This dark blue over tan split-window coupe is from the first year of production of the second-generation Corvette. This was also the first year Corvette was available in coupe form; earlier cars had all been drop-tops. An independent rear suspension was also adopted. The split window was the source of disagreement between the 'father of the Corvette,' Zora Arkus-Duntov, and styling chief Bill Mitchell. Mitchell got his way for 1963, but Duntov overruled in 1964 and the split (and thus the continuous raised spine that ran through it) were eliminated.