1963 Chevy Corvette Convertible Hasn’t Seen the Road Since 1974
Traditionally we should discuss first the background and highlights for this one-owner 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 327/340 four-speed project. Some of the photos in the gallery will speak more than a thousand words.
Firstly, they will deliver a feeling for the magnitude of work that’s needed to get “America’s sports car” back on the road.
Then more work will be needed in order to return the C2 to the former crimson glory. But, most importantly, a couple of photos might substantiate the claims that it’s been kept in the same family ever since it was purchased brand new.
It’s not hard to spot them, as we are referring to the one with the pensive gentleman (and the Convertible in the background) and the second with the beautiful mother and (hidden) infant that has “Rick coming home ‘68” that’s all the description it will ever need.
It will take an emotional impulse in order to trigger the bid since the auction clock is about to run its course in less than five hours as we are writing.
But if a Corvette with a sweet story was on the restoration project bucket list, might not get better than this one. So the vehicle had just one owner since 1963 and has been parked since 1974. Mileage is so-and-so at almost 85k (almost 137,000 km), but at least it’s not of the nasty TMU variety.
If we talk about a derelict wreck’s soul, we are here dealing with the once-mighty L76 327ci V8 engine that claimed a total of 340 ponies from the factory. It was hooked up to a four-speed manual transmission and reportedly (according to the little red corvette seller’s description) it hasn’t been started since 1974.
Wow, a pretty good deal.