‘63 Spyder Convertible

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Beers
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‘63 Spyder Convertible

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Hey all, just wanted to post a few pictures of a 1963 Spyder convertible I recently picked up, car had been stored since the late 80’s, a real barn find.

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A little cleaned up before going on the trailer. The seller got the engine started with a separate gas container, cleaning the carbs, and a new fuel pump and fan belt. Runs rough but it runs.

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The turbo pieces were in the trunk as it had been converted to the two carb setup. Fortunately it has what looks to be the original YR block, dated Sept. 12th which lines up with this car’s 2nd week of Sept. 62 build date.

It came originally with a 3spd. (doubt many Spyders were ordered with the base trans?), but it was replaced in the past by a ‘64 4 spd and differential (3.27 gears). Otherwise, this car looks mostly original. The paint is the factory 922 Ember Red.

Got it home now, changed the oil/filter, and will pull the gas tank this weekend to clean out and seal (still have a left over POR-15 tank sealing kit I didn’t use from a previous restoration). Also have some new tires coming next week. Then the basics, change the transaxle oil, go through the brakes/steering/suspension/carbs etc. Will plan on rebuilding most of it due to the age.

The previous owner from 1981-1987 kept crazy detailed records, including recording every gas fuel up - with the last one on 6-29-1987 at 69,711 miles. 67 miles less than the 69,778 on it now, 33 years later. He sold it to a collector who just stored it along with lots of other vehicles till he passed and I bought it from the estate.

Picked up the shop manuals and such, now it’s time to get this car back on the road ::-):


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1963 Monza Spyder convertible

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Re: ‘63 Spyder Convertible

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Very nice. And good luck with the restoration. Love the early models


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Re: ‘63 Spyder Convertible

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Nice, enjoy it!
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Beers
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Re: ‘63 Spyder Convertible

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Thanks guys, let the fun begin!
1963 Monza Spyder convertible

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