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1962 Corvette Pricing, Factory Options, & Color

1962 Corvette Interior

1962 Corvette Factory Options

867 Base Corvette Convertible 14,531 $4,038.00
102 AM Radio, signal seeking 13,076 $137.75
203 Rear Axle, 3.08:1 Ratio $0.00
242 Positive Crankcase Ventilation (California) $5.40
276 Wheels, 15 x 5.5 (5) 561 $0.00
313 Powerglide Automatic Transmission 1,532 $199.10
396 327ci, 340HP Engine (4-Barrel Carburetor) 4,412 $107.60
419 Auxillary Hardtop 8,074 $236.75
426 Power Windows $995.00 $59.20
441 Direct Flow Exhaust System 2,934 $0.00
473 Power Operated Folding Top 350 $139.90
488 24 Gallon Fuel Tank 65 $118.40
582 327ci, 360HP Engine (Fuel Injection) 1,918 $484.20
583 327ci, 300HP Engine (4-Barrel Carburetor) 3,294 $53.80
675 Positraction Rear Axle 14,232 $43.05
685 4-Speed Manual Transmission 11,318 $188.30
686 Metallic Brakes 2,799 $37.70
687 Heavy Duty Brakes and Special Steering 246 $333.60
1832 Whitewall Tires, 6.70×15 $31.55
1833 Blackwall Tires, 6.70×15 nylon $15.70

Base Corvette Roadster (867)

  • The base price of the 1962 Chevrolet Corvette without any optional equipment.
  • This base option price included a 327 cubic inch, 250 horsepower V8 4-barrel carburetor engine, 3-speed manual transmission, vinyl interior trim, and a soft top.

AM Radio, signal seeking (102)

  • A standard Delco, signal seeking AM radio with conventional volume and selector bars.

Rear Axle, 3.08:1 Ratio (203)

  • This axle ratio was recommended in combination with RPO 685 (4-Speed Manual Transmission).
  • This combination gave an overall low gear of 7.83:1 for quick starts off the line.

Positive Crankcase Ventilation (242)

  • This PCV was applied to all Corvettes sold and delivered to California.

Wheels, 15×5.5 (276)

  • Optional wheels that were a one-half inch wider than stock.
  • Featured small, passenger car hubcaps instead of the standard, full-wheel disc covers.

Powerglide Automatic Transmission (313)

  • An “optional” two-speed automatic transmission developed by GM.

327 CI, 340 HP Engine (396)

  • A “high output” version of the standard 327 CI, 250 HP engine.
  • 4,412 of the 1962 Corvettes were built with this engine.

Auxiliary Hardtop (419)

  • An optional hard-top that replaced the standard convertible top.
  • Although the Auxiliary Hardtop is shown as an option, customers could swap the convertible top for the auxiliary hardtop at no additional cost. Of the 8,074 Corvettes sold with this option, 3,179 of them were the result of this substitution.

Power Windows (426)

  • Electronically controlled windows could be raised or lowered during vehicle operation.

Direct Flow Exhaust (441)

  • Or straight-through mufflers which allowed for better exhaust flow to reduce backpressure.

Power Operated Folding Top (473)

  • Electronically controlled convertible top that could be automatically raised/lowered.
  • Unlike the 1953-1955 Corvette Roadsters, which had an optional top that could be attached to the car, this convertible top was an integral part of the design, allowing the 1962 Corvette to be classified as a true convertible.

24 Gallon Fuel Tank (488)

  • A special fiberglass fuel tank that allowed for greater fuel mileage by reducing weight.
  • Replaced standard tank.
  • Available only with the removable hardtop (due to spacing limitations created because of the increased storage space required for the convertible soft top.)

327ci, 360hp Engine (Fuel Injection) (582)

  • A “high output” version of the standard 327 CI, 250 HP engine.
  • 1,918 of the 1962 Corvettes were built with this engine.

327ci, 300hp, Engine (583)

  • A “high output” version of the standard 327 CI, 250 HP engine.
  • 3,294 of the 1962 Corvettes were built with this engine.

Positraction Rear Axle (675)

  • A “limited slip” rear axle that engages both rear wheels as drive wheels.
  • For 1962, RPO 675 required that the Corvette have a manual transmission.

4-Speed Manual Transmission (685)

  • An optional four-speed, close-ratio, synchromesh manual transmission.
  • This option included a “T” handle with a positive reverse lockout.

Metallic Brakes (686)

  • Optional sintered-metallic brake linings increase braking effectiveness.
  • They comprised three pairs of lining segments that were riveted to the primary brake shoes and five pairs of slightly thicker segments for the secondary shoes.
  • Drums were finless with this option but were flared at their open ends to enhance cooling.
  • The sintered linings made braking less harsh than the Cerametallic material and needed far less warming up to provide maximum braking effectiveness.
  • They were developed by GM’s Delco-Moraine Division.

Heavy Duty Brakes and Special Steering (687)

  • This option was designed to increase brake and steering performance and included the following:
  • Special front and rear shocks
  • Air scoops/deflectors for front brakes and air scoops for rear brakes
  • Metallic brake facings
  • Finned brake drums with cooling fans
  • Quick steering adaptor
  • Required: RPO 582 and RPO 675

Whitewall Tires, 6.70×15 (1832)

Had a narrower white sidewall.

Blackwall Tires, 6.70×15 nylon (1833)

  • Were offered as an option to the standard whitewall tires.

1962 Corvette Exterior/Interior Colors

Tuxedo Black Black, White Black Black, Fawn, Red
Ermine White Black, White Black – White Black, Fawn, Red
Roman Red Black, White Black – Red Black, Fawn, Red
Sateen Silver Black, White Black – Silver Black, Red
Almond Beige Black, White Black – Almond Beige Fawn, Red
Fawn Beige Black, White Black – Fawn Beige Fawn, Red
Honduras Maroon Black, White Black – Maroon Black, Fawn

Exterior Color Templates

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1962 Corvette Interior Colors

For more 1962 Corvette, see our 1962 Corvette Research Hub and 1962 Corvette Model Guide