Today the Corvette gets somewhat absorbed in the hysteria of more renowned, attention-grabbing motors. In 1963, however, ten years after the model’s premiere, Chevrolet released the second generation of “America’s finest Sports Car” to critical acclaim.
Next month, a special edition 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Coupe rolls up to the auction stand, reaffirming the sports car as an exemplary example of opulent performance and superior styling.
Designed by Bill Mitchel and Larry Shinoda, the Corvette, dubbed the “Sting Ray”, boasts an elusive aerodynamic design which is perfectly matched with independent rear suspension, power brakes, optical power steering and the ultimate indulgence of air conditioning.
Revered as a design classic, the Corvette Sting Ray will forever remain in the hearts of motor enthusiasts as something of a design masterpiece. Renowned for its combination of supreme European-inspired styling and raw American brawn.
For the first time ever, 1963 was also the year that Chevrolet produced the Corvette in both coupe and convertible styles – with the coupe adorned with a statement rear-split window.
The ’63 Split-Window is undoubtedly a landmark of American automotive design. The Sting Ray is simultaneously muscular and sensual, and is designed perfectly to reflect its personality; as a capable sports car and more profoundly a marvellous touring vehicle.
Set to be auctioned on Monday, September 7th 2015 and predicted to equate a figure of £75,000 - £95,000, the Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Coupe will not be short of admiring glances.
Equally adept on the Cote d’Azur or the M1, the Sting Ray Coupe is a sports car quite like no other.