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Frame Off Restored Corvette Roadster 327/360 HP 4 Speed

1962 Chevrolet Corvette

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Jun 30, 2014
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1962 Chevrolet Corvette
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Year: 1962
Interior Color: Gold Make: Chevrolet
Transmission: Manual Model: Corvette
Body Type: Other Engine: 327 L84 FI V8
Vehicle Title: Clear Mileage: 7,099
Doors: 2 Exterior Color: Gold
Cylinders: 8-Cyl.
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5527 Lakeview Road, Charlotte, NC, 28269, US

1962 Chevrolet Corvette

Frame Off Restored Corvette Roadster 327/360 HP 4 Speed

  • Year: 1962
  • Type of vehicle title: Clear
  • Primary color: Gold
  • Mileage: 7099
  • Transmission type: 4 Speed Manual
  • Engine: 327 L84 FI V8
  • Interior color: Gold

Vehicle info

One of the best parts of the C1 Corvette is its ability to display a wide range of personalities without ever straying from its performance roots. From refined to sinister, a change of color is all it takes to show these cars in a new light. This 1962 Corvette roadster airs on the classier side of possibilities thanks to its tasteful Fawn Beige exterior and matching cockpit. But don't let that reserved look fool you there's some serious firepower underneath that fiberglass. A tribute to the 1,918 cars equipped with the legendary L84 327ci, the car mixes a beefy 360hp small block with a Borg Warner four-speed transmission. The beneficiary of a frame-off restoration, the car presents with authenticity and feels every bit as good as it looks on the road. There is never a bad time for a great Corvette and this L84-equipped '62 roadster is definitely one of the best!

Judging by its serial number, this roadster left GM's St. Louis line in May of 1962. While a lot of cars left that plant dressed in red, white, or silver, this roadster found a more sophisticated hue in code 920 Fawn Beige. The color's impact is heightened by Chevrolet's decision to go monochromatic for the model year, putting an end to those classic contrasting coves. The paintwork presents as it should even and lustrous without crossing the line into over-restored territory. There are pictures of the car stripped to its bare essence during the build and, even then, the body presented well. It was the kind of solid no-hit shell builders always hope to begin with. Panel fitment is true to factory standards and, overall, the car makes a great first impression.

For 1962, Chevrolet further refined an already great body style, creating a perfect send-off piece for the C1 Corvette. This example wears those updates well. At the front, a black grille insert sits above chrome bumperettes while quad headlights cap the fenders. Corvette script spans the space between those headlights, capped by a '62-exclusive Corvette emblem. Follow the hood toward a crystal clear windshield, wrapped in well-preserved stainless and kept clean by stainless wipers. Swing over to the side to admire the swept front fender wells leading into those classic coves. Crisp "Fuel Injection" badges hang underneath another set of cross-flag emblems while the side cutouts features fine-tooth '62-exclusive grilles. A driver side mirror, chrome door handles, and ribbed rocker molding complete the view. Out back, the "ducktail" continues the overall sense of motion, capped by dual round taillights and a second set of chrome bumperettes.

If you wanted the top option Corvette, the new-for-'62 L84 327ci was the way to go. Making an impressive 1.146hp per cubic inch (360hp total), the compact powerhouse remained the highest-rated production small block ever offered by Chevrolet until the quad-cam LT5 was introduced in 1990. Rebuilt to factory specs, the correct small block in this roadster utilizes a high-lift cam, "double hump" heads, and 11.25:1 compression to help make those impressive numbers. Of course, the star of the show is the Rochester mechanical fuel injection setup perched atop an aluminum Winters intake an option just 1,918 buyers selected for the model year. The front of the engine turns little aside from a period-correct generator while the water pump pairs with a Harrison radiator, a Harrison expansion tank, GM hoses, and single fan to keep the bay cool. The finned valve covers wear their age well and, at the back, the chrome ignition cover adds some factory flash to the engine compartment. Turn the key and the small block comes to life without fuss, ready for the back roads.

Crawl under this Corvette to find a solid undercarriage restored to the same standards as the exterior. The floors are finished with a light layer of undercoating while the X-braced frame and several key components are finished in satin black. Behind the L84, a Borg Warner T10 four-speed provides smooth shifts, spinning power back to a 8.2" drop-out rear axle. Suspension stays true to the stock formula with a double A-arm independent front and a solid axle with leaf springs out back. There are sway bars at both ends and axle straps come in handy during quick takeoffs. The driving experience is a direct one thanks to manual steering and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes which are surprisingly effective at the bringing the car to a halt. The exhaust system meets in front of the bright orange oil pan and extends back on either side, carrying spent gases out through factory-style mufflers and angle-cut pipes. At the corners, a set of 15-inch wheels spins full covers and 6.70-16 white walls, completing the car in period correct styling.

Between the doors, this Corvette carries a matching Fawn interior, continuing that upmarket feel inside. Step over the polished door sill pates onto Tuxedo carpeting with custom floors mats. That carpet extends on the bottom of the restored door panels freshened with new hardware and reflectors. The vinyl bucket seats are still firm and supportive and the stainless outlines that extend behind them present as new, flowing into the classic waterfall. There is no center console to speak of but the shifter is surrounded by an original looking shift plate console with an ashtray on the right side. The dash is an attractive jet-age carry over with a large curved speedometer backing a fuel gauge, a temperature gauge, a column-mounted tachometer, a battery output gauge, and an oil pressure gauge all housed in round pods. All the chrome pulls and switches show well and, in the center stack, a Wonder Bar radio tops heater controls and a clock, both outlined in stainless. This is a two-top car so, behind the seats, you'll find a white canvas top which can be hidden and replaced by a body-matched hardtop whenever you feel so inclined.

This sale of this roadster includes an original owner's guide and restoration images which document that paint process and nearly every major casting, date code, and part number.

Corvettes are always special cars and rare examples like this take their appeal off the charts. With just 1,918 equipped with the L84 327, its value is sure to increase; especially when you factor in the Borg Warner four-speed and the tasteful color choice. The car presents well from any angle you can dream up and the fuel-injected small block is just as fun now as it was in 1962. If you're looking for a unique C1 Corvette to round out your collection, this Fawn Beige roadster is the perfect choice!

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If you would like to make a sales visit or arrange an inspection, we would be happy to schedule a personal appointment with either yourself or your representative. To do so, contact Frank Carroll at (704)596-5211 or (440)413-7118. Frank's email address is: For those of you who need to fly in, we can provide transportation to and from Charlotte Douglas International Airport. We can also recommend accommodations within a short distance of our facility.

RK Motors takes pride in delivering road-ready cars to our customers. That's why every car we sell comes with the assurance of our Seal of Approval process - a comprehensive inspection performed by our sister company, the RKM Performance Center. From major visual defects to basic functionality issues, our Seal of Approval checklist covers the basics so you can feel confident about your purchase.

For international buyers, note that we've shipped cars to collectors and classic car fans world-wide for years. We can provide you with a firm quote for transport to any shipping port in the world in a sealed container and handle the process for you from start to finish. Our domestic and international ground transport solutions are enclosed only. If you wish to use an open carrier, you will need to arrange that. Our Transportation Manager, Anthony Conner, stands ready to help you with your transport & shipping needs. Anthony can be reached at:

A common question we receive is: "do you accept trades"? We do accept trades, but will only consider #1 or #2 condition vehicles. If you would like us to review a trade, please send recent, high resolution pictures of the entire car, including the underside. Also send a detailed description which includes all specifications, facts, figures, history and documentation present with the car. Lastly, give us a clear idea of what you are seeking in trade value. If you are a MyClassicGarage user, you can send us an Evaluation file for review. Our MCG virtual garage name is: RK Motors Charlotte. Email information and pictures on your trade directly to Frank Carroll. Frank's email address is:

Our 60,000 sqf retail showrooms are located in beautiful Charlotte, North Carolina . We usually have 200-250 incredible cars on display, and there's always something new. Feel free to make an appointment, stop in and meet our staff, and, more importantly, see the Greatest Showroom on Earth! Each and every one of our employees is an absolute car nut and we do this because we love cars!

In addition to our retail showroom in Charlotte, NC, the RKM Performance Center is located in a 40,000 sqf facility in Mooresville, NC, which is about 20 minutes north of Charlotte in the heart of NASCAR country. We perform complete restorations for classic car collectors worldwide. RKM restored cars have won numerous national awards.

Check out our feedback from other customers who have purchased cars from us in the past on our website. We pride ourselves on describing our cars accurately, and, our cars really do look better in person than in the pictures!

Every car that you see for sale is in our physical possession and located at our main facility, 5527 Lakeview Road, Charlotte, NC, 28269. For general information, call us at: (704)596-5211.

RKM Performance Center

  • Heated paint booth
  • Sanding room
  • Mixing room
  • Sandblasting cabinet
  • Interior shop
  • Metal fabrication shop
  • 10 two post lifts
  • Alignment rack
  • Showroom

    5527 Lakeview Road
    Charlotte, NC 28269

  • RKM Performance Center

    161 Knob Hill Road
    Mooresville, NC 28117

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