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November 28, 2018

By: Jonathan

CARS

Split Window, Personality This ’63 Corvette Combines Old With New

Barrett-Jackson’s famed Scottsdale auction still over a month away, but its dance card is filling up quick and this custom 1963 Chevrolet split-window is certain to draw the gaze of all the boys.

Custom in the car world can often put people on edge because as the saying goes, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” and vice versa. However, we’re strong believers that custom done right may not always be your taste, but should be appreciated. This ’63 split-window is both in good taste and should be appreciated. While I’m sure some out there would have liked to have seen the more rare split-window returned to its 1963 form, the work done by Jeff Hayes and American Speed Shop is amazing.

The car now rides on a Art Morrison Sport chassis powered by a LS3 cranking out 540hp with a 5-speed transmission. Borla side pipes not only add a bit of performance to the car, but give it a unique look down the side of the red Corvette. On the inside there are touches of modern abound with Vintage Air heat and air, bluetooth audio, backup camera, led lighting and carbon fiber accents juxtaposed with the Saddle-colored Brazilian leather.

A limited number of split-windows exist to this day and far fewer custom, let alone custom to this degree and because of that this Corvette will undoubtedly find a suitor at Barrett in mid-January.

[Photography courtesy of Barrett-Jackson.]

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