1963 Corvette Convertible Classified Ad Details

$57,500.00 OBO
Date Posted:12/20/2020 - Tampa, FL
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$57,500.00 OBO PRICE
131,900 (3,800 since restoration) MILEAGE
1963 Convertible Corvette YEAR/MODEL
Stingray SPECIAL EDITION
4-spd Synchro-Mesh TRANSMISSION
327ci ENGINE
300 HORSEPOWER
Riverside Red EXTERIOR
Red INTERIOR
28509 AD NUMBER
Car Details

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."