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Old 01-19-2017, 05:44 PM   #1281
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Syd, not sure if you have this car, it was for sale at Mecum KC in Dec and Kissimmee in Jan. Black/ black, s/b white over red. Description stated numbers match but did not verify.
Hi Steve,
I do have this car listed as your picture shows and noted that it was now Black/Black. That's all the info I have for #6.717. Do you know the hp and trans type? Is this the car that was claiming to have a/c?

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I do have this car listed as your picture shows and noted that it was now Black/Black. That's all the info I have for #6.717. Do you know the hp and trans type? Is this the car that was claiming to have a/c?

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Hi Syd

Yes, this is the car that had AC on it. It was stated to be a 300 hp, but I did not see the engine pad. It was a 4 speed. Car was sold at Mecum Kansas City in December. Was originally a no sale the next month in Mecum Kissimmee, then ran through again and sold again.
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Old 01-21-2017, 09:58 AM   #1283
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I couldn't find where I had posted here so here goes.

1963 Roadster (VIN #30867S113412)

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I am the original owner of my '63 triple black convertible. Next month will be 54 years.

My engine was built on Feb. 2, 1963. My Vette was delivered to Rapids Chevrolet in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Feb. 25, 1963. I took possession Feb.27, 1963. I was 18 years old when I stared buying it. I paid every dime on it but did need Dad (with Mom's approval) to cosign the loan


I ordered 340HP, 4 speed (T10), positraction, 4:11 gears, hardtop, AM radio, white wall tires. I still have the original engine, transmission, hardtop, radio. I do not have the original tires. They (all 5 of them) were worn out at 19,000 miles. I had the tie rods moved to the front holes the summer of 1963. They are still in that location. In the 70ís I replaced the shoe brakes with disc brakes, installed headers, side tubes, Pertronix igniter & MSD ignition.

The frame had to be repaired from all the salt driving the summer of 1981. My sons and I disassembled it, had the frame repaired and with help, put it back together that fall.

I drove it 63,000 miles the first 2 years. Since then have averaged over 10,000 miles per year. Current mileage is 548,000. It has been driven in all lower 48 states, Washington DC & all the Canadian provinces. Our (my wife & I) 2007 trip out west was 6,000 miles. Our 3 week trip to Labrador in 2008 was 7,100 miles. Since 2007 I have been running a new 350CI, 400HP, 10 to 1, no lead power, with 3:08 gears. Since 2007 we have averaged 14,000 miles per year.

I can be contacted at: sstone@chorus.net
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I couldn't find where I had posted here so here goes.

1963 Roadster (VIN #30867S113412)

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Hi George,
Very beautiful looking '63! A Black over Saddle leather roadster is the bomb.
I'm not sure if you posted on this thread before but I had your '63 #13,412 recorded, including the note that your interior was now Black. I had your car listed as being a 300hp but I see the high redline tach in your picture. Is it in fact an original 340 car?

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I am the original owner of my '63 triple black convertible. Next month will be 54 years.

My engine was built on Feb. 2, 1963. My Vette was delivered to Rapids Chevrolet in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Feb. 25, 1963. I took possession Feb.27, 1963. I was 18 years old when I stared buying it. I paid every dime on it but did need Dad (with Mom's approval) to cosign the loan


I ordered 340HP, 4 speed (T10), positraction, 4:11 gears, hardtop, AM radio, white wall tires. I still have the original engine, transmission, hardtop, radio. I do not have the original tires. They (all 5 of them) were worn out at 19,000 miles. I had the tie rods moved to the front holes the summer of 1963. They are still in that location. In the 70ís I replaced the shoe brakes with disc brakes, installed headers, side tubes, Pertronix igniter & MSD ignition.

The frame had to be repaired from all the salt driving the summer of 1981. My sons and I disassembled it, had the frame repaired and with help, put it back together that fall.

I drove it 63,000 miles the first 2 years. Since then have averaged over 10,000 miles per year. Current mileage is 548,000. It has been driven in all lower 48 states, Washington DC & all the Canadian provinces. Our (my wife & I) 2007 trip out west was 6,000 miles. Our 3 week trip to Labrador in 2008 was 7,100 miles. Since 2007 I have been running a new 350CI, 400HP, 10 to 1, no lead power, with 3:08 gears. Since 2007 we have averaged 14,000 miles per year.

I can be contacted at: sstone@chorus.net
For photos & stories please google: Steve Stone 1963 Corvette

Thanks for the interest and safe driving to all.

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Very cool Steve!
Thank you for sharing. I will contact you and check out your pix.

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Hi George,
Very beautiful looking '63! A Black over Saddle leather roadster is the bomb.
I'm not sure if you posted on this thread before but I had your '63 #13,412 recorded, including the note that your interior was now Black. I had your car listed as being a 300hp but I see the high redline tach in your picture. Is it in fact an original 340 car?

Thanks George!
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I don't know (I was led to believe it was a 340HP) --- it has DATE correct block but not the original. It is now a 365hp with 340hp stickers It now has correct air cleaner (not as in pic). Also has '65 Disc brakes (all gm parts)

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Mine was found as a tub with Vin, title but no trim tag. Perfect candidate for MidAmerica Grand Sport 2
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Mine was found as a tub with Vin, title but no trim tag. Perfect candidate for MidAmerica Grand Sport 2
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Sorry for the late reply.
Would you mind sharing the VIN so that I can include it?

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This is my original, unmolested 1963 Coupe. Yes purist, I butchered it and converted this beauty into a Grand Sport 2 pictured above.
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I owned coupe 104210 since 1998 and think it is time to add it to your records. Hope you can read the data in the photos.

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Here one you can also 63 vert. We are the 2nd owners, body has never been off the car. 46,000 miles. My wife bought in 1968 308675119840.
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I owned coupe 104210 since 1998 and think it is time to add it to your records. Hope you can read the data in the photos.

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Mine is close to that one
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Mine is close to that one
I think the D2 and the D3 are one day apart. But I'm not sure where the "D" (April????) comes from as everything else points to an extremely early December 1962 Vette.
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I owned coupe 104210 since 1998 and think it is time to add it to your records. Hope you can read the data in the photos.

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Hi Pete,
Thanks for your 63's info! What engine hp and transmission does it have? Any power options etc.?

I have '63 #4,208 listed as being a White/Black 340 4spd Roadster with black soft top. It is also listed in the C2 Registry and is in Finland!
'63 #4,209 is recorded as a Silver/Black 300 Auto Coupe with ps/pb/pw and was now painted Grey when listed. I'm not sure what's up with the automatic though because it had a high hp tach?
Body #2,152

Thanks again 327carguy!
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I think the D2 and the D3 are one day apart. But I'm not sure where the "D" (April????) comes from as everything else points to an extremely early December 1962 Vette.
Pete,
D2 translates into the 2nd week of December and D3 is the 3rd week.

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D2 translates into the 2nd week of December and D3 is the 3rd week.

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Syd,

Did you have my car in your records it is post #1291?

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Here one you can also 63 vert. We are the 2nd owners, body has never been off the car. 46,000 miles. My wife bought in 1968 308675119840.

Hi robski2,
Owned since '68!
It looks like you've got some real nice toys.

I had your Roadster #19,840 recorded. I have it down as originally being Black/Red and have it's body number listed as well.

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Hi Pete,
Thanks for your 63's info! What engine hp and transmission does it have? Any power options etc.?

I have '63 #4,208 listed as being a White/Black 340 4spd Roadster with black soft top. It is also listed in the C2 Registry and is in Finland!
'63 #4,209 is recorded as a Silver/Black 300 Auto Coupe with ps/pb/pw and was now painted Grey when listed. I'm not sure what's up with the automatic though because it had a high hp tach?
Body #2,152

Thanks again 327carguy!
Syd
Syd,


The Corvette is a Daytona blue with dark blue interior, no power steering, no power brakes, an AM only radio, electric windows, the high RPM tack with the low (60 pound) oil gage.

Only two modifications I have made were changing to radial tires after purchase and moving the interior mirror to a mounting at the passenger side sun visor mounting.

I purchased from the second owner who had originally purchased from the first Owner who lived 30 miles from where I lived. So back in 1998 I made sure to meet the original owner and find out as much as I could about its history. He (the original owner) told me it was originally a fuel injected car which he had removed the unit from and replaced with the 129 Intake Manifold and 3461S AFB.

More to this story but I'm afraid of timing out.

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Im looking for a little help, not sure if its very feasible though. I have come across a coupe with a production sequence number less than 100100 but it needs quite a bit to bring it back to its original glory. Is there any way to find out how many are left out there with a lower production number? Or even how many of the first 100 built were a coupe could be useful

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