Wednesday, May 18, 2022

1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 tanker

The newly styled 1963 Corvette Stingray coupe came with the optional Z06 package, which created a race-ready Corvette for an additional $1,818, a price that included a massive 36.5-gallon fuel tank. 15 examples were built in 1963.

Z06 Corvettes came equipped with the Rochester fuel-injected 327ci L84 V-8, rated at 360 horsepower and bolted to a four-speed Borg-Warner T-10 manual transmission.
Chevrolet assembled a total of 199 Z06 coupes, including 63 tanker versions.

A Z06 Big Tank split-window coupe is the most desirable of all Corvettes.
In 2017 a 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 tanker made $247k. In 2014 the number was $475k for a sterling example at Mecum.
On Jan 15, 2021 Mickey Thompson's personal Z06 Tanker was sold. Previously known to be "The Sears/Allstate Tire Test Car" it made $506k Here.