1963 Chevrolet Corvette - Back From The Wilds

One-Owner '63 Endured Years Of Neglect Before Frame-Off RestoWhat do you call a Corvette that endured robust driving by its first two owners, then the ravages of tropical weather for over two decades? You'd call it what second owner Arnold Yuen calls it: "Beautiful!" Arnold discovered it while he was stationed at Amarillo (Texas) Air Force Base, a navigator in a B-52 crew assigned to the 461st Bombardment Wing, Strategic Air Command (SAC), United States Air Force. While off-base one day in December 1963 at Plains Chevrolet in Amarillo, he and a buddy spotted something in the back of the dealer's shop. "We saw the Sting Ray sitting in a back corner, and I asked, 'What is this Corvette doing back there?'" he recalls. "One of the mechanics said, 'That's the service manager's-he didn't register it. He got too many speeding tickets with it, and he didn't want the cops to find it, so he put it there.'" The mechanic added that the dealer was looking to sell the unregistered and untitled Sting Ray. After a talk with the Plains Chevrolet's sales people, Arnold was the first registered and titled owner of a nearly-new Sting Ray, optioned with the RPO L76 340-horsepower 327, M20 four-speed, and J65 sintered-metallic brakes.


Photo Gallery: 1963 Chevrolet Corvette - Rare One Owner Split-Window Sting Ray - Corvette Fever Magazine

Photo Gallery: 1963 Chevrolet Corvette - Rare One Owner Split-Window Sting Ray - Corvette Fever Magazine


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