1963 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster
Engine: 327 c.i.d. V-8 with overhead valves and
solid lifters/ Rochester fuel injection
Suspension: four wheel independent
Transmission: Close ratio four-speed manual
Power output: 320 HP
About our 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster
This car is finished in the very rare saddle tan with saddle leather. It has the optional Fuel Injection and is one of only 1,110 fuel injected Roadsters built for 1963. This NCRS top flight restoration was awarded 96.4 points in 1991 and is still up to par for a day on the show field. Driving this car is a truly visceral experience and once you feel the power you will want it again and again. A true American sports car that never leaves one disappointed.
History of the 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster
The Corvette for 1963 was a much anticipated change by Chevrolet with gradual body changes in the previous years leading up to an all new ‘Stingray’ for the world to behold. Its stunning new shape with beautiful hood treatment and hide away headlights excited a generation. Gone was the live straight axle with its lack of road hugging prowess. In its place was fully independent suspension and a positraction rear axle. Another big change came with the replacement of the always dependable 283 c.i.d. V-8 engine now upgraded to a 327 c.i.d. V-8 with a solid lifter cam shaft and an optional and modernized Rochester injection unit that boosted the power from 315 HP to 360 HP. The most powerful Vette to date, it was then coupled with a close ratio four-speed transmission.