LMC is very proud to offer for sale this 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Fuelie
Chevrolet Corvette (C1) is the first generation of the now classic Corvette sports car introduced late in the 1953 model year and produced through 1962. It is commonly referred to as the "solid-axle" generation, as the independent rear suspension did not appear until the 1963 Stingray. In 1961, the rear of the car was completely redesigned with the addition of a "duck tail" with the now iconic four round lights. This tail light treatment would continue for all following model years of Corvettes. The most noticeable exterior changes for 1962 were the removal of the side cover chrome trim. Without the trim bright work, it was not possible to offer the coves in a contrasting color so for the first time since 1955 Corvettes were offered in solid colors only. A blacked-out grille and ribbed chrome rocker panel molding were new. The standard features now included an electric clock, dual exhaust, tachometer, heater and defroster, seat belts, outside rearview mirror and windshield washer. This was also the last year for features like the wrap around windshield, convertible-only body style, trunk lid and exposed headlamps that did not reappear for many decades. The most significant new feature was the Small-Block was enlarged to 327 cu in which in standard form produced 250 bhp. However for an extra $484.20 over list price, the option Code 582 Fuel-Injected 327 version produced 360 bhp making it the fastest of the C1 generation. This high performance engine was only ordered on 1918 Vettes so made these cars very rare and collectible.
This 1962 Corvette Fuelie is beautifully presented in the classic Sateen Silver exterior with a Black interior. Of course, the main attraction of the engine bay is the numbers matching Rochester mechanical fuel injected 327/360hp engine . Power to the asphalt is delivered through the 4-speed manual transmission and the Posi-traction rear end. The nicely restored engine compartment has been detailed with the correct valve covers and stickers, cadmium-plated factory style clamps, GM part-number stamped hoses, cadmium-plated bolts, an polished ignition shielding and proper Delco badging on the generator. It is fitted with big brakes and wears period-correct steel wheels with bias-ply tires reflecting the vibe of high-performance Corvettes during the early 1960s. Additional options include the Wonder Bar Radio.
This 1962 Corvette is the perfect cruiser with its stunning good looks and performance, with the desirable optional fuel injected numbers matching 327ci/360hp engine, it's begging to be driven in sunny weather with the top down.