Phil Perry doesn’t know much about the previous owners of his 1962 Corvette, but he does know one thing: they obviously took good care of his car for nearly 50 years until he could take possession of it.
Some folks might call his very nice Roman Red C1 a “survivor,” but the fact is that the previous owners were the kind of car fanatics who just plain took good care of their car while it was in their possession. This was no barn find covered in dust with boxes stacked on top of it.
Unfortunately, the man Phil bought the car from a little over a year ago died shortly after, so Phil hasn’t been able to find out much about the other previous owners.
He does know that the car made it to 2012 with its original 327 engine, 4-speed transmission and 3.08 geared Positraction rear end still intact. It’s a two-top car, too, with a black soft top and a red hard top.
Phil was also able to find out that the car was built on April 7, 1962, which interestingly enough was a Saturday.
“When I first looked up the build date and saw that it was a Saturday, I thought that there must be some kind of mistake. But after I did some research, sure enough, the factory did operate on Saturdays back then,” Phil said.
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