1962 Chevrolet (C1) Corvette
This 1962 Chevrolet Corvette (C1) is a late-model American sports car icon kept in beautiful condition over its 60-year history. It is powered by a 5.4-litre naturally-aspirated V8 motor which outputs 190kW (250hp) in base specification. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a four-speed manual transmission. This example shows 3,441 miles on its odometer.
This was one of the final first-generation Chevrolet Corvettes to roll off the production line featuring the most powerful engine. The 327 ci engine is often regarded as the best small black Chevrolet V8 ever made, and especially potent in the small sports car body. The Corvette was designed to lure back some business from European rivals such as MG, Alfa Romeo, and Jaguar. It took some years for Chevrolet to tweak the model to its ultimate iteration, but 1962 was considered the high point for the C1 generation. Not only does it feature the larger V8, the front scored the twin headlight look and the rear debuted the iconic Stingray design which lasted through the late 60s. Of all the classic Corvettes, a late model C1 is becoming increasingly expensive and harder to find.
Cars built in 1962 were painted in solid colours only; this car sports a Roman Red exterior over red vinyl interior. The soft-top is cream while an original red hard-top is also included. It rides on a set of original 15-inch chrome wheels wrapped in Uniroyal Rallye whitewall tyres. This car features the original radio which works.
Having been preciously cared for by its longest caretaker for over 40 years in the United States, this car has a large amount of documentation and has required little to get it on the road in Australia. It is a numbers-matching car and its immaculate condition reflects its careful, low-mileage use. The current owner purchased the vehicle in 2018, where all subsequent servicing has been completed by SR Automotive in Queensland. The owner describes the driving experience with a strong engine, smooth manual transmission, and brakes that have recently been redone. It’s a multi-award winner with the last major accolade being a “Best Original Car” in 2019 at the Rock n Roll Rendezvous at the National Motor Museum.
As expected with such low mileage, this Corvette presents in near-immaculate condition. The Roman Red paintwork shows no signs of scratching, dents, or damage and the extensive chrome detailing shines beautifully. The owner notes some scratches on the chrome front bumper which is detailed in the images. The cream soft-top is seldom used which explains some of the creasing, though its condition is still excellent. No damage or scratching can be seen on any of the four chrome wheels while the Uniroyal tyres show a good level of tread depth remaining.
Just like the outside, the interior of this Corvette looks to be in flawless condition. The red vinyl of the doors, dash, and seats presents in fantastic order, while the original red carpets are clean and unmarked. All chrome detailing looks untouched and all gauges function as they left the factory.
All original documentation supplied with the car will be made available to its new owner.
This listing is to the best of the sellers knowledge and is not misleading or deceptive in anyway. As per Trading Garage’s Terms and Conditions, although Trading Garage have completed the following checks, bidders must satisfy themselves to the accuracy of the description and do any research, they feel necessary before bidding. All listings are sold in Australian dollars. This vehicle is currently registered in QLD until 24/06/22 and is not recorded as stolen or written off. There are no security interests registered on the PPSR against the serial number.
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