We would have loved to been the ones to pull the car cover from this 1962 Chevrolet Corvette. This car has obviously been parked in the seller’s garage for more than a few years and has collected its fair share of dust. The car looks to be in good condition and should look amazing after a good cleaning. The seller is vague about the condition of the car, but the exterior looks great. If you’re in the market for a solid C1 Corvette, this one can be found here on eBay with a BIN of $41,200 and bidding at $20,000.
The seller’s photos aren’t the best, but from what we can tell, the car looks to be in good shape. Someone obviously took good care of this car, but they installed a few aftermarket accessories, such as the wood grain steering wheel and different rims. The seller has the original hubcaps, so we would try to find an original style steering wheel and switch it and the wheels.
This Corvette’s original numbers matching 327 V8 is out of the car, but is still with it and is included in the sale. The 1962 Corvette was the fastest of the first generation Corvettes, due to the amount of horsepower the 327 was capable of producing. The seller claims this car’s original engine is the 340 hp unit. The original engine looks rusty, but should be salvageable. It appears there are parts scattered all over the seller’s garage, so hopefully most of the engine’s internals are still with it. The car currently has a 1966 Nova SS 327 installed, but the seller doesn’t say what condition it is in.
The seller’s asking price seems a bit high to us, especially given that the original engine is going to need a rebuild. If the car is clean and the engine is the only work it needs, then it might be a good deal. It’s hard to tell the exact condition of the car from the seller’s photos, so we would be sure to make the trip to Cincinnati, Ohio to give it an inspection. If anyone is in the Cincinnati area and can go check it out, we would love to hear what kind of condition the car really is in.