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SUBJECT: 1963 Corvette Sting Ray Coupe
LOCATION: Central Mississippi
DATE: March 13, 2010

The second-generation Chevrolet Corvette was produced in St. Louis, Missouri, from 1963 to 1967. Officially known as the Corvette C2 Sting Ray, it stunned the automotive world with radical new styling and high performance.

Features included a base engine of 327 cubic inches (250 hp), an independent rear suspension, hidden headlights, faux hood vents, and options such as electronic ignition, AM-FM radio, air conditioning, and leather upholstery. Base price was $4037 (coupe) or $4257 (convertible).

1963 was the first year the Corvette was offered in a coupe body, and it marked the year the trunk lid disappeared (until 1998). Furthermore, this was the only year a SPLIT REAR WINDOW was made. Of the 21,513 Corvettes produced in 1963, only 10,594 were coupes, making it one of the most distinctive body styles in Corvette history. The beautiful car seen here is one of the few left in the Southeast USA.

Special thanks to owner Mark S. for making this vehicle available.