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1962 Chevrolet Corvette

1962 Chevrolet Corvette

1962 Chevrolet Corvette

With slightly more power and styling upgrades, the Corvette was updated for the 1962 model year. This was the last and most successful of the first generation Corvette, selling 14,531 units.

Corvette went for a more subdued look with a black cove vents and a black front grill for 1962. Furthermore the chrome strip was removed around the cutout behind the rear wheel. The only new decoration was a new anodized-aluminum rocker panel.

The engine was considerably bored out to 327 in³ which raised standard output to 250 bhp. In top form 340 bhp was possible.

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In Detail

type Series Production Car
built at St. Louis, Missouri, USA
production 14531
price $ $ 4,038
engine V8
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
fuel feed 4-barrel Carter Carburetor
displacement 5359 cc / 327 in³
power 186.4 kw / 250 bhp
specific output 46.65 bhp per litre