1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe
The C2 Corvette, which was introduced in 1963, lasted until 1967.
For 1963 the Corvette was completely redesigned with a new frame, suspension, body, and interior. Designed by Bill Mitchell, it was now called the Corvette Sting Ray.
1963 was the first year of a fixed-roof coupe Corvette, but the convertible was still available. For 1963 only, the rear window on the coupe was split into two sections, and thus the car became known as the "split window coupe" or the "split window Corvette." Hidden headlights were also added, and there was now no external trunk. The center section of the instrument gauges was silver for this year only.
Independent rear suspension was now standard, and for the first time, power steering and power brakes were optional. Air conditioning and aluminum knock-off wheels were also optional for the first time.
1963 Corvette Key Differences
A 1963 Corvette can easily be recognized by the fake hood grills, and the split rear window in the coupes, both of which were specific to this model year. Also the C-pillars had non-functional louvers (indentations) which had no grills or trim for 1963 only.
The 1963 to 1967 Corvettes shared the same basic body design other than the split window of the '63 Vette. Different trim, side louvers, and engines differentiate the various years.
How to Identify a 1963 Corvette
1963 Corvette Hood Grills
1963 Corvette Split Window
1963 Corvette Roof Vents
1963 Corvette Fender Louvers
1963 Corvette Grill
1963 Corvette Fuel Filler Door
1963 Corvette Rear Deck
1963 Corvette Tail lights
1963 Corvette Sting Ray Badge
1963 Corvette Front Emblem
1963 Corvette Hidden Headlights
1963 Corvette Fender Emblem
1963 Corvette Interior
1963 Corvette Dash
1963 Corvette Seats
1963 Corvette Knock Off Wheels
1963 Corvette Fuel Injection Engine
1963 Corvette Fuel Injection Emblem
1963 Corvette Convertible
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