SUPER NICE & CORRECT '62, 327 V8, 4 SPEED MANUAL, GREAT PAINT & INTERIOR, HURRY!
1962 is a great year to own a vintage Corvette. After all, it's the final C1 where all the great original styling mixes with some unique evolutions and growing V8 power. So when you can find one in a terrific and pristine color combo, this legend only gets better.
A C1 is instantly recognizable, but this final year car is the one that is often sought-after for being quite distinguished. Four headlights up front, and the ducktail rear that ushered in the era of the four round brake lights. It loses the awkward styling touches like the ribbed hood and fussy chrome details of previous years, but it keeps desirable features like the full trunk. Up front, the grille is the simplest and sleekest of all the C1s, but it remains an icon with its wraparound chrome appearance. And while a red Corvette is beautiful, there is true distinction in a professional application of a 1962-correct Sateen Silver. It's a distinctive way to show off the uniform fit of the body without losing the period-correct feel. And beyond just the panel fit, you know this Corvette has received top quality care by the way the doors close with authority and the pristine white top fits so snugly. Of course, the thing that you will really be attracted to is that all the hard to find brightwork is still in place on this one, and it still sparkles with a fantastic shine. And speaking of brightwork, those Cragar SS wheels add some terrific period-correct upgraded aggression.
If you thought the outside color was striking, just wait until you open the door. Red interiors always look amazing on silver cars, and this one seems to pop even more, thanks to the right care and maintenance to keep the seats, doors, carpeting, and dash in a cherry hue. Plus, the AM radio is still cranking out tunes. 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 also love seeing a functioning tachometer on a manual transmission car like this one. The steering wheel looks awesome in red as well, and its ridges have that great thin, grippy feel that only came on the right cars of this era. Because you'll 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.
When you open the hood, you're going to love the presentation of this period-correct 327 cubic-inch V8. It has the shiny air topper, matching distributor shield, bold orange valve covers with 327 callout decals, and the bright Chevy orange block. It even has the correct original Carter four-barrel carburetor. All of this and much more makes it the perfect mix of power and honesty that we all love to see at the car shows. Then again, you may never want to be standing still for that long to show this one off. The control of the four-speed manual and the howl of the dual exhaust are an intoxicating symphony for the senses. And even when you do have to slow down, the upgrade to Wilwood front disc brakes are there to give you true sports car confidence.
The C1 Corvette is an icon, and so rarely will you get a chance at something so beautiful that's also turnkey ready for fun this weekend. Don't wait, call now!
- AM Radio
- Manual Convertible Top
- Vinyl Interior
- Front Disc Brakes
- Exterior Color
- Sateen Silver
- Interior Color
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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