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Old 03-29-2011, 03:42 PM   #41
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Pictures of my # 109664 when she goes ,, jodeling'' between the South- Austrian Vineyards ( not AUSTRALIA, we have no Kangaroos here and don't play Cricket!!!) My Beauty and I we had too much delicious wine, but: Didn't drink and drive!

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Old 03-29-2011, 08:57 PM   #42
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Hi Jim,

I also had your car on my listing...with pw and pb.
What I don't know is your trans type and again like most, the Body #.

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has a T10 in it. i do not have it my garage right now.
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DanielJ, that is a gorgeous car you have. how many coupes were painted that color?
I ran the numbers a few years ago and I came up about 1350 cars in this color. I have no actual proof that this is the number and I'm sure others have more definitive number information on the real totals built in this color. I'd really like to be able to drill down to the option level but, this too is just a guess unless others have the information to do so. Thanks for your comments. A few years ago while I had this car at a show, a very attractive gal came up to me and asked if the Corvette was mine. Yes I replied. Then she said; "Finally, a man that is secure enough to own a Corvette that is not red!" I chuckled and said, thank you..
Actually, the ladies really like this car. I know it's not the driver.......
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Old 03-29-2011, 10:15 PM   #44
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Mine is 05365 - Riverside red / red interior - 340HP 4 speed
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My is #5802047 in the paint shop being painted Cyber Gray Metalic. Has a new StreetShop chassis and LT5 drive line. Hopefully complete this summer.

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My is #5802047 in the paint shop being painted Cyber Gray Metalic. Has a new StreetShop chassis and LT5 drive line. Hopefully complete this summer.

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Bill,

If you have posted Pics of this project, can you point me to the link? If no Pics posted, can you give us a few to show the progress and I'm interested too in your paint choice. Sounds like a very nice project. DJ
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Syd,

You might have mine listed if you used Noland's book. PM sent.

Saddle/saddle leather, pw, pb, now of course FI





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Black/Black from factory. Pretty poor shape when I got it. Better Now.

I would figure half or less than half produced registered now. Between wrecks and race cars a lot of them disappeared.
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Old 03-30-2011, 12:24 PM   #49
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I think i have found a new favorite colour for a C2 coupe
This colour is really great



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I have a silver blue roadster 111815
Finally a '63 Roadster!
I've kinda followed those too

I have your Silver Blue/Blue 4spd White top listed.

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Your '63 now added....did not have the info prior.

I do have the next car though, listed as #12,690 Blue/Blue 250 4spd Roadster with White softtop.

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Do you have anything on #2459?
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Yes I do but very little info.
Only have it listed as being a Coupe recorded in the late 70's.

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Of the question of how SW Coupes are left, I guess then that it would be about 5000, since of the 21,513 or whatever, about half more or less were coupes.

PS- two in my garage/shop #2986 Red/blk FI and 20396- orig. Blk/Blk 340 HP- now Daytona Blue/blk -both coupes
Wow, never seen info on either car.
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I tend to agree that close to half must be out there and probably more of the split windows than the '63 roadsters. I think between 4-5000 SWC is a good ballpark.
From the onset of my crude '63 file, split windows have always numbered more than the '63 roadsters and the gap is higher than 400 cars consistently.

The question of how many cars remain is repeated often and is one of the questions I wanted to try and answer when I first starting jotting down the cars years ago.

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Hi Syd I have # 15301 silver /blk 300hp 4 sp no other options, also have a friend who has a white/ saddle 300 auto, I'll try to get his vin. Mike
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My car is 16183, daytona blue over dark blue yes its a coupe.
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I am amazed at how many are left. I rarely see another one not even at car shows. I guess that even if 5000 are left the odds are against just spotting one driving down the road someplace.
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I am amazed at how many are left. I rarely see another one not even at car shows. I guess that even if 5000 are left the odds are against just spotting one driving down the road someplace.
I have a 60 and a 65 coupe. They made more 63 coupes than either of them. Actually, the 65 coupe was the least produced mid-year. I know 1 other person with a 60, nobody with a 65 coupe and 4 that have 63 coupes. I always see 63 coupes at car shows. They are definitely the most recognized mid-year.

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all I can say is great looking Vettes
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I guess it depends where you live as to how many you see. I've heard of some others here in Vegas but I've never seen one. I see 4 or 5 other C2 coupes and roadsters at a car show they have here every Saturday morning but no other split windows. I entered my car in the Super Chevy show here in Vegas last year and won the street class from 53 to 67. No other split windows in the show. I was lucky most of the cars I see on this site weren't there. I drive down to Los Angeles about 5 times a year and go to a famous hangout in Burbank called Bobs Big Boy on Friday night with usually over a hundred cars and never have seen another split window. Anyway I thought they were pretty rare but now realize they aren't as rare as I thought.
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I ran the numbers a few years ago and I came up about 1350 cars in this color. I have no actual proof that this is the number and I'm sure others have more definitive number information on the real totals built in this color. I'd really like to be able to drill down to the option level but, this too is just a guess unless others have the information to do so. Thanks for your comments. A few years ago while I had this car at a show, a very attractive gal came up to me and asked if the Corvette was mine. Yes I replied. Then she said; "Finally, a man that is secure enough to own a Corvette that is not red!" I chuckled and said, thank you..
Actually, the ladies really like this car. I know it's not the driver.......
DJ
That's another question I wanted to try and answer when I started listing these cars together:
What is the rarest color for '63 as only 3 out of 7 paint option totals are recorded for the year??

From the get go and consistent to today on my research list, it appears that Saddle Tan is the rarest color for the year.
We will never know the real percentage but here's an indicator;

Based on 3,130+ cars listed to date, or just shy of 15% of 1963 total production, I have just 218 cars listed as being Saddle Tan.
Silver Blue follows with only 264 cars listed and then Tuxedo Black.
By comparison, over 700 cars are recorded claiming to be Riverside Red.

Of course, many of these cars were repainted Red etc. and this flaws the data but it does give you an idea.

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