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Chevrolet's 1962 Chevy Corvair came in a wide variety of body styles.

1962 Chevrolet Corvair

With the success from the previous year, not too many changes were made to the Corvair except an upgrade to the interior as well as a revision to the front, side, and rear trim. Its rear engine design claims to lighten the load over the front weelbase making it easy for touch and go steering control. Standrd engines included the 80hp Turbo-Air 145 or the 102hp Turbo-Air 145 complimentary with either the 2-speed Synchro-Mesh, 4-speed Synchro-Mesh or Corvair Powerglide transmission.

Standard equipment included front door armrests, dual sun shades, cigarette lighter, automatic choke - for balanced fuel mixture, electric windshield wipers, dual headlights, fold down rear seat - adding 16.5 cu. feet of cargo space and a front trunk with 12.6 cubic feet of space in the Sedan and Coupe.

1962 Chevrolet Corvair Production Numbers

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
Corvair Series 500 - Six-Cyl
05 27 2 dr Club Coupe - 5P $1,992 2,350 lbs 16,245
Corvair Deluxe Series 700 - Six-Cyl
07 69 4 dr Sedan - 6P $2,111 2,410 lbs 35,368
07 27 2 dr Club Coupe - 5P $2,057 2,390 lbs 18,474
07 35 4 dr Station Wagon - 6P $2,407 2,590 lbs 3,716
Corvair Monza Series 900 - Six-Cyl
09 69 4 dr Sedan - 6P $2,273 2,455 lbs 48,059

09

27 2 dr Club Coupe - 4P $2,273 2,440 lbs 151,738
09 67 2 dr Convertible - 4P $2,483 2,625 lbs 16,569

09

35 4 dr Station Wagon - 6P $2,569 2,590 lbs 2,362
Corvair Monza Spyder 900 - Six-Cyl
09 27 2 dr Club Coupe - 4P $2,569 2,490 lbs 6,894
09 67 2 dr Convertible - 4P $2,779 2,675 lbs 2,574

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase Overall Length Width Height Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
Corvair 108 in 180 in Not Available

Not Available

54.5 in 54.5 in 6.50 x 13

1962 Chevrolet Vin Decoding

First Symbol - Year
2 = 1962
Second & Third Symbol - Series
01 = Chevy II (4-cyl) 14 = Impala SS (V-8)
02 = Chevy II 15 = Bel Air 1500 Series (6-cyl)
04 = Chevy II Nova 16 = Bel Air 1600 Series (V-8)
05 = Corvair 500 Series (6-cyl) 17 = Impala 1700 Series (6-cyl)
06 = Corvair 600 Monza Spyder (6-cyl) 18 = Impala 1800 Series (V-8)
07 = Corvair Deluxe 700 Series (6-cyl) 53 = Chevelle & Std. El Camino (6-cyl)
08 = Corvette 54 = Chevelle & Std. El Camino (V-8)
09 = Corvair Monza/Spyder 900 Series (6-cyl) 55 = Chevelle Malibu & Custom El Camino (6-cyl)
11 = Biscayne 1100 Series (6-cyl) 56 = Chevelle Malibu & Custom El Camino (V-8)
12 = Biscayne 1200 Series (V-8) 57 = Chevelle Malibu SS (6-cyl)
13 = Impala SS (6-cyl)
Fourth & Fifth Symbol - Body Style
11 = 2dr Sedan 41 = 2dr Sedan
15 = 2 dr Station Wagon (6P) 45 = 4dr Station Wagon (9P)
19 = 4dr Sedan 47 = 2dr Sport Coupe
27 = 2dr Sedan 49 = 4dr Sedan
35 = 4dr Station Wagon (6P) 67 = 2dr Convertible
37 = 2dr Hardtop or Sport Coupe 69 = 4dr Sedan
39 = 4dr Hardtop or Sport Sedan 70 = Sedan Delivery
Sixth Symbol - Assembly Plant
(A) Atlanta, Georgia (L) Los Angeles, California
(B) Baltimore, Maryland (N) Norwood, Ohio
(F) Flint, Michigan (O) Oakland, California
(G) Framingham, Massachusetts (S) St. Louis, Missouri
(J) Janesville, Wisconsin (T) Tarrytown, New York
(K) Kansas City, Missouri (W) Willow Run, Michigan
Last Six Symbols - Production Sequence
Started at 100001

Transmission Codes

Transmission Location
3-Speed Manual Stamped on rear face of upper right corner
4-Speed Stamped on boss on lower left side of case just below side cover.
Powerglide (Corvair) On top of the case in the rear at 11 o'clock.
Powerglide Stamped on the bottom of oil pan
Plant and Type Designation Prefix Plant Transmission Type
W Warner Gear 4-Speed
S Saginaw 3-Speed, Overdrive*
C Cleveland Powerglide
B Toledo Powerglide (Corvair)

*Overdrive distinguished from 3-Speed by physical appearance only. The above transmissions will carry a production code number such as: S304 (S = Saginaw 3-Speed, 3 = March, 04 = 4th.)

Paint Codes Exterior

923 - Roman Red
Lucite® Code - 2931LH
Dulux® Code - 93-93037H

900 - Tuxedo Black
Lucite® Code - 88L
Dulux® Code - 93-005

936 - Ermine White
Lucite® Code - 4024L
Dulux® Code - 93-93774

918 - Twilight Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4253LH
Dulux® Code - 181-95183H

948 - Honduras Maroon Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4034LH
Dulux® Code - 181-17182H

903 - Surf Green
Lucite® Code - 4254L
Dulux® Code - 93-95184

925 - Coronna Cream
Lucite® Code - 4151L
Dulux® Code - 93-94079

905 - Laurel Green Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4255L
Dulux® Code - 181-95185

940 - Satin Silver Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4247L
Dulux® Code - 181-95176

938 - Adobe Beige
Lucite® Code - 4256L
Dulux® Code - 93-95186

912 - Silver Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4250LH
Dulux® Code - 181-95180H

920 - Autumn Gold Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4257L
Dulux® Code - 181-95187

914 - Nassau Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4251LH
Dulux® Code - 181-95181H

927 - Anniversary Gold Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4344L
Dulux® Code - 181-95742

917 - Twilight Turquoise
Lucite® Code - 4252LH
Dulux® Code - 181-95182H

 

 

NOTES: General Motors paint code plate for all models except Corvair and Corvette is located under the hood at the top of the firewall on the left or right of the upper shroud. Corvair paint code plate is on the left rear wheel housing. Corvette paint code plate is not shown on car.

Paint Codes Interior

Color Name / Code Color Image Color Name / Code Color Image

Black
Duco® Code - #44

Not Available Dark Fawn Metallic
Duco® Code - 95561
Not Available
Dark Red
Duco® Code - 95472H
Not Available Dark Gold
Duco® Code - 95807
Not Available
Light Gold
Duco® Code - 95477
Not Available Medium Red Metallic
Duco® Code - 4066H
Not Available
Dark Blue Metallic
Duco® Code - 95555
Not Available Medium Fawn Metallic
Duco® Code - 95478
Not Available
Dark Green Metallic
Duco® Code - 95556
Not Available Medium Aqua Metallic
Duco® Code - 95479
Not Available
Dark Aqua Metallic
Duco® Code - 95559
Not Available Medium Blue Metallic
Duco® Code - 95480
Not Available

 

 

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