BEAUTIFUL C1! NUMBERS MATCHING 327/340HP V8, 4 SPD MANUAL, PWR FRT DISCS, CLEAN!
If there's one car that will always be a timeless collectable, it's an early Corvette like this 1962 roadster. Beautifully restored and featuring a numbers matching 327/340 horsepower V8 motor with a fantastic color combination and sporty interior, this is a fantastic droptop C1 that's built to cruise and would be a great fit in any major Corvette collection.
1962 is the year to own, as it was the final year of the C1 solid-axle cars and defines the late-50s, early 60s Corvette look. This car, painted in a beautiful shade of red, perfectly captures the archetypal Corvette, and delivers with a high-quality paint job that was finished a few years ago but still looks great today. It's not a perfect show car that's out to earn Top Flight ribbons, but it is seriously nice and turns heads everywhere that it goes. Combining the quad headlight look up front and the upcoming Sting Ray's dramatically pointed rear end with four taillights, it's one of the most perfect designs to ever come out of GM's studios. Thanks to a bare-fiberglass repaint, it remains in great condition, showing only minor topical imperfections with none of the expected fiberglass stress marks or cracks, suggesting high-quality workmanship and an expert's hand in the process, and the paint has a bright shine that's the right way to present a red car. There was plenty of trim on the Corvette in 1962, including the stylish bumpers and outlines around the front grille, and all that bright chrome and polished stainless really glitters like jewelry.
The complementary black cockpit also presents incredibly well, particularly up against the shiny red exterior. The twin bucket seats wear their original style seat covers with narrow pleats and seatbacks that seem to perfectly flow into the bodywork. A 3-spoke steering wheel might look just as right in a Lemans racer, and it frames a set of very presentable unrestored instruments, including a factory tachometer in the center of the dash. Bright panels on the factory door panels make a dramatic statement that perfectly captures the era, and details like the simple door latch handle recall that it was not to long before this that the Corvette was a very basic roadster in the classic idiom. You will note that this car is loaded with what in 1962 would've been the most desirable options: seatbelts, a 4-speed manual transmission, and a very nice black vinyl convertible top (an unrestored hardtop is included with the sale upon request). The original Wonderbar AM radio was upgraded to a retro-style AM/FM/AUX/Bluetooth unit that fit seamlessly in the dash, and although the factory clock is still in place and looks terrific, it's unfortunately inoperable. The black carpets are plush and in very nice shape, matching the condition of the elegant black dash, both of which are very impressive for a convertible. The black convertible top folds neatly behind the seats and underneath the factory cap. Out back, there's also a nicely finished trunk with an original rubber mat and a surprising amount of room for a car this size.
The engine is the original, numbers-matching 327/340 horsepower V8, which, when topped by an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor and Edelbrock intake, makes for one of the most reliable and potent powerplants of the era. It remains largely stock, but the snarl and cackle suggests improvements are unnecessary and it runs extremely well today. It was correctly detailed at some point with bright Chevy Orange paint, finned aluminum valve covers, a chrome air cleaner, and the original generator still makes the electricity. The aforementioned 4-speed manual transmission is a very desirable option, because there's simply nothing quite like shifting gears with the hammer down and the top peeled back in a 'Lil Red Corvette. The chassis shows very little signs of use, which is very impressive for a car that loves to be driven, and with power front discs brakes and a great sounding Flowmaster dual exhaust system, every drive is a wonderful experience. Finishing the look and adding a bit of aggression is a set of 17-inch American Racing Salt Flat wheels wrapped in 215/55/17 BFGoodrich performance radials.
Great colors, strong engine, killer look, and a strong pedigree make this a fantastic opportunity to own a late C1 Corvette. Don't hesitate, call us today!
- Power Brakes
- Front Disc Brakes
- Vinyl Interior
- Manual Convertible Top
- Numbers Matching
- iPod Compatible
- Bluetooth Radio
- AM/FM Radio
- Exterior Color
- Interior Color
- Front Brakes
- Power Disc
- Rear Brakes
- Power Drum
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