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Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
SubModel: Karis Kustoms Z06
Type: Coupe
Trim: Karis Kustoms Z06
Doors: 2
Year: 1963
Mileage: 3,000
VIN: 1G1YY26E165123093
Color: White
Engine: 427 LS7 V8
Transmission: Manual
Interior color: Gray
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Local pick-up only

1963 Chevrolet Corvette Karis Kustoms Z06 Additional Info:

This is a cool classic that's five decades in the making. The exterior looks like a first-year 1963 Chevrolet Corvette, but beneath the custom bodywork is a fire-breathing 2006 Corvette Z06. So you get all the iconic design lines, and it's now backed by an upgraded LS7 V8, modern sports suspension, and all the modern amenities you could want.
If you've been keeping an eye on the Corvette scene, then you already know about Karls Kustom Corvettes. These were low-batch, six-figure creations that would take a modern drivetrain and surround it with the Sting Ray body of your dreams. And because these were hand-assembled, they really took the time to get it right. So the panels have a terrific fit that give you the crisp crease around the whole body that the C2 was famous for. And as you look closer, you'll love the details. Two-piece mirror-like chrome bumpers, fuel Injection badging, flip-up headlights, and of course, the '63-only split rear window. Plus, this one does take a few liberties with the design. After all, the '63 didn't have the big blocks, but this one earns its stinger hood with all the power underneath (more on that in a moment.) And the triple taillight package was a cool way back in the day to signal that you had a custom Corvette. This also retains practical features like the brake cooling ducts and large Z06 wheels to make sure that this retro machine is still a modern performance juggernaut.
While it's retro on the outside, the inside is all about modern performance and comfort. The C2 had some nice options at the time like power windows and an AM/FM stereo, but this one shows what nearly a half-century of progress feels like. This Z06's special leather bucket seats provide the perfect balance of sports car bolstering and all-day comfort padding. And you can power adjust yours to the perfect driving position. A proper limited edition car like this also needs to come with all your favorite features. It includes dual zone climate control, leather-wrapped steering wheel, dual airbags, AM/FM/CD changer stereo, power windows, power locks, anti-theft system, keyless entry, and keyless ignition. There's even the convenient windshield head up display (HUD). And while the original Sting Ray didn't have a trunk opening, this one opens wide enough for easy baggage loading (and see how the custom roll bar still keeps this Corvette solid.) So feel free to take this cool retro machine on a weekend getaway for two.
The core of the special Z06 package its original all-aluminum 427 cubic-inch V8. This original motor has been treated to better breathing with a RHS performance intake system and headers feed the X-pipe dual exhaust. The result makes the best even better with a 7% power jump to 541 horsepower (and we have the dyno sheet to prove it.) But because the core of this high-performance Z06 is unchanged, this full custom build retains a very high-quality feeling of starting easily and idling smoothly. And when it's time for performance driving, the six-speed manual transmission will happily get you to the 7,000 RPM redline. Massive brakes with bright red six-piston calipers up front and four-piston units out back will stop like no '60s car ever could. Plus, this is all part of a package with an adaptive fully independent suspension topped off with modern performance tires.
This is a low-mileage Z06 with only 3,000 miles on the build since it was transformed into an iconic Sting Ray. Few people could afford this kind of distinction when it was offered, and you can't even get this package today. So when collectability and drivability meet so nicely, you know this will always have desirability. Don't miss out, call today!
Titled as a 2006 Chevrolet Corvette