One of just 50 known 1963 Z06 “Tankers” to survive. Recipient of a world-class, multiple-award-winning restoration by a foremost marque expert, meticulously detailed and maintained in superb order. The Holy Grail of Corvettes, and exceptional in every regard.
Proudly offered here is a stunning 1963 Corvette Stingray coupe, presented in gorgeous Riverside Red over a black interior. At first glance, this car looks like an impeccably-restored, fully detailed standard split-window. But closer inspection reveals this car is one of the fabled, coveted Z06 “Tankers.” This rare option package was the brainchild of Zora Arkus-Duntov, envisioned as a way to homologate the Corvette for road racing. Known officially as RPO Z06 Special Performance Equipment Group, it offered a host of performance parts with the additional option of a high capacity fuel tank for endurance racing. But it was expensive, and out of an annual sales total of over 21,000 Corvettes, just 78 buyers (some reports say 63) ticked the option sheet to include the Z06 performance equipment group and the N03 36-gallon racing fuel tank. Today, about 50 of the Big Tank Z06s are known to exist.