I recently traveled to Anaheim, California, to perform a pre-purchase inspection and appraisal on this unique 1963 Corvette Split Window Coupe 711 Viva Las Vegas. This 1963 Corvette is a significant piece of Corvette history.
Harry Mann Chevrolet was the original selling dealer in Los Angeles, CA. Harry Mann sold to a dealership employee, Gary Pickens, who campaigned the car on the road courses in Southern California. Gary, a local California driver, raced this car with the 711 numbers painted as dice for about a year. The 1963 Split Corvette was new and finished in an attractive livery with a Las Vegas theme. Because of this, the Viva Las Vegas producers picked the vehicle as one of the many great cars featured in the movie Elvis Presley and Anne Margaret.
A collector discovered the car in Los Angeles after sitting for over 40 years. Because of the significance of his find, the car was sent to Nabers Brothers in Houston, Texas. In summary, Nabers professionally restored the car to its original racing glory. As inspected, the car has the Z06 equipment, believed to be dealer-installed by Gary Pickens. An impeccable car and I must say, was an impressive car on the road today. This car is for sale by Corvette Mike in Anaheim, CA.
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