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The two-tone paint scheme was eliminated on the '62 Vette.

1962 Chevrolet Corvette

The Corvette looked cleaner for 1962, with less chrome and without the two-tone paint option, though bright rocker-panel trim was added. 1962 also marked the last of the straight axle Corvettes, and was the first year the Corvette was offered with a 327 small block V8. The 327 was offered with several horse power options including a 250, 300, 340 and the biggest yet 360hp “fuelie”. The Corvette was a true sports car, as power steering, power brakes, and air condition were not available, although Performance seekers could order "Duntov" camshafts, thermo-activated cooling fans, and aluminum-cased transmissions. The special racing package called "Sebring" included a direct-flow exhaust system, 15x5.5 inch wheels, a 24-gallon fuel tank ($118.40), four-speed gearbox ($188.30), Posi-Traction rear axle ($43.05), sintered metallic brake linings ($37.70), and a heavy-duty suspension ($333.60). The most desired option was the 327 V8 "fuelie" rated at 370 hp with a extra cost of $484.20.

 

1962 Chevrolet Corvette Production Numbers

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
Corvette
08 67 2 Dr Convertible $4,038 2,925 lbs 14,531

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase Overall Lenght Width Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
Corvette 102 in 177.2 in 72.8 in 57 in 58.8 in 6.70 x 15

VIN Numbers

Serial Numbers were stamped on a plate on the left front door hinge pillar (center pillar on Corvair). The Fisher Body number plate on the right-hand side of the cowl gives additional information such as the body style number, the production sequence number, the trim (upholstery) number code and the paint number code.
First Symbol - Year
2 = 1962 3 = 1963

4 = 1964

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) 58 = Chevelle Malibu SS (V-8)
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
 

1962 Chevrolet Corvette Options

Code Description Price
102 Signal Seeking AM Radio $137.75
276 15 x 5.5 Wheels No Charge
313 Powerglide Transmission $199.10
419 Auxiliary Hardtop $236.75
426 Power Windows $59.20
441 Direct-Flow Exhaust No Charge
473 Power Operated Folding Top $161.40
675 Positraction Rear Axle $43.05
685 4-Speed Manual Transmission $188.30
686 Metallic Brakes $37.70
687 Heavy-Duty Brakes & Suspension $333.60
1625A 24-Gallon Fuel Tank $161.40
1832 6.70 x 15 White Sidewall Tires $31.55
1833 6.70 x 15 Black Sidewall Tires $15.75
Not Available Positive Crankcase Ventilation $ Not Available
396 327-cid/340-hp V-8 $107.60
582 327-cid/370-hp V-8 $484.20
583 327-cid/300-hp V-8 $53.80

1962 Chevrolet Corvette Engine Options

Location Of Engine Code: Stamped on the block in front of the right hand cylinder head.

Letter Code Engine Horsepower Torque Transmission Carburetor
RC 8-327 250 350 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
RD 8-327 * 300 360 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
RE 8-327 + # 340 344 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
RF 8-327 + 360 352 3 & 4-Speed Manual Fuel Injection
SC 8-327 250 350 Powerglide 4 BC
SD 8-327 * 300 360 Powerglide 4 BC

+ High Lift Camshaft
*
High Performance
# Special High Performance

Transmission Codes

Transmission Location
3-Speed Manual Stamped on rear face of upper right corner
4-Speed Manual Stamped on boss on lower left side of case just below side cover.
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

*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.)

1962 Chevrolet Corvette Exterior Paint Codes

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

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

940 - Sateen Silver Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4023L
Dulux® Code - 181-9009

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

938 - Almond Beige
Lucite® Code - 2964L
Dulux® Code - 93-95110

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

920 - Fawn Beige Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4146L
Dulux® Code - 181-94697

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

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

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.

1962 Chevrolet Corvette Interior Paint Codes

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

Black
Duco® Code - #44

Not Available Fawn Metallic
Duco® Code - 94697
Not Available
Red
Duco® Code - 2967H
Not Available  

NOTE: Unrubbed LUCITE® will generally produce a gloss comparable to original unrubbed interior semi-gloss finishes. If lower gloss is required, use DuPont #4528 flattening compound to reduce gloss.

Axle Codes

Location Of Axle Codes: The axles for Chevrolet will be built by Chevrolet Buffalo, Chevrolet Gear and Axle, Buick, Oldsmobile, and McKinnon. Divisional Manufacturer code letters will be metal stamped on the axle tube adjacent to the carrier for identification. Metal stamp on left rear axle tube on the rear side, letters and numerals 3/16 in. high, 3 in. outboard of carrier.

Codes - Non-Locking Codes - Locking Ratio Inspection Cover
CA CB 3.36 (std. lining) 10 Bolt
CH CK 3.36 (metallic lining) 10 Bolt
  CC 3.55 (std. lining) 12 Bolt
CJ CL 3.55 (metallic lining) 12 Bolt
  CD 3.70 (std. lining) 12 Bolt
  CM 3.70 (metallic lining) 12 Bolt
  CE 4.11 (std. lining) 12 Bolt
  CN 4.11 (metallic lining) 12 Bolt
  CF 4.56 (std. lining) 12 Bolt
  CP 4.56 (metallic lining) 12 Bolt

 

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