This 1963 Corvette split-window coupe has definitely come a long way since the owner bought it 32 years as an unfinished project.
He subsequently restored and modified the car in the late 1990s, and now it’s up for sale on Bring a Trailer, where it’s already attracted a high bid of $60,000 with six days left in the auction.
Originally silver, the car was repainted in Ermine White during the restoration.
This Sting Ray can’t boast of originality, but it does have some key upgrades that should make the car even more enjoyable to drive, not the least of which is a new 327 V8 that features a Crane Cams hydraulic camshaft, Holley intake manifold and Pro-Jection fuel injection system, ACCEL electronic ignition, and Moroso air cleaner.
Other additions include a 700R4 four-speed automatic transmission, 15-inch Centerline Auto Drag wheels, Vette Brakes & Products touring suspension kit (with front and rear sway bars, fiberglass rear spring, and polyurethane front control arm bushings), Autometer instruments, Corvette C5 Z06 bucket seats, vertically mounted Pioneer AM/FM cassette stereo with an amplifier mounted under the front seat, lap belts, and a fuse panel and lock-up torque converter switch installed under the armrest.
Exact mileage since new isn’t known, but since the restoration, the car hasn’t been a trailer queen, having covered about 38,000 miles. Unfortunately, after a rear-end collision about a decade ago, the rear fiberglass, fuel tank, and chrome components had to be replaced.
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