1963 Corvette Silver Blue/Blue 340hp 4-speed convert L@@K

Price: US $58,500.00 Item location: Edmond, Oklahoma, United States
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Corvette
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: Silver Blue
  • Year: 1963
  • Mileage: 200
  • VIN: 115968
  • Color: Silver blue
  • Engine size: 327/340hp
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: 4-speed
  • Interior color: Blue
  • Options: Convertible
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Description:

1963 Chevrolet Corvette

Details: 1963 VIN 115968. May build. 327/340hp. Silver Blue. dark blue interior. replacement 1964 block. Owned for 2. 5 years; did not get any substantial history on the car but it was delivered new in Florida. Everything on this car has been touched except the paint! I wanted to do this car to a high level of correct technical and mechanical detail not worrying about the paint or driving it around. All that is left to do on this car to make it an overall high quality restoration is the paint. Body/other: 1. The body on this car is pretty exceptional. I’ve been told this by many folks that should know what they are talking about. This original body has no “damage” anywhere. The only area is a very small repair on a lower corner by the rear tail light. All bonding strip lines are visible all the way around the car. I’m told this is desirable. A pro painter said he thought it has had one full re-spray and a few areas of touch up. The paint is very correct from a color and metallic size standpoint. It has a number of scratches and small door chips as well as shows age in the tiny spider cracking. It’s a decent 20-footer if you will 2. I have some of the best original hubcaps you will find anywhere. Drivetrain/frame/mechanics 1. Original rear spring was replaced with new correct Eaton unit. kept original. Ride height is perfect. 2. Original 4:11. correct dated. nbsp; gear was replaced with a new 3:36 gear and a new Eaton posi unit 3. Original trailing arms were replaced with new units with all new bearings etc. 4. The supporting member that the pumpkin bolts to. that attaches to the sombrero’s was replaced. 5. One of the half shafts was replaced as well as all new u-joints everywhere. 6. Drive shaft balanced with new u-joints 7. Number 4 frame member was replaced with a new OEM unit and welded into place. 8. The rest of the frame has some rust but is serviceable and safe and has been looked at by multiple mechanics 9. Original transmission (Muncie) with correct dates and VIN stamp was completely rebuilt and a new wide ratio gear installed to mate to the 3:36 rear end. 10. New Luk clutch was installed along with new correct 63 fork. throw out bearing and thrust bushing. 11. The engine block is an 870 but is NOT dated correctly (DEC 64). I did a complete rebuild of the engine and found that most all the 340HP parts were correctly dated for the May build. The windage tray looked like the original lost a rod and that is why there is a replacement block. All engine parts were of good quality and documented. eagle rods. TRW pistons (. 060 over) crank turned . 010 etc etc. Correct 609 water pump. carb. distributor (by Lars) etc etc. rebuilt Alt which is not correct but I have correct core that goes with the car. I restored the engine compartment to as close to factory as I could. New exhaust manifolds (2. 5”) and all parts restored to high level of accuracy and appearance. Carb done to correct show factory condition. Used flat pistons for 10-1 CR and used stock 300HP cam and hydraulic lifters. Original balancer a restored by Damper Doctor. New fan clutch. 12. I took the liberty with adding the Borgeson power steering unit and pump. I have the original steering gear and in fine shape. Worth every cent! 13. The entire brake system has been checked and any issues were addressed. All drums in excellent shape and had been freshly turned. Pads in fine shape. Replaced rear hydraulic units and adjusted. Brand new GM correct replacement Master cylinder. Brakes function excellent. Emergency brake functions as well. 14. New aluminized exhaust system from corvette Central with the N-11 mufflers (welded). New tips and all hangers etc and new heat riser unit. 15. New correct dated Dewitt radiator $900 and all new correct hoses. 16. New set of replacement service horns 17. All new Lectric Limited wiring harnesses in the entire engine compartment. 18. New battery tray attached to frame. 19. I did take liberty with the shifter after installing a factory 63 unit. I did not like it so I put in a new 66-67 type that mounts to the frame. It functions great and I like the chrome. 20. Fuel line repaired for safety (ran new metal under body as best could with body on) and new flex brake lines 21. Completely rebuilt the heater core box and installed new core which was reinforced by a radiator shop with extra solder. All new rubber stuff from kit. Etc 22. All new Delco shocks and spring bushing kit etc. 23. All original 63 rims painted with new $1200 Michelin X Diamond Back tires with correct white wall. About 1200 miles on them. Have spare tire rim. 24. Professional 4 wheel alignment documented and the car drives fantastic with no pulling or weird feelings going on. 25. Front wheel bearings replaced and in fine shape. Interior: 1. Professional shop did a complete gutting of the interior by removing all parts to expose birdcage. Dash pads and middle section were dyed in dark blue. All new Al Knoch interior carpet (with heat mat). seat foams. seat cushions were used. Full restoration of instruments was done including odometer and trip unit (set back to zero). New tach and speedo cable. ALL NEW wire harness and fuse box!. Steering column rebuilt. Original steering wheel restored. ALL new correct NOS 63 correct seatbelts with restored buckles ($750 just for this). 2. Original radio works 3. Clock restored by Clockworks 4. All things function correctly. 5. All new correct replacement headlights and units function great. 6. Wipers work fine but I have not tried to fix the washer part of this. 7. Convertible top is a serviceable replacement with all new rubber. Functions great but does lose judging points because of window heat seal and does not have tag. 8. All new light bulbs. Have all the receipts for many small interior/dash items replaced. 9. Pedal box rebuilt as well and new side air vents. Many other small new parts replaced. 10. Original glove box door has a crack in it along the bottom. Otherwise decent looking 11. Doors completely rebuilt including the window vent regulators and new door pulls etc. 12. All new weather stripping around doors and up pillars etc. There are a multitude of small things I’m not remembering but I have every receipt for all the parts and work that has been done. I realize that I will not get my money back to breakeven (or close to it) but I also don’t think I should apologize the all the work that has been done and let someone beat me up about the paint. I’m of the mindset that there are a lot of great looking cars out there (I call the mop and glow) for which most of the things I’ve done have not been addressed. Sure they look great. but are junk under that shiny paint! I consider the car to fall midway between a condition two and a condition three car on the Hagerty Classic Car value guide. I’m hoping that many will recognize the work done and consider that into my asking price Call Don with any questions and I can address or send additional photo's of the car 405+623+1768 or email ccbarrelback@cox. net On Apr-15-15 at 09:07:48 PDT. seller added the following information: Details: 1963 VIN 115968. May build. 327/340hp. Silver Blue. dark blue interior. replacement 1964 block. Owned for 2. 5 years; did not get any substantial history on the car but it was delivered new in Florida. Everything on this car has been touched except the paint! I wanted to do this car to a high level of correct technical and mechanical detail not worrying about the paint or driving it around. All that is left to do on this car to make it an overall high quality restoration is the paint. Body/other: 1. The body on this car is pretty exceptional. I’ve been told this by many folks that should know what they are talking about. This original body has no “damage” anywhere. The only area is a very small repair on a lower corner by the rear tail light. All bonding strip lines are visible all the way around the car. I’m told this is desirable. A pro painter said he thought it has had one full re-spray and a few areas of touch up. The paint is very correct from a color and metallic size standpoint. It has a number of scratches and small door chips as well as shows age in the tiny spider cracking. It’s a decent 20-footer if you will 2. I have some of the best original hubcaps you will find anywhere. Drivetrain/frame/mechanics 1. Original rear spring was replaced with new correct Eaton unit. kept original. Ride height is perfect. 2. Original 4:11. correct dated. nbsp; gear was replaced with a new 3:36 gear and a new Eaton posi unit 3. Original trailing arms were replaced with new units with all new bearings etc. 4. The supporting member that the pumpkin bolts to. that attaches to the sombrero’s was replaced. 5. One of the half shafts was replaced as well as all new u-joints everywhere. 6. Drive shaft balanced with new u-joints 7. Number 4 frame member was replaced with a new OEM unit and welded into place. 8. The rest of the frame has some rust but is serviceable and safe and has been looked at by multiple mechanics 9. Original transmission (Muncie) with correct dates and VIN stamp was completely rebuilt and a new wide ratio gear installed to mate to the 3:36 rear end. 10. New Luk clutch was installed along with new correct 63 fork. throw out bearing and thrust bushing. 11. The engine block is an 870 but is NOT dated correctly (DEC 64). I did a complete rebuild of the engine and found that most all the 340HP parts were correctly dated for the May build. The windage tray looked like the original lost a rod and that is why there is a replacement block. All engine parts were of good quality and documented. eagle rods. TRW pistons (. 060 over) crank turned . 010 etc etc. Correct 609 water pump. carb. distributor (by Lars) etc etc. rebuilt Alt which is not correct but I have correct core that goes with the car. I restored the engine compartment to as close to factory as I could. New exhaust manifolds (2. 5”) and all parts restored to high level of accuracy and appearance. Carb done to correct show factory condition. Used flat pistons for 10-1 CR and used stock 300HP cam and hydraulic lifters. Original balancer a restored by Damper Doctor. New fan clutch. 12. I took the liberty with adding the Borgeson power steering unit and pump. I have the original steering gear and in fine shape. Worth every cent! 13. The entire brake system has been checked and any issues were addressed. All drums in excellent shape and had been freshly turned. Pads in fine shape. Replaced rear hydraulic units and adjusted. Brand new GM correct replacement Master cylinder. Brakes function excellent. Emergency brake functions as well. 14. New aluminized exhaust system from corvette Central with the N-11 mufflers (welded). New tips and all hangers etc and new heat riser unit. 15. New correct dated Dewitt radiator $900 and all new correct hoses. 16. New set of replacement service horns 17. All new Lectric Limited wiring harnesses in the entire engine compartment. 18. New battery tray attached to frame. 19. I did take liberty with the shifter after installing a factory 63 unit. I did not like it so I put in a new 66-67 type that mounts to the frame. It functions great and I like the chrome. 20. Fuel line repaired for safety (ran new metal under body as best could with body on) and new flex brake lines 21. Completely rebuilt the heater core box and installed new core which was reinforced by a radiator shop with extra solder. All new rubber stuff from kit. Etc 22. All new Delco shocks and spring bushing kit etc. 23. All original 63 rims painted with new $1200 Michelin X Diamond Back tires with correct white wall. About 1200 miles on them. Have spare tire rim. 24. Professional 4 wheel alignment documented and the car drives fantastic with no pulling or weird feelings going on. 25. Front wheel bearings replaced and in fine shape. Interior: 1. Professional shop did a complete gutting of the interior by removing all parts to expose birdcage. Dash pads and middle section were dyed in dark blue. All new Al Knoch interior carpet (with heat mat). seat foams. seat cushions were used. Full restoration of instruments was done including odometer and trip unit (set back to zero). New tach and speedo cable. ALL NEW wire harness and fuse box!. Steering column rebuilt. Original steering wheel restored. ALL new correct NOS 63 correct seatbelts with restored buckles ($750 just for this). 2. Original radio works 3. Clock restored by Clockworks 4. All things function correctly. 5. All new correct replacement headlights and units function great. 6. Wipers work fine but I have not tried to fix the washer part of this. 7. Convertible top is a serviceable replacement with all new rubber. Functions great but does lose judging points because of window heat seal and does not have tag. 8. All new light bulbs. Have all the receipts for many small interior/dash items replaced. 9. Pedal box rebuilt as well and new side air vents. Many other small new parts replaced. 10. Original glove box door has a crack in it along the bottom. Otherwise decent looking 11. Doors completely rebuilt including the window vent regulators and new door pulls etc. 12. All new weather stripping around doors and up pillars etc. There are a multitude of small things I’m not remembering but I have every receipt for all the parts and work that has been done. I realize that I will not get my money back to breakeven (or close to it) but I also don’t think I should apologize the all the work that has been done and let someone beat me up about the paint. I’m of the mindset that there are a lot of great looking cars out there (I call the mop and glow) for which most of the things I’ve done have not been addressed. Sure they look great. but are junk under that shiny paint! I consider the car to fall midway between a condition two and a condition three car on the Hagerty Classic Car value guide. I’m hoping that many will recognize the work done and consider that into my asking price Call Don with any questions and I can address or send additional photo's of the car 405+623+1768 or email ccbarrelback@cox. netATTN: on the pic of the rear spring bolts. I had corrected the washers on the bottom of the bolt. Should be the large ones. I can't edit the pics now that there are bids but can surely send a current pic if asked. ALSO. I will get some additional pics and make a video to post as well.