The Charlie Thomas Collection | Lot 234
1962 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
$44,000 USD | Sold
| Grapevine, Texas
20 October 2012
360 hp, 327 cu. in. overhead valve V-8 engine, four-speed manual transmission, coil spring independent front suspension, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 102 in.
Offered here is an example from the final year of production of the first generation of Corvettes. This particular example remains in highly original and complete condition and is reported as having spent the better part of its life as a driver. The engine compartment reveals a 327 engine rated at 360 horsepower and mated to a four-speed manual transmission. The underside of the Corvette has received undercoating for preservation. Similarly, the interior is largely correct and clean and remains presentable, with wear only in the higher stress areas. The exterior paint, chrome, brightwork, and folding convertible top have been well-maintained, although they do display minor wear. The new owner will have the pleasure of deciding whether to continue driving and enjoying this American treasure or to restore it to better than new condition.