• Restored first-year Sting Ray Convertible
  • 327 cubic inch Chevrolet V8
  • Powerglide 2-speed automatic transmission
  • 3.36 rear gears
  • Power steering
  • Correct Riverside Red exterior
  • Correct Red interior
  • Power windows
  • White canvas top
  • 15-inch Knock Off-style wheels
  • All RK Motors vehicles receive a comprehensive, multi-point inspection
  • We can arrange shipment of your purchase anywhere in the world

There's no such thing as an undesirable 1963 Corvette. They couldn't all be fuel injected screamers, and there are a lot of cars running around with incorrect drivetrains pretending to be something they're not. That's why this refreshingly honest roadster is so appealing. Originally purchased as a cruiser, as evidenced by its 300 horsepower 327 and 2-speed Powerglide transmission, it's currently a drop-dead gorgeous mid-year classic that's an absolute blast to drive. And it is, after all, still a Corvette, which means there's a thrilling soundtrack, solid equity and an ownership experience that the most collector cars simply can't match!

ALL CORVETTES ARE RED

All Corvettes are red is probably an overstatement, but it's hard to argue that red Corvettes don't look awesome. This Riverside Red roadster is simply stunning in person, with paint that's so vivid and rich it still looks wet! The car's fiberglass has been correctly prepped and sanded, giving this Sting Ray a slick look that was notably absent when these Chevys were new. Alignment is good all around, and the headlight doors fit well. You'll also notice how crisp the details are, with sharp creases capping each body line. This really is a beautifully done classic!

All chrome, and there's a good amount of it on the '63, is show quality. Front and rear bumpers are both brilliant and the grilles on the hood are sharply defined. The ribbed rocker panel trim has a lovely brushed finish, and the windshield surround has been professionally polished. Even the windshield is scratch-free, showing no visible marks of significant wear. The Sting Ray emblem on the tail appears to be original, but its condition suggests that this was a very nice car prior to the restoration.

SMALL BLOCK POWER

Tip the hood and you'll find a 300 horsepower 327 that's both solid and reliable. As with this Corvette's body, that engine's restoration was carried out to exacting standards, creating a highly accurate appearance that's very well detailed. Topped by a correct Carter AFB 4-barrel underneath the dual snorkel air cleaner, the rumbling small block makes all the right sounds. Bright Chevy Orange paint always looks great in these satin black engine bays, and the aluminum Corvette valve covers are a design that have been copied for decades. The ignition shield has been polished, and a fresh wiring harness ensures that everything works as it should. Nice-looking Ram's Horn exhaust manifolds appear to have been painted or coated to prevent rust and should remain bright for years to come.

ENJOY THE DRIVE

The transmission is a 2-speed Powerglide -- an exclusive for early Vettes, and a proven gearbox many drag racers used for years with great success. 1963 was also the first year for 4-wheel independent suspension on the Corvette, and the improvement in ride and handling is quite tangible when driven back to back with a '62 model. In back, there's a 3.36 axle that makes highway cruising easy, while still delivering the potent acceleration that Corvettes are rightly famous for. The frame is straight and clean, and the fiberglass floor tubs appear original and remain in excellent condition. A correct dual exhaust system has been fitted to give the car a characteristic small block cackle. And gorgeous aluminum wheels twist spinners inside 205/75R15 BF Goodrich Silvertown Radial gold line tires.

CAN'T BEAT TRADITION

Between the doors, a correct Red interior looks like it's hardly been used. Vinyl seats are comfortable and supportive enough for long drives through the country. Those stylish gauges may actually be original and look fantastic. There's a brushed metal panel for the glove box lid that matches the center console, which not only houses a short shifter, but also controls for optional power windows. And overhead, there's a crisp, White convertible top that seals tightly and folds easily.

The original Sting Rays remain the most highly sought Corvettes of all time, and it's easy to see why. This gorgeous roadster is proof that they don't all have to cost six figures. The restoration work is nicely done, the engine runs exceptionally well, and that interior makes it a pleasure to drive anywhere. If you've been looking for a cool mid-year Vette that you can drive and show with pride, here it is!

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HIGHLIGHTS

* Restored first-year Sting Ray Convertible
* 327 cubic inch Chevrolet V8
* Powerglide 2-speed automatic transmission
* 3.36 rear gears
* Power steering
* Correct Riverside Red exterior
* Correct Red interior
* Power windows
* White canvas top
* 15-inch Knock Off-style wheels
* All RK Motors vehicles receive a comprehensive, multi-point inspection
* We can arrange shipment of your purchase anywhere in the world

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