Streetside Classics-Dallas/Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth, TX
Since we don't have the room here to wax poetic all day regarding this absolutely stunning 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Fuelie, let's just go over some of the top highlights: matching-numbers 327/360 V8 and 4-speed manual transmission, 1K miles on the nut-and-bolt restoration completed to NCRS standards, and multiple industry-leading commendations including Bloomington Gold, 4 separate NCRS Top Flight awards, an NCRS Performance Verification, and 1 of only 81 Corvettes to have ever received the Duntov Mark of Excellence award. If you've been looking for an investment-grade Corvette, there aren't many choices better than this 1962 'Fuelie'.
Sateen Silver is a somewhat rare and very dramatic color on a C1, and there aren't many guys more passionate about their hardware than Corvette owners familiar with NCRS standards. It's fitting that this car's repainted finish is 100% correct, because nothing looks as good as a light-colored Corvette convertible. You want attention, you'll get it in this fiberglass work of art, but you'll be too busy grinning like an escaped convict to even notice. In 2015, a comprehensive, open-checkbook restoration commenced on this 71k actual mileage beauty, and 3 years later it was finally completed. The build always had an eye toward NCRS competition, and since it was finished in 2018 (approximately 1k miles ago), it has dominated the NCRS show circuit, winning multiple Top Flight awards, along with an NCRS Performance Verification in 2018, and a Duntov Mark of Excellence award in 2019. That last one is the coup de gras (only 81 1962 Corvettes have EVER been awarded that prestigious honor), and anyone that knows anything about Corvettes should be familiar with that illustrious award eponymously named after the legendary 'Father of Corvettes'. Fit and finish are simply spectacular, truly befitting the car's price tag and status with nary a blemish to be found. If the experts at NCRS didn't find anything wrong this car, no one will. We don't use words like "perfect" and "flawless" but this car comes pretty darned close. Even up close, you'll notice that all the little stuff is right: the doors close flush, the body gaps are even, and the pleats in the rear of the body and profile coves are almost sharp enough to give you a paper cut. C1s don't have a lot of chrome, but everything on this car was professionally refinished back to stock, including the bumpers and those finned rocker panel moldings that are the coolest thing this side of, well, side pipes. And quite honestly, there's nothing that looks as cool on a '62 'Vette as that little badge on the front fender: Fuel Injection.
It also features a highly complementary black leather interior, which is also how it came from the factory, because liberties shouldn't be taken during a build of this magnitude. It's all new of course, with fresh seat covers, new carpets and door panels, and an expertly refinished dashboard packed with all those original goodies. Corvette engineers gave you a full array of gauges from the beginning of the make, all of which have been expertly restored in this car, including the 160 MPH speedometer and correct 6500 RPM redline tach (lesser models had 5500 RPM redlines), and even the clock keeps time. This one also includes a restored and functional Wonder Bar radio, fresh carpeted floor mats that match the pile and pattern of the carpets themselves, and a cue-ball topped shifter atop the 4-speed manual gearbox. Like most C1 Corvettes, there aren't too many options, although you do get a working heater, lap belts, and both a black soft top and a color-matched accessory hardtop that seal the cabin up perfectly. There are no modifications, no aftermarket upgrades, nothing that detracts from the authentic Corvette experience, and that's exactly why this particular Corvette has been heavily decorated by the leaders of the industry.
Thanks to special cast iron cylinder heads with large ports, domed aluminum pistons for 11.25:1 compression ratio, a special camshaft, and a high-speed, lightweight valvetrain, not to mention more displacement, this numbers-matching 327/360 HP Ramjet Fuelie generates well over the "one horsepower per cubic inch" that made the original 1957 Fuelie such an icon. Rebuilt during the restoration approximately 1k miles ago, it runs beautifully today, with a cackling exhaust note and the symphony of mechanical lifters on the high-lift cam. All the correct details are there, too, from the super-clean Ramjet set-up atop the intake, the chrome ignition shield, to the finned Corvette valve covers at the flanks. All the numbers line up correctly, including the date-code-correct Rochester fuel injection system that's original to the car and the RF suffix code stamping. Again, if it it's been showered with awards by NCRS, you better believe everything is original and exactly what it's supposed to be. Ram's horn e
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