In this Corvette’s not-to-distant past, it was being sold with the claim that it was a real-deal, numbers-matching car, making it highly desirable if the claim were true. Of course, someone jumped on the Corvette and bought it. But, after examining the car they found it was nowhere near a numbers-matching Vette and decided their best course of action was to cut their losses, re-sell the Vette as a “project car” and find something else. The next and current owner (Chiusano) was more than happy to take home the car, because his plans for it were anything but making it a numbers-matching restoration. The current owners intent from the beginning was to do a full-on restomod. Given the history of the vehicle and its lack of numbers-matching parts it was the perfect candidate. But to Chiusano, this was much more than just another project car. “To own a 1963 Corvette split-window coupe was a teenage dream, never believing I could or would ever own one. This is about turning dreams into reality. After many years, the finances finally lined up and I was able to start turning that dream into a reality. With the help of Eddie's Rod and Custom this amazing build was nothing short of spectacular and exactly what I dreamed of."