Matching Numbers Daytona Blue C2: 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split-Window Coupe

  • August 20, 2020
Why We Like It

The C2 was the first Corvette coupe in the model line and features the one-year only split rear window. Although over 10k units were produced, it is rare to see one of them on the road, with most of the surviving cars being restored and relegated to car show duty.

matching-numbers-daytona-blue-c2-1963-chevrolet-corvette-split-window-coupe74180718-770-0@2XThis example is finished in the unusual Daytona Blue over dark blue leather and has been fully restored by the seller. We love how the car looks black in certain lighting, and we think it looks great sitting on factory 15” turbine wheels with knock-offs and white-wall tires.

The original 327ci matching-numbers-daytona-blue-c2-1963-chevrolet-corvette-split-window-coupe74180804-770-0@2X L75 V8 produces 300 hp, is paired with a 4-speed Muncie manual gearbox and a Positraction rear end, and is said to have been driven just over 50k miles since restoration. If we were a potential buyer, we’d like to see the engine and transmission stamps along with the trim tag under the dash before making any negotiations on price.

We’ve seen several C2 split-window coupes with full NCRS Top Flight and Bloomington Gold awards offered for $40k-$50k more, and while those examples are nice, it would be hard for the typical classic car enthusiast to tell the difference between those cars and this one. For that reason, we think this fair market C2 would be a much better option for the buyer that’s looking to enjoy the car rather than leaving it confined to the garage while it waits for the next round of concourse judging.

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