1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window
1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe -
Supercharged LS3 wTremec 5-Speed Manual - Custom interior with Vintage A/C - Billet Specialties Wheels - Speed Shop Frame - True Split Window - Lingenfelter Built Motor
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We're excited to offer this gorgeous restomod that doesn't just have good looks, it's got muscle to back up the looks. Inside the car is a well thought out custom interior with a high class finish. This true split window features a whole host of custom features all neatly integrated to create a showstopping classic Vette.
The familiar curves of the 2nd Generation Corvette are covered in glossy Black paint. The paint and bodywork shows extremely well. Body panels line up as they should, and the glossy black paint has that nice wet extremely glossy look. As if the curves and angles of a stock C2 Corvette aren't pleasing enough, this car wears 2 inch rear quarter flares. These are helpful in making sure the Billet Specialties wheels have plenty of room for travel in the rear fenders. Besides the bright, polished wheels, your eyes are drawn to the side pipes are great accents to the extremely tidy exterior. New chrome trim and chrome bumpers finish off the clean look of this vintage Vette.
Before taking a really close look at the interior, at a quick glance it's apparent that the interior is finished with top quality materials. Supportive bucket seats are finished in the same leather trim as the dashboard, door panels, and rear cargo area. A center mounted Boost gauge takes the place of the original vertically mounted radio - you and your passengers don't have to rely on the “seat of the pants” measure of boost. Although the “seat of the pants” measure of boost and power is what it's all about. An array of Auto Meter Silver face gauges keep a silver theme, together with the billet shifter, billet vents, and silver accent lines on the door panels. The vintage Air control unit is mounted high on the dashboard, while a Generation 4 a/c system was used because it sits higher in the dashboard so it doesn't encroach on passenger foot space like the more common C2 system does. The build quality of the interior is top notch, and has a exotic European GT coupe feel.
Beneath the hood is a LS3 V8 with a Magnuson Supercharger perched on top. The engine bay and all components within are extremely clean, with many polished components. What started out as “just” a 525 horsepower LS3 was sent straight to Lingenfelter for ported cylinder heads and supercharger camshaft. Gear selection is handled by a Tremec TKO600 5-speed manual transmission with a Lokar shifter. A hydraulic clutch makes shifting through the gears a little more manageable. Long tube headers snake out of the engine bay under the fenders, and culminate in polished side pipes with muffler inserts on each side. The engine produces approximately 700 horsepower according to a dyno test done after the build was completed. Wilwood brakes on all four corners give the car much needed stopping power, and an aluminum driveshaft helps transfer power to the rear end.
Beneath the sleek body is a Street Shop powder coated chassis with C4 Corvette suspension. Custom control arms and rear housing truss intermingle with QA1 coilovers. 18” front and 19” rear Billet specialties wheels wrapped in sticky Kumho tires do their best to keep the power on the pavement, and the car in a straight trajectory.
This split window Vette is an absolutely jaw dropping ride. This car has a lot going for it from the clean exterior, modern high powered power plant, custom interior and suspension, to the price tag that is much less than what it would cost to build at this level. It's the whole package from top to bottom. Make room for this awesome resto mod Vette and it's extra ponies in your garage! Be sure to check out all the photos and video on our main website: Garage Kept Motors. Call if interested or e-mail with any questions. Thank you for looking.