62 Chevy Body Types

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    • In 1962, the Chevrolet division of General Motors was in a transition year with only minor model changes. The Corvair had been released two years earlier and was not catching on as well as had been hoped. The mid-sized muscle car, Chevelle, was coming off the drawing board and the Corvette had gone through a complete change from a solid rear axle to independent suspension and a whole new look.

    Bel Air

    • The Bel Air was offered in two series, the 1500 with a six-cylinder engine and the 1600 V-8. Both series offered up a four-door sedan; a four-door station wagon in two versions; a six-passenger and a nine-passenger model; a two-door sedan and a two-door hardtop sport coupe.


    • The Biscayne was available in two series, the 1100 series 6-I and 1200 series V-8. Both series were available in a four-door sedan, a two-door sedan, a four-door, six-passenger station wagon and a two-door delivery station wagon.

    Chevy II

    • Chevrolet offered the Chevy II in a two-door sedan, a four-door sedan, a two-door hardtop, a two-door convertible and a four-door station wagon. There were three series for these five body styles: the 100 series; the 300 series; and the sportiest, the Nova 400 series that also offered up a Super Sport package.


    • The Corvair offered the consumer four series models. The 500 series was available only in a two-door, five-passenger club coupe. The 700 series included a two-door club coupe; a six-passenger, four-door sedan; and a six-passenger, four-door station wagon. The 900 series was available in a two-door club coupe; a four-door sedan; a four-door station wagon; and a four-passenger, two-door convertible. The top of the Corvair line was the Monza Spyder in two-door coupe and two-door convertible models.


    • 1962 saw the last year for the straight axle Corvette (C1 series). It was only available in a convertible configuration with a removable hard top and a tuck-away soft top.


    • Impala offered top-of-the-line Chevrolet vehicles in two series: the 1700 series 6-I and 1800 V-8. Body styles were a two-door, five-passenger sport coupe; a two-door, five-passenger convertible; a four-door, six-passenger sedan; a hardtop sport sedan and a station wagon. Also available was a nine-passenger, four-door station wagon.

    Pickup Truck

    • Chevrolet trucks in 1962 were available in most every flavor, including pickups, stakes and panel. The "C" series was two-wheel rear drive, and the "K" series was four-wheel drive. Available were C14, C15, K14, C25, K25, C36, C40, half-ton, three-quarter-ton, one-ton, one-and-a-half-ton, two-ton and two-and-a-half ton versions.


    • The Suburban has had the longest production run of any SUV, initiating in 1935 and continuing to the present. The 1962 Suburban was available in two series. The "C" series was rear two-wheel drive, and the "K" series was four-wheel drive. Both series were two-, three- or four-door and came in half-ton and three-quarter-ton versions.

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