1963 Split Window Corvette

About this car

A pinnacle year for the Corvette, 1963 saw the release of the famous split-window coupe. The 1963 Split-Window Sting Ray is a marvel to look at and it's instantly recognizable on the road. It has high style, a classic C2 design, and is sought after by many Corvette enthusiasts. 1963 was the only year for the split-window coupe and it was the first Corvette coupe ever made. Beginning in 1964, the Corvette coupe had a one-piece rear window.

The 1963 Corvette coupe was designed by Larry Shinoda. Chief of design at the time was Bill Mitchell, and he was adamant about continuing the distinct Sting Ray center line from the car's nose to the rear end. According to insiders at Chevrolet, the split rear window was one of Mitchell's "pet projects," and he had a great debate with engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov over its practicality.

Understandably, the bar that split the rear window obstructed the driver's rear view. Some drivers reported that they lost a motorcycle in this blindspot, creating a rather dangerous situation. It's likely that this is one of the chief reasons Corvette reverted back to the full window in the 1964 model. 

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