My Car Quest

April 24, 2014

Car Of The Day – Classic Car For Sale – Another 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe

by Mike –

Deja vu all over again. Here is my pick for the classic car for sale today that I would like to own. Another 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe!

I normally do not write about the same model two days in a row but I could not resist comparing this red Corvette, which is to be auctioned later this month in Florida by Mecum, to the red Corvette that was featured yesterday.

1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe

1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe

Mecum says:

- Bloomington Gold Certified
- 1997 Bloomington Gold Hall of Fame
- 1995 Bloomington Gold Special Collection
- NCRS Top Flight Award
- Riverside Red with Red interior

1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe

- All original car
- Unrestored with 5,500 miles
- 327/340 HP engine

1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe

- 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

1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe

This red Corvette Sting Ray is up for auction later this month at Mecum in Florida.

The estimate is $200,000 – $250,000!

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This is virtually an identical Corvette to the one profiled yesterday, even the same Riverside Red paint. The biggest difference is the price: $83,995 vs $200,000 – $250,000.

OK, it may not really be “virtually an identical Corvette”. The mileage of 5,500 miles on this car and 69,245 miles on the other one for one thing and the multiple use of terms in the Mecum ad like “Bloomington Gold Certified”, “Bloomington Gold Hall of Fame”, “NCRS Top Flight Award” and “All original car” and so on make the difference.

With this car there are apparently no questions except how much will it be driven? At a price of more that $200,000 and being in such pristine condition I suspect this car will be a show car for the rest of its life and the red Corvette from yesterday will be driven and used similar to the way it has been already.

Which one would you rather have? And if they were both driving by at 30 MPH could you tell the difference?

Let us know what you think about this classic car in the Comments.


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