Tuesday, January 21, 2020

1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Z06 'Big Tank' split-window coupe

1963 marked the 10-year anniversary of the Chevrolet Corvette. It was celebrated with a new Sting Ray design. The new Corvette was offered in either a coupe or convertible, with the coupe defined by a two-piece rear window. The iconic “split-window” was a one-year-only design.

This example features the Z06 Special Performance Equipment Group and N03 ‘Big Tank’
The car was powered by 360 hp, 327 cu. in. V-8 with Rochester fuel-injection.
Color is Riverside Red over a black interior.The Z06 Group was a $1,818.45 option. It offered performance parts including larger shocks and springs, larger-diameter front sway bar, and heavy-duty finned drum brakes with sintered linings and a unique dual-circuit master cylinder. Racing buyers opted for the N03 ‘Big Tank’, which added a 36.5-gallon fuel tank behind the seats. 63 were produced.
First Prize, 2014 Bloomington Gold certification, NCRS Top Flight certification.

This example failed to change hands at RM Sothebys

In 2017 a 1963 Z06 'Big Tank' made $ 247k