West Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely exceptional example of this older frame off restored 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible with a matching #'s 327cid/340HP V8 'RE' code engine with a 4 barrel Carter carburetor matched to it's original close ratio 4 speed manual transmission! The recipient of a older fame off restoration and refinished in 'Roman Red' color paint with a matching Red vinyl interior trim with a new Black soft top and factory steel 15" wheels and original 2 bar knock off wheel covers on bias ply white wall tires.
Matching #'s 327/340HP engine; date coded correct 3782870 casting # Date code 1 27 1 with VIN # 2101562 F1005RE stamped on the engine pad. Correct & dated T10 4 speed manual transmission code WJ1212 date code 7 31 61 correct & dated rear end casting # 3789812 and dated 1 7 1. Stamp CD 9 13, 3.70:1 Positraction rear axle RPO 675. Intake manifold 3794129. Generator 1102268. Exhaust Manifolds LH 3797901, RH 3797902. Correct air cleaner, upper & lower ignition shielding. Correct generator and tach drive distributor. Aluminum radiator. New front suspension including king pins and tie rod ends. Bonding strips intact. All new chrome, factory restored gauges, new carpet, dash pad, door panels, seat covers, weather stripping, window felts & windshield rubber. Absolutely no rust. Detailed undercarriage.
Factory options include:
Base Corvette Convertible $4,038 Borg Warner T10 4 spd Close Ratio Transmission $188.30 Dual Exhaust 7000 rpm Tachometer AM Seeking Radio $137.75 Rear Differential 3.08:1 Positraction Rear Axle $43.05 Dash Clock Correct Steering Wheel Finned Valve Covers 327/340HP V8 $107.60 (1 of 4,412) All mechanics are excellent.
The car has no signs of any accidents and is the beneficiary of an older frame off restoration and looks extremely striking in it's repainted 'Roman Red' color paint with matching color interior and a Black soft top. The car must be driven and seen to be truly appreciated - drives straight as an arrow with no strange road wobbles, shakes or rattles - a truly remarkable daily driver that will give any modern day sports car a run for it's money! The 4 speed manual transmission shifts smoothly through all the gears and the temperature always remains cool!
This is a rare opportunity to own a great daily driving and never abused example of a frame-off restored 1962 Corvette and one highly desirable and collectible unabused example of one of the best styling efforts of the decade, a genuine grand touring car in every sense of the word, this last year of the C1 generation Corvette design (1953-62) was the first year that the displacement was increased from 283 ci to 327 ci. and the very last year of the conventional trunks, exposed headlights and solid rear axles; a generation that seemingly increases in value and desirability each year!
This particular fully frame off restored model was appraised in 8/2017 for the owners of the trust that then owned the car at $97,800 and is sure to prove a most worthy investment for any Corvette collector or classic American classic muscle car enthusiast!