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1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split-Window Custom Coupe Being Offered at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction

Presented by Barrett-Jackson Auction Company – Over 4,000 hours went into this SEMA Gold Top 100 Award-winning 1963 Split-Window Corvette’s one-of-a-kind, no-expense-spared, rotisserie restoration performed by Nostalgia Hot Rods. The exterior is finished in PPG Pure White paint and features a hand-fabricated silver carbon-fiber engine bay, Euro flush-mount glass, and LED front and rear lights.

Inside is a handmade interior by Darren Wingrove of HRH Designs. The one-off interior features Douglas Interior premium leather products, one-piece headliner, ACC premium carpet, LED lighting, Dakota Digital HDX gauges and clock, Nu-Relics power windows, Clayton Machine Works billet pedals, shifter and door pulls, Flaming River steering column and AGR performance steering gearbox. Heat and air conditioning is provided by a Vintage Air Gen IV climate-control system. Rounding out the interior is a Rockford Fosgate sound system with Bluetooth and wireless phone charging station to give this classic a modern feel.

At the heart of this Corvette is a GM LS3 376ci hot cam engine making 525hp breathing through a Holley Sniper intake and exiting a jet-coated, polished stainless-steel custom exhaust system. Rounding out the engine bay is a polished billet March serpentine system with power steering setup, Billet Specialties valve covers and a Nick Williams polished billet throttle body. The engine is fed through an Aeromotive Stealth fuel system with custom aluminum fuel cell. All this power was then mated to a TREMEC T56 Magnum 6-speed manual transmission with LS9 clutch and Dana 44 rear end with 4.11 gears, making sure the rubber meets the road.

This one-of-a-kind Split-Window Corvette rides on a hand-fabricated chassis engineered for structural integrity and manufactured from American 3/16 hot-rolled, CNC cut steel. Every seem has been fully TIG-welded and the frame rails fully boxed in order to handle the upgraded performance included in the modern drivetrain. This one-off chassis is fitted to a full RideTech adjustable coilover suspension system with upper and lower strong arms, tall spindles, inner and outer tie rod arms, front and rear sway bars, rear trailing arms and RideTech’s TruTurn system, featuring billet aluminum steering arms, center link adapter, tie rods and adjusters.

Finally, a Wilwood braking system was fitted with 14-inch cross-drilled and slotted rotors, 6-piston front and 4-piston rear calipers, Wilwood master cylinder and E-stop electric emergency brake fed by hand-fabricated brake hard lines with A/N fittings. This Corvette rides on 18×9 front and 19×12 rear forged one-off Budnik wheels with knock-off center caps wrapped in Nitto Invo red-stripe tires.

This 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split-Window Custom Coupe with be selling with No Reserve during the 2021 Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction, June 17-19.


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