1963 327/300 4-Speed “Harley Earl” Convertible

A mainstay of the Bloomington Gold Special Collection, this Harley J. Earl Corvette is a one-of-a-kind factory special with a singularly historic pedigree. General Motors commissioned the custom-built 1963 Sting Ray under Shop Order 10323 as a gift for the legendary GM designer, who subsequently used it as his personal car. It features the base Corvette 327 cubic-inch, 300-horsepower carbureted V8 engine, a four-speed manual transmission, and finned aluminum knock-off wheels.

Myriad special features that GM created for the car make it truly unique, including a dramatic stainless steel side-exit exhaust system and 1965-style four-wheel power disc brakes with dual hydraulic circuits. This historic Sting Ray also features metallic blue paint and custom blue leather seats with white trim, stainless-steel door and foot-well inserts, and plush carpeting. Special passenger-side instrumentation includes an altimeter, accelerometer, inside and outside air temperature gauges, and a manifold-vacuum pressure readout, while the main instruments feature the later 1965-67 Corvette’s flat design panel.