So perhaps the 1963 “split-window” Corvette is the all-time favorite example of Chevrolet‘s sports car. All the ones you see today are stock, with several scattered throughout the U.S. that are remnants from the glory days of hot rodding. So what would you think if someone got ahold of a ’63 today and turned it into a resto-mod? Here’s one on eBay that may lift up your skirt.
According to “Fred,” this is one of the nicest split-window resto-mod coupes you will ever lay your eyes on, as “no expense was spared” on the build of this “incredible” machine. It is a multiple local show winner and is ready to hit the big leagues like ISCA shows.
The 327 has been replaced by a General Motors 572 crate big-block with 620 horsepower, which is backed by a TCI-built TH400 automatic transmission. Out back, a Ford 9-inch rear houses 3.25 gears. The whole package rolls on a SRIII Motorsports chassis with Billet Specialties wheels on Nitto tires, 20 inches up front and 18 out back.
Inside you’ll find all the modern amenities like air conditioning, 12-disc CD player, custom leather interior . . . “I could go on and on about this car but you get the idea,” says the seller. “I will let the pics do the rest of the talking.”
So here you have a classic Corvette that you can enjoy just about every day. Sounds like something you wouldn’t do with a stock fuelie ’63, right? But at a asking price of $155,000, we think we’d rather buy a stock C2 and pick up a new C7 Stingray to drive to the 7-11.