Junk Yard RescueJuly 3, 2020
1963 SWC Z06 rescued from Junk Yard
A 1963 Corvette Z06 Split Window Coupe has been found rotting away in a scrapyard. It was apparently junk to the one person who put it there in 1971, and to all the people that walked by it over the years.
As they only made 199 Z06’s in 1963. And as the split rear window was a one year only design, this find is arguably one of the most desirable Classic Corvettes there is. On top of being a Z06, it was also equiped with the 36.5-gallon (Tanker) fuel tank.
It’s hard to imagine why anyone would just discard such a rare classic, considering how few were made. The most obvious answer was the owner did not really know what he had on his hands; even in 1971, a SWC Z06 Tanker was a special car. What’s even more remarkable is that the ‘Vette remained in the junkyard for almost 50 years.
It is reported that this SWC is now going through a full restoration to bring it back to its original glory. A process that will take years, but the finished product should be something special to see..
This beautiful example has been completely frame-off restored and features a matching #’s L79 327/350hp engine, M20 4-spd transmission and a 3.55 Posi rear end. Other options include; Tinted windshield, Telescopic steering column, Vinyl covered hard top, Black soft top, am/fm radio, Power steering, and Off-road exhaust. It’s also a N.C.R.S. Top Flight Award winner!
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What Mike likes about this Corvette:
“The legendary Thunderbird had many different designs over its production run. Each generation had a nickname. The two-seater ’55-‘57’s were designated the “Classic Bird”. When the cars grew a back seat in ’58-‘60, they were called “Square Birds”. And from ’61-’63, they were called “Bullet Birds”, because their rounded front ends and tapered rear ends made them resemble a bullet! Next to the first gen cars, these are my favorites. They had it all! Sportiness, lots of power and a degree of luxury to pull it all together!”
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This fully restored ’63 T-bird is one of the rarest ever produced! Believed to be one of only 10 M-Code Landau Hardtops built, this beauty was the perfect combination of luxury and performance! The M-Codes were powered by a (conservatively rated) 340hp 390ci big block with 3 Holley 2bbl carbs sitting atop a factory aluminum intake manifold and automatic transmission.
This beautiful, rust-free, matching #’s example has been fully restored and still has all of its original body panels. The interior and trunk were fully stripped out, lined with hush-mat, insulated and fully refurbished. The heater core was replaced, all stainless steel and brightwork was refinished and buffed, and bumpers re-chromed.
The Trim Plate shows a special rear gear ratio.
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Complete Corvette New Collection from Volume 1 Issue 1. Starting in 1957.
Priced at $3,250
We have many duplicate issues so, if you are missing one, or a few, from your personal collection, we have individual issues starting at $20 each based on availability and rarity of the volume.
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