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November 20, 2019

By: Jonathan

CARS

Split-Window ‘Vette Looks To Shine In Saudi Arabia

The opinions on the Split-Window Corvette were once as split as the rear-window itself, but these days the consensus seems to be that they’re highly coveted. For this reason, odds are good that when this 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split-Window crosses the block Saturday in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia it will do so for a pretty penny riyal.

 

However, if you’re a collector or enthusiast there looking for an unmolested ’63 Stingray, this is not the one for you. No,
this ’63 was redone in the ever popular restomod style. In doing so it now features a Corvette C7 LT4 V8 engine putting out 650hp. The engine might be from a C7, but the suspension is a C6 suspension paired with a custom SRIII chassis. Joining the suspension and chassis as all-new is the drivetrain which has a T56 six-speed manual transmission delivering the power to the custom Mike Curtis Designs wheels.

 

The custom wheels are wrapped in staggered Michelin rubber. Out front are 225/45 R18 Redline Michelin Super Sports while the back features 275/45 R19 Michelin Latitude Redline tires combining to give the car a stance more modern and menacing. Since the renovation the car has only 300 miles on the Michelin tires and those miles were done in comfort. Like most restomods the interior is representative of modern comforts and includes custom-built bucket seats in Lipstick red leather, Dakota Digital instruments, a Pioneer and Alpine sound system and Vintage Air. The latter I imagine would be very desirable on a hot Riyadh day.

[Photography courtesy of Worldwide Auctioneers.]

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