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Category:C2
Location:FL
Year:1963
Body Style:Convertible
Make:Chevrolet
Model:Corvette
Engine Size:327 L84 Fuel Injected
Horse Power:360
Transmission:4-speed manual
Exterior Color:Riverside Red
Interior Color:Red
Price:$95990 - Off-Frame Resto, NCRS candidate!


Vehicle Description:

THE VETTE NET, Nationwide Corvette Brokerage Network, proud Lifetime Business Member of the National Corvette Museum is pleased to offer a very special Corvette: 1963 Red Convertible with the rare Fuel Injection option. Present owner had the car since 1996, bought from a Classic car company in Missouri.  It was complete and running with original matching numbers engine. 

 

Actual owner thoroughly verified the numbers on the block and cylinder heads  and crosschecked them with the build date of the car.   There was no reason to suspect anything and it is strongly believed that this is the engine that the car came with.

The engine was immediately removed and replaced with a generic 327 Corvette engine in order to preserve the original.  Brakes were restored and car was driven occasionally.

In 2007 the Fuel Injection unit was sent to a reputable FI shop run by Jack Podell www.jackpodellfuelinjections.com where it sustained a complete restoration.  When the unit came back after more than a year, the actual owner decided to do a complete frame-off restoration. 

Car was stripped and was taken to GT Graphics and Customs in Bradenton, FL.  They removed the body from the frame and was sent to be media blasted with soda, then prepped for paint in the original Riverside Red.  As the body work was going on, frame was completely stripped and coated in epoxy primer.  Then, the  frame and control arms was shot with GM Restoration black.  The control arms maintain the original style ball joints (not the bolt on replacements). 

Engine was  rebuilt by a local machine shop. According to the restorer, who did hundreds of Chevrolet engines, it is without a doubt the original stamping, not a restamp.  Frame and drive train restoration was finished, then car was taken back to GT Graphics to mount the body to the frame.  This was completed around November of 2008.  The bumpers (original GM) were sent out to Tampa, FL for chroming and when they returned the assembly began.

The car was partially assembled (chrome, trim, etc…) and sent to Corvettes West for final assembly.  The car was wired, interior installed and started at that shop.  The final assembly was completed by an NCRS judge so everything could be as close to original as possible.  No nut or bolt was left untouched.  Even the hub caps were sent to California to be professionally restored.  The tires are period correct.  Even the white soft top is dated to match the car.

Finally, the car was complete around June of 2009.  It was just too nice to drive on the street, so the owner decided to sell in order to be preserved in a private collection.

Car is practically new, restored to higher standards and is a serious NCRS candidate.

It comes with the correct hardtop too.  Located in Florida we will assist with delivery nationwide and internationally.

For more details, please contact anytime Ken at 866-838-8363 (866-VETTENET -toll free) or email Ken@TheVetteNet.com
 


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