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 Split Window was built on June 13th,1963 and ordered with the optional 327/300HP engine and 4-speed manual transmission. It was sold new at Baldwin Auto Co in Baldwin, NY, which later became the famous Baldwin Chevrolet. They worked hand and hand with Joel Rosen of Motion Performance to sell some of the fastest and baddest Hi-Performance Chevrolets in the country. As per the trim tag, it was factory ordered in the ultra-rare and desirable code “916” Daytona Blue paint with complementing “490” Blue interior. Today, it retains its numbers matching 327/300hp engine and numbers matching 4 speed transmission which is very rare. This beautiful Corvette has previously benefited from a full and complete body off restoration to a show quality finish. The paint was wet sanded and polished to achieve a glass like reflection. The interior remains in great shape and outfitted with power windows and Am/Fm radio. Engine bay and undercarriage have been well detailed with correct paint finishes, shims markings, paint dabs, chalk markings, components and accessories. Finishing the car’s appearance is a set of knock off wheels with Firestone white line bias ply tires.
In summary, this 1963 Corvette Split Window 327/300hp is a beautiful numbers matching example that was previously frame off restored to a show quality standard. Due to its restoration quality, it had gone on to win awards at both at NCRS and Chevy Vette Fest. These iconic, one year only, Split Window Corvettes are a proven collector car and would easily be a centerpiece for any Corvette collector or enthusiast.