1963 Corvette Specifications

The 1963 Corvette Sting Ray not only had a fantastic new design, but also newfound handling prowess. The Sting Ray was also a somewhat lighter Corvette, so acceleration improved despite unchanged horsepower. Here are the specifications for the 1963 Corvette Sting Ray:

The 1963 Corvette Sting Ray offered the top 360-hp fuel-injected 327 V-8 and the equally desirable four-speed manual gearbox.
The 1963 Corvette Sting Ray offered the top 360-hp fuel-injected
327 V-8 and the equally desirable four-speed manual gearbox.

Vehicle Specifications
Convertible
Coupe
Wheelbase, inches
98.0
98.0
Length, inches
175.3
175.3
Width, inches
69.6
69.6
Track, inches
front: 56.3 rear 57.0
front: 56.3 rear: 57.0
Height, inches
49.8
NA
Curb weight, pounds
3,150
3,150

Mechanical Specifications (2-door convertible/coupe)

Suspension
front: Independent; upper and lower A-arms, coil springs, antiroll bar, tubular hydraulic shock absorbers
rear: Fixed differential, U-jointed half shafts, lateral struts, radius rods, transverse leaf spring, tubular hydraulic shock absorbers, antiroll bar w/big block engines

Wheels/Tires
6.70x15

Brakes
front: 11-inch drum
rear: 11-inch drum

Transmission
3-speed manual (std)
4-speed manual (opt)
2-speed Powerglide (opt)

Standard axle ratio
3.70:1

Engine Specifications

Typeohv V-8ohv V-8ohv V-8ohv V-8
Displacement, liters/cu inch5.35/327
5.35/327 5.35/3275.35/327
Bore x stroke, inches4.00 x 3.254.00 x 3.254.00 x 3.254.00 x 3.25
Fuel Management1 x 4-bbl. 1 x 4-bbl. (AFB)
1 x 4-bbl. (AFB)
fuel injection
Horsepower @ rpm250 @ 4400300 @ 5000340 @ 6000360 @ 6000
Torque @ rpm, pound-foot350 @ 2800360 @ 3200344 @ 4000352 @ 4000

Published Performance Numbers

Acceleration
300 hp, 4-sp man.
0-60 mph, sec
6.1
0-100 mph, sec
14.5
1/4-mile, sec @ mph
14.5 @ 100

Vehicle Production and Base Prices

Car Type
Production
Price
2-door convertible
10,919
$4,037.00
2-door coupe
10,594
4,252.00

Options and Production

Option
Production
Price
Leather Seats
1,114
$80.70
Sebring Silver Exterior Paint
3,516
80.70
Soft Ray Tinted Glass, all
629
16.15
Soft Ray Tinted Glass, windshield
470
10.80
Power Windows 3,742
59.20
Auxiliary Hardtop
5,739
236.75
Heater and Defroster Delete (credit)
124
100.00
Air Conditioning
278
421.80
Positraction Rear Axle, all ratios
17,554
43.05
Highway Rear Axle, 3.08:1
211
2.20
Power Brakes
3,336
43.05
Sintered Metallic Brakes
5,310
37.70
300 hp Engine
8,033
53.80
340 hp Engine
6,978
107.60
360 hp Engine FI
2,610
430.40
4-speed Manual Transmission 17,973
188.30
Powerglide Automatic Transmission
2,621
199.10
36 Gallon Fuel Tank (coupe)
63
202.30
Off Road Exhaust System
NA
37.70
Woodgrained Steering Wheel
3,063
16.15
Cast Aluminum Knock-Off Wheels
NA
322.80
Blackwall Tires, 6.70 x 15 nylon
412
15.70
Whitewall Tires, 6.70 x 15 19,383
31.55
Back Up Lamps
318
10.80
AM Radio, signal seeking
11,368
137.75
AM/FM Radio
9,178
174.35
Special Performance Equipment
199
1,818.45

Color Choices and Production

Color Choice
Production Color Choice
Production
Tuxedo BlackNA
Silver Blue
NA
Daytona Blue
3,475
Riverside Red
4,612
Saddle Tan
NA
Ermine White
NA
Sebring Silver
3,516


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