Forgotten But Not Lost: ’62 Chevrolet Corvette 360HP Barn Find

The 1962 Chevrolet Corvette was a sports car produced by General Motors under the Chevrolet brand. It was the third generation of the Corvette model and featured a completely redesigned body. The 1962 Corvette featured a more aggressive and sporty design, with a longer and wider body and a more pronounced “Coke bottle” shape.

Under the hood, the 1962 Corvette was powered by a variety of engines, including a standard 327 cubic-inch V8 engine with 250 horsepower or an optional 327 cubic-inch V8 engine with 300 horsepower. The car was available in both a convertible and hardtop (or “Stingray” as it was referred to) body styles.

The 1962 Corvette featured a number of performance and handling upgrades, including a new independent rear suspension and more powerful engines. The car was also available with a number of options, including power steering, power brakes, and air conditioning. Was well-regarded for its sporty design and improved performance, but it was criticized for its lack of practicality and high price tag.

The dust on the body seems to confirm this is indeed the case, so the first thing this car needs is a thorough wash. However, there’s a chance the Burgundy finish under the dust looks amazing as well, as the vehicle doesn’t seem to exhibit any signs of rust, dents, or scratches.

The interior is dusty as well, but its overall condition is startling, to say the least. The black top matches everything else and is in excellent condition. The seats look fantastic and are free of rips, however it’s unclear why they’re also covered with dust (maybe the car was stored with the windows down?). The door panels appear to be in decent shape, but in order to judge the overall condition of the cabin, you must first carefully clean the inside.

The odometer reads a little more than 41,700 miles (about 67,000 km for our European friends), and the number might be accurate. This might indicate that the engine was never rebuilt, but a closer look should reveal whether or not this is the case.

We don’t know if or not the automobile has previously been restored. Given its condition, a prior repair seems reasonable, especially because the car has been in storage for a long time and does not have a single trace of rust.

Then we have no way of knowing if everything is original or if any pieces are missing. The garage in charge of finding a new owner for this magnificent Corvette hasn’t released any facts on this front, so if you’re serious about buying it, make sure you ask these questions.

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