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1961 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

Vehicle Data

  • Condition:
    Used
  • Item location:
    Local pick-up only
  • Make:
    Chevrolet
  • Model:
    Corvette
  • SubModel:
    Convertible
  • Type:
    Convertible
  • Trim:
    Convertible
  • Year:
    1961
  • Mileage:
    47091
  • VIN:
    10867S103998
  • Color:
    Red
  • Engine size:
    327 CI
  • Fuel:
    Gasoline
  • Transmission:
    Manual
  • Interior color:
    Red
  • Vehicle Title:
    Clear

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Description

The 1961 Chevrolet Corvette practically defined its generation. So it's great to find an example that has an iconic color combo, and at the same time, upgrades the V8 power. That way this is the one that drives just like your nostalgia tells you it should.

This the only year where some of the best first-generation Corvette elements. 1961 was the debut of the new rear end that previewed the C2 and also established the four-taillight tradition that still continues today. Also, we all love these C1s because they had a cool sense of style where the scalloped cover in the design could really be highlighted by a second color. This really seems to get it right with a glossy red with the white accenting. Plus, the whitewall tires and newer white folding roof combine to deliver a well-coordinated look. The two-tone arrangement would not be available the next year, and so you can see how the '61 car is the exclusive intersection of very important styling elements. And while the history and colors make this nice, you'll also love the details. The sporty stance, uniform gaps, and nice chrome are all part of a package that shows this one has been taken care of correctly by someone who appreciates both the look and drive of America's sports car.

While the white top gives this a is sophisticated look, the red interior is absolutely sporty. So you can choose what personality you want to put forward just by having the roof up or down. In fact, this one has a terrific interior that will make sure you'll happily show it off with the top down. After all, you not only have a deep red on the bucket seats, dash, and doors, but also there's nice detailing, like the black/red carpeting with vibrant red piping. Plus, this has the right classic feel with the bright shifter in the center and a full gauge package in front of you, including the very handy tach. There are even some nicely integrated upgrades, like the smaller diameter sports steering wheel, seatbelts, and a knob-style AM/FM/cassette stereo with digital tuner for upgraded driving music.

When you open the hood, you see all the right elements that you love. This includes the wide polished air topper, ram's horn exhaust manifolds, and the Corvette cursive valve covers. But if you take a closer look, this V8 has been upgraded to a larger 327 cubic-inch block. It keeps with the C1 tradition, because this displacement would be offered the next year. So you get 1961's exclusive looks while upgraded to the largest motor of the series. The Weber four-barrel carburetor lets this inhale deeply, and it all makes a terrific tune out of the dual exhaust. This one has the proper feeling of a tight sports classic out on the road, and you really get to enjoy it to the fullest with the control of the four-speed manual transmission.

This takes all the best features C1 offers and puts in one package that's ready for the road. If you love a great classic, then you don't want to miss this 'Vette. Call today!!!
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