1962 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible @ Mecum Monterey Auction

1962 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible @ Mecum Monterey Auction

The Reggie Jackson Collection - 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

ESTIMATE: $75,000 - $90,000


SPECIFICATIONS


ENGINE 327/340 HP V-8

TRANSMISSION 4-Speed Manual

EXTERIOR COLOR Maroon

INTERIOR COLOR Black

BODY STYLE Convertible


HIGHLIGHTS
Final year for the first generation Corvette
First year for the 327 CI engine in the Corvette
RE-suffix 327/340 HP V-8 engine
Solid lifters
Carter aluminum 4-barrel carburetor
4-speed manual transmission
Finished in Candy Honduras Maroon with Black interior and soft top


THE STORY
The 1962 model year was the end of the line for the first-generation Corvette, and as such, it featured some very minor revisions in anticipation of an all-new car to debut in 1963. The contrasting color side cove with chrome trim was retired, and that area was now body color without any trim. The grille was blacked out, and a new ribbed chrome rocker trim design was implemented.


The more significant changes for the 1962 Corvette took place under the hood. A new 327 CI version of the venerable small-block V-8 was introduced with a 4-inch bore and a 3.25-inch stroke. The Corvette’s base powertrain included a 250 HP version of the 327, which was mated to a 3-speed manual transmission. Optional engines were available in 300, 340 and 360 HP versions, the latter coming with the top fuel-injected V-8, while transmission options included a 4-speed manual and 2-speed Powerglide automatic.

AUCTION:

HYATT REGENCY MONTEREY HOTEL AND SPA - DEL MONTE GOLF COURSE - MONTEREY, CA · 600 VEHICLES  -  AUGUST 17-19, 2023


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