and charcoal accents can be seen throughout. Elsewhere inside we find custom-built seats, a Dashworks instrument panel with Dakota Digital HDX instruments, a 4th generation Vintage Air system. Other amenities include modern power steering and windows, a tilt steering column with a Billet Specialties steering wheel and Pioneer speakers with an Alpine amplifier. Bluetooth capability allows you to rock out to your favorite tunes while driving.

Then there’s the exterior. Maserati Silver Grigio Nuvolari paint covers the curvy C2 body. Modifications here are minimal. Other than tucked bumpers and new glass the car remains stock in appearance. Basically, a modern interpretation of the classic sleeper.

1963 Split Window Restomod Heading to Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale

If you’re in the market for a high-end restomod Corvette this may be the ride for you. The mix of timeless C2 styling and modern performance put this one near the top of the heap. We expect to see heavy bidding for this ride when it crosses the block in March.

Barrett-Jackson’s rescheduled 2021 Scottsdale auction takes place March 20th – 27th at Westworld in Scottsdale Arizona.


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  1. Do restomods like this actually sell for more than they cost to build? If not, then why do people pay big bucks to have them built, barely drive them, and then sell them for less than the build cost?

  2. OK…not too bad of a job, but..first thing up that looks out of place, those oversized wheels. A 17″ tall wheel, is about as big as you want go on a C-2, without making it look like a “clown car” Engine and trans, along with the suspension system all get an “A”. When we get to the interior, this is where it really goes off the rails. This builder is suppose to be known for his interiors…maybe he uses quality materials, but the design just doesn’t cut it. That cheesy
    instrument panel design looks more like something out of a Asian Import or a bare bones Porsche and the gaudy steering wheel really makes you forget you are in a 1963 Corvette, and I don’t mean that in a good way. If you are messing with a classic car, you don’t do a completely different interior… Just my personal opinion

  3. Com on Craig Jackson please get it right. It appears to be a 6 speed not 5 and the wheels replicate factory knockoffs not bolt ons. I have a C7 ZO6 with the LT4 and can only imagine how it pulls in that C2. Also have a numbers matching 66 427/390 convertible. If the 63 was a basket case I guess the Resto mod makes sense. If it was a restoration candidate I personally would have gone that route. To each their own. Beautiful machine!

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