Roman Red w/Red interior, 327/340hp, 4-spd. manual transmission.
By the time the ’62 Corvette was introduced, the first generation had been in production for 9 years! Of course, there were a lot of changes that took place over that period of time. But the basic frame structure and configuration was pretty much the same. However, by ’62, the powers that be within the design studios of Chevrolet had taken the platform as far as they could. What you got for the final model year for the first-generation Corvette was a body that pretty much carried over from the previous year. But with the elimination of the painted side coves came a somewhat cleaner, less adorned look. The big news for ’62 was the introduction of the soon to be legendary 327ci small block! You had your choice of no less than 4 engines and three transmissions this year. Starting with the base 250hp, 300hp (both featuring hydraulic lifters) engines. Then getting a bit more into the performance end of things, the 340hp and top dog 360hp fuelie (both featuring mechanical lifters).
Our feature car is equipped with a matching #’s 340hp/327 backed by a 4-spd. manual transmission. This was considered by most to be the best combination offered in ’62! This particular car was in the hands of the previous owner since ’83! He drove it regularly and had it fitted with front disc brakes for extra stopping ability. The car was also features a hard top (no soft top was installed) from the factory. A “frame-on” restoration was done in the early ’00’s which consisted of a drivetrain rebuild, new paint and interior. It happens to be a great looking and running ’62! You can drive it as much as you please. And you should!