1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe Barn find in Buffalo N.Y.
We are honored that the owner chose Benchmark Auto Appraisers L.L.C. to appraise this extremely rare find. This ageless beauty has been in storage for over 20 years, It was our clients’ fathers car that passed over 20 years ago. This treasure has not been moved for the entire time. This is a “numbers matching” 1963 Chevrolet C2 Corvette Stingray split window coupe. This is a 327 4 speed transmission. The son has made a decision to sell his treasure this month. The next lucky owner will have one of the rarest and most popular Corvettes ever made. This car is absolutely money in the bank. It will appreciate in value. With only about 10,000 built in the world and after 56 years who knows how many are left. Research into this appraisal has indicated not many are out there.
Some of the specifications of the 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Split window Coupe are:
In 1963 each of the four versions of the big V8 had head space 327-cubic-inch displacement, 4″ bore and 3.25″ stroke. The 250-hp standard engine features a single 4-barrel carb, 10.5:1 compression ratio, hydraulic valve lifters, and new dual exhaust system. The 300-hp power plant adds a large aluminum 4-barrel carburetor and larger intake valves. Both the 340- and 360-hp engines have cylinder heads with large ports, domed aluminum pistons, 11.25:1 compression, high-speed valve systems with specifically finished exhaust valves, mechanical valve lifters, ribbed aluminum rocker covers, special camshafts and 5-quart oil capacity (4-quart capacity on 250- and 300-hp engines). The 360-hp Fuel Injection engine provides a larger volume aluminum manifold with improved ram pipes and warning buzzer for the tach.
While having a shorter wheelbase might normally imply a choppier ride, the design of the C2 partially compensated for this by redistributing the weight of the car from front to rear. By moving some of the weight out of the end, steering the car became more manageable – especially given the fact that the 1963 Corvette did not include power steering as a standard feature. At the same time, Corvette engineers moved approximately 80 additional pounds on/over the rear wheels, which improved the car’s traction, especially during moments of more aggressive acceleration.
Daniel “Dan” Jendrowski
Certified Public Auto Appraiser Diminished Value Experts B.C.A.A. & I.A.C.P.
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