1962 Chevrolet Corvette 327/360 ‘Fuel-Injected’ 34,843 Miles Tuxedo Black 327 c
in. OHV V-8 engine with Rochester Ramjet fuel injection, T-10 four-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with upper and lower A-arms, unequal length wishbones, coil springs, an anti-roll bar, and tubular shocks, live axle rear suspension with semi-elliptic leaf springs and tubular shock absorbers, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase:
Interestingly, up until about serial number 6000, they were unpainted, while later models had flat black paint between those ribs.Most recent Top Flight was in 2015 at the National Convention in Denver Co. Transfer to Judging Summary Sheet (Green Sheet).
With optional fuel injection and solid lifters, up to 360 horsepower was on tap, offering proof that the horsepower race of the ’60s was well on its way. Corvette’s base price topped $4,000 for the first time, and gone was the contrasting paint color in the body’ side coves. Surprisingly, the car weighed the same in 1962 as it did in 1953, despite being fitted with more equipment and structural reinforcements to improve rigidity.