Ermine White w/Red interior, 327/340hp, 4-spd. manual transmission.
The last of a breed is often the best of the breed. After nine years and many changes, production of the first generation (C1) Corvette came to an end with the ’62 model. Although similar in appearance to the ’61, the ’62 did have some distinct differences. The most notable was the elimination of the stainless trim around the coves. Because of this, the painted insert was no longer available. It was instead replaced with bright ribbed rocker panel moldings. Under the hood, the previous year’s 283ci small block was replaced with the 327ci small block. There were various other changes and upgrades, as well. Overall the ’62 was cleaner in appearance and more powerful than previous C1’s. This was also the last year for a real trunk until the introduction of the C5 Convertible in ’98. A fitting send-off for the last of the first generation Corvette!
This outstanding ’62 came to us from a collector up in Northern CA. The car had been very correctly frame-off restored back on the ’90’s, and has been very well cared for and maintained since, always stored indoors and still looks fresh. It’s equipped with the optional #’s matching 327/340hp engine mated to a Borg Warner T-10 4-spd transmission. The classic Ermine White exterior perfectly complements the Red interior and Black dated soft top. It rolls on correct looking bias ply Whitewall tires with bright spinner wheel covers.
The car has won three N.C.R.S. Top Flight Awards; Chapter, Regional and National, as well as a second place class win in the Palo Alto Concours! Comes with the Owner’s Kit, a full set of ’62 shop manuals and car cover. Full transmission service including a new clutch just completed! This is a great looking, running and driving Solid Axle Corvette that you can enjoy for years to come!