$42,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1962

rpo code description
867 Corvette Convertible
396 327ci 340hp Engine
419 Auxiliary Hardtop
675 Positraction Rear Axle
685 4 Speed Manual Transmission
1833 Blackwall Tires

 

 
exterior color
Ermine White
interior color
Red

Make:   Chevrolet
Model:   Corvette
Transmission:   4-Speed Manual
Mileage:   42,555
Engine:   327 ci V8
VIN:   KY7055
about the dealership
Seven Hills Motorcars is Cincinnati's premier Corvette specialist and a licensed and registered auto dealer by the State of Ohio.  With many years of focused experience I specialize in 1957 to 1982 Corvettes.  There is no other dealership that can better meet your needs if you would like to buy, sell, or just find out more information about your Corvette.  This is simply a one man operation, and this is not my full time employment.  I do it because I enjoy it.  I am a collector and enthusiast and therefore look for cars that excite me.  I do not purchase at dealer auctions; each car is hand picked by me because it is special or rare to me and because I like it. 
contact information
Seven Hills Motorcars, Inc.
9213 Blue Ash Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45242
sales@sevenhillsmotorcars.com

Contact a representative directly:
Matt: 513.708.1468
 

vehicle description

 

 

Seven Hills Motorcars is extremely proud to offer this absolutely beautiful 1962 Corvette in spectacular condition with both tops.  This car is essentially 100% turn key and ready to be enjoyed.  This car looks and drives awesome, needs nothing, and is all set to be driven by its future owner.  This Corvette always turns heads and gets a TON of attention going down the road.  The previous owner was meticulous about the care of his vehicles and it shows in the condition of this car.  This was one of many cars in his collection that included at least one Corvette from every body style.  The low mileage is supported by the condition of the car and the clear Ohio title, pictured below, showing the mileage as "actual."  However, I have no other documentation to verify the mileage as original.  This Corvette is an exceptional driver and I wouldn't hesitate to hop in and take a road trip.  Please peruse all of the photos and information below to get a true sense of how clean and nice this Corvette really is.

The 1962 model represents a very special era in Corvette history.  It is was the last evolution of the of the original solid axle generation.  It featured many firsts and many lasts for the Corvette.  It was the first year to offer the 327 ci small block engine.  The body style was similar to the 1961 model year with the updated rear end treatment and new "toothless grill," but there are some important differences.  In 1962 the brightwork trim was eliminated around the coves and the cove vent now featured a single louver.  1962 was the last year to feature a conventional trunk in a convertible until 1998.  It was the last year for exposed headlights until 2005.  The 1962 model year serves as a bridge from the primitive early Corvettes to the true American sports car that the Corvette has evolved into today.  It is one of the most iconic and recognizable Corvettes ever produced.

As a side note, this Corvette is not a dealer auction vehicle.  We hand pick each car after careful inspection.  Our Corvettes come from owners who expect their cars to go to someone that will give the vehicle the same care and attention as they did.  We invite and encourage you to examine the car in person or have the car inspected.  Please take the time to scrutinize each picture.  We photograph each vehicle to the greatest extent so you can feel confident about your purchase.  If you have a question about the Corvette, just give us a call.

 

 

condition

 
 

Exterior

The white exterior is in beautiful driver condition.  As one can see in the photos the finish has dazzling gloss and smooth finish.  Often many Corvettes will have particularly chipped up front ends, this car does not.  The chrome and other brightwork on the car looks awesome with no clouding, pitting, or dull areas.  This Corvette comes equipped with 17" aluminum wheels, which are in excellent condition with a brilliant finish and absolutely no curb rash.  The tires look almost brand new.  There are no major imperfections that have been excluded from the photos.  There are some imperfections visible in the photos and some other small blemishes, touch ups, and small cracks when you right up on the car that were too faint to show up in photos, but nothing that is really noticeable from five to ten feet away.  The hardtop is totally complete and a little tweaked as it doesn't fit the right window perfectly.  The soft top is literally brand new.  It is a top quality unit from Al Knoch and operates easily without a ton of effort to get it latched down.  The frame shows no rust and is totally solid as is everything else on the car.

Please note that all of the glass on this Corvette is date coded and correct for the period.  Original glass is a good indication that the car has not been in a major accident and never sustained significant damage.  There are also some other small details that verify the age of the glass.  Around the 1961-62 timeframe the etching on the side glass for Corvettes changed from stating "SOLID" to "SOLID TEMPERED."  The one early window from 1961 in this car has the correct "SOLID" etching and the later window from 1962 has the "SOLID TEMPERED."

 

Windshield - JI - "J" is May and "I" is 1962 so this window is most likely original, made in May of 1962.  

 

Driver's Window - TL - "T" is August and "L" is 1961 so this window is most likely original, made in August of 1961. 

 

Passenger's Window - NI - "N" is January and "I" is 1962 so this window is most likely original, made in January of 1962. 

 

 

Interior

 

The red interior in this Corvette looks utterly brilliant.  It has been completely restored with best quality components from Al Knoch.  It is in nearly flawless concourse quality condition.  The seats look almost brand new with no rips, tears, or split seams.  They are not worn in the typical areas such as where the driver gets in and out.  The carpet is in like new condition as well with no stains, rips, or holes The door panels are in great shape and unlike many Corvettes of this age, they fit well and tight to the door.  The dash is not cracked or sun faded at all.  The rear window in the soft top is clear with no fogging or yellowing.  This car has not been smoked in; there are no burn marks or aroma whatsoever. 

 

 

Mechanical

This car is in awesome mechanical condition and is an exceptional driver.  The car drives terrifically.  It is tight on the road and at highway speeds.  The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other.  The car starts right away every time and runs well.  The transmission is solid; the car shifts well and does not pop out of gear.  This Corvette has plenty of power, and it is very fast.  It has a very healthy and awesome tone to the exhaust note.  The horn works as do the headlights, all gauges (with the obvious exception of the clock and battery gauge as the car now has an alternator), all interior and exterior lights, the fan, and wipers. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially with top down on a beautiful day.


Overall
Condition

 

Some buyers may have a question about the VIN.  On Corvettes in 1961 & 1962 GM attached the VIN tag to the steering column with two small rivets.  This was not a secure attachment and often times the VIN tag will come off simply from age.  This is not an isolated issue and is very common to encounter on 1961 & '62 Corvettes.  The VIN on this car was properly assigned by the state of Kentucky.  It is totally legitimate and matches the title, which is pictured below.  This is the most legal the correct way to address this common issue.

 

Overall this Corvette is in magnificent condition.  In addition, this car is also optioned with a desirable color combination.  Based on the tachometer and other other items the previous owner stated that he thought this car to be an original 327ci 340hp Corvette.  While the numbers on this car do not match, it does have a 3782870 casting number on the block, which is correct for a 1962 Corvette.  I will say that this car is quite tight inside and was not made for a large man.  I would suggest that any perspective buyer make sure he or she fits in the car.  The "solid axle" Corvettes have not suffered from the over inflated values and subsequent crash that the mid year Corvette have experienced in recent years.  They are all solid investments for a collector.  Someone could easily drive and enjoy this vehicle for several years and sell it for more than the purchase price.  

 

Thank you for looking and please email or call with any questions.

 

vehicle pictures

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worldwide shipping

  The vast majority of cars sold by Seven Hills Motorcars are shipped across the country or even across the world to their new owners.  Therefore, we are very familiar with the shipping process and glad to help our customers with it.  We are more than happy to assist in having your car transported to anywhere in world.  For our domestic customers in the United States we can handle the entire process in-house without the need or added expense for a shipping broker.  Please feel free to contact us for a shipping quote.

 

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