Representing the last year of the "C1" (Corvette, 1st generation), the 1962 Corvette is special for a few other reasons. That year also marked the debut of the iconic 327 V8, which replaced the 283 and offered even stronger performance than its well respected predecessor. The styling was also refined as it was now monochromatic and more cohesive with the de-chromed character lines on the front fenders and doors now matching those on the rear quarters. This 1962 Chevrolet Corvette has received a complete frame-off restoration with only 270 miles added since and as a result it looks and drives beautifully. According to the previous owner of 40 years, the car was purchased as a project that was completely original but also completely disassembled. Having worked at a Chevrolet dealership back in the '60s and onward, he amassed a wealth of N.O.S. 1962 Corvette parts which came in handy decades later when he found this project car. Many of the parts were/are hard to find such as the spiral shocks, bumpers, grille surrounds, stainless steel trim, gauges (including the tachometer), weather stripping, spinner hub caps, door handles, taillights, trunk mat and the jack assembly. That labor of "no expense spared" love finally took place in more recent years and the Corvette has only been driven 270 miles since. During the restoration the car was repainted in its original and eye-catching hue of "Honduras Maroon " which is nicely complemented with a white convertible top and wide whitewall tires. There are a few chips and one scratch in the paint, which are pointed out in the picture gallery. The Black interior has been refurbished to factory-fresh condition. Powered by its original, numbers-matching 327 cubic-inch, 250-horsepower V8, this classic 'vette was born with the optional Powerglide automatic transmission. During the restoration, however, the automatic was swapped out for an era-correct Borg Warner "T-10" 4-speed. We fully support that decision, as we imagine most C1 enthusiasts would agree that a four-speed car is a lot more fun. The optional "off road" exhaust, with its lower-restriction mufflers, sounds great and adds to the fun factor. Recently serviced and ready to go, this Corvette will bring you back in time, and definitely give you tons of enjoyment whether you're running through the gears on the boulevard, unraveling the curves on a scenic cruise or talking to fellow enthusiasts while parked at a weekend car show.