White/Red 62 Corvette Bowtie Survivor

1962 Chevrolet Corvette

Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
Type: Convertible
Trim: Convertible
Year: 1962
Mileage: 49,007
VIN: 20867S100029
Color: Ermine White
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: 3-speed manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Red
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Georgetown, Texas, United States
AM-Wonderbar radio

Description for Chevrolet Corvette 1962

For sale is my used 1962 Corvette. This was the 29th Corvette built for the model year. Sold new at Ron Tonkin Chevrolet in Portland. OR. in November of 1961. It is a true "survivor". It has the original drive train it was born with. The odometer shows 49007 miles and is believed to be accurate. The odometer works fine. but the speedo is starting to act up. I drive to local shows. It is a "soft top" only car. The original white soft top was replaced with a blue one in 1976 and it shows its age. The ermine white paint is the original lacquer from the factory and presents well. There are some nicks and scratches. Chrome is all original with some pitting. but presents well. Tires are 6. 70-15 repros. Also. included is a new set of Michelin radials mounted on correct smooth welded wheels that have been sand blasted. powder coated. and painted body color. Full size hubcaps in great shape. Brake system has all of its numbered/rebuilt wheel cylinders and re-sleeved master cylinder. One nos replacement muffler and one original with a hole in it. The engine is the original 250hp/327ci that has never been out of the car. It has the original WCFB 3191s four barrel carburator that has been rebuilt by Bob Kunz. Original F-E gas cap. Gas tank flushed and fuel pump rebuilt. The starter. generator. voltage regulator. 609 water pump. radiator. expansion tank. numbered horns. 3-speed transmission. 3. 36 open rear-end are original. Engine pad has original stamp/broach marks. All glass is dated and original. The windshield weatherstrip is the original that has never been reproduced. It has the serial number and build date of F0815RC on the pad. The jack and tools were carryover items from 1961. Old St. Louis plant employees told me they did this all the time with a model year change. Spare tire board is original. Body plugs are still in place. It has the original red vinyl interior. One slight tear/separation in driver's seat. Original seat belts w/painted buckle. AM-Wonderbar radio rebuilt by Jerry Rudbeck. Dash pad and carpet are original. The undercarriage was undercoated by the dealer upon delivery. The original painted serial number is still on the frame. Windshield washer is original and still "spits" water. Car has been given a tune-up. Coil is original 091. All ignition shielding is in place. Battery is a new Restoration Delco battery with a blade cut-off switch. Lights and turn signals work. but can be finicky at times. Some hoses replaced with repros. Still have original key and a couple repros. Clock works and is dated JUL-61. All original weatherstripping still in place. No rot anywhere on the frame or cross-member. There are no signs of this car ever being hit. This car was judged at the NCRS Lone Star Regional and got a 93. 5 Second Flight. They signed off on the car to get Bowtie judged at the NCRS Convention in Overland Park. KS. last July. They said "don't touch" anything. I didn't and it achieved the Chevrolet Bowtie Award for originality. That means it had to attain minimum 80% original in Chassis & Mechanical. and 85% original in Exterior & Interior. A Star was awarded for each category and it is a Four Star car. It excelled in all four categories and was 90% original overall. A Fifth Star can be attained by displaying at 4 NCRS events of which one has to be a National event. The car "is what it is" and can only be original once. I would hope it gets added to someones private collection or museum. Email me with any questions. Inspections are recommended.