There aren’t too many cars as iconic as the 1963 Corvette split-window coupe. Just 10,594 were made during the first year of the second generation.
While it’s definitely not original, this example, currently up for sale on eBay out of Encinitas, California, has been transformed into one of the most stunning Sting Rays this writer has seen over the years.
With five days left in the auction, interest has been understandably high in this chrome bumper car. So far, 32 bids have climbed to $139,905 but bidding has yet to reach the reserve.
The owner purchased the car in 1984 and at some point installed a 350 crate motor hooked to a Tremec five-speed transmission. He later chose D&B Corvettes out of Bryan, Ohio to take the car to the next level, with a “substantial upgrade in terms of new paint, chrome, trim, interior, etc.” being completed in 2016.
Based on the extensive photos included with the listing, they accomplished their mission, beginning with the beautiful shade of pearl white paint over an immaculate red leather interior.
Other upgrades include Edelbrock fuel injection, four-wheel power disc brakes, power rack and pinion steering with dual master cylinders, Vintage Air, exhaust, three-core aluminum radiator with two-speed fan, Bilstein shocks, radio and clock, headlight motors, wiper motor, locksets, starter, electric fuel pump, wiring harness, horn, custom one-off Evod Turbine alloy wheels, and Michelin Pilot Sport tires.
The car is said to have been driven just 2,500 miles over the past 37 years, having always been garaged with non-smoking owners. If you bought it, would it remain a trailer queen or would you drive the wheels off it?
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