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January 21, 2022

Beautiful Photos of the 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray

The Chevrolet Corvette (C2), also called Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray, is the second generation of the Chevrolet Corvette sports car, produced by the Chevrolet division of General Motors for the 1963 through 1967 model years.

The 1963 Corvette Sting Ray not only had a new design, but also newfound handling prowess. The Sting Ray was also a somewhat lighter Corvette, so acceleration improved despite unchanged horsepower. For the 1963 model year, 21,513 units would be built. Production was divided almost evenly between the convertible and the new coupe – 10,919 and 10,594, respectively – and more than half the convertibles were ordered with the optional lift-off hardtop.

All 1963 cars had 327cid engines, which made 250 hp standard, with optional variants that made 300 hp, 340 hp and 360 hp. The most powerful engine was the Rochester fuel injected engine. Options available on the C2 included AM-FM radio (mid 1963), air conditioning, and leather upholstery. Also available for the first time ever on a Corvette was a special performance equipment package the RPO Z06, for $1,818.45. These Corvettes came to be known as the “Big Tanks” because the package initially had a 36.5-US-gallon (138 l; 30.4 imp gal) gas tank versus the standard 20-gallon for races such as Sebring and Daytona. At first, the package was only available on coupes because the oversized tank would not fit in the convertible.

New for the 1963 model year was an optional electronic ignition, the breakerless magnetic pulse-triggered Delcotronic, first offered by Pontiac on some 1963 models.

Here below is a set of beautiful photos of the 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray.




















1 comment:

  1. The last photo is of the never produced 4 seat C2 prototype:

    https://gmauthority.com/blog/2021/07/gm-design-shares-photos-of-four-seat-c2-corvette-prototype/

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