Imagine you are out and about, looking for a piece of artwork to add to your barren walls. As you walk around Timothy Raines’ gallery, you find an amazing painting of the rear end of a 1963 Corvette Split-Window. You’ve got to have it. After you drop $150,000 for the piece you find out the most amazing news: you get a pristine 1963 Corvette Split-Window for free.
Well, you don’t have to imagine this situation thanks to a partnership between duPont REGISTRY and artist Timothy Raines. When you purchase his painting of a beautiful blue Corvette, you get the subject (the car) for free. The car is all original with a 327 small-block that puts out 300hp. More importantly for those in the southern region, this 1963 Corvette comes with factory A/C.
This was also the only year that the Corvette featured the split window due to a face-off between Corvette engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov and GM design staff chief Bill Mitchell. Zora was not a fan of Mitchell’s split window design as it obstructed the driver’s view. Mitchell was allowed to have his split window design for only 1963.
Be sure to visit Timothy Raines’ gallery and stop by the duPont REGISTRY every third Saturday of every month for the duPont REGISTRY Cars & Coffee from 7-9AM to see our automotive collection.