1962 Chevrolet Corvette cabriolet

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Lot 314
1962 Chevrolet Corvette cabriolet

Sold for € 48,300 (US$ 53,115) inc. premium
1962 Chevrolet Corvette cabriolet
Châssis n° 20867S 109824
Moteur n° V11150B 155409523

Dans sa deuxième version (à partir de 1956), la Chevrolet Corvette évolua lentement, se voyant dotée d'un avant à double phare en 1958 et d'un arrière redessiné style 'canard', alors que pour le millésime 1961 elle recevait quatre feux arrière et un coffre plus grand. La 'Vette' était améliorée et restylée chaque année, de nombreux équipements optionnels étant petit à petit montés en série. En 1962, une Corvette de série était livrée avec une pendule électrique, un compte-tours, un chauffage/dégivrage, des ceintures de sécurité, un lave-glace et un rétroviseur extérieur. On notait peu de changements structurels ou mécaniques mais on notait néanmoins un arceau de sécurité arrière et un radiateur en aluminium. La grande nouveauté de 1962 était l'apparition d'un V8 327 ci (5,4 litres) sur la Corvette. Les puissances s'échelonnaient de 250 ch avec carburateurs à 360 ch avec l'injection. Équipée de ce dernier (RPO 582), la Corvette atteignait 225 km/h.

Datant de la dernière année de production avant la refonte totale sur la Sting Ray, cette Corvette dans sa livrée rouge avec intérieur assorti est équipée de la boîte manuelle à quatre rapports offerte en option. Récemment importée des États-Unis, la voiture est décrite comme étant en bon état général et est vendue avec un certificat de propriété de l'état de Floride et un formulaire belge 705.

1962 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Chassis no. 20867S 109824
Engine no. V11150B 155409523

The Chevrolet Corvette in its second (1956-onwards) incarnation evolved slowly, gaining a four-headlight front end for '58 and a restyled 'duck tail' rear, while changes for '61 included a quartet of taillights and an enlarged trunk. The 'Vette was face-lifted and improved annually with more and more options becoming part of the car's standard inventory in the process; in 1962 a stock Corvette came complete with electric clock, rev counter, heater/de-froster, seat belts, windshield washer and outside rear-view mirror. Major chassis engineering changes were few but included a new rear anti-roll bar and aluminium radiator. The big news for '62 was the introduction of a 327ci (5.4-litre) V8 engine as the Corvette power plant. Maximum outputs ranged from 250bhp on carburettors to 360bhp on fuel injection. Equipped with the latter (RPO 582) unit, the Corvette was a 225km/h car.

Dating from the final year of production prior to the launch of the extensively revised Sting Ray version, this Corvette has the desirable four-speed manual transmission option and is finished in red with matching interior. Recently imported from the USA, the car is described as in generally good condition and offered with State of Florida Certificate of Title and Belgian Form 705.

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1962 Chevrolet Corvette cabriolet
1962 Chevrolet Corvette cabriolet
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1962 Chevrolet Corvette cabriolet
1962 Chevrolet Corvette cabriolet
1962 Chevrolet Corvette cabriolet
1962 Chevrolet Corvette cabriolet
1962 Chevrolet Corvette cabriolet
1962 Chevrolet Corvette cabriolet
1962 Chevrolet Corvette cabriolet
1962 Chevrolet Corvette cabriolet
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