as Nearly 200 people spent an early November Saturday at ProTeam listening to panelists and presenters which included many GM insiders and retired engineers. Their anecdotes and industry knowledge featured candid discussions about the mid-60’s horsepower wars making for a one-of-a-kind experience for even the most casual Corvette enthusiast. The world famous ProTeam Corvette collection welcomed a few more additions for the day including a 1967 unrestored L88 Corvette convertible, the James Garner Team AIR L88 #44 Corvette, the 1969 Greenwood BFG L88 #49 Corvette, the first experimental engineering big block motor that made its way into Grand Sport #3 in time for Sebring, and a 1969 OEM ZL1 motor. The daylong event brought folks from as far away as Delaware, New Jersey, Nevada, Connecticut, Maryland, and Canada and brought together Millennials and Baby Boomers. It truly was an affair to remember. The NCRS Chapters of Michigan, Heart of Ohio, and Indiana delivered on their promise of an event like no other. They have set the bar high for the 2014 Seminar. Click here to read the whole story. Comments? Email [email protected]
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1963 Corvette Split Window Coupe Z06 Export returns home from Australia
Napoleon, Ohio – - ProTeam Classic Corvette brought home a piece of GM hardware that is both historically important and desirable in any collection and on any continent. The 1963 Split Window Coupe Right Hand Drive Z06 Fuelie was delivered new to GM’s Sydney, Australia division where it sold privately in 1964. The expatriate enters as a jewel in ProTeam’s world class Corvette collection where its incredible journey may only be beginning.
The 1963 Corvette Split Window Coupe Export Right Hand Drive Z06 Fuelie is one of 199 with the Z06 special performance equipment and this one is radio delete. The Daytona Blue paint with Dark Blue interior are both original and in excellent condition. This Corvette drove off the factory line on May 11th, 1963 and delivered new for export to Australia (dealer code 2 in zone 21) per the official NCRS/GM Shipping Data Records.
ProTeam purchased the 1963 Split Window from the second owner. It is a GM Show Car with 22,723 actual miles. A very original unmolested car that would be a big hit on the show field, especially as a Bloomington Gold Survivor candidate. It was displayed in the 1963 Sydney and Melbourne Motor Shows while owned by GM and then purchased from GM in Sydney in 1964 through R.C. Phillips Sports Car World.
“The 50th Anniversary of Corvette’s Greatest Achievement is coming soon as September 17th, 2012 marks 50 years to the day when the Chevrolet Corvette was transformed into the iconic 1963 Corvette Split Window Coupe.” Terry Michaelis, ProTeam Corvette president, commented on acquisition of this special Corvette, “The 1963 Split Window Coupe represents a hallmark of the famed Stingray and its design is endless without peers. Few car collections, personal or commercial, are without one such example.”
ProTeam is seeking information regarding this car’s build and purpose by Chevrolet/GM. They are specifically seeking the April 1980 Melbourne Sunday Press article concerning the Corvette convention and this Z06 Corvette. Contact Terry Michaelis directly at [email protected] if you have any information on this iconic Corvette.
ProTeam Classic Corvette Collection and Sales based in Napoleon, Ohio, showcases the largest inventory of classic Corvettes in the world. More than $20 million worth of Corvettes are displayed in 60,000 square feet of showrooms and restoration facilities in Napoleon with nearly 150 classic Corvettes on display at any time. For additional information, contact ProTeam at P.O. Box 606, Napoleon, Ohio 43545, call 1.888.592.5086 or visit www.proteamcorvette.com.