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"For the first time, I now have a Corvette I can be proud to drive in Europe." - Zora Arkus-Duntov on the 1963 Corvette

Model Year Changes:

Mechanical Changes:

  • 4-speed manual transmissions manufactured by Borg-Warner changed to Muncie.
  • New ladder-type frame replaced old X-brace type.
  • New independent rear suspension.
  • Avaiable hydraulic-assist steering.
  • Available air conditioning.
  • New electrical alternator.

Exterior Changes:

  • First coupe available
  • Split rear window
  • Hidden headlights
  • Fake fender and hood louvers, vents on roof side panels
  • Stainlees steel trim ahead of the roof panel side vents
  • Fiberglass headlight buckets
  • Rooler-type catch for gas filler door. Later production versions used nylon side catches.
  • Rectangular hood trim panels
  • New, taller outside rearview mirror with shorter base introduced midway of 1963 production.
  • New colors available:  Daytona Blue, Riverside Red, Saddle Tan, Sebring Silver, Silver Blue

Interior Changes:

  • New twin-cowl dash
  • Increased storage space
  • Round, black faced gauges
  • 20-gallon fuel tank
  • New hinged deck emblem - fuel filler cap

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