[Video + Massive Gallery] This Split-Window Sting Ray is Sublime

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Imagine this terrifying dilemma: You’ve got $229,900 sitting around in some bank account with nowhere to go. Horrifying, right? Well, I’ve found something that should put an end to that terror very quickly. It’s this 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray, and it can be yours for the everyday low price of $229,900.

But that’s enough of my whispering into the one-percenter’s ear. Let’s bring it back down to reality. At 230 Gs, this Sting Ray, offered by RK Motors Charlotte, commands a lot of cash, but you get what you pay for. Suffice it to say, this Split-Window coupe is a lot of Corvette.

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Twenty-five months ago, this is how the car looked when it was brought to Restocreations of Birmingham, Alabama. Two-thousand man-hours later, and you have one of the hottest C2 Corvettes in existence today.

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Peek under the hood, and things get even hotter with a 6.2-liter Chevrolet Performance LS376 that boasts an impressive 525 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque.

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Get a load of the lines on that graph. For those of us who speak in power curves, this chart roughly translates to “FUN”, in all caps, no less. It would have been irresponsible to fire-hydrant all that power through an original C2 chassis, so Restocreations updated it with an SRIII Motorsports frame and C6 Corvette suspension. This car is ready to go fast in the straights and the twisties.

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According to a Corvette Forum poll from a few months ago, you reported that the C2 is the all-time best-looking Corvette generation. In fact, the C2 earned double the votes compared with its runner-up, the C3 Corvette.

With this particular car, you’ve got the best looks with modern-day Corvette performance. If I may address the one-percenters again, it looks as though you have no choice but to snatch this up immediately.

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