1962 Chevy Corvette

Older Restoration, 4-Speed, Both Tops, Tour or Show!

$74,800

Harry's Thoughts

This is a terrific example of the iconic 1962 Corvette that can be toured, shown or otherwise added to a collection. In Roman Red, it looks just right.

THE ESSENTIALS

This is a wonderful 1962 Chevy Corvette that is said to be a low mile example that has been restored as necessary.  Originally equipped with the 327 CID 340 hp engine with the upgraded 4-speed transmission, it is fast and fun to drive.  The Roman Red livery is sporty and looks sharp.

This Corvette was bought by a good friend five years ago as a low mileage, numbers matching, 340 hp 327 CID, 4-speed example in Roman Red with both the convertible top and optional hardtop.  It was thought to have less than 54,000 miles and had benefitted from an older restoration.

The livery is sporty and sharp with a fresh repaint in its original Roman Red.  With its removable hardtop also freshly repainted in Roman Red, this Corvette also has its tan vinyl manual convertible top that is in very nice condition.  The wheel covers looks sharp with the faux knock-off spinners.  The new paint includes all new door seals and is in very nice condition.  Overall, it is excellent for local and regional car shows and events.  The chrome and stainless trim are original or from an older restoration and are overall very nice, but showing normal fine scratching from use.

The red vinyl interior is very nice and has no noticeable flaws.  The red carpeting is also in very good condition.  There are a few scratches near the instrument cluster and the red sports steering wheel has the normal light cracks from use.  The optional 4-speed close ratio Syncro-mesh shifter gets the attention in the center of the passenger compartment.  It also features a RetroSound stereo system, although you’re more likely to want to hear the sounds of the engine than a stereo.

The engine compartment is in very nice show condition.  While not for concours, this Corvette overall stands on its own very well for regional shows and for touring. This has been shown at several events, including the La Jolla Concours.

As mentioned, the engine was rebuilt about two years ago with a remanufactured block with the larger 4-barrel carburetor, making it now non-numbers matching.  It has about three hundred miles added since.  It was rebuilt using a Comp Cam and a DeWitts extra efficient radiator and electric fan installed to allow sufficient cooling even for the extreme 110 degree F summers in Phoenix.  In total, about $12,800 has been invested over the past few years to make this a terrific driving Corvette.

Included in the sale are the correct original factory hardtop, owner’s manual, jack and tools, restoration receipts as well as the spare wheel.

For valuation comparisons, the Hagerty No. 2 value is $93,100 and No. 3 is $63,780.  The NADA High Retail value is $119,485.

For more information and details, please call, text or email Harry Clark +1.602.245.7200 or harry@classicpromenade.com.  The Corvette is available for inspection at our Phoenix showroom.

1962 Chevy Corvette

$74,800

PRIVATE SALE STATUS
SELLER NAME
LOCATION USA
VIEWS 237

Videos: 1962 Chevy Corvette

Comments


 
1962 Chevy Corvette
1962 Chevy Corvette

$74,800

VIN 20867S114009
BODY STYLE Roadster
FUEL Gasoline
MILES 54,900
GEARBOX 4-Speed
DOORS 2
INT COLOR Red Vinyl
EXT COLOR Roman Red
YEAR 1962
LOCATION Phoenix, AZ
PRIVATE SALE STATUS
SELLER
VIEWS 237

Chevrolet Corvette

Interesting Fact: The Chevy Corvette has been in production for over 60 years and eight design generations have been created. Executives decided on the name “Corvette” by comparing it to the small maneuverable warship. This vehicle is also widely known as “America’s Sports Car” and is one of the most popular vehicles in history. This…
Interesting Fact: The Chevy Corvette has been in production for over 60 years and eight design generations have been created. Executives decided on the name “Corvette” by comparing it to the small maneuverable warship. This vehicle is also widely known as “America’s Sports Car” and is one of the most popular vehicles in history. This vehicle has always been offered in either a 2-door coupé or convertible. Over the years, different engines have been used ranging from 5.7-liter LT1 V8’s to 6.2-litre LT5 supercharged V8’s. Today, the standard Chevy Corvette uses a 6.2-liter naturally aspirated V8 that gives the car 495 horsepower and a 0 to 60 acceleration of just 2.8 seconds. Notable variants of the base Chevy Corvette have been produced over the years, such as the Stingray and Z06. In the early 1970s, GM president Ed Cole was convinced to provide three NASA astronauts with new Corvettes, and this led to a long-standing unofficial tie between the companies. The Chevy Corvette is still one of the highest-performing vehicles in production and is a dream car for many!

SHARE TO WORLD

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on whatsapp
WhatsApp
Share on email
Email
Share on print
Print

Please Follow & Like Us

Private Message to Dealer

Classic Promenade
Logo
Register New Account
Reset Password

Get the Daily Email

Get the latest auctions and market info delivered right to your inbox, plus a heads up on exclusive content from Harry.