1962 Corvette Specifications

The 1962 Corvette boasted a small-block V-8 enlarged to 327 cubic inches in four versions offering 250 bhp to a thundering 360. It was powerful, yet retained the charm of the original roadster. Here are the specifications for the 1962 Corvette:

1962 was the final year for
1962 was the final year for "solid axle" Corvettes.

Vehicle Specifications
Convertible
Wheelbase, inches 102.0
Length, inches
176.7
Width, inches
70.4
Track, inches
front: 57.0 rear: 59.0
Height, inches
52.9
Curb Weight, pounds
3,137

Mechanical Specifications (2-door convertible)

Suspension
front: Independent; upper and lower A-arms, unequal-length wishbones, coil springs, antiroll bar, tubular hydraulic shock absorbers
rear: Live axle on semi-elliptic leaf springs, tubular hydraulic shock absorbers, trailing radius rods

Wheels/Tires
6.70x15

Brakes
front: 11-inch drum
rear: 11-inch drum

Transmission
3-speed manual (std)
4-speed manual (opt)
2-speed Powerglide (opt)

Standard axle ratio
3.70:1

Engine Specifications

Typeohv V-8ohv V-8ohv V-8ohv V-8
Displacement, liters/cu inch5.35/327
5.35/327 5.35/3275.35/327
Bore x stroke, inches4.00 x 3.254.00 x 3.254.00 x 3.254.00 x 3.25
Fuel Management1 x 4-bbl. 1 x 4-bbl. (AFB)
1 x 4-bbl. (AFB)
fuel injection
Horsepower @ rpm240 @ 4400300 @ 5000340 @ 6000360 @ 6000
Torque @ rpm, pound-foot350 @ 2800360 @ 3200344 @ 4000352 @ 4000

Published Performance Numbers

Acceleration
360 hp, 4-sp man.
0-60 mph, sec
5.9
0-100 mph, sec
13.5
1/4-mile, sec @ mph
14.5 @ 104

Vehicle Production and Base Prices

Car Type
Production
Price
2-door convertible
14,531
$4,038.00

Options and Production

Option
Production
Price
AM Radio, signal seeking
13,076
137.75
Rear axle, 3.08:1
NA
0.00
Positive Crankcase Ventilation
NA
5.40
Wheels, 15 x 5.5
561
0.00
Powerglide Automatic Transmission
1,532
199.10
Auxiliary Hardtop
8,074
236.75
Power Windows
995
59.20
Direct Flow Exhaust System
2,934
0.00
340 hp Engine
4,412
107.60
360 hp Engine
1,918
484.20
300 hp Engine Fl
3,294
53.80
Power Operated Folding Top
350
139.90
Positraction Rear Axle
14,232
43.05
4-speed Manual Transmission 11,318
188.30
Metallic Brakes
2,799
37.70
Heavy Duty Brakes and Suspension
246
333.60
Blackwall Tires, 6.70 x 15 nylon
NA
31.55
Whitewall Tires, 6.70 x 15 NA
15.70
24 Gallon Fuel Tank
65
118.40

Color Choices and Production

Color Choice
Production Color Choice
Production
Tuxedo BlackNA
Fawn Beige
1,851
Roman RedNA
Ermine WhiteNA
Almond Beige
820
Sateen Silver NA
Honduras MaroonNA


Learn about other Corvettes in this generation:

1953 Corvette
1954 Corvette
1955 Corvette
1956 Corvette
1957 Corvette
1958 Corvette
1959 Corvette
1960 Corvette
1961 Corvette
1962 Corvette


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