Thursday, January 3, 2013

Unrestored 5,500 miles 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe 327/340 HP, Bloomington Gold Hall of Fame

F242 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe 327/340 HP, Bloomington Gold Hall of Fame Photo 1 

Visited many a Virginia girl's college during '63 and '64 in an identical machine.


This 1963 Chevrolet Corvette split window coupe is a crown jewel in the fabulous John Justo Collection. An unrestored original with a mere 5,500 miles on the odometer, it is a multiple award winner in the hotly contested collector Corvette hobby, having earned Bloomington Gold Certification, places in both the 1995 Bloomington Gold Special Collection and the 1997 Bloomington Gold Hall of Fame. It has also been decorated with the coveted NCRS Top Flight Award. With its exceptionally rare combination of Riverside Red paint, matching Red interior and 327/340 HP engine – the most powerful carbureted engine in the 1963 lineup – this high-caliber Sting Ray coupe is very much an archetypal example of the breed.

As befits its status, it is also exceptionally well documented with the original sales invoice, window sticker, title facsimile and Protect-O-Plate. Furthermore, this super low-mileage, factory Red/Red Split Window was formerly on display at the National Corvette Museum, it was featured in the March 2003 issue of Vette Magazine, and it graced the cover of the June 1989 Bloomington-Normal Visitor Guide promoting Bloomington Gold Corvettes USA.

- Bloomington Gold Certified
- 1997 Bloomington Gold Hall of Fame
- 1995 Bloomington Gold Special Collection
- NCRS Top Flight Award
- All original car
- Unrestored with 5,500 miles
- 327/340 HP engine
- Riverside Red with Red interior
- Original sales invoice
- Original window sticker
- Original owner Protect-O-Plate
- Original title copy
- Formerly on display at the National Corvette Museum
- Featured in the March 2003 issue of Vette Magazine
- Very desirable color combination
- Riverside Red with Red interior

2 comments:

  1. Had a gray convertible with bolt on hard top; 427 hp. The Navy wouldn't let me drive it to work in my flight suit with the top down at Pax River, MD. I guess they thought a test pilot driving to work in a corvette would look bad for the Navy.

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