This 1961 Corvette is spectacular! This is a fully restored motorcar that was not done to be “over-restored”. This was a no-expense spared restoration to reflect pretty well the standards used to manufacture the car when new (except the paint is far better than when new!). The body is finished in resplendent Roman Red with the complementary Ermin White cove, red vinyl interior and a white soft top. 1961 was a terrific year: it benefited from updated styling and engineering improvements but was the last year of the contrasting cove paint. Just dynamite!
The proper 283 CID V-8 engine delivers a smooth power through the optional close-ratio four-speed manual transmission (option code RPO 685- a $188.33 option). This motorcar has benefited from the addition of correct appearing wide whitewall steel belted radials for far superior handling, ride and safety. This Corvette is a fabulous driver, not a trailer queen. Although this would be a competitive show car in most car shows it would not be a major concours winner; this has been restored to be a well sorted touring Vette that could also be shown with pride- something that is often rare.
This Corvette was a relatively early production car. The engine was built in Flint, Michigan and is engine number F0322M and it is chassis number “2675”. Our present understanding is that this Corvette has been a California car since new.
More details, photos and videos will be forthcoming as we are presently preparing the car for proper presentation. The photos in the gallery and the video are before we have detailed the car. We are presently servicing the car thoroughly and will detail the undercarriage, engine compartment and the interior and exterior when we are done performing the service and repair work. For a market valuation please see the NADA value guide as follows (This is at least a High Retail condition car: NADA Guide
This is a rare opportunity to acquire an excellent driving 1961 Corvette. The costs to restore such a terrific car as this is far in excess of our asking price, let alone the purchase of a California car to begin with!! So don’t hesitate with this one!