A Split Decision Over the ’63 Sting Ray

By JERRY BURTON
Published: June 22, 2012
New York Times


THE 1963 Corvette Sting Ray coupe, with its sharklike styling details and boattail roofline, is acknowledged as one of the most desirable of all Corvettes. Its defining feature is a two-piece fastback rear window, the stylish conclusion of a windsplit that runs unbroken from the nose of the car to its tail.

Zora Arkus-Duntov, the car’s top engineer, strongly disapproved of the so-called split window. And it ignited one of his fiercest corporate battles with General Motors’ design chief, Bill Mitchell, who was determined to keep it.

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