Implicit Interior: 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Mild Custom – Sold?

by | Feb 2022 | Classifinds, Sports Car Saturday

March 25, 2022, Update – We just confirmed the listing for this “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found we’re assuming this ride “Sold?” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

If you want to sell your car effectively online, at a minimum, you need to provide pictures of the interior and exterior. The seller of this white over red 1962 Chevrolet Corvette originally listed on Craiglist in February 2022 in Bonita Springs, Florida neglected to provide the former.  That’s a shame as we’re curious to see how well integrated the Vintage Air a/c system and other custom touches have been integrated into the interior.  Reported to have benefitted from an older frame-off restoration, this C2 now features a 350 cubic inch small block V8.

Currently offered for $75,000, Comparing that price against the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms the private seller has their C1 Corvette priced between this guide’s #3 “Good” estimate of $60,300 and its #2 “Excellent” appraisal of $86,400.  Similarly, the  Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the seller’s ask falls between this guide’s #2 “Very Good” estimate of $64,000 and its #1 “Excellent” appraisal of $88,000.

1962 marked the final model year for Chevrolet’s C1 Corvette design.  Not only was 1962 the final year a Corvette featured a solid rear axle mounted on leaf springs, but it was also the last year the car would feature a locking trunk lid until it returned on the 1998 C5 Corvette convertible 36 years later.

Styling changes for the 1962 Corvette were minor.  Two-tone paint options (typically consisting of contrasting coves) were no longer factory available. The twin tail light, ducktail rear-end styling introduced in 1961 carried over. The headlight trim rings, formally chrome-plated, were now body-colored while stylists added a new rocker panel molding.

Under the hood, Chevrolet engineers increased the small block V8’s displacement from 283 to 327 cubic inches which produced 250 horsepower in its base single 4-barrel carburetor version. Hydraulic valve lifters were used in the standard and optional 300 horsepower engines, solid lifters in the optional carbureted 340 horsepower, and fuel-injected 360 horsepower versions. Dual 4-barrel carburetor engines were no longer available.

This 1986 Hewlett-Packard commercial posted on the ewjxn YouTube Channel featuring a 1962 Corvette may be dated in many different ways, but the car scenes are timeless:

This 1962 Chevrolet Corvette looks to be a great candidate if you prefer driving rather than showing your vintage Corvette.

Here’s the seller’s description:

“1962 Corvette, 350 C. I. (NOM), Be-Cool radiator with thermostat controlled electric fan, 4-speed w/Hurst, 3:70 positraction, front-wheel disc brakes. Vintage air and Auto Meter white face gauges. Electric wipers. Fit and finish are very good as is the brightwork. This is an older restoration that has seen very little usage. It was apparently a body-off, as the frame is solid/painted with replaced body mounts, brake lines, and exhaust. The car starts, runs, drives, and stops with no issues and can be driven confidently. $75,000 No texts, please. I will not respond.”

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