1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray 'Fuel-Injected' Split-Window Coupe
Sold For $134,400Inclusive of applicable buyer's fee.
RM | Sotheby's - ARIZONA 16 - 17 JANUARY 2020 - Offered on Friday
- Finished in tasteful Tuxedo Black over black
- Exceptional driver’s “split-window”
- Powered by a 327 cu. in. fuel-injected V-8
- The most iconic of the “C2” generation Corvette
Nineteen sixty-three marked the Corvette’s 10th anniversary, and something special was needed to celebrate the occasion. Penned by GM stylist Larry Shinoda under the guidance of Bill Mitchell, the ’63 Sting Ray brought the C2 era to life and introduced all-new aerodynamic styling and superb mechanical engineering. Underneath the gorgeous wind-tunnel-tuned body was a serious performance car and the first Corvette to bear the vaunted Sting Ray moniker.
The ultrastiff fiberglass body rode on a four-inch-shorter wheelbase than previous offerings, but overall length was nearly the same. For 1963 the Sting Ray featured aggressive yet handsome hidden headlights. A new ladder-type frame replaced the X-type frame, which lowered the center of gravity while also improving handling by stiffening the car. And, of course, the distinctive rear split window distinguished the 1963 models from all other coupes thereafter, making it a highly important and desirable feature.
This desirable ’63 split-window coupe, finished in a wonderful Tuxedo Black over black, is a superb example for those wishing to enjoy the open road in the spirit of the American “fuelie.” Powered by a 327 cu. in. V-8, the car will both peacefully and vehemently carry its passengers down the road. Further, its four-speed manual transmission is the perfect mechanical companion and offers drivers something that new sports cars can only dream of. As the near high point of all collectable Corvettes, this Sting Ray, offered with its original owner’s manual, presents in excellent condition throughout and would be a fine addition to any garage.