1963 Chevrolet Corvette High Performance This 1963 Chevrolet Corvette High Performance is in excellent condition 82,000 original miles 4 speed automatic transmission 350, V8 engine with only 5,000 miles Exterior color is White with Red leather interior All matching number Rebuilt drive train Factory AM, FM radio Power steering Tinted windows Note. Hardtop is optional and sold separately Note. See below for history. The Chevrolet Corvette C2 for Second Generation, also known as the Corvette Sting Ray, is a sports car produced by the Chevrolet division of General Motors for the 1963 through 1967 model years. The 1963 Sting Ray production cars lineage can be traced to two separate GM projects the Q Corvette, Âand perhaps more directly, Mitchells racing Stingray. The Q Corvette, initiated in 1957, envisioned a smaller, more advanced Corvette as a coupe only model, boasting a rear transaxle, independent rear suspension, and four wheel disc brakes, with the rear brakes mounted inboard. Exterior styling was purposeful, with peaked fenders, a long nose, and a short, bobbed tail. Meanwhile, Zora Arkus Duntov and other GM engineers had become fascinated with mid and rear engine designs. It was during the Corvairs development that Duntov took the mid rear engine layout to its limits in the CERV I concept. The Chevrolet Experimental Research Vehicle was a lightweight, open wheel single seat racer. A rear engined Corvette was briefly considered during 1958 thru 1960, progressing as far as a full scale mock up designed around the Corvairs entire rear mounted power package, including its complicated air cooled flat six as an alternative to the Corvettes usual water cooled V8. By the fall of 1959, elements of the Q Corvette and the Stingray Special racer would be incorporated into experimental project XP 720, which was the design program that led directly to the production 1963 Corvette Sting Ray. The XP 720 sought to deliver improved passenger accommodation, more luggage space, and superior ride and handling over previous Corvettes. Serious inquires only Qualified buyers are eligible for Financing, Nationwide Shipping and Extended Warranties.