Sale Type: Consignment
Options: Riverside Red, Black interior, 360 hp L84 fuel injected, Borg Warner 4 speed, 4.11 posi,am signal seeking radio, reproduction black wall tires Upgraded with reproduction knock-off cast aluminum wheels
1963 “Split-Window” UAW/GM born and bred factory Red/Black, 360 hp, 327 L84 V-8 engine – with Rochester mechanical fuel injection. Original four-speed Borg Warner close ratio manual transmission, Original 4.11 posi rear differential, Original dash pads, seats and door panels. Four-wheel independent suspension, power windows and signal seeking am radio.
The 1963 second generation of America’s Sports Car received a major restyling, new mechanics and a new name “Stingray”. Among other features the independent rear suspension and hidden twin headlights which added to the aerodynamics of the car and both became staples of the Corvette for years to come.
The all-new Corvette generated immediate acclaim, with Motor Trend testers remarking, “We thought the old model cornered darn well, but there’s no comparing it to this new one.” Road & Track stated that the 1963 Corvette “will know few peers.”
Of the four 327 V-8 engines available in 1963, the top mill was the 360-horsepower L84 fuel injection, that engine is what this “Split-Window” was UAW/GM born and bred with again the desirable red/black color combination documented by its original GM issued trim tag exactly as it was built in 1963, one can take confidence that this is the real deal. This ’63 has an unhit body with all of its original body panels, bonding strips and seams it is absolutely a original numbers-matching Corvette, verified by perfectly lined-up date codes throughout and an untouched “engine pad”, with floor pans that are all natural factory fiberglass, never painted or chemically treated. Carrying the glorious “Fuelie” title documented by its original engine and outstanding body nothing says look at me more than the growl of that fuel-injected V-8 power unless it’s this gorgeous “Split-Window” it’s housed in.