1962 Chevrolet Corvette
about 2 months ago
327 V8, 4-SPEED MANUAL, MAINTENNCE RECRDS, GREAT COLOR COMBO, VERY CLEAN C1 VERT
Yes, a classic like this gets us excited, too. The 1962 Chevrolet Corvette closed the book on the first generation with some unique features, and now this one has a hot 327 small block. So you know this is perfect all-American sports car to be respected everywhere and drive anywhere.
You can choose to cruise two great ways with this classic Corvette. First, put the white convertible top in place so it looks almost like a two-tone with the whitewall tires. Or take it down so that way the world can see your ear-to-ear grin of driving one of the greatest icons around. These ’62 cars look great in racecar red because they were the most aggressive of the bunch. The front still has those great wraparound chrome bumpers but the toothy grin was replaced with a blacked-out grille that wants to consume lesser cars ahead. In the back, this is the final year for the trunk, but the earlier tailfin versions were replaced with a streamlined ducktail (a precursor to the C2).
The black interior gives this the ultimate classic color combo, which is fitting for the C1 – arguably the ultimate post-war classic. And the red tonneau that dips in-between the bucket seats gives this a terrific splash of color. The dual cowl dash is the focal point of the interior, so it’s always great to see it looking this nice. While the big speedometer is always attractive, we love seeing a functioning tachometer on a manual transmission car like this one. The steering wheel has that great thin, grippy feel that only came on the right cars of this era. Because you’ll probably want to be cruising with the top down for as long as possible, it’s always nice to know the heater is in good working order so you can still enjoy this roadster on a crisp fall Sunday drive. And an upgraded AM/FM/cassette stereo with digital tuner was expertly added to increase your cruising pleasure.
From the first glance, it’s hard to see the upgrades in the motor. The 327 cubic-inch small block is the correct displacement for ’62, and this looks great with the mirror-like air topper and Corvette scrip valve covers. But this V8 is borrowed from a ’66 Corvette, which gives it the power rating closer to the high compression cars of ’62. And with the condition of the belt wires, and hoses, as well as the included maintenance records, you can tell this upgraded motor has been treated with respect. The V8 inhales deeply through a four-barrel carburetor, and it exhales with authority from the rumbling dual exhaust. And the full fury and soundtrack of this enhanced V8 is in your hands thanks to the control of the four-speed manual transmission with Hurst shifter.
Strong, fast, and iconic, there’s a reason why a final-year C1 all dressed in red is a dream car for many of us. So if you want this classic Corvette to be yours, you’re going to want to hurry and call now!