This 1961 Chevrolet Corvette is a gorgeous sports car configured with desirable performance-oriented options. When the Corvette debuted in 1953, it received a somewhat tepid response from the public. While folks seemed to appreciate the unique styling of the 2-seater sports car, the biggest complaint seemed to arise from its lack of performance. Well, Chevrolet corrected its early misdeeds in subsequent iterations of the Corvette by introducing a V8 and other performance options such as a manual transmission. By the early 60s, the Corvette had some serious traction among the buying public and had established itself as an American icon. The 1961 version of the Vette underwent some styling revisions. The GM marque even touted these changes in its marketing materials by exclaiming that Americas Sports Car Gets a New Look! In 1961, the heavy tooth grille was replaced with a more refined grille comprised of both horizontal and vertical lines. New body-color trim surrounded the pair of headlights in each quarter panel, replacing the chrome trim from previous years. The rear end was also reconfigured to the new duck tail style along with the iconic round taillight configuration that would be carried forward in every Corvette since the 1961 models. This particular 1961 Vette comes to us out of an east coast collection where it spent nearly 20 years and before that spent time in the south. Under the hood on this Corvette is a Numbers Matching 283 Cubic Inch V8 engine paired with dual 4 barrel carburetors that together were said to have created 270 horsepower from the factory. The 283 V8 is backed by a 4 speed manual transmission that makes this classic Corvette an absolute blast to drive. Exhaust exits the dual quad 283 V8 via a dual exhaust setup that gives this convertible a nice throaty sound. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a positraction rear end so that youll be able to keep the rubber to the pavement when driving this classic muscle car. The white vinyl convertible top is in nice condition and is operated manually. Riding on a set of wide whitewall radial tires each paired with a full Spinner-style wheelcover, this 61 Corvette has a great look and even better ride. The exterior has been refinished in beautiful Roman Red that is accented by Ermine White coves on each side, completing the exterior look of this car. The interior on this 1961 Corvette is absolutely stunning! The bucket seats have been reupholstered in red vinyl that matches the exterior of the car. The red padded dash, red and silver upholstered door panels, brand new red carpeting, and red painted steering wheel are all in fantastic shape and appear to be in their stock configuration. The dash is equipped with a 160 MPH speedometer, 7,000 RPM tachometer, battery gauge, oil pressure gauge, temperature gauge and fuel gauge, along with a clock and controls for the heater/defroster. Whether youre purchasing your first classic car or youre adding to your existing collection, this 1961 Chevrolet Corvette would make an excellent choice. Give us a call today at 763-428-7337! *Numbers Matching 283 Cu. In. V8 *Dual 4 Barrel Carburetors *4 Speed Manual Transmission *270 Horsepower *Dual Exhaust *Positraction Rear End *Roman Red Exterior w/ Ermine White Coves *Red Vinyl Bucket Seat Interior *Wide Whitewall Radial Tires w/ Spinner Hubcaps *White Vinyl Convertible Top *Stock Instrumentation *Odometer Reads: 14,885 Miles If an inaccurate automobile price is inadvertently listed on this Website, Seller reserves the right to NOT honor the erroneous price. For more information and a current list of vehicles, call 763-428-7337.
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