LMC is very proud to offer for sale this 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window 327/340hp
The newly designed ‘63 Corvette was flashy, muscular and powerful as this futuristic fiberglass sports car was a symbol of post-WWII America that was craving for individual expression. The radical exterior styling of this Corvette generation was very purposeful, with peaked fenders, a long nose, and a short, bobbed tail. The Quad headlamps were now hidden - the first American car so equipped since the 1942 DeSoto and the 1936-37 Cords. The hood had two simulated air intakes within stylish indentations and the Coupe doors were cut into the roof like a true racing sports car. The Sting Ray's interior carried a new interpretation of the twin-cowl Corvette dash motif used since 1958. A full set of round gauges included a huge speedometer and tachometer, and the center stack was now somewhat slimmer containing the clock and a vertically situated radio. The first-ever production Corvette Coupe had the backbone divided rear window split which was an extremely unusual styling element for its time. This ‘Split Window” with the glass flowing down the sides and body sweeping artistically into the point at the back of the car adorned by the large round deck fuel-filler flap with the crossed-flags insignia. All 1963 cars had 327cid engines, which made 250HP as standard and optional variants made were 300HP, 340HP and 360HP.
This 1963 Chevrolet Corvette was built on November 2nd, 1962 and is complete with the highly desirable solid lifter 327/340HP engine, and M20 4-speed manual transmission. It was shipped new to Golden Mile Motors in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada on November 6th, 1962. Being an early production car, it has the very rare storage space under the seat. As per on the trim tag, it was factory ordered in the ultra-rare and desirable code 916 Daytona Blue paint with complementing 490 Blue interior. It retains its numbers matching 327/340hp solid lifter engine which is very rare. This beautiful Corvette has benefited from a full and complete body off restoration to a show quality finish. The undercarriage has been detailed with proper paint finishes, paint daubs and chalk marks. This beautiful Split Window comes fully documented with GM of Canada documentation.
This 1963 Corvette Split Window 327/340hp is a beautiful numbers matching example that has been frame off restored to a show quality standard. With the desirable factory Daytona Blue paint, desirable split window, and GM of Canada documentation this Corvette is surely a collectible car and would easily be a centerpiece for any Corvette collector or enthusiast.