Roman Red w/Red interior, 327/250hp, 3-spd. manual transmission.
The last of the C1’s! After 9 years and at least 3 substantial body revisions, production of the 1st generation Corvette came to an end with the ’62 model. Although the basic body design was revised in ’61, there were some significant changes to the ’62. Most notably, the removal of the stainless trim around the side coves and thus the absence of the contrasting color within it. In its place was a ribbed rocker panel molding right below the doors. This cleaner, less adorned look, as well as the “ducktail” back end foreshadowed the 2nd generation Corvette that was to come a year later. But these changes weren’t the big news in ’62. That came in the form of a larger 327ci engine under the hood! Thee were 4 power offerings in ’62; the hydraulic lifter 250hp and 300hp and the solid lifter 340hp and 360hp fuelie. Along with the engine choices were 3-spd. and 4-spd. manual transmissions and a 2-spd. Powerglide. An excellent sendoff of the generation that started it all!
The beautiful example presented here is a Corvette you could drive daily, if you wished, or take it out to Cars and Coffee on a Sunday morning followed by a leisurely drive up the coast (or wherever). It features a matching #’s 250hp 327 backed up by a 3-spd. manual. This one was ordered new with just the hard top (which is currently unrestored). The paint and interior are in excellent condition and it just went through a service and features whitewall radial tires, so it’s ready to cruise!