Seven Hills Motorcars
is Cincinnati's premier Corvette specialist. We
are a licensed and registered auto dealer by the State of Ohio.
With many years of focused experience I specialize in 1963 to
1982 Corvettes. There is no other dealership that can
better meet your needs if you would like to buy, sell, or just
find out more information about your Corvette. This is
simply a one man operation, and this is not my full time
employment. I do it because I enjoy it. I am a
collector and enthusiast and therefore look for cars that excite
me. I do not purchase at dealer auctions; each car is hand
picked by me because it is special or rare to me and because I
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Seven Hills Motorcars is exceptionally proud to offer this frame off
restored numbers matching 1963 Corvette convertible
in nearly flawless condition with the high performance 327ci/340hp
engine. The car has only 62,325 miles and needs absolutely
nothing. It is 100% turn key and ready to be enjoyed. A
documented and complete nut and bolt frame off restoration of this
Corvette was completed in 2003 and the car has been used very
Everything on the car was cosmetically freshened and all of the
mechanical systems were rebuilt and refurbished.
There are literally hundreds of receipts and
records from the restoration, pictured below, totaling over $80,000
according the previous owner. Please keep in mind the $80,000
spent in restoration by the previous owner does not even include his
purchase price of the car. There are also photos of the car
taken during the restoration posted below.
This Corvette always turns heads and gets a TON of attention going
down the road. The car looks amazing and drives as well as it
looks. Please take the time to peruse each photo below to see
how truly clean this Corvette really is from top to undercarriage,
inside and out.
1963 marked the most
significant new model introduction ever for Corvette.
Corvette was completely fresh throughout with a stunning new
"String Ray" body and all new independent rear suspension.
Under the direction of Bill Mitchell the new
Corvette was penned by Larry Shinoda. It was based on
Bill Mitchell's 1959 Stingray racer and the 1961 Mako Shark.
The new Corvette was a radical departure from anything sold
to the public at the time. They were lower (almost three
inches) narrower (3½ inches) and shorter by two inches than
the previous generation. Their sleekness was indisputable.
If you compare it to the other domestic offerings, it is
easy to understand the impact it had. Wherever their owners
took them, racetrack, boulevard or rally, the new Corvette
looked like it belonged.
The independent rear suspension Duntov
created for Sting Ray was simple yet
effective. It was essentially a
frame-mounted differential with U-jointed
half-shafts tied together by a transverse
leaf spring. Rubber-cushioned struts carried
the differential, which reduced ride
harshness while improving tire adhesion,
especially on rougher roads. The transverse
spring was bolted to the rear of the
differential case. A control arm extended
laterally and slightly forward from each
side of the case to a hub carrier, with a
trailing radius rod mounted behind it. The
half-shafts functioned like upper control
arms. The lower arms controlled vertical
wheel motion, while the trailing rods took
care of fore/aft wheel motion and
transferred braking torque to the frame.
Shock absorbers were conventional twin-tube
Considerably lighter than the old solid
axle, the new rear suspension array
delivered a significant reduction in
unsprung weight, which was important since
the 1963 model would retain the previous
generation's outboard rear brakes.
As a side note, this Corvette is not a dealer auction vehicle.
We hand pick each car after careful inspection. Our
Corvettes come from owners who expect their cars to go to someone
that will give the vehicle the same care and attention as they did.
We invite and encourage you to examine the car in person or have the
car inspected. Please take the time to scrutinize each
picture. We photograph each vehicle to the greatest extent so
you can feel confident about your purchase. If you have a
question about the Corvette, just give us a call.
Please note when checking the numbers that not only do the correct
stampings and casting numbers appear on the parts, but all of the
dates are also chronologically correct. This means that all of
the parts were made and assembled in the correct order. For
example, all of the dates for the individual engine components and
the engine casting date should obviously precede the assembly date
of the engine because the parts had to be produced before they could
be assembled. All of the parts I checked follow this rule and
are dated correctly.
The fourth digit, "6," verifies that the car is an original
convertible. The sequence 116110 places the car's
build date in May of 1963.
Body Build Date
"I" corresponds to May, and the 5 is the fifth week of the
month meaning this car was built in the last week of May,
"F" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.
The "05" is the fifth month of year and the "06" is the
sixth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on
May 6, 1963.
This is the correct suffix code for a 327ci with 340hp and
manual transmission, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamping
The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 116110, are stamped on
the engine pad meaning this engine is original to this car.
Engine Block Casting Number
The engine block has the correct 3782870 casting number.
Engine Block Casting Date
D 17 3
"D" is April, "17" is the seventeenth day of the month, and
"3" is 1963 so the engine block was cast on April 17, 1963.
Which is correct as it predates the assembly date of the
Intake Manifold Casting Number
The aluminum intake manifold is correct with a 3794129
casting number and Winters Industries "snowflake" logo.
Please note that this intake was only used on Corvettes in
1963 and only on the 327/340 engine.
Left Exhaust Manifold
The left exhaust manifold has a correct 3797901 casting
Right Exhaust Manifold
The right exhaust manifold has a correct 3797902 casting
Transmission Main Case
The main case of the the transmission has a correct 3831704
casting number. Please note that this casting number
was only used in Corvettes for the 1963 model year.
Transmission Tail Housing
The tail housing of the transmission has a correct 3831731
Transmission Side Cover
The side cover of the transmission has the correct 3831704
Transmission Date Code
"P" means this is transmission is a Muncie 4-Speed.
The first two numbers, "05," indicate the month. The
last two numbers, "16," indicate the day of the month.
So this transmission is dated May 16, 1963. The last
six digits of the VIN, 116110, are also stamped near this
The clutch housing has a correct 3788421 casting number.
CE 2 19
The "2" would indicate February and the "19" would be the
day of the month. This would mean that the date is
February 19, 1963.
information obtained from Alan A. Colvin's Corvette by the Numbers
and Mike Antonick's Corvette Black Book.
Riverside Red exterior is in nearly flawless condition.
As one can see in the photos, the finish has dazzling gloss
and smooth glass-like finish.
There are no
noticeable scratches, scrapes, or cracks in the paint. The
aluminum knock off wheels are in excellent condition with
absolutely no defects or curb rash. All of the bright work
and chrome is in very nice condition. The convertible top
operates well and is in like new condition. The tires show
almost no wear at all. They are radials which are a
radical improvement over bias ply tires in terms of drivability.
There frame and everything else on the car is very solid.
I encourage you to inspect the underside photos to see how truly
clean the car is. There are absolutely no rust issues with
the car what so ever.
This Corvette looks just as good in person as it does in the
The Saddle interior of this
Corvette is also in fabulous condition.
entire interior was freshened when the car was restored.
The seats look almost brand new and
show just in person just as they do in
The carpet is in excellent condition and looks virtually
brand new. This includes the rear carpet with is often
The dash and center console look great.
The door panels are in terrific shape. Everything
inside the car works include the radio, blower, all gauges,
and even the clock.
This car has not been smoked in, there is no ash in the
ashtray or aroma what so ever.
The interior looks just as good in person as it does in the
This car is
in extraordinary mechanical condition. All of the
mechanical systems were restored along with the rest of the car
in 2003 and the car has seen very limited use since then.
There are no issues at
all with this
Corvette, it is totally "turn key," and needs nothing.
The car starts right away every time, runs well, and idles well.
There is no smoke when starting or driving the car.
The car drives terrifically; it
is very tight on the road and at highway speeds.
There are no
strange noises or vibrations.
The transmission shifts well and does not pop out of gear.
The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the
Everything on this car works as
it should, the finicky electric headlights go up and down,
the gauges work, including the clock,
all of the interior and exterior lights work.
This Corvette has plenty of power and is very fast with the
340hp L76 engine. Not enough can be said as to how much of
a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially with top down on
a beautiful day.
Overall this Corvette is in spectacular
condition. Numbers matching is enormously important in
Corvette pricing, especially with high horsepower engines like
this car. The value of these cars has gone up
exponentially in the past 10 years. They are all solid
investments for a collector. One could enjoy this vehicle
for several years and sell it for more than your purchase price.
Mid year Corvettes are, and will continue to be, the most
collectable and desirable Corvette generation.
Thank you for looking and please email or
call with any questions.
majority of cars sold by Seven Hills Motorcars are shipped
across the country or even across the world to their new owners.
Therefore, we are very familiar with the shipping process and
glad to help our customers with it. We are more than happy
to assist in having your car transported to anywhere in world.
For our domestic customers in the United States we can handle
the entire process in-house without the need or added expense
for a shipping broker. Please feel free to contact us for
a shipping quote.