1963 Chevrolet Corvette “Asteroid” Heads to Auction

The Vette was built by the legendary George Barris from Barris Kustoms and currently has 12k original miles

Nikolas Kolenich Jan 14, 2014 0 Comment(s)
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The Barrett-Jackson, the World’s greatest collector car auction company, will head to Scottsdale, Arizona, January 12-19, 2014 for its annual auction at the Westworld of Scottsdale. With it, the company will bring incredible cars that everyone will have a chance to bid on. One such car that caught our eye recently is the famous 1963 Chevrolet Corvette "Asteroid" that will be at the Scottsdale auction this month.

1963 Chevrolet Corvette Asteroid Front 3 Quarter Passenger Side 2/5

Lot number 5024, this 1963 Vette (VIN #30837S111775) is sporting a 352ci linked to a four-speed manual gearbox. On the outside, the Vette is dripping in Asteroid Fire paint, and has a Metallic White upholstered cockpit on the inside. The car is known to be a dual purpose show/race car. It has won multiple shows, including the 1963 Long Beach Motorama and the 1963 Mickey Thompson Auto Boat Speed Show.

1963 Chevrolet Corvette Asteroid Interior 3/5

The original owner, Bob Nordskog, was a well-known boat racer and an entrepreneur that loved speed. He had a dream of building a car that was out of this world, he called it "Asteroid." The car was more than the trophy getter, it was also a force to be reckoned with at the track. When track tires were mounted, and the exhaust unbolted from the sides, it ran 12.20 seconds at 118mph in the quarter-mile. Let us remind you, this was 1963.

1963 Chevrolet Corvette Asteroid Passenger Side 4/5

Currently, the 1963 Chevrolet Corvette “asteroid” has a mere 12,000 original miles. The show/race car has gone through a vigorous and extensive no-expense-spared restoration to take it back to exactly how it looked when legendary George Barris from Barris Kustoms originally made the vehicle. To see this Vette up-close and to have a shot at owning it, head to the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, January 12-19, 2014 at the Westworld of Scottsdale.

1963 Chevrolet Corvette Asteroid Engine 5/5

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