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1962 Corvette Production and Performance Numbers


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Model Year Highlights

  • This is the first year where seat belts became standard equipment.
  • This is the first year for the 327 ci. engine replacing the 283 ci.
  • This would be the last year for a solid rear axle, an external opening trunk and exposed headlights.
  • Heater/Defroster became standard equipment.
  • This year was the last year for the side cove on the side of the body.

1962 Corvette Options and Production
RPO Description Price Production   RPO Description Price Production
867 Base Convertible $4,038.00 14,531   473 Power Operated Folding Top $139.90 350
102 AM Radio, Signal Seeking $137.75 13,076   488 24 Gallon Fuel Tank $118.40 65
203 Rear Axle 3.08:1 ratio $0.00 NA   582 327ci, 360hp Engine (fuel inj.) $484.20 1,918
242 Positive Crankcase Ventilation $5.40 NA   583 327ci, 300hp Engine $53.80 3,294
276 Wheels, 15x5.5 $0.00 561   675 Positraction Rear Axle $43.05 14,232
313 Powerglide Automatic Trans. $199.10 1,532   685 4-Speed Manual Transmission. $188.30 11,318
396 327ci, 340hp Engine $107.60 4,412   686 Metallic Brakes $37.70 2,799
419 Auxiliary Hardtop $236.75 8,074   687 Heavy Duty Brakes and Susp. $333.60 246
426 Power Windows $59.20 698   1832 Whitewall Tires, 6.70x15 $31.55 NA
441 Direct Flow Exhaust System $0.00 2,934   1833 Blackwall Tires, 6.70x15 nylon $15.75 NA
Total Production (all convertibles):  14,531

Color Options
RPO Exterior Ditzler # Dupont # RM # Interior Soft Top Production
NA Tuxedo Black NA NA NA Red/Black/Fawn White/Black NA
920 Fawn Beige NA NA NA Red/Fawn White/Black 1,851
923 Roman Red NA NA NA Black/Red/Fawn White/Black NA
936 Ermine White NA NA NA Black/Red/Fawn Black/White NA
938 Almond Beige NA NA NA Red/Fawn Black/White 820
940 Sateen Silver NA NA NA Black/Red White/Black NA
948 Honduras Maroon NA NA NA Black/Fawn Black/White NA

Interior Color Codes
NA Black NA
NA Red NA
NA Fawn NA

Performance Review
Magazine GM Spec. Sports Car Graphic
Pub. Date NA Dec. 1961
Engine NA 582
Axle NA 3.70
Transmission NA NA
0-30 mph NA 2.9 sec
0-40 mph NA 3.8 sec
0-50 mph NA 4.8 sec
0-60 mph NA 5.9 sec
0-70 mph NA 7.5 sec
0-80 mph NA NA
0-90 mph NA NA
0-100 mph NA 13.5
1/4 Mile (sec/mph) NA 14.5/104.0
Top Speed NA NA
Braking NA NA
Handling NA NA