This 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible is a rolling icon, just like the other first-generation Vettes. But this one also gives you some visual clues to signal that it's a unique machine that adds a nice power upgrade to this all-American.
Final-year, first-gen Corvettes have a special look. The design had evolved into something much sleeker with the lower mounted set of quad headlights, and the rear was given a smooth and crisp duck tail that featured the now-famous quad taillights. .....
So it's great to see this one receive a quality respray later in life. After all, a vibrant red always is a good look on a Corvette, and it really seems to help emphasize the sleeker style. There was even a new black roof added within the last couple of years to keep this one looking nice even when the top is up. But while this gets its classic styling right, there's also signs that this was upgraded for power. After all, when was the last time you saw a C1 with a hood scoop? And those dark American Racing Torq Thrust wheels coordinate nicely with the roof.
The way the doors open and close with authority let you know there has been a nice investment in quality over the years. And once inside you get a stock-style presentation that that likes to remind you this is a true classic. Everything from the dual-cowl dash to the trim on the doors looks quite complete and feels quite factory. A stock feeling is what you want on a car like this. They were built for a nice driver's experience with bucket seats, a thin/grippy steering wheel, well-placed stick shift, and full instrumentation w/tach.
Those who know these C1s will instantly recognize an upgraded V8 under the hood. Not only is the 350 cubic-inch displacement more than what you got in '62, but also there are clean additions, like the upgraded wiring and a tall air element that helps to inhale from the fresh air hood scoop. Plus, this motor is stated to be a performance build that includes forged pistons, 10:1 compression, a forged crank, three-angle valve job, roller rockers, a Lunati 292 hydraulic cam and lifters, and topped with a four-barrel carburetor. The headers add power while also contributing to the rumble of the dual exhaust. You are in complete control over the full package with a close-ratio Muncie M21 four-speed manual transmission upgraded with a McCloud 20lb flywheel and clutch. As you look at the ultra-clean undercarriage, you'll also spot terrific upgrades, like a Camaro front end that features front disc brakes, and in the rear is a versatile 10-bolt 3.70 unit with Positraction.
This is the convertible for those who love true classics and extra power. Call now!