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  • Item location: Fort Worth, Texas, United States
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Corvette
  • Type: Convertible
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1962
  • Mileage: 19,602
  • Color: Silver
  • Engine size: 327 V8
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Red
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Chevrolet Corvette 1962 Description

You want to show up in a big way? Nothing beats the entrance you'll make behind the wheel of this stunningly original 1962 Corvette. Classic styling a gorgeous color combination and an attitude that is as casual or as formal as you make it. Black tie or jeans and tee-shirt an early Corvette is always eager to oblige. We strongly believe that's original paint which is easier to understand when you realize there are only 19602 original miles on this awesome 'Vette. Originality is red hot in the market and this handsome Sateen Silver roadster hails from the Mitchell collection the company that actually built the C1 fiberglass bodies for GM. Although the all-new Sting Ray was on the horizon GM stylists gave the '62 a few tweaks starting with eliminating the contrasting side cove colors which gives this one a sleeker more modern look that takes another step away from the flamboyant '50s. Underneath the softly glowing paint you'll find straight 1962 fiberglass with razor-sharp details stretching from the tail that was a sneak-preview of what was to come the following year. You'd pay a small fortune to restore your car to this level but an original car has its own appeal because you know that it's just the way the factory built it not over-restored or hacked up. Beautiful bumpers a racy-looking blacked-out grille and the slender trim that runs along the tops of the front fenders all give it a uniquely Corvette look. It's not perfect but it's exactly good enough to be the center of attention everywhere it goes and there's nothing we'd change on this awesome survivor.Interior color choices were rather limited in 1962 but with a Sateen Silver Corvette bright red buckets looks awesome. Again we have every reason to believe it's completely original inside and the pleated bucket seats still fit well and show very little wear as they snug up under the rear tonneau. That big 3-spoke steering wheel looks right out of a LeMans racer framing one of the coolest dashboards this side of a Chrysler Imperial. There's even a tach atop the steering column in its own little pod and everything except the clock is fully functional including the original AM radio. There's also a white convertible top in good condition with no rips and a clear rear window plus a color-matched removable hardtop. Fans will also note that 1962 was the last year for an actual trunk until the C5 debuted in 1997 so it's road-trip-ready with its original red mat and cardboard liner.The 327 cubic inch small block was new for 1962 and this one carries the standard 250 horsepower version. Dressed in a chrome air cleaner that offers cool louvers as well as a set of stamped steel valve covers it has an all-business look that instantly says "Corvette." Beautifully preserved and pretty much just as the factory intended it cackles the way you'd want your vintage Corvette to sound with a lumpy idle and great intake roar from the 4-barrel up top. Ram's horn exhaust manifolds certainly contribute to the symphony feeding a brand new exhaust system that sounds amazing at say about 3500 RPM. A 4-speed manual delivers the torque and shifts with that old-school feel and a wonderful subtle gear whine and the 3.36 gears out back are a wonderful choice between highway and acceleration. Original Corvette wheelcovers with spinners wear correct 6.70x15 bias-ply whitewalls as it was in 1962.This is a truly exceptional car and if you want one of the very finest unrestored Corvettes in the world this is it. Already the recipient of some pretty major awards it's the perfect antidote for all the over-restored trailer queens at every NCRS show. Call today!

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