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1963 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (1/25) (fs)
1963 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (1/25) (fs)
 
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Corvette's designers and engineers – Ed Cole, Duntov, Mitchell, and others – knew that after 10 years in its basic form, albeit much improved, it was time to move on. By decade's end, the machinery would be put into motion to fashion a fitting successor to debut for the 1963 model year. After years of tinkering with the basic package, Mitchell and his crew would finally break the mold of Harley Earl's original design once and for all. He would dub the Corvette’s second generation "Sting Ray" after the earlier race car of the same name. The C2 was designed by Larry Shinoda under the direction of GM chief stylist Bill Mitchell. Inspiration was drawn from several sources: the contemporary Jaguar E-Type, one of which Mitchell owned and enjoyed driving frequently; the radical Sting Ray Racer Mitchell designed in 1959 as Chevrolet no longer participated in factory racing; and a Mako shark Mitchell caught while deep-sea fishing.

The 1963 Corvette Sting Ray not only had a new design, but also newfound handling prowess. The Sting Ray was also a somewhat lighter Corvette, so acceleration improved despite unchanged horsepower. For the 1963 model year, 21,513 units would be built, which was up 50 percent from the record-setting 1962 version. Production was divided almost evenly between the convertible and the new coupe – 10,919 and 10,594, respectively – and more than half the convertibles were ordered with the optional lift-off hardtop.

This AMT model kit is a faithful representation of the real thing. While it does not include the popular lift-off hardtop, it does feature an optional soft convertible up-top.

Features
  • 327 cu. in. engine or optional 427 cu. in. big block
  • Single 4-barrel or fuel-injected carburetor
  • Detailed interior
  • Factory option turbine wheels with Firestone 500 Polyglas tires
  • Optional American Mag custom wheels
  • Optional soft convertible up-top

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