1962 Chevrolet Corvette 340 hp, 327 Ci, 340 hp, V-8

Price: US $51,500.00 Item location: Fishers, Indiana, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Corvette
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: chrome
  • Year: 1962
  • Mileage: 120,000
  • VIN: 20867S112759
  • Color: White
  • Engine size: 327, 340 hp, V8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Power Windows
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1962 Chevrolet Corvette

1962 Corvette 327CI V-8(more powerful) 340 HPengine
Enjoy driving this 1962 Chevrolet Corvette 2 Door Convertible in Ermine white exterior paint and a black interior. It is powered by the factory 327 CI V-8 engine with the more powerful 340 HP engine. Also included is a numbers matching engine. Car comes equipped with the factory original radio that works-theWonderbar Radio. It also offers rare and original power windows. This is a complete car. It’s been restored and well maintained. It is ready to be driven & enjoyed immediately. While you will have the numbers matching engine, it has a newer 327 / 340hp engine currently with rebuilt engine. The original numbers matching engine is included but not in the car. It has only been driven about 2,000 miles since the rebuild so it still drives beautifully. From current odometer reading the car has approximately 104K original miles. While not a concourse car the condition is very impressive and must be seen. As you know condition is everything with these classic muscle/sports cars. In terms of actual condition, this 1962 Chevrolet Corvette roadster has been restored to an incredibly high standard. Although it is an older frame-off restoration (about 8 years ago), this sports car has been kept indoors and immaculately cared for, with only the slightest signs of wear. The car has been driven twice since I had the car professionally buffed and polished at our local Rod & Custom shop. I have owned the car for about 14 years. It is easily one of the nicest examples you’ll find nationwide at this price point & current asking price. The paint and body integrity are exceptional
*On the car currently are brand new American Racing Wheels VN105D TORQ THRUST D (with about 11 miles on them).
**Also included with the car are the original 1962 steel wheels with original hub caps (boxed up and ready).
***Original 327 CI V-8 340 HP numbers matching engine is included but not currently in the car. Currently in the car is a newer version of the same reflecting original character of the car (boxed up and ready).
1962 Corvette brief history lesson & stats:The 1962 Corvette was offered in solid colors only, the grill is blacked out and the chrome trim around the coves was removed. For the first time since 1957 buyers could order the wheels in the following colors: Black, Beige, Red, Silver, or Maroon. For the first time seat belts were standard equipment from the factory. All engines were now 327 ci, the 283 ci was retired in 1961. 1962 was the last year for the solid axle. This is also the last year for an external trunk until the 1998 C5. The exposed headlights also disappeared until the 2005 C6. The Heater/Defroster became standard equipment this year although they could be deleted to save the weight for owners who were buying the car to race it. 1962 Production Options and Build Statistics Total 1962 Corvettes Built - 14,531 - All Convertibles Serial Numbers: 20867S100001 through 20867S114531 The serial number (Vehicle Identification Number -- VIN) is located on a stainless steel plate welded to the top of the steering column mast under the hood. Position Character Description 1 2 1962 2 & 3 08 body series: Corvette 4 & 5 67 convertible 6 S Assembled in St. Louis, MO 7 to 12 100001 to 114531 production sequence Engine Serial Number 1962 Corvette engines have the last six digits of the VIN stamped on the block after the engine number 1 to 7 0001001 sequential production number 8 F or T Flint, MI or Tonawanda, NY 9 to 10 Carburetion & transmission • RC = 327-cid 250-hp V-8 with 10.5:1 compression ratio, manual transmission, and four-barrel carburetor • RD = 327-cid 300-hp V-8 with 10.5:1 compression ratio, manual transmission, and four-barrel carburetor • RE = 327-cid 340-hp V-8 with 11.25:1 compression ratio, manual transmission, and four-barrel carburetor • RF = 327-cid 360-hp V-8 with 11.25:1 compression ratio, manual transmission, and fuel injection • SC = 327-cid 250-hp V-8 with 10.5:1 compression ratio, Powerglide automatic transmission and a four-barrel carburetor • SD = 327-cid 300-hp V-8 with 10.5:1 compression ratio, Powerglide automatic transmission and dual four-barrel carburetors The body number plate is located on the engine side of the cowl. Fisher Body Style Number 62-0867 identifies a Corvette. The body number is the serial number of the body. The trim number represents the color of the interior; the paint color is the exterior "Magic Mirror" paint color. RPO Description Price Production 867 Base Convertible $4,038.00 14,531 102 AM Radio, Signal Seeking $137.75 13,076 203 Rear Axle 3.08:1 ratio $0.00 N/A 242 Positive Crankcase Ventilation $5.40 N/A 276 Wheels, 15x5.5 $0.00 561 313 Powerglide Automatic Trans. $199.10 1,532 396 327ci, 340hp Engine $107.60 4,412 419 Auxiliary Hardtop $236.75 8,074 426 Power Windows $59.20 698 441 Direct Flow Exhaust System $0.00 2,934 473 Power Operated Folding Top $139.90 350 488 24 Gallon Fuel Tank $118.40 65 582 327ci, 360hp Engine (fuel inj.) $484.20 1,918 583 327ci, 300hp Engine $53.80 3,294 675 Positraction Rear Axle $43.05 14,232 685 4-Speed Manual Transmission. $188.30 11,318 686 Metallic Brakes $37.70 2,799 687 Heavy Duty Brakes and Susp. $333.60 246 1832 Whitewall Tires, 6.70x15 $31.55 N/A 1833 Blackwall Tires, 6.70x15 nylon $15.75 N/A Color Options for 1962 RPO Exterior Ditzler # Dupont # RM # Interior Soft Top Production N/A Tuxedo Black N/A N/A N/A Red/Black/Fawn White/Black N/A 920 Fawn Beige N/A N/A N/A Red/Fawn White/Black 1,851 923 Roman Red N/A N/A N/A Black/Red/Fawn White/Black N/A 936 Ermine White N/A N/A N/A Black/Red/Fawn Black/White N/A 938 Almond Beige N/A N/A N/A Red/Fawn Black/White 820 940 Sateen Silver N/A N/A N/A Black/Red White/Black N/A 948 Honduras Maroon N/A N/A N/A Black/Fawn Black/White N/A Interior Colors RPO Color Production N/A Black N/A N/A Red N/A N/A Fawn N/A 1962 Corvette Specifications Mechanical Dimensions Wheelbase 102 inches Overall length 177.2 inches Overall width 72.8 inches Overall height 52.1 inches Front tread 57 inches Rear tread 58.8 inches Fuel Capacity Welded steel box-section X-braced type Coolant Capacity 16.4 gal. Frame 16.5 qt. Ground Clearance 6.7 inches Hardtop weight 55 pounds Interior hip room 59.6 inches Hat room 42.3 inches Leg room 46.5 inches Shoulder room 49.4 inches Trunk room 12.1 cu. ft Wheels 15" steel bolt-on wheels Tires 6.70x15 Front suspension Independent; unequal-length A-arms; unequal-length wishbones; coil springs; anti-roll bar;tubular shocks Rear suspension Live axle on semi-elliptic leaf springs, anti-roll bar, tubular shock absorbers Rear suspension Live axle on semi-elliptic leaf springs, tubular shock absorbers Steering Saginaw worm-and-ball, 21:1 ratio, 3.7 turns to lock; 38.5 foot turning circle Rear axle type Hypoid semi-floating Brakes Four-wheel hydraulic, internal-expanding, 11-inch diameter drums, 327 square inches effective lining area Engine Specifications Feature Standard Engine RPO 396 RPO 582 RPO 583 Type V-8, Overhead Valve Block Cast Iron Displacement 327 cid Bore & Stroke 4.00 x 3.25 Compression ratio 10.50:1 11.25:1 $$$ Horsepower 250 bhp 340 bhp 360 bhp 300 bhp Main bearing Five Valve lifters Hydraulic Fuel Delivery Carter AFB* Fuel Injection Carter AFB*
Many more pics upon request.While this1962 Corvetteis in great condition, it is not a trailer queen or Bloomington Gold