Electric 1963 Corvette Stingray Heads to Auction
Want to relive your childhood, or make a kid’s holiday season the best ever? Bring this 1963 Corvette home.
It’s not every day that you have the opportunity to buy a rare, one-off Chevy Corvette, especially for the price of a lightly used 2012 Chevy Equinox. Thankfully, the folks at RM Sotheby’s are going to give you that opportunity on December 9 during their “Icons” auction in New York City.
The vehicle in question is an exquisitely maintained Corvette Stingray. It’s beautifully painted in Race Red, and it has matching body-colored wheels and interior accents. The rest of the ‘Vette, ranging from the body condition to the tires, windshield, and steering wheel all look immaculate. It’s after you look under the sheet metal that things get interesting.
Nope, you won’t find a V8 under the hood. Instead, you’ll see a single 12V electric motor that’s capable of propelling this bad boy up to speeds of 5 mph, or maybe 6 depending on wind direction and road conditions. The coachbuilder, Barry Toycraft Company made sure to focus on the smallest of details, therefore delivering a thrilling experience whether you’re behind the wheel, or simply watching from the driveway.
Of course, this 1963 Corvette Stingray isn’t for everyone. The driver must be no older than six or seven years old, and no taller than 50 inches. Oh, and they must be able to afford the expected price of $10,000-$12,000 for this piece of vehicular art. Thankfully, this lot is being offered without reserve.
If you’ve been waiting to buy the Corvette Stingray of your dreams, December 9th is your day. Visit the RM Sotheby’s site for more information.