Wednesday, March 15, 2023

1962 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

Bloomington Gold, Survivor and Benchmark certified. In the care of a single family since new. Original bill of sale and window sticker. Odometer reads 20,105 miles. Honduras Maroon over black interior. Hardtop and soft top. Original 327/340 HP V-8 engine. 4-speed manual transmission. Positraction rear end. Wonderbar radio. The Corvette C1 was the first generation of the Corvette. It was introduced late in the 1953 model year and produced through 1962. This generation is commonly referred to as the "solid-axle" generation, as the independent rear suspension did not appear until the 1963 Stingray.
With a new and larger engine the 1962 Corvette was the quickest to date. Displacement of the small-block V8 increased from 283 cu in (4.6 L) to 327 cu in (5,360 cc), which was rated at 250 hp in its base single 4-barrel carb version.

Haggerty suggests a concours 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible is trending around $180k.
14,531 corvettes were produced in 1962. Base price was $4,038. This example crosses the block at Mecum.