<VV> Black paint on headlight bezels in '62?

jwcorvair at aol.com jwcorvair at aol.com
Sat Jan 10 18:46:30 EST 2015

I have a 62 four door that I have partially restored. As part of my research I learned that the 62s originally had bezels and wheel covers that did not have any black accents. Toward the end of the production run, however, bezels and wheel covers with black accents were installed. I'm not certain why this was done, perhaps for as part of the change over for the 63 model year; though with the change over shutdown at the end of summer that doesn't quite make sense. Maybe they just ran out of 62 unpainted bezels and wheel covers and dived into the 63 stash.

Any other thoughts?

 Joe White (62 four door, 64 Spyder, 66 Porvair)

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<1961 & 1962 are no paint, and 1963 & 1964 are with black paint...> 

That was always my thoughts, too, however, when the CORSA convention was held 
most recently in Detroit (Stirling Heights, MI, actually) I went on the tour of 
the Corvair museum space in Ypsilanti that's shared with the Hudson collection 
in the old Hudson dealership and, on the wall, there was a vintage, GM-produced, 
factory poster of the making of the '62 Corvair and there, at the end of the 
line was a photograph of a '62 Corvair rolling off the assembly line with 
headlight bezels bearing the black paint between the ribs.  It seems it may have 
been a running change during the '62 model year.

~Bill Stanley
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