1962 was the first year that the 327 V8 debuted as Chevrolet’s premier V8. The 1962 Corvette was built around the new for 62 327 as it came in 4 different horsepower configurations: 250hp, 300hp, 340hp and 365hp. The performance orient 340hp and 360hp featured a solid lifter came, aluminum intake and 11.25:1 compression ratio. The 340hp featured a single Carter 4 Barrel Carburetor and the 360hp utilized a Rochester Fuel Injection unit. The fuel injection alone came at a healthy $484.20 premium for 1962 which equated to $376.00 dollars for the 20 extra horsepower that the fuel injection provided. As a result, the 340hp cars outsold the fuel injected cars by nearly 2500 units.
GR Auto Gallery is pleased to present this 1962 Chevrolet Corvette 327/340hp roadster for you to consider. According to the owner, this Corvette is believed to retain the original numbers matching 327 block, features a no hit body, excellent frame and is presented here in Tuxedo black over Black interior. The car was acquired by its current owner in 1997 where the body was completely taken off the frame and a complete frame off restoration was performed. Today, after nearly 20 years since completion the car remains in excellent driver condition and is ready for immediate use. Vehicle highlights include the 327/340 engine built to stock spec, 4-speed manual transmission, Classic Cragar SS Wheels, 160mph speedometer, 7000 RPM tachometer, Hurst shifter, beautifully trimmed interior with stock steering wheel, excellent chrome and trim, etc. Other highlights include: Updated Mallory ignition, Edelbrock 4 barrel carb with electric choke, stock exhaust manifolds, aluminum expansion tank and dual exhaust. Mechanically, this Corvette runs and drives great and is a worthy addition to any collection or holiday car for any enthusiast.
The Chevrolet Corvette is known as America’s first sports car as it was developed as an answer to what was coming out of Europe at that time. The first generation cars are considered the most stylish and the year 1962 with the development of the 327, the performance aspect of America’s sports car hit a new high. The car offered here has is the best color and arguably the best motor package. These cars continue to be globally sought after are continue to be good automotive investments. Vehicle comes complete with owner history back to 1973, pictures of the restoration process, many receipts and research material.
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