HIGHLIGHTS: – Highly desirable first generation Corvette – Full nut and bolt rotisserie restoration completed this year – Original chassis completely restored – High quality paint and body in Torch Red – All new chrome work – 327ci V8 engine with FiTech fuel injection – Four speed Muncie manual transmission – Rebuilt diff with 3.07 gears – New soft top frame and canvas – Original style wheels and caps with wide white walls

This 1962 Chevrolet Corvette has been through an extensive nut and bolt rotisserie restoration by an extremely fastidious and passionate owner. The 1962 year model is the last of the extremely popular first generation of Corvettes and the start of a legacy which remains in production today.

The car was purchased by the current owner in 2012 and at the time was a nice driver quality car. With an eye for detail, the owner decided he wanted more out of the car, so in 2019 he pulled the car off the road and over the next four years put it through an extensive restoration. The body was separated from the chassis and everything was completely disassembled.

The body of the car was stripped down and received any necessary repairs to the fiberglass. A huge amount of time was spent on getting all of the gaps on the car to be as perfect as possible with modifications made if required to get it right. If you look around the car you will see that the gaps are all exceptional and far exceed the quality of anything that would have left the factory in the 60s. Once this was sorted, the car was completely repainted inside and out in Corvette Torch Red by Semmits In Newcastle. The underbody and inner panel areas have been finished and painted to match. The windshield received a restoration by Glass Works in the USA and all of the chrome was refinished, all cast parts have also been rechromed. Completing the look externally is a set of factory style steel wheels and hubcaps with wide white wall radial tyres.

Inside the car has also been completely refinished in a factory style. The carpets have all been replaced before all the soft coverings were replaced with a kit from Al Knock interiors. Again, there is a great attention to detail in the way the door trims align with the kick panels among other details. The gauges had already been rebuilt by Rodgers Clocks USA and a 15” steering wheel looks like the original but with a little more room for the driver. A new Al Knock soft top was installed on a completely rebuilt soft top frame and finished with new hardware. New glass was used throughout and new power window motors were used as well as all new locks, strikers, door catches.

Pop the bonnet and you will be greeted by an extremely well detailed engine bay housing a 327ci V8 front and centre. The engine has been fully rebuilt by 5 Star Engines and upgraded with a FiTech EFI system. The engine is paired to a Muncie four-speed manual transmission and power is fed to the rear wheels through a rebuilt diff with 3.07 gears. Fuel is supplied from a new EFI fuel tank through all fuel lines. The radiator, alternator and stater have all also been replaced. The chassis along with all the bolt on items were completely sand blasted and powder coated in factory style black.  The front and rear suspension was fully rebuilt with new king pines, bushing and restored springs. Likewise the steering box is a factory item that has been rebuilt. The brakes have been upgraded to discs up front with a dual master cylinder and booster upgrade.

As you will see in the pictures, the owner of this car was absolutely fastidious in building the best car he could put together replacing or restoring every possible part of the car. Its hard to capture the level of detail in the pictures so we would strongly encourage you to see it in person if possible. C1 Vettes built to this level rarely hit the market, if you want one of the best ones available, here is your opportunity.


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