For 1962 we saw the two-tone paint option no longer available from the factory and some other cosmetic changes. The final year of production of the C1 model did not dampen demand for the Corvette, with a C1 record 14,531 units of the 1962 model year produced.
1962 Production Volumes by Model Variant
Of those cars, 14,531 were all convertibles since that was the only body style in 1962.
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1962 Production Volumes by RPO Codes & Colors
Below, we have broken out the 1962 Corvette production builds by RPO codes and options so you can see how popular or rare certain options were.
All engines were now 327 ci, the 283 ci was retired in 1961. 1962 was the last year for the solid axle. This is also the last year for an external trunk until the 1998 C5. The exposed headlights also disappeared until the 2005 C6. The Heater/Defroster became standard equipment this year although they could be deleted to save the weight for owners who were buying the car to race it.