1961 Chevrolet Corvette - Great Running Car!

1961 Chevrolet Corvette

Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
Type: Convertible
Trim: Corvette
Year: 1961
Mileage: 106,000
VIN: 10867s102720
Color: Red
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: 4 Speed
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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View our eBay StoreSign up for our Email Newsletter 1961 Chevrolet Corvette offered with a reserve This very nice driver quality vette is just the ticket for the guy looking for a nice around town or cross country cruiser at an affordable price. In the hands of the current owner for the past 25 years. the car has been always kept garaged and used on sunny Summer days only. Featuring a more powerful 350. the car has always been maintained in tip top running order during his ownership and has had a lot of recent mechnical work done including a new shifter. gas tank relined. front suspension rebuilt. brakes redone with synthetic fluid. new dual exhaust. new radials. and more. The engine and gearbox were professionally rebuilt in 1998. Receipts for all work during his ownership accompany the car. The chrome is in very good to excellent condition. the body gaps are consistent. the paint is holding up well with only a few chips that are easily retouched. and the top and interior are in very good condition as well. The car is missing the ashtray (on order) and radio. both parts which are easily sourced. all the guages work with the exception of the Tach. He states he never cared about the radio because he loved to hear the motor. I guess thats understandable- It runs extremely well and sounds great! The correct distributor comes with the car. In short this is a very nice straight axle First Generation Corvette that needs nothing but a happy new owner! Fly in and Drive it Home! We have many more photographs of this car. please click on any image to be taken to our full-size image list! The Chevrolet Corvette is an Icon. one of the most desirable collector cars of all time. and one of the must haves for any collection. Produced beginning in 1953. and substanially updated in 1955. the first series lasted until 1963. This series with its side coves and v8 engine is one of the most hotly sought after of all Corvettes. Chevy stated in their brochure for 1961: "Take a classic sports car. Give it tasteful new styling. That's Corvette in 1961. Starting with the sleek rear deck. it's clean. uncluttered. From this point forward. it becomes obvious this new Corvette was designed to be driven. No matter what the occasion - black tie or tennis shoes - Corvette is appropriate. If you're an enthusiastic rallyist. an about-towner. a countryside explorer or all three. Corvette matches your mood'. Corvette styling was substantially upgraded in 1961. Although enthusiasts at the time did not know it. they were being given a sneak peak of things to come. The rear would carry over to 1963. which would be a pivotal year in Corvette history. The "ducktail" design (below) of the 1961 (and '62) with its four tail lights would be known as "transitional" years. The exhaust now exited below the body and not via an opening in the bumper as in previous years. Body colored headlight bezels began to replace the chrome of 1960. The Corvette style was softened somewhat by the removal of the "teeth" in the grill. Sun visors. an aluminum radiator. parking brake warning lamp. interior lights and the windshield washer were standard equipment. The four speed transmission featured an aluminum case. Our Ebay Policies: Significant Cars is one of the largest Collector Car Brokers and Dealers in the Country.  Since 2003 we have worked hard to "change the way collector cars find new homes" by providing unparralleled web presentation of the cars we are representing.  Most of our cars have over 30 photographs. and these can be viewed by visiting our website (our eBay handle dot com). or by clicking on any of the photographs in the black background area of our EBay listings.  We welcome your call with any questions about any of our listings at anytime at 800-837-9902 and certainly encourage your personal inspection of any of the cars we are selling-just call us and we will be happy to set up an appointment for your to see and test drive the car. We realize that eBay is a difficult venue to properly evaluate an item as complex as an automobile.  You can feel secure bidding with confidence on any of our cars since we guarantee your satisfaction!  Should you win the auction and come to see the car and decide you do not want it for any reason. no negative feedback will result. any deposit you may have paid will be cheerfully refunded. Description images and copy © 2004-2014 Significant Cars. Inc.