When the American military man returned from Europe at the end of WWII, they did so having gotten a taste of sports car culture. With that, our auto industry was posed with a new task, and who better than Chevrolet to accomplish this. Some will argue Ford, but that’s a story for another day!
There are few cars, let alone American cars, as legendary as Chevrolet’s Corvette. Introduced in 1953 by General Motors’ at their annual “Motorama” event held at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City, the C1 (first generation) of the Corvette was known to many as the first American sports car. The C1’s production run spanned from 1953 to 1962 and served as inspiration for the international automotive design for years to come.
Photographed above, this 1962 Corvette Convertible is what is known as a “transitional year” car and features the very rare, L84 Fuel Injection option, making it one of only 246 factory Fuelies for the ‘62 model year. With the rear-end of its successor, the C2 or better known as the “Stingray”, this two-year-only body style ('61-'62) certainly stands out amongst the rest. Finished in its original specification of Roman Red over a Black interior, this fully restored factory “Fuelie” well-cared for and is powered by its matching numbers 327 CU /360 HP naturally aspirated V8 which is mated to its original 4-speed T-10 manual transmission. Purchased by a South-Florida based collector in 2018, this art-deco icon shows 51k miles and is in fantastic overall condition, ready for any roads and/or shows that its next caretaker should desire.
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