I’m inclined to think so. What say you?
If it was red it would definitely be the best!Not so sure about the Dadmobile paint job on a Corvette.
I actually find the color (not red) as sort of refreshing. I am not sure I have ever seen one done this color, though there were probably plenty of them sold.
As gorgeous as these are, I still think the 58 vettes are the best looking.
But I sure wouldn’t turn one of these down, if I was rich and had the opportunity.
I’m with you, 58-59 are my favorite Vettes.
Nice car…but the 1968 model is my ultimate Corvette.
My favorite ‘Vette (although I am innocent of ever having even ridden in a Sting Ray, much less driven one). Did get to put the boot to a recent Z06 one time, however. Whee!
Possibly one of the prettiest cars ever…..
Yes, best ever. Even if this is not the best color for a Corvette, it sure was nice that so many colors were available.
Not a huge Corvette fan personally, but I do think the ’63s look sweet.
I’m torn between this and a ’68 Hardtop. Gotta thing for early C3s. But I’d never, ever kick a C2 outta my driveway.
I had a recent experience with one of these. Stay tuned.
I agree about the beauty of this model and won’t argue about the best ever title.
But if I owned a corvette wouldn’t top down driving be half the fun?
From a strictly styling standpoint, yes the 63s are probably the best, at least of mid years. I like the color as well.
As for the best Corvette of all time? Hard to say because each era had their theme and they captured the mood of the times nearly perfectly.
The split window was a pain to see out of, hence why it was dropped.
….agreed. The best visual design for a Corvette overall. I was eleven at the time and the E-type Jag fixed head was also on my “list”. The only resolution was to have one of each.
Okay, here goes.
This style of Corvette is too dated by its big front vent windows. It just looks too early-sixties. I’m not sure when the Stingray model began, but I like the series that ran from the late sixties through 1982.
Now I’m going to run away and dodge all the bullets being fired at me.
Clever license plate!
Yes, with the “SPLIT” in the middle. I wonder how many bowlers drive behind it and think “7-10 split”?
I’d like a ’65. Last year for the small block fuelie, first year for disc brakes. Make it a convertible too, please.
All Corvettes should be convertibles! Seriously, they were never intended to be a practical car so the top should go down.
Considering the Stingray hardtops didn’t have trunk lids, I don’t think you can accuse them of being practical. I do have a soft spot for the coupes, provided they’re racing cars. The Grand Sport has always been a favorite. I like a road racer that can wheel stand!
I agree on the ’65, it was superior to the ’63 in a number of ways. Better brakes, better engine options to name just 2. 396 coupe for me please.
I think it’s the best.
Not if you’re paying for it. The price jump from a 64-67 coupe to a 63 is amazing, just for a 2in wide piece of fiberglass that’s makes backing up a chore.
Frankly, I’d prefer a convertible version of a C2, or an early chrome bumper C3, or a later C4 to a split window.
Suggesting the ’54 Waldorf Nomad would be cheating so, sure, the ’63.
Funny how an old memory of this car tainted it forever for me. My best friend growing up, when we both turned 16 within two months of each other, showed up in our driveway with one of these, silver-colored. I was so green with envy I couldn’t see straight. Had to wait another two years until I got my first car. Never cared for this Corvette design, but then, I have never been much of a Corvette fan anyway. Always thought the split window looked like a big bug staring back at you. Another funny thing, call me an old soul, his dad had a ’62 Olds Starfire back then, also silver-colored, and I much preferred that car, even to this day. My envy of that family was double-barreled.
I don’t know, this was clearly a case of form over function, which I am not a fan of. Evidently customers at the time weren’t either. I don’t think it looks all that great, but rather the uniqueness, value, and performance colors perception. Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to have one for those very reasons. But like Ltd says not if I’m paying for it!
From a styling perspective I like the swoopy C3s and clean C4s best. Growing up in the 80’s may have something to do with that, or maybe it’s just because those design elements are still in today’s Corvettes in a more recognizable way than the C2’s. When I think of what a Corvette is and should be, the C3 and C4 are the benchmarks I think of.
Definite C4 fan here. Now if I could just find one without issues for sale that WASN’T an automatic. I’m convinced that serious Corvette fans own manuals, the dilettantes have the automatic and sell them when they get bored.
Cliche. 68/69 or 70-72 for me, actually I’d probably take a slew of even later C3s in the looks department at least. While I do like the C2s a lot, the split window isn’t my favorite of them, that honor would probably go to the 67 with the louvered fenders and 427’s stinger hood. Ltd is dead on with pricing, you have to have more money than brains to justify the premium 63s get over a 64. I’m not letting that ridiculous market segment determine the ultimate Corvette for me.
’53. No, ’55. Hmm… ’63…, maybe ’68 (sorry, I love the C4’s and on-wards a little less). They are all great in their own right – certainly the split window is an icon. But my favorite wasn’t a production car – it’s the Stingray Racer. Would anyone here not take that as their top choice?
I agree with the ’63 but have grown to like the ’68s. Except for the ’63 I’d rather have an early C3 than a C2.
In what can only be termed the CC Effect on acid, I came on this today during my lunchtime walk.
Looks a little off in this shot…
And this is just wrong… Well, whatever floats your boat, but
I’m inclined to agree, but not in gold. I saw a silver one at a show once and just stared at it for more than 10 mins. Talked to the owner about how this car is a standout. We connected and had a good 10 min. talk about his history with it. THen some dweeb leaned on it like it was just any car, and we both scowled.
This car was a sensation when it debuted and I still think it’s one of the best. I’m surprised some favor the 58. As a kid I thought the front styling of the 58 – the toothy grill and double headlights – was pretty heavy going. Much prefer the toned down look of the 61’s grille and the new duck tail rear end.
I’ll take a 1983, thanks.
I think you’re trying to be funny here, as we all know there, technically, was no ’83 Corvette. It went from an ’82 seventies style (updated Stingray) to the all-new ’84 super-technoed-out version.
Yes seems like he doesn’t like Corvettes.
No, I do like Corvettes, very much, but I was feeling crafty and the opportunity was too good to pass up. Why else would I pick that year of all years? Also, there is one (and only one). I’ll take it.
All right, it seems some seriousness is required here. I do think the ’63 is stunning, but when you look at the specs it’s a deathmobile. Seriously, drum brakes all around? Saints preserve us.
I’ll take an early C3 before it got the 5 MPH urethane bumpers and choked out by emissions equipment. A 1970 with the manual and a small block will do me just fine, thanks. Or if we’re wishing for the world, I’ll take one of the 3 1969 ZL-1s, just because.
There is an 83 in the Corvette Museum I think, could that be the most valuable C4 in the world??
If you have ever driven a pre-C2 with the king pin front suspension an the leaf spring rear, you would never choose a C1 over a C2. C1s are crude trucks compared to C2s. I love the ’66s. Make mine a 300 horse 327 with a wide ratio four speed. And yes, no top, thank you.
My favourite 🙂
For pure design, I’d probably be my top choice. Although the fake hood vents were a little cheesy. The 1967 is a close second, it was the by far the cleanest C2. A 1965 with the 375 HP 327 FI and four wheel discs would be a better driving car. I’d also take a 1967 427 Vette. The C3’s were decent until 1972, but went downhill quickly from there. Even at it’s best, I always much preferred the C2’s. I know lots of people really seem drawn to the C3’s, but I just saw this generation as a big slide backwards.
I know the C4 is considered dog excrement around here, but I love its clean lines. Look wise, my favorite Corvette is a 91+ C4 (I own a 92 vert).
Next favorite is a chrome bumper C3, followed by the C2s.
C5 and C6? ugh.
The jury is still out on the C7. My first reaction was that I hated it – but I felt the same way about the new Camaro, but now they’re starting to grow on me…
C3 is much sexier and try aerovette this would be really amazing, if it was produced…
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