1961 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Vehicle Identification Number 10867S102266
Completely restored to original specification
NCRS Top Flite® Award Winner
283 cid – 230 hp V-8 engine
4-speed manual transmission
60,409 original miles
Introduced in 1953, Chevrolet’s Corvette was intended to serve as America’s sports car, battling against competition from the world’s most famous marques, but it took some time before the performance on the road was able to live up to the marketing hype. By the time that 1961 arrived, however, there was no question of the Corvette’s place among the best sports cars in the world, but its visual appearance was due for a change. The rounded rear end that had been in place since the original was replaced by a ‘duck tail’ that promised better aerodynamic advantage and a more contemporary profile. A different grille also appeared along with body coloured blanks between the dual headlamps. With a host of engine options and unquestioned potency under the hood, these later C1s are among the most desirable Corvettes ever built and continue to pace the collector’s market.
The Motorcar Offered
Owned by a very prominent collector in Salt Lake City, this 1961 Corvette Convertible was professionally restored to the highest possible standard, which was validated with an NCRS Top Flite® Award. The original 283/230 (4BBL) powerplant was rebuilt using internal components of the best quality and it continues to run powerfully and smoothly. Although a 4-speed manual transmission was added during the restoration to improve drivability, the original stock unit is included under the terms of the sale. Finished in the iconic Corvette livery of red with white coves, this example is a visual and mechanical tour de force offered at investment grade quality.