This is a scaned copy of the B&W photo taken in
Sheldon California at my house in May of 1970. The
Corvette body is covered with nylon acrylic an eighth
of an inch long. This gave it a fuzzy furry appearance.
The 1952 Chevy 4 door sedan (Green Frog) in the background was
purchased by me from Pete Larson who is the younger brother of
Jerry Larson and they owned and worked at a bar by the railroad
tracks in Sheldon. Pete was in the class a year ahead of me in school.
From ProTeam http://proteamcorvette.com/1962.html 1962 Corvettes were produced
from August 1961 through August 1962 with a total production of 14,531. All 1962
Corvettes were convertibles with over one-half receiving an auxiliary hardtop.
A. Engine displacement for 1962 increased from 283ci to 327ci. Dual-four barrel
carburetors were not available. 1962 Corvettes could not be ordered with coves
painted to contrast body color. This was the first model with rocker panel moldings.
The conventional trunk design of the 1962 was the last until 1998. This was the
last year for electric generators and solid rear axles. This was the first year to
have tires with narrow whitewalls. The grill for 1962 was finished in black
anodized, gold anodized, or gold anodized painted black.
B. Popular & Optional Engine Combinations were: 327ci, 340hp engine - 4,412 produced;
327ci, 360hp engine (fuel injection) - 1,918 produced; 327ci, 300hp engine - 3,294 produced.
C. RPO 687 included special front and rear shocks, air scoops/deflectors for front
brakes and air scoops for rear brakes, metallic brake facings, finned brake drums
with cooling fans, and quick-steering adaptor of which only 246 were produced.
D. 1962 Colors Were: Tuxedo Black ; Fawn Beige - 1,851 produced; Roman Red;
Ermine White; Almond Beige - 820 produced; Sateen Silver; Honduras Maroon.
E. 1962 Corvettes were the last with a solid rear axle which
marked the end of the Corvette's first generation.
The 1962 Corvette celebrates its 45th anniversary this year (2007)
and marks the end of the Corvette's first generation (1953 to 1962).