1962 Chevrolet Corvette - $109,900
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Finished in sinister Tuxedo Black with a black interior, it certainly looks the part of an apex predator and in 1962, this was probably the nastiest car on the road.

Beautiful black-on-black Corvette. Nice older restoration. Solid lifter 327 with recent Rochester fuel injection system rebuilt by Gary Hodges. Two tops with black new convertible top. Original wheels included. Gorgeous, sorted, and fun to drive, this Corvette gets everything right.

This isn’t a show car and it isn’t a pedigree car, but it does a pretty good impersonation of both. It received a high-quality restoration about 10 years ago and has been driven and enjoyed since it was completed. Finished in sinister Tuxedo Black with a black interior, it certainly looks the part of an apex predator and in 1962, this was probably the nastiest car on the road. Today it presents beautifully with glossy paint and great fiberglass with none of the usual issues. Gaps are very good, there are no waves or ripples in the surface, and the doors swing closed with confidence. Side coves were body-colored in 1962, so the all-black look is imposing, which seems appropriate given the serious firepower under the hood. There’s also some nice chrome trim, all of which was restored or replaced during the restoration and is holding up great. It wears correct “Fuel Injection” emblems on the front fenders, perhaps a small warning for onlookers but it’s kind of subtle, so go ahead and have some fun. There’s simply no angle from which this car doesn’t look awesome.

The black interior was also restored to factory specs, including the pleated bucket seats, new carpets, fresh door panels, and that big steering wheel that makes it easy to muscle the Corvette around corners. There’s a proper 4-speed manual gearbox topped by a cue ball knob, and the big, bold gauges remain a great example of style meeting ergonomics. You’ll note it has a correct 6500 RPM redline tach, exclusive to the solid lifter cars, and the 17,000 miles showing on the odometer are likely since the restoration was finished. The secondary gauges are operational, although the clock is not which isn’t really a surprise. A traditional Corvette grab handle for the passenger is probably a good idea and the dash-mounted rear-view mirror is just plain cool. The car includes both a recent black convertible top from Al Knoch, as well as a color-matched factory hardtop that’s in fantastic shape. And the C1s are great cars to own simply because of the usable trunk, which includes a rubber mat and a full-sized spare tire underneath.

The engine is a rebuilt 327 cubic inch V8 with a factory solid lifter camshaft and a recently rebuilt Rochester fuel injection system from noted expert Gary Hodges. Unfortunately, during the rebuild the block was decked and the numbers were wiped, but we believe this to be a real 340 horsepower car with the fuel injection added, making it one of the more entertaining early ‘60s cars to drive. It’s properly detailed with Chevy Orange paint, finned valve covers, and that spectacular restored injection setup that draws a crowd every time you open the hood. Correct hoses, a generator, and original master cylinder complete the OEM look. It also runs superbly with easy starts and ferocious acceleration—pay attention or you’ll blow right past redline without a thought. This sucker loves to rev! It also makes wonderful sounds with the properly adjusted valvetrain accentuating the rumbling exhaust note. This is how Corvettes are supposed to sound! The 4-speed offers crisp shifts and we believe there are 3.70 gears out back, making this a seriously fast car, even today. Underneath, the brakes have been recently serviced, the shocks and exhaust are newer, and the factory fiberglass is in fantastic shape. No issues with the frame and ride quality in these vintage ‘Vettes is actually pretty good. It’s sitting on a set of vintage Cragar mags with 215/70/15 radials, but the original date-coded wheels are included with the car.

If you’re not a trophy hunter and instead prefer to use your cars as intended, this Corvette should really speak to you. It’s beautifully finished but also properly sorted, which means you can get in and go any time you want without a second thought. It’s not a perfect car and with the engine being like it is, you don’t have to worry about blowing up 40% of its value by making a mistake. So get in, run it through the gears, and put a big grin on your face—this car delivers. Call today!

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Vehicle: 1962 Chevrolet Corvette
Price: $109,900
Stock Number: 121036
Odometer Reading: 17,000
VIN: 20867S100230
Engine: 327 cubic inch V8, fuel injection
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Gear Ratio: 3.7
Wheelbase: 102 inches
Wheels: 15-inch Cragar chrome wheels
Tires:
Exterior Color: Black
Interior Color: Black vinyl
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