This is the second of two Corvettes to arrive this week. I now present the 1963 C2 Corvette Stingray Coupe. The model here is manufactured by AUTOart, another limited edition release of 6000 units worldwide, which I have #952. I know I’ve used this description before, but its true, C2 in my opinion is sex on wheels. Super sexy body lines are apparent for all angles. A golden era of the automotive age, when cars were functional as well as moving works of art which the C2 Corvette represents well.
The exterior of models from what I can gather represents the original 1:1 from all angles very well. As always I’m not authority on Corvettes or the history of the brand, you feedback is always welcomed here. Panel gaps are very good, paint is exceptional as well as the chrome work, and there is a lot of it here. The front headlights are functional, little challenging to open but nothing too difficult. Badging surrounding the entire car, side front and rear, again execution is very good. Chrome work on the wheels is very good; the added detail of the white-wall tires is a nice touch representative of era. Nice work AUTOart! If I had to point out a negative, the door handles seen a bit too large and out of scale, but this is a minor distraction.
The motor is well appointed, again I’m not 100% it represent the 1:1 to letter but the detail is present and looks authentic. Notables are the addition of prop-rod, forward opening and painted black side hood. Same as `68 Corvette Coupe the detail extends to the undercarriage; this is where AUTOart excels over others. Painted block, suspension bits and exhaust are all well appointed. I like it!
Moving on into the interior you find more good things. Checkout the little details on the door panel, nice work AUTOart. All elements of the interior and dash seem to represent well. The chrome is executed nicely and contracts beautifully with the black.
Again without hesitation I would highly recommend this model to all. AUTOart has produced a exceptional replica to satisfy all who share a passion for the brand. Even if you’re not biggest fan of Corvette the C2 needs to be considered as one of the sexist cars of all-time, it deserves a place in your collection. AUTOart or other brand get one! Enjoy the pics!!