For Sale: 1962 Chevrolet Corvette in O'Fallon, Illinois

Vehicle Description

Gateway Classic Cars Houston showroom is excited to present this "Last of the Line" 1962 Chevrolet Corvette. The 1962 model year saw the introduction of the potent 327 CID V8 to the Corvette's last year of the 1st generation of this venerable American sports car. The 327 helped the 'Vette up its ante against the rest of the sports car world, making it a true force to be reckoned with on the road. This example spent a great deal of time in the shop of "Corvette Mike", in Anaheim, CA, and they clearly took pride in their work. The exterior is a gorgeous Ermine White, and the interior is done in (factory) Fawn synthetic leather and matching carpet. And, while it looks awesome (and very original), its looks are hiding some tasteful and appropriate upgrades. The original engine has been supplanted with a professionally built 355 CID V8, now sporting Edelbrock Performer aluminum heads and intake, a big Holley 4BBL carb, and is backed by a professionally built 4-speed manual transmission. A massive aluminum radiator replaced the original and is kept cool by the addition of both and electric fan and aluminum flex fan. Coated exhaust manifolds feed into a dual exhaust system with MagnaFlow mufflers, and together with the more potent V8, work to provide that vintage muscle car rumble that buyers crave. The 4-speed shifts smoothly, transferring the power to the C1 rear end, and subsequently to the pavement. This slick C1 is also hiding a modern 4-wheel disc brake setup, with stainless steel brake lines, and sure stops are the norm, rather than the exception. Handling is vastly improved via the addition of a Martz Chassis C1 Corvette front crossmember and suspension kit, which is equipped with tubular control arms, urethane bushings, a power steering rack, and QA1 adjustable coil over shocks. This C1 now corners like a much more modern sports car, and unless one crawls underneath to see why, onlookers will be left scratching their heads as to how this C1 on its (relatively) skinny radial rubber (P205/75R15 up front, P225/75R15 out back) can carve corners as adeptly as this C1 can! Steering is tight and precise, and bumps that would normally cause the front end to push or skitter barely are barely even noticed, and the KYB Gas-a-Just shocks out back keep the rear end properly damped. Additional enhancements in the engine bay include the polished brake booster and master cylinder, along with the polished compressor and alternator, and a full set of billet aluminum pulleys, which all show that this C1 means business. The interior retains its nearly original look, except for the A/C ducts, of course. The Fawn synthetic leather seats and the beige carpet have been very well kept and serve to continue the vintage look of the cockpit. This is one terrific C1: combine its original looks and stance with its modern powerplant and suspension upgrades, and you have a very desirable blend of vintage and modern, which serve up to deliver a very competent driving machine! Additional features on this 1962 Chevrolet Corvette for sale are Air Conditioning, AM/FM Wonderbar-style radio, Power Brakes, Power Steering, Radial Tires, Seat Belts, and Spare Tire with Jack. If you're looking for an outstanding C1, look no further!

Vehicle Details

  • 1962 Chevrolet Corvette
  • Listing ID: CC-1613526
  • Price: $114,000
  • Location:O'Fallon, Illinois
  • Year:1962
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:White
  • Interior Color:Tan
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:17734
  • Stock Number:HOU2267
  • VIN:GCCHOU2267
Listed By:
Gateway Classic Cars
1237 Central Park Dr
O'Fallon, IL 62269

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