1963 Chevrolet Split Window Fuelie Corvette
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: Corvette
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: split window coupe
- Year: 1963
- Mileage: 29,686
- VIN: 30837S117005
- Color: Blue
- Engine size: 327 Fuelie
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Tan
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1963 Chevrolet Corvette split window coupe
So, you might ask, “If this is a “real” ’63 Split-Window Fuelie, then why is it so cheap?”The answer is in two words – “Trim Tag.” A knowledgeable Corvette Inspector will notice right away that the “Tag” under the dashboard that identifies the Body Color as Daytona Blue and the Interior as Saddle Tan Vinyl is a “Reproduction Tag.” All that means is that we cannotprovethat these are the colors that were on the car when it left the factory – and it means that NCRS will not “judge” the car. We have done everything we can to bring it to NCRS Top Flight condition – but the NCRS states that the Trim Tag makes it not eligible for JudgingThat’s it. Matching Numbers show that it did leave the factory as a Split-window Fuelie – we just can’t prove that the Daytona Blue is the original color.So, that’s what’s “wrong” with the car. Now what’s “Right” about it.
This 1963 Split-Window FUELIE Corvette in DaytonaBlue with vinylSaddleTan interior was the lucky recipient of a full ground-up restoration some years ago and has been enjoyed sparingly since.Numbers show that this is one of approximately1,200 Split-Window Corvette Coupes that left the factory with the rare 360hp Fuelinjected engine option in 1963. This particular car has an NCRS certificate showing it was originally delivered from the factory to Don Steves Chevrolet in La Habra California.
Over the past year, the owner has replaced common service components foundto have incorrect date codeswith ones that now display the proper dates. Items like the Alternator, radiator, brake master, starter, regulator and oil filter canister, have all been replaced with correct date coded units for a June of 1963 production car.
In addition to correcting some minor deficiencies the 327 motor, Rochester fuel injector, and Muncie transmission were all professionally rebuilt. The block has all the correct castings #s (3782870) and date codes for a June 8th 1963 production 327 fuelie and has the proper broach marks andstamped matching numbers.
Everything on the car works as it was designed with the exception of the radio and clock which need rebuilding. It starts easily, shift smoothly and tracks well going down the road. The brakes, suspension and steering all feel good. The level of restoration includes such details as factory hand markings on the side of the frame and other locations as were seen originally when the car was new. The paint shows a few minor age blemishes under close scrutiny but is overall still exceptionally nice in appearance.
The interior also appears to be in good condition and supports the fact that the car has been well stored since the restoration was completed sometime in the 1990’s. The Kelsey Hayes Alloy Wheels with 3-eared Knock-offsare original, period correct for 1963 and in excellent condition. Due to the fact that the trim tag is a reproduction, the car can not officially be judged by the NCRS. For this reason the car is being offered at a significantly lower price then would be expected for such a correct example.
This car is well sorted car ready for immediate use. Records of the two previous owners dating back to 1999 will be provided to the buyer.
Additional build info: rebuilt heads with new values, guides, springs, lifters, cam, .060 over pistons, rings, rod and main bearings, new oil pump, ARP rod bolts, line-bored and balanced.
Freshly rebuilt 327/ 360HP (L-84) motor build date May 28 1963. (Stamped: 3117005 FO528RF) Freshly rebuilt and flow-tested correct Rochester Injection System (#7017375) Freshly rebuilt Muncie M20 (2.56 low gear) transmission (#3831704) with correct bell housing (#3788421) and tail shaft (#3831731)
New Clutch and throw out bearing.
Some additional verified correct numbers are:
Left and right exhaust manifolds #901 & 902
Original Heads: #3782461
Original Distributor: #1111022
New correct Alternator: #1100628
Gas tank is OLA correct
Correct T-3 headlights
Correct Intake manifold# 3826810
The differential is a4:11Positraction but is date coded as a later unit.
The car is located in Southern New Hampshire. I would be glad to meet any interested parties at the Manchester NH airport and shuttle them to the shop to test drive and inspect the car first hand. A lift is also available on site. The car is being sold by Historic Motor Sports with a Bill of Sale and a clear New Hampshire Title. For any questions please call Clarke at 603-587-0577.