Karl Kustom 1963 Corvette Split Window

1963 Corvette Split Window CoupeUndeniably the most dynamic styling of its time, the 1963 Corvette Split Window Coupe was a show stopper. Sporting the legendary split window, this model was the first Corvette Coupe and remains today a unique and sought-after style.

Mixing the hot styling of the 1963 Corvette Spilt Window with the engineering of a C6 makes this a performance car that demands a second glance. Whether cruisin’ the highways or driving around town, custom Coupe owners admit this car draws attention.

Build Process

1963 Corvette Split Window CoupeEach custom 1963 Corvette Split Window includes the advanced engineered hinges, latches and weather seals of a modern C6.

Once the most important styling aspects of the C2 models were selected, Karl Kustom’s body shop teams went to work to hand-fabricate the body to those classic parameters. Finite alterations were painstakingly performed on the prototype and the result is perfection in styling.

PHASE 1 - YOUR STARTING C6 PLATFORM

At this point, all exterior body panels are removed from your current model Corvette. Left behind is the complete platform, with GM factory drivetrain, to begin the transformation to a Karl Kustom Corvette.

PHASE 2 - THE CREATION OF THE KARL KUSTOM BODY

At KKC, the body panels for your Mid-Year look are carefully handcrafted. Each Kustom Corvette includes the advanced factory GM engineered C6 hinges, latches and weather seals.

PHASE 3 - THE FINISHED PRODUCT

It’s America’s hottest performance car, built with the power to ignite something explosive in a car enthusiast. KKC reclaims that heart-pounding passion for the classic Corvettes of years past. From all elements; the exterior design, the custom wheels, to the handcrafted finish, classic Corvettes have the breath-taking styling you remember and the performance you’ll never forget.

 

Design

1963 Corvette Split Window CoupeOnly the best materials and workmanship go into the making of Karl Kustom Corvettes. The 1963 Corvette Split Window bumpers are made from steel and are triple plated and fit to modern standards. Hood inlays and grills are hand-fabricated using Billet 6061- T6 aluminum material.

Factory door frames are retained and the new body panels are reattached to the platform using modern epoxies and factory-equivalent fasteners. The drive train and mechanicals are all factory GM stock.

Karl Kustom designs each custom Coupe to include the functionality of a C6 complete with a removable roof panel which is stowable in the functioning trunk.

 

Options

Each custom Corvette is built to your individual taste. Karl Kustom offers finished cars in inventory or can have your choice of colors ready in days.

Wheel & Tires

  • Customized Corvette Wheel #1
  • Customized Corvette Wheel #5
  • Customized Corvette Wheel #3
  • Customized Corvette Wheel #4

Interior

All interior seat options are customizable to individual tastes.

  • Customized Corvette Interior #2
  • Customized Corvette Interior #4
  • Customized Corvette Interior #5

Exhaust

  • Customized Corvette Exhaust #1
  • Customized Corvette Exhaust #2
 

Edelbrock Option

The Edelbrock E-Force Supercharger Kits provide instant, reliable and safe horsepower with low boost for minimum stress on the engine. The core of each system isthe Eaton Gen VI 2300 TVS® Supercharger rotating assembly.

Eaton’s assembly features a four lobe design with 160° of twist for maximum flow, minimum temperature rise and quiet operation for excellent drivability. At KKC, we can take your LS3 engine up to 599HP, or your LS7 power plant to over 650HP!

 

Coupe Specifications

*All data based on 2010 LS3 platform.
Engine LS3*
Type 6.2 L V8
Horsepower 436 HP @ 5900 RPM
Torque 428 FT LB @ 4600 RPM
Compression 10.7:1
Performance
0-60 MPH 4.5 SEC
¼ Mile 12.4 SEC @ 116 MPH
Mileage
City 16.2 MPG
Highway 26.4 MPG
Size & Weight
Curb Weight 3279 LB
Weight Distribution 47.5 REAR / 52.5 FRONT
Wheelbase 105.7 IN
Length 181.8 IN