This classic 1963 corvette was assembled 12/21/1962 Please note picture of NCRS certificate. It was delivered to the New Jersey dealer early January 1963.
I purchase the car from a long time owner from Madison Wisconsin in July 2014. Condition was fair to poor as original motor was unreliable. Car was repainted at some time silver blue, rather than original 941 silver, paint was fading with cracking Decision was made to completely dismantle and do a ground up restoration with the help and guidance of NCRS members and several professional Indy 500 crew members. Goal was to restore everything back to original per NCRS judging standards.
The body was completely removed and every nut bolt was inspected for originality and safety. The frame was sandblasted to bare metal and magnafluxed in critical areas Frame was sound and straight eliminating and concerns of rust or Collison damage, The original Vin stamp was located on the passenger side of frame confirming originality . Frame was primed immediately and inside of frame was coated with a green zinc rust prohibitor.
The body was stripped and soda blasted to to bare fiberglass All panels are original as are the bonding strips and joints No damage or replacement panels. The only exception was the drivers side real storage well. It appears someone had backed over something and cracked a small area on the back side of the well. Area was repaired and can be seen in attached photos .NCRS rules bottom of car to be bare fiber glass as from the factory
Bird cage was in great condition the original green primer with little surface rust see pictures
Body was prepped and primed with epoxy primer, Sanded to perfection then sealed and painted with House of Kolor Silver Metallic base and 4 coats of show clearcoat. Car was originally silver code 941 . Plates below glove box are authentic, factory welded Body code D4 December 4 1962
Original engine, cast date L42, December 4, 1962. Stamped front of block FI206 RE 340hp