The Ultimate Car Collection #03; 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
The 1963 Sting Ray production car's
lineage can be traced to two separate GM projects: the Q-Corvette,
and perhaps more directly, Mitchell's racing Sting Ray.
The first-ever production Corvette coupe, a futuristic fastback, sported an unusual styling element for its time period - a divided rear window. The rest of the Sting Ray design was equally stunning. Quad headlamps were retained but newly hidden. The lamps were mounted in rotating sections that matched the sharp-edged front end with the "eyes" closed.
Coupe doors were cut into the roof,
which made entry/exit easier in such a low-slung closed car. Faux
vents were located in the hood and on the coupe's rear pillars;
functional ones had been intended but were cancelled due to cost