The car of the week.
The car of the week.
The split window was a horrible idea. I don't understand why it is so desirable now other than its scarcity.
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It looks cool, and it's rare because it blocked the rearward view too much and was never done again.
One of my favorite cars of all time.
Congratulations to RHR, & all the winning drivers & teams in the fantastic 2012 season. Looking forward to 2013!
We are all together now. Goal 22-24 races per year split 50:50 oval:RC/SC
The '63 split window Corvette was one of the most beautiful cars ever produced, imho!
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I had one for about 18 months `75-76 while I was in the Air Force it was plain Jane White with black interior and a powerglide... Just to be able to say I had one. The girls liked it.
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Make that two votes. I LOVE its looks and could not care less if you cannot see behind you because you would be passing just about everyone anyway.The '63 split window Corvette was one of the most beautiful cars ever produced, imho!
Split windows are cool!
The looks and the rarity drive the price, TD. It looks great, but as has been pointed out, the split blocks the rear view. The rarity, you see, comes in great part from the fact that a lot of owners of '63s had the body shop hack the center bar out later on and replace it with a '64-'67 one-piece rear window. So an original split-window '63-especially one that has never been cut-is rare indeed.
"Only a fool fights in a burning house."-Kang
"If you listen to fools....The Maaahhhhb Ruuuules....."-Ronnie James Dio
One of the guys I work with bought one in boxes and is doing a ground up on it. It's year 3 but he's good and it's going to be a beauty.
Zora Duntov hated the design because it was almost impossible to see out the back of the car, especially when trying to park it.
One day, Duntov was trying to parallel park a prototype with Mitchell close by. Zora jumped out of the car and told Mitchell, "Here, you park the damn thing...", or words to that effect; Mitchell tried...couldn't...and the rest is history.
For a collector, there probably aren't too many situations where parallel parking would be a priority, so rearward visibility doesn't enter the equation.
wow! I had forgotten how sexy they were! You gotta remember this is 1963. Corvettes looked like a rocket ship compared to your fathers Oldsmobile. As far as the split window goes - no true affecianado would park anywhere near another car car. So, parrallel parking is out. The proper thing to do was pick a spot at the far end of the parking lot, at least three spaces from the nearest car, park the car such that you only have pull out ahead, and when you pull out lay rubber for as far as your wallet can stand - tires cost money you know.
14 years old
"Janice", 20something, blonde, family friend
dark blue, white interior, 4 speed, '63 split window
Some "first times" a guy never forgets.
"You people worry too much. Strive for change. Root for your favorites. Enjoy the racing. Drop the flag." rev-ed, 3/04
In 64 my brother had a 63 convert. with FI and headers, 456 r/e. Crazy quick.
I grew up in SoCal when the Stingrays first came out and it was hard to find an unmolested one. Normal modifications were the six tail lights, flared fenders and an external exhaust.