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Incredible Opportunity to Buy the First 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray

The car going up for auction is said to be documented as the first Corvette Sting Ray offered to the general public.

The stunning Riverside Red 1963 Chevrolet Corvette is the earliest known second generation Corvette in existence. It is documented by Corvette historians as the first Corvette Sting Ray offered for sale to the general public. It is one of the main attractions at the upcoming Mecum Kissimmee 2023 auction that will run from January 4-15.

1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray

The Chevrolet Corvette Convertible carries VIN 30867S100003. is the earliest-known second-generation Corvette in existence. The incredible vehicle has had a comprehensive restoration.

It is powered by a 327/360 horsepower fuel-injected L84 V-8 engine. It has a 4-speed manual transmission.
In the 1970s Brian Richardson and his identical twin brother, Bruce bought and sold Corvettes to finance their college education. Brian Richardson bought this Corvette in Los Angeles in 1975 and decided to keep it. Richardson still owned it when he died in 2022.

The car is documented by Corvette author and historian Noland Adams as the earliest known Corvette Sting Ray.
The Corvette has an original and unrestored body-color hardtop as well as a white soft top. It has a red interior. It has new upholstery that was custom fabricated to match the original early production parts. It has bucket seats.

It has an AM radio and tachometer.

It has a heater/defroster, but most collectors would beat you up if you ever took it out in inclement weather.
It is equipped with Positraction and has aluminum alloy knock-off wheels and whitewall tires.

Original parts included such as seat covers, seat foam, door panels and carpets.

Featured in the book, "Corvette: 1963–1967" by Larry Galloway, it also comes with a lot of documentation.

It is a Main Attraction for the Upcoming Mecum Auction

According to the Mecum brochure, “All second-generation Corvettes are historic and immensely collectible; however, this wonderful example, bearing VIN 30867S100003, is even more so, documented by noted Corvette author and historian Noland Adams as the earliest known second-generation Corvette in existence and the first Corvette Sting Ray offered to the general public.”

The 1963 Corvette Sting Ray sold in record numbers and is probably best known for having the daring new “Split Window” body style. It also is known for the gorgeous Convertible version.

This vehicle is lot S136 and it is being sold with No Reserve, which means it does not have to reach a certain price to sell. It is expected to sell for between $600,000 and $800,000 but could go much higher.

For more information about the 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray, you can check out the Mecum Auction Brochure.
You can also register to bid on the true collector’s Corvette Sting Ray.

Screenshot of Mecum Brochure