Original Drivetrain Big Brake Fuelie, Rare color combination, Power Windows, Power Top, Wonderbar Radio, and Hard Top.
Asking price is $164,500
- – Extensive nut and bolt rotisserie restoration
- – 1 of 246 with Big Brakes and steering option
- – Original 327/360 HP engine
- – 4-speed manual transmission
- – Tuxedo Black with Red interior
- – Rare power convertible top and auxiliary hardtop
- – Power windows
- – NCRS judging sheets
- – Restoration overseen by C1 Master Judge
- – Photo documentation of car before and during restoration available for viewing in auction office
- – 15×5.5 steel wheels with poverty center caps
- – Extremely rare configured solid axle Corvette
The 1962 Chevrolet Corvette represents a milestone in Corvette history as one of the last of the solid-axle first-generation Corvettes and the first to employ the new 327 CI version of the Chevrolet small-block V-8 that proved virtually indestructible in competition. Of the four versions offered in 1962, the top three were fitted with the special high-flow heads with 1.94-inch intake valves. The base engine’s 1.72-inch intakes, Carter 4-barrel and performance hydraulic cam produced 250 HP, 20 more than the previous year’s 283. A larger-capacity carburetor and the high-flow heads extracted 300 HP in the hotter of the two hydraulic-cammed engines, both of which used two head gaskets to achieve 10.5:1 compression. Switching to single head gaskets increased compression in the two hottest engines to 11.25:1, and the Duntov solid-lifter cam was retained to produce 340 HP with a large-bore Carter 4-barrel and 360 HP with Rochester fuel injection, both figures attained at 6,000 RPM. The fuel-injected 327/360 HP engine and Positraction were required options in any Corvette ordered with the race-proven RPO 687 Heavy Duty Brakes and Special Steering package. Adding the optional close-ratio 4-speed completed the formula for a factory racer capable of dominating SCCA B production competition. One of just 246 equipped with the Heavy Duty Brakes and Special Steering option, this 1962 Chevrolet Corvette presents in superb condition after an extensive nut-and-bolt rotisserie restoration overseen by a first-generation Corvette Master Judge. Finished in desirable Tuxedo Black with a red interior, its racy demeanor is underlined by Firestone Deluxe Champion blackwall tires on 15×5.5-inch painted steel wheels with center caps. Significantly, it retains its original Rochester fuel-injected 327/360 HP engine and includes both a rare power convertible top and an auxiliary hardtop. Included with this rarely configured solid-axle Corvette is photo documentation of the car before and during the restoration, as well as NCRS judging sheets.