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1963 Corvette Coupe

1963 Split Window Coupe

NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Original 327/300hp Automatic. Body on restored over the last 2 years. Approximately 3000 miles driven since purchase in December of 2007 when 67,217 original miles. All mechanicals are in good working order. Many new parts or restored original parts. Recent new carpeting, glove box door, restored instrument cluster and many interior areas restored. Both original seats are in very nice condition. Dash tops in very nice condition replaced by prior owner. Detailed engine bay. Many items restored and refinished to correct original appearance and functionality. Very nice frame with much of its original coating intact. Older lacquer repaint has flaws which I decided to leave untouched. All fasteners throughout are either original or correct reproductions. All original parts that were replaced are saved and will be included with the sale, including the original AM Wonderbar and its reproduction speaker. A 60 amp alternator is included for summer A/C use, needing higher current loading. Correctly dated 37 amp is presently on the car. Cold A/C. A electric fan is mounted forward of the condenser for extra cooling.

 

Engine temperature typically runs around 180-190 degrees with the A/C running in Florida summertime. Engine oil pressure runs around 50 psi when hot. Restored instrument cluster is fully functional with all gauges operational. Quartz clock keeps accurate time.

 

There appears to be some prior body work to the side of the left front fender. Original panel but evidence of repair. In all my exploring of the car, that's the only area that appears to have had any change. Must have been long ago. I've been all over & under it. The rest of the body appears original faded lightly colored fiberglass. The paint is a very old lacquer repaint. Just after we got the car, according to the NCRS judges a few years ago at the Regionals here in Florida, they said some of the paint is original & they estimate some repainted areas very long ago as it appeared to them to be nitrocellulose based and the metallic is very fine.


The birdcage under the dash and around the windshield still shows much original green zinc phosphate paint. When I replaced the rockers I also saw clean birdcage rails with much green still there. When I restored the instrument cluster and pulled the glovebox area apart for cleanup there was green painted birdcage everywhere. No rust. There was a bit of rust at the body/door pillar above where the latch is on the left side. This is where the steel meets the fiberglass. It was cleaned up and repainted to protect it further on.


The frame is very nice, with most of the asphalt coating still on it. There was some rust in the left rear end plate just ahead of the rear wheel, which was properly replaced recently and the area re-coated. The kickups have some surface rust in the enclosed areas, but no heavy rust of any kind. From there back it is still black coating with a little surface rust in some areas.

 

Everything works properly on this car as I am meticulous about functionality. All copies of previous work will be included. Also included are many parts purchased as spares or were extras from the restoration.

 

This Classic '63 Corvette Split Window Coupe is a pleasure to drive and attracts attention whenever it's on the road.

 

 

Details:

Original 327 300HP

Original Powerglide Automatic Transmission

Positraction Rear End

Apx 71,000+ Actual Miles

Silver Blue / Black Interior

Vin Tag: 30837S109664 (Build Date Apx Feb 27, 1963)

Trim Tag: F5 Style 63 837 5415 Body

Trim STD 912A Paint

Block Cast Date B123 (Feb 12 1963)

Block Sequential Vin Derivative #3109664

Block Assy Date F0218SD (Flint Feb 18 300HP AT)

Transmission T02 15D(Tonowanda Feb 15 Day Shift)

Left Exhaust Manifold 3749965 A15 (Jan 15)

Right Exhaust Manifold 3750556 B5 (Feb 5)

Intake Manifold 3799349 K122 (Nov 12 1962)

Carburetor Carter AFB 3460S 300HP H2 (Aug 1962)

Radiator Harrison 3155316 63A (Jan 1963)

Alternator 1100628 3A25 (Jan 25 1963)

Side Glass - LOF All 4 "VI" (Dec 1962)

Rear Glass - LOF Both "XC" (Jan 63)

Windshield - Replacement Tinted Glass w/Sunshade

 

 

 

Features, Upgrades, & Restoration Information:

 

Power Steering

Upgraded Power Front Disk Brakes

Rally Wheels

Air Conditioning(Heat/Defrost/AC System)

Tinted Windshield

AM/FM Stereo Cassette

Detailed Engine Bay

New Battery, GM Radiator & Heater Hoses

New Battery Heat Shield, J-Bolts, & Top Frame

Original Spring-Ring Battery cables in very good condition

Recent Complete Exhaust System w/ New Center & Muffler Hangers

5- 205x15 Coker Classic 1” WW Radials

4 New Delco Replacement Shock Absorbers

4 Wheel Front End Alignment & Complete F/R suspension inspections to spec

New RR Trailing Arm Assy & LR Bearing Inspection(to spec)

New Driveshaft U-Joints, Half Shaft U-Joints Inspected and to spec

New Carpeting & Floor Mats

Restored Instrument Cluster

Restored Steering Column w/new Hdwe, Bearings and Seals

Restored Steering Coupler w/new Pinch Bolts

Restored/Refinished Underdash Brackets, Levers, Misc Hardware

New Glove Box Door

New Rocker Panels

New Rear Fuel Door Emblem

New Rear "Stingray" Emblem

Rebuilt Headlight Door Motors

Rebuilt Alternator

Restored Distributor w/New Vacuum Advance & Tach Drive Gears

Original correct Tach Drive Cable (fine condition)

New Ignition Switch & Door Locks(all keyed identical)

All Gauges, Instruments, Lights, Clock & Misc Functional

Spare Tire Lock

Correct 1963 Jack and Handle

New door vent & side glass weatherstrips, channels felts and seals

Door latches & window mechanisms refurbished, adjusted, and lubricated

New NOS gas door seal and correct reproduction drain hose

Stripped and refinished underside of hood including new or refinished hardware

4 New Hood Blocks & Wedges

New Hood Ledge Weatherstrip (to be installed)

New fresh air vent seals

New Auxiliary Door Weatherstrips

New Radiator Shroud Lower Seal (properly stapled as original)

New NOS Neutral Safety Switch and hardware

New Rear Differential Fwd Mount Bushing Kit & Rear Mount Bolt Kit

All Radio Noise Suppression Ground Straps and Condensers in place(Regulator condenser installed after photos taken)

All Original Ignition Shielding in place, New Right Horizontal

Many new parts and hardware items were used throughout

 

 

 

 

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