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Fiberglass Find: 1962 Chevrolet Corvette


As can be seen by the picture above, this Corvette is going to require some fiberglass help. Thanks to Jim S. and Peter R. for this find! It’s been stored indoors for the last 25 years, presumably after the accident. It does come with the numbers matching engine and four-speed transmission, neither of which are currently installed. It’s located in Hamilton, Ohio and is up for sale here on eBay, where the buy-it-now is $28,000 but lower offers are suggested. One value guide I looked at has low retail for this combination at about $45,000, but it will take a lot of work to get this car ready to sell. Still, with the frame looking solid in the under body shots, and all parts being available, it’s certainly a project that a skilled fiberglass person (or someone willing to learn or pay for the skills) could take on. Look at the close up pictures below and let us know if you’re interested!


  1. DRV

    15 to 20K Max…every piece has to be done and it ain’t cheap.

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  2. 64 bonneville

    The buy it now price is 12-15K to high. there is major fiber glass work to be done, A retail price in a value guide would mainly be for a car that does not this type of major damage to it.

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  3. Dolphin Member

    I was wondering why this car is in what looks like a resto shop surrounded by all kinds of cool cars and being sold instead of restored by the shop.

    Then I looked more closely at all that shattered ‘glas and read DRV’s and bonneville’s thoughts and understood why.

    Speaking of value guides, if that’s the 250 or 300 HP engine, the SCM Guide puts this at between $45K – $88.5K for a #2 car (=better than driver/potential local concours winner).

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  4. Sid Member

    I am more knowledgable with 58 and 59s than 62s but the exhaust crossover pipe and the the short distributor-drive tach cable indicates this car had a solid lifter engine.
    The lack of FI emblems would mean it was a dual quad solid lifter car and would be worth looking for the correct engine and dumping the one that comes with the car.

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    • moosie Craig

      I dont think ’62s were dual quad cars, Solids, yes but 2×4 BBL,,no.

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    • Rocco

      The ad says numbers matching eng. That should explain it all. Can’t the GM experts determine the eng. specks by block & VIN #’s?
      It does look like a new intake gasket, if you get my drift.

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  5. bowtiecarguy

    Even standing still (for the last 25 years) it’s still doing 105 mph according to the speedo! Looks like a very very very expensive project unless you can do most of it yourself. Don’t ask me how I know.

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  6. dj

    I’ve fixed worse. But I didn’t give that for it either. My buddy has a 62 not matching numbers but has a 65 Corvette engine and transmission. He wanted 35k for it and it’s ready to go. So this looks way to high for the work to be done.

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  7. Wm Lawrence

    The engine has a four barrel carb and double bubble heads so it’s probably a 300 horse, although it could be a 340 horse. The difference would be a solid lifter FI cam.

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  8. Nxpress62

    RD block suffix shows a 300hp 327, sold for 23k

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