THE VETTE NET, Nationwide Corvette Brokerage Network
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.
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
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.
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.
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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