East Coaster of the Day: 1962 Corvette

East Coaster of the Day: 1962 Chevrolet Corvette

George Gerogiannis has had the creamy white C1 Corvette for four years. The only thing stock on it is the body.

The previous owner replaced the original 327 engine with a 350 CID. The four-speed was swapped out for a five-speed manual transmission. It has rack and pinion steering and four-wheel disc brakes.

 

The Corvette has a removable hard top with a soft cover option. George usually drives it with the top up to keep his hat from flying off and getting sunburn.

The first generation is commonly referred to as the ‘solid-axle’ generation.

Independent rear suspension did not appear until the new generation C2, the 1963 Sting Ray coupe, which was also the year of the split rear-window (and the only year of the split-window).

Four years ago, George moved up from a 1958 Impala to this sweet sports car.

*You can read about the restoration of a 1963 Corvette Sting Ray here on East Coast Garage. 

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