An extremely rare and desirable, black and red 1963 split window coupe, pedigree car with a numbers matching 327/340 hp engine and 4-speed transmission. This 1963 split window coupe was purchased new in North Carolina and spent its life there with one owner until his death when it was found stored in a climate controlled basement with new car paperwork and registrations still in the glove box. Extensive frame off restoration performed by Dale Ledbetter of Hendricks Performance. This has been a collections centerpiece with less than 5 miles on the very correct and comprehensive build. This black beauty is a NCRS TopFlight blue ribbon award winner for excellence scoring 97.5 points in restoration and preservation, presented by the National Corvette Restorers Society, North Carolina Chapter. This gorgeous black stingray has mirror finish paint over a laser straight body with incredible body lines and the bonding strips are all there and intact. Show quality chrome all the way around. This is a true black/red car, with original trim tag and vin tag in place that has been authenticated by some of the most senior judges in the NCRS. The frame off restoration was performed by true professionals and was done to the highest of standards. The correct red interior is impeccable and appears like new and a dash that was restored to very high end restoration standards. Under the hood embellishes a date code correct and numbers matching, rebuilt 327 c.i, 340 hp V8 engine that is topped off with correct heads, valve covers, snowflake intake and ignition shielding and air cleaner. Original rebuilt 4-speed manual transmission and rear end. A split window of this pedigree rarely becomes available and is great opportunity to own a true piece of Corvette history. This American Dream Machine is rolling on correct steel wheels and new Corvette spinner hubcaps.EXTERIOR: Gorgeous and code correct 900A Tuxedo Black paint that has a deep shine Show quality chrome and stainless trim Glass is clear and bright with proper fit Excellent gaps and body fitment New Knock Off wheels with Firestone Redline tires or the original steel wheels, blackwall tires and spinner hubcaps are available. Car can be purchased with both sets for additional $INTERIOR: New lush red interior on the seat surfaces Red cushion grip steering wheel New carpet and beautiful door panels Beautifully restored dash and gauges AM FM radio Correct shifter and black shift ball Correct clear floor matsMECHANICS: Numbers matching 327/340 h.p. engine casting number 3782870 and suffix code FO445RE stamped vin 114689 Show quality engine compartment with great attention to detail with correct 7 fin aluminum valve covers, chrome air cleaner and shielding Correct Carter AFB 4bbl. carb and correct aluminum intake manifold Correct restored Harrison radiator Numbers matching Muncie M20 4 speed transmission Numbers matching rear end with 4.11 posi gears coded CE2263UNDERCARRIAGE: Amazing undercarriage with no expense spared restoration quality and workmanship Undercarriage photos substantiate that all suspension was restored to exacting Corvette standards NCRS judging paperwork, copies of old titles, inspection slips and new car paperwork are all included.American Dream MachinesAt American Dream Machines, we typically have over 100 quality classic cars and trucks in stock and for sale. We have everything from Corvettes to Cadillacs, Camaros, Mustangs, Mopars, GTOs, Chevelles, Bel Airs, Blazers and exotic sports cars. Our classics and muscle cars range from the 1950s to the 1970s. Our inventory is diverse and continuously changing and always growing! Our #1 Goal is to make you, our customer happy with the American classic and muscle cars we offer. We highly recommend that ALL CUSTOMERS call our knowledgeable, experienced staff and with Midwest values and have very detailed discussions regarding overall condition of any of our classics that you are considering getting in the drivers seat of. Our phone number is (515) 245-9100 and we are centrally located in the heartland of America, in Des Moines Iowa. American Dream Machines occupies the historic 41,000 square foot Packard Dealership. We are one of the largest full service classic car dealerships in the Midwest. We have over 10 active Mechanic hoists, a body shop and detail bays that are used by our technicians to inspect, repair, upgrade and detail our cars so that they are ready to be delivered to your driveway. Please give us a call and we will be happy to help get your dream car to almost any location worldwide! ALL OF OUR PICTURES AND VIDEOS ARE REAL, ALL THE WAY AROUND! We photograph our cars in our professional photo studio for the best possible image accuracy and representation of the cars. We do this because of our commitment to the authenticity and quality of the cars that we sell and the commitment to our customers.