1963 Corvette Convertible Classified Ad Details$57,500.00 OBO Date Posted:12/20/2020 - Tampa, FL
One Owner C3 Sting Ray. All paperwork from 1963 purchase. Full body off frame restoration in 2002-15 at 128k miles. Less than 4k miles since restoration. All numbers matching. 4-speed Synchro-Mesh. Positraction. Alum wheels w/ knock off hubs. White sidewall 4-ply tires. Comes with matching Hard Top. Upgraded 300HP 327in alum 4-barrel carb V8. Power windows. Original AM radio. Clock does not work (it is set to 5:00 as in this car it is always 5 o'clock somewhere...). Coolant and block seeps a tad but does not leak (slow 1 drip per week from block). Has been maintained meticulously since restoration and trailer driven when going any distance. Annual oil changes with synthetic and 0%ethanol gas only. Owner is 81 and cannot drive it anymore and has medical expenses- only reason for sale. Drives and sounds great. Only two paint flaws shown in pictures and one is on underside of pop-up headlights. Be only the second owner of this car with essentially only 3.6k miles on it!
Historical Write-Up (for car shows etc):
-1963 Corvette C2 Convertible Stingray- GM production #0867
"This C2 was assembled in St Louis as were all 1954-81 Corvettes before GM relocated the plant to Bowling Green, KY. It has had one owner its entire life: Frederic W. Haeussler who purchased the Vette in March, 1963 in Monroe, NY. The C2’s base price was $4,037. Options ordered with this model included 4-spd manual, 300hp upgraded 327ci V8 engine, positraction, power windows, Whitehall tires, an AM-radio, and hard top which brought its total price to $4,890- a considerable sum for 1963 when an average family sedan cost around $3,000. Although it still remained road-worthy its entire life, due to decades of use in the harsh Northeast climate, this car underwent a full restoration near Tampa, FL 2002-15 returning it to its former glory. While the convertible was highly popular with consumers, due to its rarity the most sought-after C2 is the 1963 split-window coupe. Only 10,919 of these were made before GM redesigned the rear enclosure for safety and driver visibility eliminating the split window by 1964. A restored matching numbers C2 can reach as much as or surpass the value of a brand new C8- also known as the Stingray. Good condition split windows can surpass even a new 650hp Corvette C7 Z06 in value. However, without power steering, brakes, a radio or air conditioning as standard equipment, they are more challenging to safely drive. This car can achieve 0-60mph in approximately 6.2 seconds and a 360hp fuel-injected version with 4-spd will do so in 5.6."