Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance 2021
The team at North American Motor Car headed south last week for the prestigious 2021 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance where they displayed their 1963 Split Window Chevy Corvette.
1963 was an exciting year for Corvette enthusiasts. For the first time, “America’s sports car” was available as a coupe as well as a convertible. The new Stingray design, credited to Bill Mitchell and Pete Brock, was a true fastback notable for the unique divided rear window. Although the window added to the car’s dashing looks, in use it proved detrimental to rearward vision. After just one year, that feature was replaced with a single piece backlight, making the ’63 one of the most desirable models.
This “split-window” coupe was built the third week of December 1962 and left the factory wearing 916A Daytona Blue paint over an 898A Saddle leather interior. The car was equipped with the optional L84 360 horsepower engine package, M20 four-speed manual transmission, P48 Kelsey Hayes knock-off aluminum wheels, A31 power windows, and N11 off-road exhaust system.
Thank you to everyone that made this trip such a special occasion, we hope to be back next year.