1961 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE
General Motors designer Harley Earl is credited with convincing GM to build a two-seat
sports car for the American market.
Launched in 1953, the resulting Chevrolet Corvette quickly earned the mantle of “America’s
Sports Car” and the model is still produced today.
The 1961 Corvette was the first to include aluminium radiators and aluminium cased
transmission as standard equipment. The rear was completely redesigned to include the four
tail lights we know as being synonymous with Corvette.
The transmission tunnel was narrowed to allow more room in the cockpit. This was the first year that two toned paint could be ordered from factory. Courtesy lights,
windshield washers, sun visors, a temperature-controlled radiator fan and hand brake
warning light all became standard for this model.
This Corvette sports gleaming Roman Red duco with the White cove and a spotless black interior.
It has been treated to new old stock original wheels and new white wall tyres.
All original features are intact and functional including the instrument cluster, tacho and radio.
The engine and drive train are original but a performance cam has been installed at some point, giving the car more power. The car has the options four speed transmission.
All brightwork is in good condition.
This is an excellent quality car ready to cruise the strip.
ENGINE: V8 – 283 Cubic Inches
FUEL DELIVERY SYSTEM: Carter 4 Barrell Carburettor
TRANSMISSION: 4 Speed Manual
PAINT: Roman Red with White Cove
TRIM: Black Vinyl with Black Soft Top