Mid Year Corvettes exude cool. With stunning design lines and impressive performance (for the time), these early American sports cars still garner great attention. However, you pay a price for looking that good; those cars aren’t always the most comfortable or easiest to drive. This Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe may be the answer to that dilemma.
This Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe was the recipient of a high-quality, frame-off rotisserie restoration in 2005. The Riverside Red finish was done to a high standard. Chrome bumpers and trim present well, with no signs of pitting or corrosion. Stainless trim appears to be well polished and in good nick. Bolt-on ‘knock-off’-style reproduction wheels are shod in deep radial redline Michelins. Glass is crystal clear throughout, and no nicks or wiper tracks are present on the windshield. Weatherstrip appears fresh.
The red interior of this Chevrolet Corvette still appears fresh, with little to no wear of note. Carpets show no fading, and there are matching Corvette floor mats. A tilt steering column has replaced the original fixed unit. The dash cover is in good shape, free from fading or cracks. The instrument binnacle has been refinished in factory black. The gauges appear and function as new. An upgraded vertical stereo with a hidden iPod connection resides in the dash. Console finishes are clean and correct. Options include power windows, power antenna, power steering, and Vintage Air climate control.
Under the hood resides a numbers-matching 327 cubic-inch V8 producing 340 horsepower. It is backed by a modern Tremec five-speed transmission that allows this Chevrolet Corvette to cruise at 75 miles per hour well below 2,500 rpm. Keeping things cool is a modern aluminum radiator. A power brake booster has been fitted to control the four-wheel disc brakes. The engine compartment is clean, with a great blend of original equipment and new technology.
The owner states that the car has been driven on multiple long-distance drives without a hiccup. This Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe is available from Classic Auto Rod in Lee’s Summit, MO for $124,850.