There’s definitely something about American muscle cars that it’s hard not to be won over by and when they’re as mesmerizing as this 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Z06 Coupe which is going under the hammer with RM Sotheby’s the adoration is typically off the charts. This majestic-looking machine one of only 199 first-year Z06 examples ever produced; and the sole year for the signature “split-window” styling so you’ll definitely be in the exclusive company if you get your hands on this one.
This extraordinary-looking 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Z06 Coupe has been beautifully restored to its factory-correct colours of Daytona Blue over a Saddle interior; and rides on rare Kelsey Hayes “two-bar” knock-off wheels so there is a real air of authenticity to proceedings with this one from RM Sotheby’s. It retains the numbers-matching V-8 engine; with a fuel injection system that was rebuilt in 2019 by specialist Jack Podell so you know it’s been carried out to exacting standards.
VINTAGE VIBES ABOUND
Incredibly striking, this sensational steed was purchased for competition and never road-registered in-period; and possesses a known history from new so you’ll be able to chart everything that has transpired with this vehicle since it rolled off the production line in the early 60s. Some of its honours include NCRS Top Flight award, Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals Concours Gold, and Bloomington Gold certifications and the RM Sotheby’s lot is accompanied by history file and research, vintage racing photos, restoration pictures, and engine and fuel injection system rebuild invoices.
This 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Z06 Coupe from RM Sotheby’s has continued to benefit from high-quality care as and when it was required. In June 2018, its numbers-matching engine was rebuilt by Performance Specialties, Inc. of Birmingham, Alabama, and it is said to have been driven a mere twenty miles following break-in on a dynamometer. In 2019 its Rochester fuel-injection system was completely overhauled by specialist Jack Podell of South Bend, Indiana. Invoices for both jobs accompany the sale, as do photos of its earlier restoration.
With single-year “split-window” styling there is a mighty compelling aesthetic to this Corvette along with its racing provenance and a known history from new. Throw in a selection of highly desirable options, and an award-winning restoration, this 1963 Corvette Sting Ray Z06 would be a fitting acquisition for an enthusiast of American performance. The old school cool of this ride is off the charts and it will definitely become the crowning glory of any classic car collector’s lineup of vehicles.
Image Source: Steve Lagreca / Shutterstock