This stunning 1963 Corvette Sting Ray convertible was built in the 3rd week of February 1963 has just arrived in Australia having been with the previous long-term owner since 1991.
The car is powered by its original 327ci V8, Code L84 (producing 360hp), one of only 2,610 built in 1963, with its original four speed Borg-Warner manual transmission and is finished in Riverside Red Code 923 over black vinyl upholstery.
Equipment includes a white convertible soft top, 15” Kelsey-Hayes Knock-Off Wheels with three-eared knock off spinners, concealed headlights, new lap belts, a push button Bluetooth radio and air conditioning.
Upgrades performed over the last few years include:
- Tilt steering wheel
- Power steering
- Front Wilwood dual piston disc brakes and dual master cylinder with S/S lines
- Radial white wall tyres with 95% tread
- Instrument cluster complete rebuild
- New exhaust system
- Halogen headlights
- Vintage air conditioning
- Edelbrock EDL2101 Intake manifold
- Edelbrock EDL1806 Four-barrel Carburettor
- MSD 6201 Ignition
- MSD 8202 Coil and wires.
- New battery
Service records and receipts for all upgrades dating back to 1991 are included with the car.
This Corvette is a genuine numbers matching (engine, body and gearbox) example.
The odometer shows 119,223 miles with the engine rebuild at 104,000 miles according to the previous owner.
The Riverside Red bodywork presents extremely well and would rate as a 9+ out of 10.
All chrome and badges are present and in good condition for their age.
All glass is in top condition.
The white soft top is in near perfect condition, with a clear rear window.
All instruments and gauges work as they should.
The chassis presents cleanly and shows no sign of corrosion even in the usual areas of concern for mid-year Corvettes. (Bird cage and rear up-kick)
The engine bay is well sorted and the engine starts easily and pulls away strongly with no smoke. There are no oil or other fluid leaks.
In summary, this 1963 Corvette Sting Ray is a numbers matching car that has been maintained and upgraded to look terrific and drive extremely well. Not quite concourse but very close to it.
Import approval papers will be supplied to allow registration.
Cold start and drive by videos available on request.