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1962 CORVETTE

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V.I.N. NUMBERS

Position Character Description
1 2 1962
2 & 3 08 body series: Corvette
4 & 5 67 convertible
6 S Assembled in St. Louis, MO
7 to 12 100001 to 114531 production sequence
1 to 7 0001001 sequential production number
8 F or T Flint, MI or Tonawanda, NY
9 to 10 Carburetion and transmission
  • RC = 327-cid 250-hp V-8 with 10.5:1 compression ratio, manual transmission, and four-barrel carburetor
  • RD = 327-cid 300-hp V-8 with 10.5:1 compression ratio, manual transmission, and four-barrel carburetor
  • RE = 327-cid 340-hp V-8 with 11.25:1 compression ratio, manual transmission, and four-barrel carburetor
  • RF = 327-cid 360-hp V-8 with 11.25:1 compression ratio, manual transmission, and fuel injection
  • SC = 327-cid 250-hp V-8 with 10.5:1 compression ratio, Powerglide automatic transmission and a four-barrel carburetor
  • SD = 327-cid 300-hp V-8 with 10.5:1 compression ratio, Powerglide automatic transmission and dual four-barrel carburetors

IDENTIFICATION

Series No. Body/Style No. Body Type Factory Price Shipping Weight Production Total
0800 67
2-dr. Roadster - 2 passenger
2-dr. Roadster - 2 passenger
$4038 2925 lb 14,531

ENGINE

Feature Standard Engine Optional Engine Optional Engine Optional Engine
TypeV-8, Overhead valve
BlockCast iron block
Displacement327 cid
Bore & Stroke4.00 x 3.25
Compression ratio10.50:111.25:1
Brake horsepower 250 @ 4400 rpm 300 340 360
Main bearingfive
Valve liftershydraulic
CarburetorCarter four-barrel Type AFB Fuel Injection

TRANSMISSION

Standard Manual Transmission Optional Manual Transmission Automatic Transmission
Close-ratio three-speed manual all-synchromesh transmission with floor-mounted gear shifter Close-ratio four-speed manual all-synchromesh transmission with floor-mounted gear shifter Two-speed Powerglide transmission (optional)

CHASSIS

Wheelbase 102 inches (2.591 m)
Overall length 177.2 inches (4.501 m)
Overall width 72.8 inches (1.849 m)
Overall height 52.1 inches (1.323 m)
Front tread 57 inches (1.448 m)
Rear tread 58.8 inches (1.499 m)
Frame Welded steel box-section X-braced type
Ground Clearance 6.7 inches (17 cm)
Hardtop weight 55 pounds (121 kg)
Interior hip room 59.6 inches (1.514 m)
Hat room 42.3 inches (1.074 m)
Leg room 46.5 inches (1.181 m)
Shoulder room 49.4 inches (1.255 m)
Trunk room 12.1 cu. ft (34 liters)
Wheels 15" steel bolt-on wheels
Tires 6.70x15
Front suspension Independent; unequal-length A-arms; unequal-length wishbones; coil springs; anti-roll bar; tubular shocks
Rear suspension Live axle on semi-elliptic leaf springs, anti-roll bar, tubular shock absorbers
Rear suspension Live axle on semi-elliptic leaf springs, tubular shock absorbers
Steering Saginaw worm-and-ball, 21:1 ratio, 3.7 turns to lock; 38.5 foot turning circle
Rear axle type Hypoid semi-floating
Brakes Four-wheel hydraulic, internal-expanding, 11-inch diameter drums, 327 square inches effective lining area
Standard 3-speed axle ratio 3.36:1

OPTIONS

RPO 102 Signal-seeking AM radio $137.75
RPO 276 Five 15 x 5.5-inch wheels N/C
RPO 313 Powerglide automatic transmission $199.10
RPO 419 Auxiliary hardtop $236.75
RPO 426 Electric power windows $59.20
RPO 441 Direct-Flow exhaust system no charge
RPO 473 Power-operated folding top mechanism $161.40
RPO 583 327-cid 300-hp V-8 engine $53.80
RPO 396 327-cid 340-hp V-8 engine $107.60
RPO 582 327-cid 370-hp fuel-injected V-8 engine $484.20
RPO 675 Positraction axle with optional ratio $43.05
RPO 685 Four-speed manual transmission $188.30
RPO 686 Metallic brakes $37.70
RPO 687 Heavy-duty brakes and suspension $333.60
RPO 1832 Five 6.70 x 15 white sidewall tires $31.55
RPO 1833 Five 6.70 x 15 Nylon tires $15.75

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