<b>1963 Chevrolet CORVETTE 327/360HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 30867S119892<br />Engine no. 3119892 F0709RF

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1963 Chevrolet CORVETTE 327/360HP Roadster

Sold for US$ 82,500 inc. premium
1963 Chevrolet CORVETTE 327/360HP Roadster
Chassis no. 30867S119892
Engine no. 3119892 F0709RF

327ci OHV V8 Engine
Rochester Fuel Injection
360bhp at 6,000rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Drum Brakes

*Iconic 'Fuelie' Corvette
*3 owners from new.
*Striking Sebring-Silver paint
*Well-documented example
*Offered with books, jack and comprehensive history file


THE STING-RAY CORVETTE

1963 was an exciting year for Corvette enthusiasts. For the first time, 'America's sports car' was available as a coupe as well as a Roadster. The new Stingray design credited to Bill Mitchell and Pete Brock was a masterpiece. Featuring beautifully raised fender peaks, disappearing head-lamps.

Underneath the sleek fiberglass shell, there was a new independent rear axle with transverse leaf springs, control arms, multiple links, double-jointed half-shafts, and trailing radius rods. Even base-model Corvettes were nicely equipped, and buyers had a wide range of engine choices based on the new 327-cubic inch V8. The most powerful option was the 360hp engine with Rochester fuel injection, making this the first American car with a higher horsepower figure than engine displacement. A 3-speed manual transmission was standard, but options included a four-speed manual, a positraction rear end, and a variety of rear axle ratios. The Stingray could be or-dered in any of seven exterior colors. The new Stingray was an impressive performer, capable of 0-60 in 5.9 seconds and 0-100 mph in 16.5. The 1963 Stingray proved a sales hit, and Chevrolet sold 10,594 coupes and 10,919 convertibles.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Chevrolet's second generation 'C2' Corvettes, especially the first-year, with the optional fuel in-jected 327 V8 engine, are among the most collectible of GM's Corvette model-range. Production records indicate that 10,919 convertibles produced in 1963, only around 1,300 where believed to have been fitted with fuel injection. This particular example, according to the original No. 5 ship-per document, was well optioned, and featured the following, extra cost 941A solid silver paint, M20 4 speed manual transmission, L84 360 horsepower Fuel Injection Engine with solid lifter cam, G81 4.11 ratio positraction rear axle, P92 670X15 4 ply WSW tires, J65 Metallic brakes, U69 PB AM/FM radio, C05 convertible top white.

This iconic 1963 Corvette Roadster was sold new through Star Chevrolet of East Orange, NJ. Its first owner was a Mr. George Hehner, a young engineer who worked for the Sperry Gyroscope Company. Mr. Hehner enjoyed the Corvette for many years.

In its current ownership, the car has been repainted in its original Sebring silver, and much maintenance has service work has been done. In 2014 the injection system was serviced by noted expert Jack Podell.

Today the car is in very good order, showing less than 60,000 miles. The documentation on this particular car is exceptional, and include, the original invoice, No. 5 Chevrolet shipper copy, the 1963 NJ original title with lien-hold, as well as later CT titles through 1967, and a copy of the original loan satisfaction from 1964. NCRS has also documented the engine as original to the car.

Seldom do 63 Corvettes as well documented as this example come available. Included with the car are the original sales and shipping documents that are seldom seen. A perfect car for show, or for numerous high speed rallies such as the Copperstate 1000, the opportunity to acquire it should not be missed.
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<b>1963 Chevrolet CORVETTE 327/360HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 30867S119892<br />Engine no. 3119892 F0709RF
<b>1963 Chevrolet CORVETTE 327/360HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 30867S119892<br />Engine no. 3119892 F0709RF
<b>1963 Chevrolet CORVETTE 327/360HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 30867S119892<br />Engine no. 3119892 F0709RF
<b>1963 Chevrolet CORVETTE 327/360HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 30867S119892<br />Engine no. 3119892 F0709RF
<b>1963 Chevrolet CORVETTE 327/360HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 30867S119892<br />Engine no. 3119892 F0709RF
<b>1963 Chevrolet CORVETTE 327/360HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 30867S119892<br />Engine no. 3119892 F0709RF
<b>1963 Chevrolet CORVETTE 327/360HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 30867S119892<br />Engine no. 3119892 F0709RF
<b>1963 Chevrolet CORVETTE 327/360HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 30867S119892<br />Engine no. 3119892 F0709RF
<b>1963 Chevrolet CORVETTE 327/360HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 30867S119892<br />Engine no. 3119892 F0709RF
<b>1963 Chevrolet CORVETTE 327/360HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 30867S119892<br />Engine no. 3119892 F0709RF
<b>1963 Chevrolet CORVETTE 327/360HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 30867S119892<br />Engine no. 3119892 F0709RF
<b>1963 Chevrolet CORVETTE 327/360HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 30867S119892<br />Engine no. 3119892 F0709RF
<b>1963 Chevrolet CORVETTE 327/360HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 30867S119892<br />Engine no. 3119892 F0709RF
<b>1963 Chevrolet CORVETTE 327/360HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 30867S119892<br />Engine no. 3119892 F0709RF
<b>1963 Chevrolet CORVETTE 327/360HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 30867S119892<br />Engine no. 3119892 F0709RF
<b>1963 Chevrolet CORVETTE 327/360HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 30867S119892<br />Engine no. 3119892 F0709RF
<b>1963 Chevrolet CORVETTE 327/360HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 30867S119892<br />Engine no. 3119892 F0709RF
<b>1963 Chevrolet CORVETTE 327/360HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 30867S119892<br />Engine no. 3119892 F0709RF
<b>1963 Chevrolet CORVETTE 327/360HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 30867S119892<br />Engine no. 3119892 F0709RF
<b>1963 Chevrolet CORVETTE 327/360HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 30867S119892<br />Engine no. 3119892 F0709RF
<b>1963 Chevrolet CORVETTE 327/360HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 30867S119892<br />Engine no. 3119892 F0709RF
<b>1963 Chevrolet CORVETTE 327/360HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 30867S119892<br />Engine no. 3119892 F0709RF
<b>1963 Chevrolet CORVETTE 327/360HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 30867S119892<br />Engine no. 3119892 F0709RF
<b>1963 Chevrolet CORVETTE 327/360HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 30867S119892<br />Engine no. 3119892 F0709RF
<b>1963 Chevrolet CORVETTE 327/360HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 30867S119892<br />Engine no. 3119892 F0709RF
<b>1963 Chevrolet CORVETTE 327/360HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 30867S119892<br />Engine no. 3119892 F0709RF
<b>1963 Chevrolet CORVETTE 327/360HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 30867S119892<br />Engine no. 3119892 F0709RF
<b>1963 Chevrolet CORVETTE 327/360HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 30867S119892<br />Engine no. 3119892 F0709RF
<b>1963 Chevrolet CORVETTE 327/360HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 30867S119892<br />Engine no. 3119892 F0709RF
<b>1963 Chevrolet CORVETTE 327/360HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 30867S119892<br />Engine no. 3119892 F0709RF
<b>1963 Chevrolet CORVETTE 327/360HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 30867S119892<br />Engine no. 3119892 F0709RF
<b>1963 Chevrolet CORVETTE 327/360HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 30867S119892<br />Engine no. 3119892 F0709RF
<b>1963 Chevrolet CORVETTE 327/360HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 30867S119892<br />Engine no. 3119892 F0709RF
<b>1963 Chevrolet CORVETTE 327/360HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 30867S119892<br />Engine no. 3119892 F0709RF
<b>1963 Chevrolet CORVETTE 327/360HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 30867S119892<br />Engine no. 3119892 F0709RF
<b>1963 Chevrolet CORVETTE 327/360HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 30867S119892<br />Engine no. 3119892 F0709RF
<b>1963 Chevrolet CORVETTE 327/360HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 30867S119892<br />Engine no. 3119892 F0709RF
<b>1963 Chevrolet CORVETTE 327/360HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 30867S119892<br />Engine no. 3119892 F0709RF
<b>1963 Chevrolet CORVETTE 327/360HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 30867S119892<br />Engine no. 3119892 F0709RF
<b>1963 Chevrolet CORVETTE 327/360HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 30867S119892<br />Engine no. 3119892 F0709RF
<b>1963 Chevrolet CORVETTE 327/360HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 30867S119892<br />Engine no. 3119892 F0709RF
<b>1963 Chevrolet CORVETTE 327/360HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 30867S119892<br />Engine no. 3119892 F0709RF
<b>1963 Chevrolet CORVETTE 327/360HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 30867S119892<br />Engine no. 3119892 F0709RF
<b>1963 Chevrolet CORVETTE 327/360HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 30867S119892<br />Engine no. 3119892 F0709RF
<b>1963 Chevrolet CORVETTE 327/360HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 30867S119892<br />Engine no. 3119892 F0709RF
<b>1963 Chevrolet CORVETTE 327/360HP Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 30867S119892<br />Engine no. 3119892 F0709RF
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