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1963 Chevrolet Corvette 327 340 Matching Numbers Rare Restored One Family SoCal

93,727 MILEAGE
Convertible BODY TYPE
327 340 hp ENGINE
Gasoline FUEL

1963 Chevrolet Corvette 327 340HP Roadster Rare Restored SoCal Description:

1963 Chevrolet Corvette 327 340 HP Roadster


Completely Restored

93727 Miles

Original Mileage Car
(Receipts to back it up)

Southern California Car

One-Family Owned
Body-On Restoration

#2+ Condition Show Driver


White Soft-Top

(High Performance)

11.25:1 Compression

Solid Cam

4-barrell Holley Double Pump

M20 4 Speed
(Hurst Shifter)

Positraction Rear-End
Edelbrock Manifold



AM/FM Radio


Vin Decode



67-two door convertible

S-St. Louis

102619-Production Sequence Number

(Oct 1962 Build)

Engine Stamp Decode

3102619 FI0I6RE

102619-Eng Serial Number

(# matching Vin Prod Sequence#)

F- Flint, MI Built

RE - 327ci 340hp

(High Performance w/ Manual Trans)

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Walk-Around Video:


(note: when I did the video I was under the assumption the car was restored 10 years ago, I was wrong in that statement on the video)

Start-Up Video:


The owner of this gorgeous Red Corvette was a life-long car guy and had a great vision for every car he restored and owned. He passed a year ago and I am helping his family sell a couple of cars from his collection. He was extremely picky about his cars and was fastidious with maintenance, detailing and care to his vehicles.

My background in the classic car field is highlighted with over 25 varying restorations, including Corvettes, Porsches, VW’s etc, over the last 35 years. I have been a member of NCRS and PCA for many years and have been involved in judging cars at Concour events all over Southern CA for many years. I pride myself on the depiction of the car in word and visual form. I judge the car as if I was doing a high-end appraisal. I will point out everything I know about the car. I am offered many cars to help market and am very selective in what I will sell. No jalopies need apply.


Corvette Stingrays never go out of style and when they are as cool as this 1963 Red Roadster it’s easy to understand why. The 1963 example featured here is an astounding specimen that has been through a repaint and mechanical restoration of a very original and low mileage survivor.

This gorgeous little Red Corvette was originally optioned with a 327-340hp Engine, Positraction, an M-20 Four-Speed, and an AM/FM Radio. It remains in that configuration with a few minor mods to add to the overall performance. A set of headers was added and a Hurst Shifter. The original style “t” handle shifter on the 1963 Corvette has to rank right up there as one of the worst shifters of all time. The Hurst upgrade makes this car an absolute dream to shift by comparison.

The car has always been in California since 1989 and been in the same family, amongst brothers from new. This is a very solid #2+ condition vehicle because the body, paint, top, glass, gauges, chrome and interior and engine bay are truly outstanding.

The only reason I wouldn’t call the car a #1 is because the car was done a number of years ago, from 1990 to about 1994. It is not a brand new freshly restored vehicle and for that reason and that reason alone I am calling the car as a #2 with a + sign. For show purposes, it’s an outstanding car that you would be proud to display at any Corvette or local type of venue. This is not a concour car but could easily be made into one if that was your intention.

Looking at the receipt list below you will notice the mileage in November of 1989 when Joe bought the car from his brother was standing at 89485.
The car shows mileage in July of 2009 at 93210, with many receipts in between cataloging the natural progression and very limited by consistent driving.

During the restoration, the original 340HP engine was kept mostly original and has very good compression across all cylinders in the 140 area. The car simply runs AWESOME... probably the nicest running 340 I have ever driven. The mechanicals on this car are awesome and it drives just like a NON-Body-Off low mileage car should feel. This is the way to buy, own and enjoy driving a Corvette. If you like the looks of a show car without the astronomical price then this may be the ticket for you. I would call this car a “solid” Show/Driver.

My trigger point on classic automobiles is the body, because a good body will naturally describe a car with a easy life. It’s difficult to get a Corvette back to that look if it has been banged up.

The body on this car is dead nuts straight and was without doubt a virgin body before it was stripped and repainted. There are no signs up underneath the body of any repairs to the original glass. The body seams on the front fenders are all intact under the wheel wells on both sides. Only the original molds can produce the crisp and exacting lip around the rear end of the car and this one is perfectly executed.

It has a still fresh looking expert application of Riverside Red paint. The body was completely stripped to the gelcoat before a high quality windows out, doors/hood off repaint was applied. It was obviously color sanded as there is no orange peel in the paint. The finish is mirror-like as only red should be. The car was painted around 1993–1994 but has been driven roughly 4000 miles since and has always been kept in a dry Southern California garage with a cover over it. There are zero cracks in the paint and it looks like a brand new paint job.

Quality paint jobs like this one would be over $20K today, and the quality of this one has been tested over the years. If it hasn’t cracked by now I doubt that it will ever. This car was prepped and painted over a couple of years, so it sat in various stages, then blocked and blocked again, then finally painted. This results in a paint job that will hold up over a very long period.

The Chrome on the car looks like it was redone when the paint was applied and is very high quality. All rubber and felt was replaced during the restoration.

Adding to the car’s amazing cosmetics is a completely new Interior by Al Knoch. Dash, glovebox and glass is near perfection. The top is like brand new and was replaced around the time the paint was done and is in top shape.

The undercarriage is in excellent condition, has been cleaned well and lightly painted years ago. It is very clean, very original with no signs of any rust or repairs anywhere on it. The front end was completely refurbished, the car drives straight down the road at 75-80 with no hands on the wheel. It brakes excellent and all shoes, wheel cylinders, lines and master cylinder are like new with less than several thousand miles since restored with new parts.

The stamp pad on the engine block matches the number of the sequence number in the VIN and broach marks are readily viewable. I would call the stamp pad as good as I have ever judged (picture enclosed).

The car is simply stunning. If you are looking for a car to DRIVE and enjoy... SHOW at local and regional type of events then this car may just be the ticket for you.


Full body strip and restore from 1990-1994.

New Riverside Red paint, great fit and finish

New Red carpet, door panels, dash and seats

Original High performance 327/340HP, positraction, original tuned and outstanding

All gauges, lights and accessories work.

Everything on this little gem is exceptional. It drives and rides like a dream. There are zero issues with this car.

Any further questions please feel free to call Frank at 949-310-6262

You will be buying the car directly from the owner, I am just helping with the marketing. His number is available for direct discussion.

There is a large folder of receipts dating back to 1989 when the car was purchased from one family member to the current owners (same family - brother to brother transaction). I have encapsulated some of the things done during the restoration process to give an idea of the extensive nature of the ongoing restoration. Note the mileage notes that were in many of the receipts from 1989 to 2016. The car has only traveled 4252 miles since 1989 and has lived its life as a garage queen in Newport Beach, CA, since that time.

Dec 1989 89485 miles - Sept 3, 2018 93737 miles

11-89 Purchased by second owner (Brother)

11-89 89485 Trans Rebuild including all synchros $764

R&R Synchro Blocks & Springs

Replace 2nd Gear - All Gaskets & Frt/Rear Seals

Adjust Clutch - Shift Linkage

12-89 89525 Smog in CA for DMV

03-90 Water Pump, Emer Brake, Heater Core, $1051

R&R Intake, New Fuel Pump

03-90 Compression Test - 140 across all cylinders $1529

R&R Upper & Lower Control Arms Bushings

R&R Upper & Lower Ball Joints

R&R 4 Tie Rod Ends - Front-End Alignment

R&R Idler Arm

Complete Brake Job

Leaf Spring Bushings

04-90 Rear-End Rebuild - R&R Rear Spindles $1215

& Replace Bearings & Axle Seals

06-90 Strip Car to Fiberglass Gell Coat $1500

Front Shocks $415

05-91 Rick Miller Corvette Parts $560

1963 Corvette Hood Grilles, 63 Glovebox Door

06-91 Install Dash Pads, Replace all Carpet $2725

various Interior work

08-92 R&R Radio, New Speakers to trunk $2600

R&R much of the Interior including

all Rubber and Window Felt

08-92 New Clutch Assembly & New Convert Top $1610

12-93 Complete Repaint to NCRS Specs $9500

03-93 89744 New Speedo Gear and Cable $195

04-93 89861 Emergency Brake, Oil Change $501

New Rocker Panels, 4 New Wheel Cylinders

New Shocks $331

04-93 89893 New Tires $321

07-93 90055 New Headlight Switch $222

07-94 90776 Clutch Adjustment - Ignition Switch $185

08-95 Repair Tach - Install Kill Switch - R&R Turn Signals $476

02-97 R&R Clutch, Main Seal $1025

09-98 R&R Headlights - Repair Trans Cooler Lines $612

04-02 92690 Points, Plugs, Oil, New Petronix Ignition $998

03-05 93090 Header Gasket, Oil, Spark Plugs $800

07-09 93210 Read Seat Covers Oil/Filter $771

08-16 AAA Battery $110


The car is for sale locally and we reserve the right to cancel this auction at any time before the end of the auction. We do not have a Buy It Now Price listed. If you are serious about this car and would like to “talk” to us about buying the car before the end of the auction please feel free to call me, Frank at 949-310-6262.

The car will be made available for inspection by serious bidders throughout the auction. Please e-mail us if you would like to see the car. If you prefer, we can arrange to have a qualified, independent, professional mechanic perform a pre-purchase inspection for you (at your expense). It is the buyers responsibility to verifythat all of the sellers information and claims about the car are true and correct prior to the sale of the vehicle. PLEASE NOTE THAT WE WILL ACCEPT PAYPAL AS A FORM OF PAYMENT FOR THE INITIAL DEPOSIT BUT NOT FOR FINAL PAYMENT.
Winning bidder must contact us within 24 hours of auction end, and make arrangements for payment at that time. A $1000.00deposit is due within 48 hours of end of auction. The deposit can be made by PayPal, cash (please do not mail cash!), bank check, cashier's check, or bank transfer (preferred). The remainder is due within 7d days of Auction end. The remaining balance must be made in the form of a bank transfer (preferred) Cashier'scheck, or bank check (all forms of payment subject to verification). PayPal will not be accepted as a form of payment for either the deposit or the final payment. If no contact is made within 24 hours we reserve the right to re-list the vehicle, sell it to the next high bidder, or sell it otherwise. Please arrange financing prior to bidding. Once the final balance has been paid, title transfer paperwork will be initiated.
Buyer is responsible for pickup or shipping of this vehicle. If you wish to have it shipped using a service, we will gladly cooperate, you can locate shippers by doing a search for “auto shippers”. We have relationships with both domestic and international shippers should you need some assistance.

This vehicle is being sold as is, where is with no warranty, expressed written or implied. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to purchase based upon that judgment solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle. Please Check My Feedback- I value my 100% positive rating, and will do my best to keep it.

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Item location:San Clemente, California, United States
Trim:327 340HP Roadster Rare Restored SoCal
Interior color:Red
Engine:327 340 hp
Drive type:RWD
Vehicle Title:Clear