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Corvette C2: 1963-1967

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C2 Corvette History

The second generation Corvette, the C2 Corvette, had a short, five year production run from 1963 – 1967. Though a shorter run, Chevrolet was enjoying increasing demand for America’s hottest sports car and yearly production vehicles were in excess of 20,000 units per year. For many discerning enthusiasts, the '63 to '67 Corvettes are the most compelling of the series.

The "midyear" Corvettes aren't so much beautiful as they are provocative. One of the first changes in the C2 lineup was the introduction of the hard top, coupe model where previous generations had only been available as a convertible. Ironically, in comparison to today’s vehicles, coupe versions were actually more expensive. From a design and styling perspective the model was called a Sting Ray though it more closely resembled a shark with its gill-like fins integrated into the front fenders. The new coupe also had a curved rear window that wrapped around from the sloping roof to the rear fenders. The first year was a “split window”, 2 rear panels separated by a center bar, but every year thereafter had a single piece of glass. The look was unmistakable. The uniqueness of the split window makes the 1963 coupe a highly sought after model.

From a performance standpoint the C2 Corvette’s development was furthered with the addition of such enhancements as 4 wheel disc brakes, and a new 396 cu in big-block V8 engine in addition to the 327 cu. In. small-block V8. Motor Trend raved about the '63 Corvette powered by the fuel-injected engine and backed by the Muncie four-speed transmission. "We thought the old model cornered darn well," wrote the magazine, "but there's no comparing it to this new one. It does take a little different technique, but once the driver gets onto it, it's beautiful." Before the production run ended, Chevrolet introduced the new 427 cu. in. big-block V8 in 1966. Various other performance add-on options were available, such as the Holley Tri-power carburetor, that would further increase the already impressive horsepower.

We know that you absolutely love your C2 Corvettes and so do we. In fact, you can consider Eckler’s your trusted source and specialist for Corvette C2 parts. At Eckler’s Corvette, you will find all the parts you need to restore your C2 to showroom quality or make it better than new with disc brake upgrades and modern exhaust packages. Whether your C2 is a barn find, a daily driver, or maybe only ventures out on those sunny days, Ecklers has the C2 parts for you. We also have a full line of upgrades, performance add-ons, maintenance, and car care products for your C2 vette. If you are looking for C2 Corvette parts then Eckler’s should be your first and last stop.

fun facts:

The 1963 Sting Ray was the only year where the split window coupe was offered. This iconic and unique styling que lessened outward visibility but that doesn’t bother that love the design.

Real knock off wheels were offered and required a special lead mallet for tightening & removal.

Four wheel disc brakes became standard equipment on all 1965 Corvettes.

The first production big block offered in a Corvette was a 396-425HP in 1965. In 1966, the 427 engine debuted.

1967 saw the first “bolt-on” knock off wheel…required due to safety regulations.

1963 Corvette Specifications

1963 Corvette

1963 Corvette Ad

The 1963 Sting Ray was the only year where the split window coupe was offered, along with the already available convertible. This iconic and unique styling meant reduced visibility, but that didn’t bother those who, to this day, love the design. Along with new style, the 1963 Corvette had a new chassis and new independent rear suspension. This new design made headlines as news of the second generation began. In fact, the C2 was so popular the production supply of the 1963 Corvette couldn’t keep up with the demand. To this day, the unique split window makes the 1963 Corvette highly collectible.

Total Production: 21,513 (10,594 Coupes - 10,919 Convertibles)

OPTIONS

RPO#

DESCRIPTION

QTY

RETAIL

837
Base Corvette Sport Coupe
10594
$4257.00
867
Base Corvette Convertible
10919
$4037
898
Genuine Leather Seats
1114
$80
941
Sebring Silver Exterior Paint
3516
$80.00
A01
Soft Ray Tinted Glass, all windows
629
$16.00
A02
Soft Ray Tinted Glass, windshield
470
$10.00
A31
Power Windows
3742
$59.00
C07
Auxillary Hardtop (convertible only)
5739
$236.00
C48
Heater and Defroster Deletion
124
-$100.00
C60
Air Conditioning
278
$421.00
G81
Positraction Rear Axle
17554
$43.00
G91
Special Highway Axle, 3.08:1 Ratio
211
$2.00
J50
Power Brakes
3336
$43.00
J65
Sintered Metallic Brakes
5310
$37.00
L75
327ci, 300hp Engine
8033
$53.00
L76
327ci, 340hp Engine
6978
$107.00
L84
327ci, 360hp Engine (fuel injection)
2610
$430.00
M20
4-Speed Manual Transmission
17973
$188.00
M35
Powerglide Automatic Transmission
2621
$199.00
N03
36 Gallon Fuel Tank (coupe only)
63
$202.00
N11
Off Road Exhaust System
---
$37.00
N34
Woodgrained Plastic Steering Wheel
130
$16.00
N40
Power Steering
3063
$75.00
P48
Cast Aluminum Knock-Off Wheels
---
$322.00
P91
6.70x15 Blackwall Tires
412
$15.00
P92
6.70x15 Whitewall Tires
19383
$31.00
T86
Back-up Lamps
318
$10.00
U85
Signal Seeking AM Radio
11368
$137.00
U69
AM-FM Radio
9178
$174.00
Z06
Special Performance Equipment
199
$1818.00

 

EXTERIOR COLORS

CODE

COLOR

QTY

900
Tuxedo Black
---
936
Ermine White
---
923
Riverside Red
4612
916
Daytona Blue
3475
912
Silver Blue
---
932
Sadde Tan
---
941
Sebring Silver
3516

 

INTERIOR COLORS

CODE

COLOR

Std/Blk
Black Vinyl
490A/J/S/XE/XG
Dark Blue Vinyl (coupe)
490B/K/T/XF/XH
Dark Blue Vinyl (convertible)
490C/L/Q/XA/XC
Red Vinyl (coupe)
490D/M/R/XB/XD
Red Vinyl (convertible)
490E/N/U/XJ/XL
Saddle Vinyl (coupe)
490F/P/V/XK/XM
Saddle Vinyl (convertible)
898A/E/Q/G/S
Saddle Leather (coupe)
898B/F/R/H/T
Saddle Leather (convertible)

WHEEL & TIRE SPECS

YEAR

MODEL

WHEEL LOCATION

WHEEL SIZE

OFFSET

BACKSPACING

TIRE SIZE

1963
Corvette-Steel
Front/Rear
15" x 5.5"
(+) 11mm
3.2"
6.70 x 15
 
Optional-Knock Off
Front/Rear
15" x 6"
(+) 16mm
3.61"
6.70 x 15

1964 Corvette Specifications

1964 Corvette

1964 Corvette Ad

The 1964 Corvette was available with more leather interior color choices, as well as aluminum knock-off wheels as an option. Gone was the split window design from the 1963 Corvette, as well as the dual fake hood vents. The 1964 Corvette belongs in the Corvette lovers’ collection for its great performance and great look.

Total Production: 22,229 (8,304 Coupes - 13,925 Convertibles)

OPTIONS

RPO#

DESCRIPTION

QTY

RETAIL

837
Base Corvette Sport Coupe
8304
$4252.00
867
Base Corvette Convertible
13925
$4037.00
---
Genuine Leather Seats
1334
$80.00
A01
Soft Ray Tinted Glass, all windows
6031
$16.00
A02
Soft Ray Tinted Glass, windshield
6387
$10.00
A31
Power Windows
3706
$59.00
C07
Auxillary Hardtop (convertible only)
7023
$236.00
C48
Heater and Defroster Deletion
60
-$100.00
C60
Air Conditioning
1988
$421.00
F40
Special Front and Rear Suspension
82
$37.00
G81
Positraction Rear Axle
18279
$43.00
G91
Special Highway Axle, 3.08:1 Ratio
2310
$2.00
J50
Power Brakes
2270
$43.00
J56
Special Sintered Metallic Brake Package
29
$629.00
J65
Power Brakes, Sintered Metallic
4780
$53.00
K66
Transistor Ignition System
522
$75.00
L75
327ci, 300hp Engine
10471
$53.00
L76
327ci, 365hp Engine
71718
$107.00
L84
327ci, 370hp Engine (fuel injection)
1325
$538.00
M20
4-Speed Manual Transmission
19034
$188.00
M35
Powerglide Automatic Transmission
2480
$199.00
N03
36 Gallon Fuel Tank (coupe only)
38
$202.00
N11
Off Road Exhaust System
1953
$37.00
N40
Power Steering
3126
$75.00
P48
Cast Aluminum Knock-Off Wheels
806
$322.00
P91
6.70x15 Blackwall Tires
372
$15.00
P92
6.70x15 Whitewall Tires
19977
$31.00
T86
Back-up Lamps
11085
$10.00
U69
AM-FM Radio
20934
$176.00

 

EXTERIOR COLORS

CODE

COLOR

QTY

900
Tuxedo Black
1897
936
Ermine White
3909
923
Riverside Red
5274
916
Daytona Blue
3454
912
Silver Blue
3121
932
Saddle Tan
1765
940
Satin Silver
2785

 

INTERIOR COLORS

CODE

COLOR

std
Black Vinyl
898A
Black Leather
898A
Red Vinyl
490AA/AB/G/H
Red Vinyl
898FA/EA/L/M
Red Leather
490BA/BB/J/K
Blue Vinyl
898JA/KA/N/P
Blue Leather
490CA/CB/L/M
Saddle Vinyl
898CA/DA/G/H
Saddle Leather
491AA/AE
Silver and Black Vinyl
899AA/AE
Silver and Black Leather
491BA/BE/M/N
Silver and Blue Vinyl
899BA/BE/M/N
Silver and Blue Leather
491CA/CB/CE
White and Black Vinyl
899CA/CB/CE
White and Black Leather
491GA/GE/R/S
White and Blue Vinyl
899GA/GE/R/S
White and Blue Leather
491DA/DE/P/Q
White and Red Vinyl
899DA/DE/P/Q
White and Red Leather
491HA/HE/T/U
White and Saddle Vinyl
899HA/HE/T/U
White and Saddle Leather

WHEEL & TIRE SPECS

YEAR

MODEL

WHEEL LOCATION

WHEEL SIZE

OFFSET

BACKSPACING

TIRE SIZE

1964
Corvette-Steel
Front/Rear
15" x 5.5"
(+) 11mm
3.2"
6.70 x 15
 
Optional-Knock Off
Front/Rear
15" x 6"
(+) 11mm
3.44"
6.70 x 15

1965 Corvette Specifications

1965 Corvette

1965 Corvette Ad

The 1965 Corvette was introduced with four-wheel disc brakes, along with the first production big blog offered, a 396 425HP. More power, great style, it’s no wonder Corvette enthusiasts love to include a ’65 Vette in their project list.

Total Production: 23,562 (8,186 Coupes - 15,376 Convertibles)

OPTIONS

RPO#

DESCRIPTION

QTY

RETAIL

19437
Base Corvette Sport Coupe
8186
$4321.00
19467
Base Corvette Convertible
15376
$4106.00
---
Genuine Leather Seats
2128
$80.00
A01
Soft Ray Tinted Glass, all windows
8752
$16.00
A02
Soft Ray Tinted Glass, windshield
7624
$10.00
A31
Power Windows
3809
$59.00
C07
Auxillary Hardtop (convertible only)
7787
$236.00
C48
Heater and Defroster Deletion
39
-$100.00
C60
Air Conditioning
2423
$421.00
F40
Special Front and Rear Suspension
975
$37.00
G81
Positraction Rear Axle
19965
$43.00
G91
Special Highway Axle, 3.08:1 Ratio
1886
$2.00
J50
Power Brakes
4044
$43.00
J61
Drum Brakes (substitution credit)
316
-$64.00
K66
Transistor Ignition System
3686
$75.00
L75
327ci, 300hp Engine
8358
$53.00
L76
327ci, 365hp Engine
5011
$129.00
L78
396ci, 425hp Engine
2157
$292.00
L79
327ci, 350hp Engine
4716
$107.00
L84
327ci, 375hp Engine (fuel injection)
771
$538.00
M20
4-Speed Manual Transmission
21107
$188.00
M35
Powerglide Automatic Transmission
2021
$199.00
N03
36 Gallon Fuel Tank (coupe only)
41
$202.00
N11
Off Road Exhaust System
2468
$37.00
N14
Side Mount Exhaust System
759
$134.00
N32
Teakwood Steering Wheel
2259
$48.00
N36
Telescopic Steering Column
3917
$43.00
N40
Power Steering
3236
$96.00
P48
Cast Aluminum Knock-Off Wheels
1116
$322.00
P91
7.75x15 Blackwall Tires
168
$15.00
P92
7.75x15 Whitewall Tires
19300
$31.00
T01
7.75x15 Goldwall Tires
989
$50.00
U69
AM-FM Radio
22113
$203.00
Z01
Comfort and Convenience Group
15397
$16.00

 

EXTERIOR COLORS

CODE

COLOR

QTY

AA
Tuxedo Black
1191
CC
Ermine White
2216
UU
Rally Red
2688
FF
Nassau Blue
6022
GG
Glen Green
3782
XX
Goldwood Yellow
1275
QQ
Silver Pearl
2552
MM
Milano Maroon
2831

 

INTERIOR COLORS

CODE

COLOR

std
Black Vinyl
402
Black Leather
407
Red Vinyl
408
Red Leather
414
Blue Vinyl
415
Blue Leather
420
Saddle Vinyl
421
Saddle Leather
426
Silver Vinyl
427
Silver Leather
430
Green Vinyl
431
Green Leather
444
White and Red Leather
450
White and Blue Vinyl
451
White and Blue Leather

WHEEL & TIRE SPECS

YEAR

MODEL

WHEEL LOCATION

WHEEL SIZE

OFFSET

BACKSPACING

TIRE SIZE

1965
Corvette-Steel
Front/Rear
15" x 5.5"
(+) 11mm
3.2"
7.75 x 15
 
Optional-Knock Off
Front/Rear
15" x 6"
(+) 11mm
3.44"
7.75 x 15

1966 Corvette Specifications

1966 Corvette

1966 Corvette Ad

The 1966 Corvette was produced with a 427 engine, a power boost from the old 396. An additional improvement was the introduction of headrests and shoulder harnesses. Various other performance add-on options were available such as the Holley Tri-power carburetors, which further increased the already impressive horsepower of the 1966 Corvette with 427 ci.

Total Production: 27,720 (9,958 Coupe, 17,762 Convertible)

RPO#

DESCRIPTION

QTY

RETAIL

19437
Base Corvette Sport Coupe
9958
$4295.00
19467
Base Corvette Convertible
17762
$4084.00
---
Genuine Leather Seats
2002
$79.00
A01
Soft Ray Tinted Glass, all windows
11859
$15.00
A02
Soft Ray Tinted Glass, windshield
9270
$10.00
A31
Power Windows
4562
$57.00
A82
Headrests
1033
$42.00
A85
Shoulder Belts
37
$26.00
C07
Auxillary Hardtop (convertible only)
9735
$231.00
C48
Heater and Defroster Deletion
54
-$97.00
C50
Rear Window Defroster
693
$31.00
C60
Air Conditioning
3520
$412.00
F41
Special Front and Rear Suspension
1758
$36.00
G81
Positraction Rear Axle
24056
$42.00
J50
Power Brakes
5464
$42.00
J56
Special Heavy Duty Brakes
382
$342.00
K19
Air Injection Reactor
2380
$44.00
K66
Transistor Ignition System
7146
$73.00
L36
427ci, 390hp Engine
7717
$200.00
L79
327ci, 350hp Engine
7591
$105.00
L72
427ci, 450hp/425hp Engine
5258
$312.00
M20
4-Speed Manual Transmission
10837
$184.00
M21
4-Speed Manual Transmission, close ratio
13903
$184.00
M22
4-Speed Manual Transmission, close ratio, hvy dty
15
$237.00
M35
Powerglide Automatic Transmission
2401
$194.00
N03
36 Gallon Fuel Tank (coupe only)
66
$198.00
N11
Off Road Exhaust System
2795
$36.00
N14
Side Mount Exhaust System
3617
$131.00
N32
Teakwood Steering Wheel
3941
$47.00
N36
Telescopic Steering Column
3670
$42.00
N40
Power Steering
5611
$94.00
P48
Cast Aluminum Knock-Off Wheels
1194
$316.00
P92
7.75x15 Whitewall Tires
17969
$31.00
T01
7.75x15 Goldwall Tires
5557
$46.00
T01
7.75x15 Goldwall Tires
989
$50.00
U69
AM-FM Radio
26363
$199.00
V74
Traffic Hazard Lamp Switch
5764
$11.00

 

EXTERIOR COLORS

CODE

COLOR

QTY

900
Tuxedo Black
1190
972
Ermine White
2120
974
Rally Red
3366
976
Nassau Blue
6100
978
Laguna Blue
2054
980
Trophy Blue
1463
982
Mosport Green
2311
984
Sunfire Yellow
2339
986
Silver Pearl
2967
988
Milano Maroon
3799

 

INTERIOR COLORS

CODE

COLOR

std
Black Vinyl
402
Black Leather
407
Red Vinyl
408
Red Leather
414
Bright Blue Vinyl
415
Bright Blue Leather
418
Blue Vinyl
419
Blue Leather
420
Saddle Vinyl
421
Saddle Leather
426
Silver Vinyl
427
Silver Leather
430
Green Vinyl
450
White and Blue Vinyl

WHEEL & TIRE SPECS

YEAR

MODEL

WHEEL LOCATION

WHEEL SIZE

OFFSET

BACKSPACING

TIRE SIZE

1966
Corvette-Steel
Front/Rear
15" x 5.5"
(+) 11mm
3.2"
7.75 x 15
 
Optional-Knock Off
Front/Rear
15" x 6"
(+) 11mm
3.44"
7.75 x 15

1967 Corvette Specifications

1967 Corvette

1967 Corvette Ad

Sales for the 1967 Corvette were less than stellar, as consumers held out for the new Corvette to be introduced. This was also the year when, as a requirement for safety regulations, optional aluminum Safer bolt on Aluminum wheels were available. The 1967 Corvette can be recognized by its side fender vents representing a shark and the distinctive stinger big-block hood.

Total Production: 22,940 (8,504 Coupes, 14,436 Convertibles)

OPTIONS

RPO#

DESCRIPTION

QTY

RETAIL

19437
Base Corvette Sport Coupe
8504
$4388.00
19467
Base Corvette Convertible
14436
$4240.00
---
Genuine Leather Seats
1601
$79.00
A01
Soft Ray Tinted Glass, all windows
11331
$15.00
A02
Soft Ray Tinted Glass, windshield
6668
$10.00
A31
Power Windows
4036
$57.00
A82
Headrests
1762
$42.00
A85
Shoulder Belts
1426
$26.00
C07
Auxillary Hardtop (convertible only)
6880
$231.00
C08
Vinyl Covering (for Auxillary Hardtop)
1966
$52.00
C48
Heater and Defroster Deletion
35
-$97.00
C60
Air Conditioning
3788
$412.00
F41
Special Front and Rear Suspension
2198
$36.00
G81
Positraction Rear Axle
20308
$42.00
J50
Power Brakes
4766
$42.00
J56
Special Heavy Duty Brakes
267
$342.00
K19
Air Injection Reactor
2573
$44.00
K66
Transistor Ignition System
5759
$73.00
L36
427ci, 390hp Engine
3832
$200.00
L79
327ci, 350hp Engine
6375
$105.00
L68
427ci, 400hp Engine
2101
$305.00
L71
427ci, 435hp Engine
3754
$437.00
L88
427ci, 430hp Engine
20
$947.00
L89
Aluminum Cylinder Heads with L71 Engine
16
$368.00
M20
4-Speed Manual Transmission
9157
$184.00
M21
4-Speed Manual Transmission, close ratio
11015
$184.00
M22
4-Speed Manual Transmission, close ratio, heavy duty
20
$237.00
M35
Powerglide Automatic Transmission
2324
$194.00
N03
36 Gallon Fuel Tank (coupe only)
2
$198.00
N11
Off Road Exhaust System
2326
$36.00
N14
Side Mount Exhaust System
4209
$131.00
N36
Telescopic Steering Column
2415
$42.00
N40
Power Steering
5747
$94.00
P92
7.75x15 Whitewall Tires
13445
$31.00
QB1
7.75x15 Redline Tires
4230
$46.00
U15
Speed Warning Indicator
2108
$10.00
U69
AM-FM Radio
22193
$172.00

 

EXTERIOR COLORS

CODE

COLOR

QTY

900
Tuxedo Black
815
972
Ermine White
1423
974
Rally Red
2341
976
Marina Blue
3840
977
Lynndale Blue
1381
980
Elkhart Blue
1096
983
Goodwood Green
4293
984
Sunfire Yellow
2325
986
Silver Pearl
1952
988
Marlboro Maroon
3464

 

INTERIOR COLORS

CODE

COLOR

std
Black Vinyl
402
Black Leather
407
Red Vinyl
408
Red Leather
414
Bright Blue Vinyl
415
Bright Blue Leather
418
Teal Blue Vinyl
419
Teal Blue Leather
420
Saddle Vinyl
421
Saddle Leather
430
Green Vinyl
450
White and Blue Vinyl
455
White and Black Vinyl

WHEEL & TIRE SPECS

YEAR

MODEL

WHEEL LOCATION

WHEEL SIZE

OFFSET

BACKSPACING

TIRE SIZE

1967
Corvette-Rally
Front/Rear
15" x 6"
(+) 2mm
3.06"
7.75 x 15
 
Optional-Knock Off
Front/Rear
15" x 6"
(+) 2mm
3.06"
7.75 x 15

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