1962 Chevrolet Corvette 4-Speed
This 1962 Chevrolet Corvette was purchased by the late husband of the current owner in the late 1990s. Powered by a replacement 327ci V8 backed by a four-speed Muncie manual transmission, the car has been refinished in red and features a black convertible top over a black vinyl interior. Maintenance performed in preparation for the sale is said to have included fluid changes and replacement of the tires. This final-year C1 is offered on dealer consignment with a removable hardtop, a spare carburetor, and a clean Florida title.
Styling for this late-model C1 includes quad round taillights and creased rear quarter panels similar to those found on the C2. The fiberglass bodywork on this example was refinished in red with matching coves in 2015 according to the seller, who notes that the headlight trim could benefit from adjustment. The finish is shown up close and from multiple angles in the photo gallery below.
Black steel wheels feature chrome covers with faux knock-off spinners and wear Goodyear tires said to have been fitted by the selling dealer. A missing latch and tears are noted on the convertible top’s canvas, and scratches are present on the side windows of the removable hardtop, which is depicted in the gallery.
The interior is upholstered in black vinyl with a color-keyed dashboard and door panels along with contrasting Fawn carpeting. The center stack houses heater and defroster controls, an analog clock, and a Wonder Bar AM radio. The seller notes pulling from the steering wheel’s leather cover.
The instrument cluster features a sweeping 160-mph speedometer and a tachometer with a 6,500-rpm redline, as well as gauges for fuel level, water temperature, amperage, and oil pressure. The five-digit odometer shows just under 71k miles, with actual mileage unknown.
The replacement 327ci V8 was reportedly rebuilt and fitted around 2015 and is paired with a four-speed manual transmission. The seller notes the removal of the factory pad stamping during the engine decking process, as shown in the gallery. A four-barrel Carter carburetor is installed on the engine, and a spare Carter four-barrel will accompany the car. An oil change, brake-fluid flush, and installation of a new battery were completed in preparation for the sale.
Additional images showing the frame, floors, and suspension components are presented in the gallery.