1962 Corvette Specifications


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

Type ohv V-8 ohv V-8 ohv V-8 ohv V-8
Displacement, liters/cu inch 5.35/327
5.35/327 5.35/327 5.35/327
Bore x stroke, inches 4.00 x 3.25 4.00 x 3.25 4.00 x 3.25 4.00 x 3.25
Fuel Management 1 x 4-bbl. 1 x 4-bbl. (AFB)
1 x 4-bbl. (AFB)
fuel injection
Horsepower @ rpm 240 @ 4400 300 @ 5000 340 @ 6000 360 @ 6000
Torque @ rpm, pound-foot 350 @ 2800 360 @ 3200 344 @ 4000 352 @ 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 Black NA
Fawn Beige
1,851
Roman Red NA
Ermine White NA
Almond Beige
820
Sateen Silver NA
Honduras Maroon NA