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Car of the Month January – 1962 Corvette

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Car of the Month January – 1962 Corvette

January Car of the Month:

  • American Powertrain 5 speed transmission
  • hydraulic throw out bearings
  • Power 4 wheel disk brakes
  • Steeroids power steering rack conversion
  • Dyno and tune to 225 RWHP & 300 RWTQ
  • Repaint Exterior
  • Proudly Completed by JD’s

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In 1961, the rear of the car was completely redesigned with the addition of a “duck tail” with four round lights. The light treatment would continue for all following model year Corvettes until 2014. In 1962, the Chevrolet 283 cu in (4.64 L) Small-Block was enlarged to 327 cu in (5.36 L). In standard form it produced 250 bhp (190 kW). For an extra 12% over list price, the fuel-injected version produced 360 bhp (270 kW), making it the fastest of the C1 generation. 1962 was also the last year for the wrap around windshield, solid rear axle, and convertible-only body style. The trunk lid and exposed headlamps did not reappear for many decades.

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