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1963 Corvette FIA Coupe Corvette Split Window Vintage Racer For Sale

£70,000 Offers invited

Price £70,000Offers invited
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Chevrolet
Model Corvette
Year 1963
Mileage 99,999 Miles
Country United States of America
Region International
Status Trade
  25-Aug-2021
Ref C1115597
Call or text Pete @ the details below For more info on this Super Historic racing Corvette Stingray Split Window Coupe

This is your ticket into any Historic event in the world! Please serious calls only. Expensive and worth it.


Originally Built & campaigned by Dick Vreeland & John Caruso ( Husband of Lynn St James , of Indy 500 fame), Mr Vreeland has confirmed it is a 1963 Split window Coupe. It was a Day Two build, that was converted into a race car in 1964. Because of the lack of visibility with the split windows, they installed the one piece 64 Rear window and frame which was a common modification during the era. The original 63 Split windows are complete and in excellent condition. . Also Included is a unique seat made for the Car by Corvette Legend, John Greenwood. Reported to be his first manufactured seat. Also verified by The hidden Frame VIN, the 63 specific Windshield frame, & the unique 1963 only Roof line & visible post cuts.

It was purchased John Thorne in the late 60's and raced extensively. Jon Thorne was the owner of the Penske/ Wintersteen Grand Sport #2 Corvette roadster at that time. Which was also the first developed L88 Corvette. That Grand Sport now resides in the Simione collection. and was purchased for over 5 million dollars. They Molded (splashed) the Fender flares from that very Grand Sport for this car. Mr Vreeland said they would regularly cannibalize parts off the Grand Sport, as no one new the true value of that car at that time

Later during the cars history, a 1966 nose was put on in late 60's early 70's, From that point on it was then raced as a 1966 Model by Thorne. There is still a battle scar on the left front corner from Jon punting a Ferrari @ Sebring in 1972

Vic Shin Purchased the car in the early 80's in its last "as raced" condition by Thorne and promptly brought it to the noted fabrication shop of Robinson Racing Enterprises for restoration. Robinson Racing of Atlanta Completed the car just in time for in time for the Walter Mitty . The car was reconfigured specifically for HSR & SVRA Vintage Racing. This Car won its class in the 2nd Walter Mitty race & has has many first place medallions since. It also competed in Nassau Speed Weeks revival, and at many other Vintage races including Watkins Glen & Lime Rock In 1991 it was Invited to participate the pre race parade of Daytona race car veterans prior to the running of that years Daytona Rolex 24 hour race.

The Dry sump, Crower Forged components, Roller Small Block Chevy was built by TRECO in 1988. The engine is, as is the rest of the car, untouched since its last win in the 1992 Atlanta Historic Races.

This Race car is in "As Found" condition. It has not been washed , dusted or cleaned in any way since its last race . What you see in the photos is exactly as the car is at this moment. The frame is in excellent shape as are the Bird cage and operating Doors. There are multiple sets of Real American MAG wheels & Halbrand Mags to choose from. Also included are the Daytona Specific suspension components This car is an immaculate build and the cage construction and attention to detail are impressive. Include are HSR & SVRA log books., FIA correspondence, as well as Trophy's, Photos, and Medallions from Day one. An extensive spare package is available. Call for details on this piece of Corvette history. Why settle for a replica when you can have the real thing!
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