Vehicle Description

This 1962 Chevrolet Corvette is tired of talking about investments. Since when did America's first (and greatest) sports car become a garage queen? If you like to drive, forget looking for a perfect 'Vette, a car like this gorgeous white-on-red roadster is what you really want. Spin the tires, soak up the sun, and let the guys with the trailers worry about values. You'll be having too much fun to care anyway.

You've seen cars like this cruising down the road and the guy behind the wheel is always grinning like an escaped convict. You've wanted one for years, right? So, here's a classic Ermine White roadster that's turn-key and ready to rock. The paint shows great but isn't so perfect you'll be afraid of the clouds in the sky, and you can definitely show up at the local cruise-in with this car and get a lot of respect. The last of the solid-axle Corvettes has a definite old-school charm to it, a remnant of the '50s with its wrap-around windshield and stylish side cove. It fits together extremely well with doors that thunk shut with a solid feeling, and with those blacked-out grilles up front, Chevy designers really tried to make the Corvette look aggressive rather than simply pretty. All the chrome was restored with the rest of the car some time ago, so it still has a great shine and really dresses up the relatively subtle white paint.

The twin-cockpit design was one of the most endearing features of the early Corvette, with bucket seats that seem to merge into the bodywork and the "waterfall" between them to bring the exterior into the car. The red seats have covers that were installed a few years ago, and today they show a comfortable, inviting look that means long cruises down your favorite road and evenings listening to the V8 rumble out back. The big three-spoke wheel still frames the factory gauges, and aside from a chunk missing near one of the spokes, it's in good shape. And why would you own a Corvette with anything but a manual transmission? The 4-speed manual in the center consolette sports a white cue ball knob and racks through the gears with precision. An AM/FM radio nestles into the dash (needs service), making this a car you can drive every day without feeling as if you're driving an antique. This car also includes a white convertible top that seals up nicely, so for the bold people out there, this is a 4-season cruiser. (Editor's note: If this car is ever driven in the snow, you forfeit all rights to ownership. At least, that's what the law should be!).

The engine is a 350 cubic inch Chevy that fits in there like it was designed that way, which shouldn't be a surprise because the original engine was a 327. With a relatively stock look, it runs beautifully with upgrades specifically chosen to make it more user-friendly. Note the 4-barrel carb, the long-tube headers, and a new radiator and clutch fan, all working together to make it reliable and fun to drive. A chrome air cleaner was used to help with the disguise and a few chrome dress-up pieces like the valve covers and distributor cover make it look flashy under the hood. Underneath, the chassis is pretty stock, right down to the original-style dual exhaust system and factory rear end, and the mellow-sounding exhaust system is just about right. It's not sophisticated, but it works rather well and will be entertaining to drive for years to come. Factory steel wheels with spinner hubcaps look right and wear 205/75/15 whitewall radials.

This awesome '62 Corvette says, "Let's rock!" So, what are you waiting for? Call today!

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1419527
  • Price:$44,995
  • Location:Ft Worth, Texas
  • Year:1962
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:Ermine White
  • Interior Color:Red
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:43676
  • Stock Number:4382-DFW
  • VIN:20867S108265