A Look at the 1962 Vintage Corvette Ads and Unique Features

From Vette Vues Magazine’s Rear Vues Collection: 1962 Vintage Corvette Ads

In 1962 GM was at its peak, and it was producing 51 percent of all the cars in the U.S.

Before we look at the 1962 Vintage Corvette Ads, let’s look at some of the details about this model year.

The 1962 model year was the last of the solid-rear-axle cars produced before the new Split Window ’63 Sting Ray. It marked the first year for the 327 engine, both of which place it in a unique position. Other than the new V-8 engine, however, the ’62 was largely a carryover–as outgoing model series tend to be.

All the Corvettes were convertibles with a base price of $4,038. There were 14,531 produced that model year. The base price included the 327ci, 250hp, 3-speed manual transmission. It came with a vinyl interior and a soft top.

An aluminum case for the Powerglide automatic transmission was first introduced in 1962 Corvettes. This was option #313 for another $199.10; 1,532 were sold.

Changes to the outside of the ’62 included wide, ribbed trim pieces added along with the rockers. Solid-body colors were only offered… no more contrast-color coves.

There were seven colors offered on the 1962 Corvette.

The “Magic Mirror” acrylic lacquer exterior colors were:
900 = Tuxedo Black.
920 = Fawn Beige (Autumn Gold)
923 = Roman Red.
936 = Ermine White.
938 = Almond Beige.
940 = Sateen Silver.
948 = Honduras Maroon.

They also removed the bright trim around the body cove. This was replaced by a raised outer lip molded into the fiberglass.

When you look at the front, the grille is blacked out. The background of the round Corvette emblem on the trunk lid was also blacked out.

For a little extra cost, you could add power windows, a power-folding top, or an auxiliary hardtop.

For the race-oriented enthusiast, they could add race gear like a 24-gallon fuel tank. This required a hardtop because the big tank left no room to store the soft top. This was option #488, and 65 Corvettes came with this option for an additional price of $118.50.

Another racing option was RPO 687, as a Heavy Duty Brakes and Steering option with special shocks, brake cooling scoops, and finned brake drums; four-speed manual transmission, Positraction, and more. There were 246 with this option for another $333.60.

Check out the 1962 Old Corvette Ads Below:

1962 old Corvette Ad titled Some Guys Have it Tough
1962 old Corvette Ad titled Some Guys Have it Tough
1962 vintage Corvette Ad titled more kicks than a sack full of jack rabbits.
1962 vintage Corvette Ad titled more kicks than a sack full of jack rabbits.
1962 Corvette Magazine Ad titled Driving a Corvette is the only thing that's better than riding in one!
1962 Corvette Magazine Ad titled Driving a Corvette is the only thing that’s better than riding in one!
our next 1962 Corvette Magazine Ad is titled Finest, Fiercest Yet ... '62 Corvette by Chevrolet
Our next 1962 Corvette Magazine Ad is titled Finest, Fiercest Yet … ’62 Corvette by Chevrolet
1962 Corvette Magazine Ad titled Farewell, Lackluster Transportation - Corvette by Chevrolet
1962 Corvette Magazine Ad titled Farewell, Lackluster Transportation – Corvette by Chevrolet
1962 Corvette Magazine Ad titled Non-Mechanical Men Arise!
1962 Corvette Magazine Ad titled Non-Mechanical Men Arise!
1962 Corvette Magazine Ad titled twice a day he takes a vacation.
1962 Corvette Magazine Ad titled twice a day he takes a vacation.
1962 Corvette Magazine Ad titled Aficionados are made, not born - Corvette by Chevrolet
1962 Corvette Magazine Ad titled Aficionados are made, not born – Corvette by Chevrolet
1962 Corvette Magazine Ad titled '62 Corvair Moza with a '62 Corvette at the bottom of the ad.
1962 Corvette Magazine Ad titled ’62 Corvair Moza with a ’62 Corvette at the bottom of the ad.
1962 Corvette Magazine Ad titled '62 Corvair Moza with a '62 Corvette at the bottom of the ad.
1962 Corvette Magazine Ad titled ’62 Corvair Moza with a ’62 Corvette at the bottom of the ad.

We have a few more photos that might interest you about the 1962 Corvette…

Cover of the 1962 Corvette Brochure
Cover of the 1962 Corvette Brochure
An ad for Gulfpride 0 the Word;s finest Motor Oil about famous race car driver Dr. Dick Thompson from 1962.
An ad for Gulfpride 0 the Word;s finest Motor Oil about famous race car driver Dr. Dick Thompson from 1962.
1962 cover of Corvette News featuring Alan Shepard.
1962 cover of Corvette News featuring Alan Shepard.

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