Article: The Best Corvettes of the 1960's: No. 2 - The 1963 Corvette

December 26, 2019

By Alex Sommers in

Continuing our countdown of the best Corvettes from each decade of its existence today is the 1963 Sting Ray, our second place ‘Vette from the swinging sixties. 1963 saw the first ever clean sheet redesign of America’s Sports Car.

Bill Mitchell and Zora Arkus-Duntov led an all-star team that produced an all-time classic. Before we get into the nitty-gritty of the first of the vaunted midyear Corvettes, we want to highlight some of the names involved in its creation starting with the 1959 Stingray Racer, which was personally financed by Mitchell (can you imagine any executives caring about a car enough to do this today?). The original sketch was penned by Peter Brock (who also designed the Shelby Daytona Coupe and the Shelby components of the original GT350). Brock’s sketch was further developed by Larry Shinoda (also of Mustang fame, most notably the Boss 302) and, of course, the engineering wizardry was done by Duntov.

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