Silver w/Red interior, 327/300hp, 4-spd. manual transmission.
The Split Window Coupe was a homerun for Chevrolet when it was first introduced back in ’63. The styling was and is timeless and it’s still considered a work of art. So much so, that examples have been featured in exhibits in non-car museums around the world! And as the amount of these pieces of “rolling sculpture” has decreased over the decades, their values and desirability have appropriately increased. Many owners have chosen to go the frame-off restoration route. Spending tens and sometimes even hundreds of thousands of dollars in the process of making their cars perfect! As a result, there aren’t a whole lot of original, unrestored ’63 S.W.C.’s available anymore. However, every once in a while we come across one that has managed to avoid the resto shop. And the example presented here pretty much qualifies, although with a caveat . . .
Every vintage car has its own story. Some more interesting than others. But, that’s all part of what makes owning one, or should we say, being it’s caretaker part of the overall fun experience! Take for example, this beautiful and very original 3 owner Split Window Coupe. Purchased new at Capital Chevrolet in Sacramento, CA. (see N.C.R.S. Shipping Data Report) by a farmer in California’s Central Valley, he drove the car regularly, but after a while realized that choosing Black as an exterior color wasn’t the wisest decision to deal with the blazing hot Valley summers! So, it was decided that a color change to Sebring Silver was in order. So, that’s what he did. And, it’s remained that way in the decades since. However, other than the paint and new seat covers (the originals come with), the car has remained remarkably untouched, but well maintained over the years. It runs and drives just as you would expect a well-cared for, unrestored ’63 to. Namely, excellent! As we’ve often said in past, there’s something about an untouched vintage Corvette that’s very special. Not to knock a correctly restored equivalent, but an original car just feels different. Like a well broken-in shoe . . .
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