1. 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Roadster

  2. 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Roadster

  3. 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Roadster

  4. 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Roadster

  5. 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Roadster

  6. 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Roadster

  7. 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Roadster

  8. 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Roadster

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Lot Number
59
1963 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Roadster
Scottsdale Auction

Offered Without Reserve

ESTIMATE: $100,000 - $150,000
CHASSIS NO: 30867S100739
• Stunning frame-off restoration and custom build
• Known to enthusiasts as the “Furious Fuelie”
• Weber-style short-stack billet EFI system
• Tremec 5-speed for great drivability
• Awesome colors, fit, finish, details, and presence

327 cid V-8 engine, short-stack electronic fuel injection system, Tremec five-speed manual transmission, custom four-wheel independent suspension, four-wheel Wilwood 13-inch hydraulic disc brakes; wheelbase: 98”



Launched for 1963, the second-generation Corvette Sting Ray stands as a massive landmark in the Corvette’s rapid development into a world-beating sports car. Sleek, aggressive, and almost otherworldly in appearance, the production Sting Ray’s design was rooted in sketches by Peter Brock, the XP-75 “Q-Corvette” concept, and GM Styling chief Bill Mitchell’s self-funded, SCCA champion Sting Ray race car. GM stylist Larry Shinoda oversaw the new Sting Ray’s refinement into production-ready form. Under that gorgeous new bodywork was a serious sports car, riding on shorter wheelbase than before and featuring a new front suspension and independent rear setup. The Corvette’s many engineering advances came, of course, from Zora Arkus-Duntov and his Corvette engineering team, which were tested and proven with his long line of racing Corvettes, test “mules,” and CERV I and CERV II Corvette Engineering Research Vehicles.
A large, but often unheralded part, of the new Corvette’s virtually race-ready, high-performance persona must also be credited to GM executive Semon E. “Bunkie” Knudsen, who – more than most of his peers – understood the sales value of racing success and cutting-edge styling. An M.I.T.-educated engineer with a flair for precise testing and advanced production techniques, Mr. Knudsen earned the respect of his colleagues and GM brass on his own merits and was far more than the fortunate son of former GM president William Knudsen. By 1956, “Bunkie” (meaning bunk-mate or chum) was appointed to the presidency of Pontiac, tasked with a mandate to “kill or turn around” the stodgy GM Division. In short order, Knudsen steered Pontiac into a performance-fueled success story that rose to third place in American sales rankings by the early 1960s. It came as no surprise to industry insiders when Knudsen took over the reins at Chevrolet in 1961. There, he oversaw some of the most exciting years at GM’s largest division through 1965, including the launch and relentless early development of the Corvette Sting Ray.
While the sight of a classic, second-generation ‘C2’ Corvette never fails to draw the attention any car enthusiast with a pulse today, true driving enthusiasts also gravitate to a great example combining those iconic looks with the best of modern performance technologies and upgrades. Known as the "Furious Fuelie," this 1963 Corvette Sting Ray roadster is a perfect case in point, with a recent and top-notch, documented body-off restoration and full custom build. Obviously, it clearly benefits from the investment of hundreds of hours into the exceptionally well-prepped bodywork and Platinum Pearl House of Kolor custom paintwork alone, all beautifully complemented by striking brightwork, a later-model “Stinger” scooped hood and bold red hood stripe, plus factory-type side-exit exhaust pipes for a great look and sound to match. The engine compartment was fully shaved, smoothed, and looks great. The custom interior is a tasteful blend of vintage Corvette with modern touches and passenger amenities, including power window lifts and a tilt steering column. Ample motivation is provided by a high-performance 327-cid V-8 engine, topped with a visually striking Weber-style billet short-stack electronic fuel injection system breathing through a set of tubular headers. The modern Tremec five-speed manual transmission delivers an outstanding and highly flexible driving experience suited to the wide range of today’s driving conditions. Modernized custom underpinnings deliver impressive handling in keeping with the aggressive, yet highly drivable nature of the vehicle, including sure stopping via 13-inch Wilwood disc brakes all around. Custom wheels and low-profile redline tires provide an almost indescribable blend of modern handling and classically inspired appearance factors. Simply put, if you are looking for an excellent ‘C2’ Corvette with classic style, modern drivability, and blistering performance potential, the “Furious Fuelie’ delivers the best of both possible worlds!

1963 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Roadster
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