The 1963 Sting Ray was the only year where the split window coupe was offered, along with the already available convertible. This iconic and unique styling meant reduced visibility, but that didn’t bother those who, to this day, love the design. Along with new style, the 1963 Corvette had a new chassis and new independent rear suspension. This new design made headlines as news of the second generation began. In fact, the C2 was so popular the production supply of the 1963 Corvette couldn’t keep up with the demand. To this day, the unique split window makes the 1963 Corvette highly collectible.
Total Production: 21,513 (10,594 Coupes - 10,919 Convertibles)
The 1964 Corvette was available with more leather interior color choices, as well as aluminum knock-off wheels as an option. Gone was the split window design from the 1963 Corvette, as well as the dual fake hood vents. The 1964 Corvette belongs in the Corvette lovers’ collection for its great performance and great look.
Total Production: 22,229 (8,304 Coupes - 13,925 Convertibles)
The 1965 Corvette was introduced with four-wheel disc brakes, along with the first production big blog offered, a 396 425HP. More power, great style, it’s no wonder Corvette enthusiasts love to include a ’65 Vette in their project list.
Total Production: 23,562 (8,186 Coupes - 15,376 Convertibles)
The 1966 Corvette was produced with a 427 engine, a power boost from the old 396. An additional improvement was the introduction of headrests and shoulder harnesses. Various other performance add-on options were available such as the Holley Tri-power carburetors, which further increased the already impressive horsepower of the 1966 Corvette with 427 ci.
Total Production: 27,720 (9,958 Coupe, 17,762 Convertible)
Sales for the 1967 Corvette were less than stellar, as consumers held out for the new Corvette to be introduced. This was also the year when, as a requirement for safety regulations, optional aluminum Safer bolt on Aluminum wheels were available. The 1967 Corvette can be recognized by its side fender vents representing a shark and the distinctive stinger big-block hood.
Total Production: 22,940 (8,504 Coupes, 14,436 Convertibles)
Base Corvette Sport Coupe
Base Corvette Convertible
Genuine Leather Seats
Soft Ray Tinted Glass, all windows
Soft Ray Tinted Glass, windshield
Auxillary Hardtop (convertible only)
Vinyl Covering (for Auxillary Hardtop)
Heater and Defroster Deletion
Special Front and Rear Suspension
Positraction Rear Axle
Special Heavy Duty Brakes
Air Injection Reactor
Transistor Ignition System
427ci, 390hp Engine
327ci, 350hp Engine
427ci, 400hp Engine
427ci, 435hp Engine
427ci, 430hp Engine
Aluminum Cylinder Heads with L71 Engine
4-Speed Manual Transmission
4-Speed Manual Transmission, close ratio
4-Speed Manual Transmission, close ratio, heavy duty