FOR SALE: 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split-Window Coupe
In 1963, the Chevrolet Corvette split-window coupe was a groundbreaking vehicle, setting the standard for American sports cars for decades to come. And this particular model, now up for sale, is a shining example of what made the C2 so legendary.
This 1963 Chevrolet Corvette split-window coupe boasts a powerful 327ci L76 V8 engine paired with a four-speed manual transmission. The car is finished in Ermine White (936) and has black vinyl upholstery, with a range of features that include 15″ turbine-style wheels, a Positraction differential, power-assisted brakes, power steering, pop-up headlights and a push-button AM radio.
According to the seller, the fiberglass body was repainted approximately 20 years ago, though the original factory finish in Ermine White is still evident. The car’s exterior is marked by flip-up headlights, fender vents, a vented hood, quad taillights, split chrome bumpers, and dual exhaust outlets that exit through the rear valance. The 15″ turbine-style wheels wear three-eared knock-off spinners and are mounted with 215/75 Goodyear Integrity thin whitewall tires.
Inside the cabin, the bucket seats have been reupholstered in black vinyl, along with color-coordinated door panels and carpets. Rubberized floor mats line the footwells, and appointments include a heater, lap belts, an analog clock, a Delco Push-button AM radio, and wind-up windows. The three-spoke steering wheel frames a 160-mph speedometer, a tachometer with a 6,500-rpm redline, and gauges for amperage, oil pressure, coolant temperature, and fuel level.
Under the hood, the 327ci V8 was factory rated at 340 horsepower and is paired with a four-speed manual transmission and an optional Positraction differential. The car’s fully independent suspension features upper and lower control arms at the front and a three-link setup with a transverse leaf spring at the rear. The car is also equipped with power steering, and braking is handled by power-assisted drums at all four corners.
A letter from the National Corvette Restorers Society is included with the car, indicating a build date of July 27, 1963, and delivery to Nickey Chevrolet in Chicago, Illinois. The seller also has a clean California title in their name.
With just 18,000 miles on the five-digit mechanical odometer, this 1963 Chevrolet Corvette split-window coupe is a well-maintained, classic American sports car that is sure to turn heads wherever it goes.