Paris

7 February 2018

1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray 'Split-Window' Coupé

  • Chassis no. 30837S107343

Without Reserve


  • Presented in its wonderful original livery or Silver Blue over Dark Blue
  • Recipient of a NCRS Second Flight Award in the Preservation Class
  • Exceedingly rare in Europe


The second generation of ‘America’s Sports Car’, the new-for-1963 Corvette rode on a thoroughly redesigned chassis that had Corvette’s first four-wheel independent suspension. It was the first-ever production Corvette coupé and can be immediately recognised by its split rear window. Whilst the basic design of the coupé would last until 1967, the ‘Split-Window’ would not, and it is the signature feature of closed 1963 Corvettes.

Imported to Europe in 2014, this Corvette previously spent three decades in Washington before crossing the Atlantic. Finished in Silver Blue over Dark Blue vinyl, it is equipped with the 327-cu. in., 300-bhp V-8 and mated to the Powerglide automatic transmission, making for effortless cruising. Further equipped with power windows, it boasts all the proper 1963 details and trim pieces.

Iconic cars such as this stunning Split-Window are often well cared for by their enthusiastic owners, and this car is no exception. This Corvette is offered complete with an owner’s manual, radio instructions, previous ownership and shipping documentation, as well as maintenance invoices spanning several years. It is also sold with a Second Flight Award from the National Corvette Restorers society, awarded in the Restoration and Preservation Class in 2002, highlighting its originality.

A sleek, highly desirable sports car, rarely seen on European roads, it would be a distinctive addition to any collection as one of Chevrolet’s most stylistic and iconic automobiles.





• Très belle livrée d'origine, "Silver Blue" avec intérieur "Dark Blue"
• A remporté une " Second Flight Award" de la NCRS dans la catégorie "Préservation"
• Extrêmement rare en Europe

La nouvelle Corvette 1963, deuxième génération de l'"America’s Sports Car", recevait un châssis complètement modifié qui permettait à ce modèle de présenter pour la première fois quatre roues indépendantes. Il s'agissait du tout premier coupé Corvette, et il est immédiatement reconnaissable à sa lunette arrière en deux parties. Alors que cette carrosserie coupé allait rester au catalogue jusqu'en 1967, ce n'est pas le cas des versions "Split-Window" qui sont caractéristiques des modèles 1963.

Importée en Europe en 2014, cette Corvette a passé 30 ans à Washington avant de traverser l'Atlantique. De teinte "Silver Blue" avec intérieur en vinyle "Dark Blue", elle est équipée d'un V8 de 327 ci (5,3 litres) et 300 ch, relié à une boîte automatique Powerglide, mécanique apte à rouler sans effort. Dotée de vitres électriques, elle présente toute la finition et l'équipement correspondant à 1963.

Les modèles aussi emblématiques que cette superbe "Split-Window" font souvent l'objet des soins de leur propriétaire passionné, et cette voiture ne fait pas exception. Elle est proposée complète avec son manuel d'utilisation, les instructions de fonctionnement de l'autoradio, la documentation concernant les précédents propriétaires et les formalités d'importation, ainsi que des factures d'entretien couvrant de nombreuses années. Elle est vendue avec une "Second Flight Award" décernée en 2002 par la "National Corvette Restorers society", dans la catégorie "Restauration et Préservation", ce qui souligne la qualité de son état d'origine.

Voiture de sport brillante et désirable, rare sur les routes d'Europe, cette Corvette constituera un ajout original à toute collection, comme le modèle le plus stylé et et le plus emblématique produit par Chevrolet.

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