Chevrolet Corvette Fuel-Injected Roadster
The 1962 Corvette received highly acclaimed styling revisions and an enlarged 327-cubic inch V8. The Corvette was easier and more fun to drive than ever before, and buyers agreed, with 1962 sales fully one-third higher than 1961 levels.
Under Zora Arkus-Duntov, the Corvette engineering team had plenty of high-performance parts under the shelf to support the growing number of racers, even as they worked feverishly on the upcoming Sting Ray. In 1962, the most-powerful Corvette engine was the RPO 582 fuel-injected 327 V8, now in just one very highly developed 360-horsepower state of tune. Amazingly, 1,918 Corvette buyers opted for this option in 1962, paying an additional $484.20 to enjoy the mystique and performance of the “fuelie.”
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in August of 2010 at the Portola Hotel & Spa and Monterey Conference Center, Monterey, California.
360 hp, 327 cu. in. V8 engine with Rochester mechanical fuel injection, four-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 102".
Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Copyright Darin Schnabel