• Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Corvette
  • SubModel: Convertible
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: Convertible
  • Year: 1961
  • Mileage: 7902
  • VIN: 10867S110142
  • Color: Honduras Maroon
  • Engine size: 283 V8
  • Power options: --
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: --
  • Vehicle Title: Clear

1961 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Description

The 1961 Chevrolet Corvette practically defined its generation. So it's great to find a numbers-matching car with four-on-the-floor, both tops, and an overall terrific vintage presentation.

It's hard not to love the paint on this one. It's a shade of maroon that gives you some of the vibrant red attitude, but with a deeper and more sophisticated tone. Plus, there's a hint of metallic element so that it can radiate in the sunlight - just like your nostalgia says it should. This was the debut year of the new rear end that previewed the C2 and also established the four-taillight tradition that still continues today. And to make sure the look lives up to your expectations, the bumpers, grille, emblements, hub caps, and time all shine nicely, too. The body has the kind of quality fit where the panel line up nicely and the doors close with confidence. So it makes a good impression for more than just its looks.

You get both tops with this Corvette. The white folding roof looks good against the whitewall tires, and the color-matched hardtop always gives this a sporty silhouette. Plus, proper roll-up windows mean keeping the weather out whenever you like. But of course, a first-gen Corvette is best when its open to the world. The full black interior is a nice color against the deeper tones of the exterior maroon. It also helps that it has an outstanding look that's fresh, clean, and deeply dark. It has the right classic feel with the bright shifter in the center, the classic thin/grippy steering wheel, and a full gauge package in front of you - including the very handy tach. The vintage feeling all goes right down to the details, like the working courtesy lights and the Wonderbar AM radio that's still cranking out tunes.

Under the hood is the numbers-matching 283 cubic-inch V8. When you inspect the engine bay, you'll see all the right elements that you love. This includes the large original chrome air topper, ram's horn exhaust manifolds, and the Corvette-script cursive valve covers. In fact, it appears correct right down to pieces that others often skip, like the Carter four-barrel carburetor and 12-volt generator. The V8 fires up like a well-respected classic should. Out on the road it runs strong, feels sharp, and the four-speed manual transmission shifts smooth.

Complete with owner's manual, this is a shining and well-presented C1 that will excite you for its looks and driving experience. If you love a great classic, then you don't want to miss this 'Vette. Call today!!!