1963 Corvette Sting Ray ‘Split-Window’ Coupe
It was quite the drive way out into the middle of nowhere in West Illinois. But totally worth it as the location proved to be awesome way up on top of a hill on a country road. Being out in the middle of nowhere had its advantages as being not very busy as well so we could play around and move the car around for all the angles we needed for the feature. Not to mention the 1963 Corvette is probably the best Corvette Chevy has ever made so it looked oh so pretty in front of the lens.
Below is an excerpt from the RM | Southeby’s post on this particular car to be auctioned on Friday, October 9, 2015 in Hershey, PA.
This particular split-window boasts the 327/340 specification engine with the desirable options of knock-off wheels and an AM radio. Originally finished in Silver Blue, it was restored three-and-a-half years ago in the very eye-catching color combination of Riverside Red over Red by a Philadelphia-based Corvette collector. It has been driven only a handful of miles since. Currently showing 66,378 miles on its odometer, the car is reported to run and drive well and would certainly be a hit at local shows or a wonderful cruiser.
Unquestionably one of America’s most beautiful sports cars, the Split-Window Corvette is a 1960s icon and a staple in any collection of American automobiles. The small-block examples are prized by enthusiasts for their driving dynamics, combining wonderful handling along with plenty of power. These are excellent long-distance highway cruisers. The example presented here is surely no exception to the rule.