Needs New Rugs: 1963 Corvette Split Window

1963 Corvette Split Window

Of all the versions of the Corvette, the Split Window coupe of 1963 is my all time favorite. Sadly, I’m not the only one that likes the way these things look! They aren’t the most sought after Corvette, that honor goes to the Cunningham Corvette from earlier, but they still go for serious money. This one appears to have just come out of long term storage and is even still covered in dust. It isn’t perfect by any means, but the seller feels it would be a great driver for someone wanting a split window for a reasonable cost. The reasonable cost part might be a stretch, but you never know. Find this split window here on eBay in¬†Bedford, Pennsylvania.

Dusty 1963 Corvette Coupe

I really like the color combo of this one. Normally these cars left the factory in fairly bright colors, so it’s nice to see a blue car with dark blue interior. The current paint isn’t original, but likely an old respray. It looks pretty good though, so I could live with it as is. You?

1963 Corvette Coupe Interior

The dark blue interior is dirty and in need of a good cleaning. It looks serviceable though and quite original. The seller does admit it could use new rugs, I assume they mean new floor mats? I love the wooden steering wheel and the 4 speed! I only wish the seller offered more information about the car’s history though.

1963 Corvette Coupe Engine

The engine is said to be N.O.M. or not original, but it is a 327. No word is given on its current condition though.

1963 Corvette Coupe

While this Split window isn’t perfect nor is it really original, it looks like a fun project. These coupes can go for serious money, but I think this one is at top dollar with the current $45k bid. I could be wrong though. How much would you be willing to spend on this Split Window?

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  1. Rick

    To me it’s not worth a nickel until I can check out the frame. Been there, got burned!!

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  2. Al

    Agree with Rick, I would need to see underneath. Car appears to be from South Carolina. Any storms or floods from that area recently? It does say it’s in Pa. now but no Pa. stickers on windshield that I noticed.

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    • Car39

      Record flooding around Columbia last fall

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  3. JW

    I had the chance to buy one of these in black at a car show in the late 70’s for 4K but passed because I was getting ready to buy my first house and get remarried. Now I kick myself over and over since it was my dream Corvette.

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    • Jack

      You Should’ve bought the car JW lol

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  4. Frankie

    I too like this year and look, even more in this condition, driveable and you can enjoy it.

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  5. John H. in CT

    Agree with others on frame inspection. This one looks fully priced at $45K and if there are any issues, being that it is non-numbers matching, you would be under water. Also important to know which variation the 327 is, as they spanned from 250HP to 340HP without fuel injection.

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    • Rocco Member

      The tach shows a red line at 5500. Wouldn’t that be a lower HP rated eng.?
      Is there a more knowledgeable Chebby guy here, that can enlighten us?

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  6. Graham Line

    For $45k, they could rinse it off with the garden hose.

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  7. MikeK

    Agreed Graham. The whole “leave it dusty and dirty so people think it’s something special” thing does nothing for me. I just want to be able to see what is under all the grime.

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  8. Peter R

    47,900 and reserve not met – without pictures underneath and N.O.M on the engine this is already high – I’ll pass

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  9. Rocco Member

    Pretty nice example.

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