America''s love affair with the Corvette has continued unabated for 60 years. The model is so iconic (and sexy, I might add) that it needs no introduction -- and it has stood at the very top of U.S.-made sports cars since its unveiling in 1953.
This example is a stunning 1961 first-generation Corvette clad in correct Roman Red. It saw a frame-off restoration some years ago with low mileage since, and it''s nicely detailed top to bottom. The paint quality is outstanding, and the panel gaps are probably better than when it rolled out of the factory. Glass, trim, chrome and top are excellent. I would characterize it as an exceptional weekend driver and certainly a regional show contender. 1961 was the first year of the signature four round taillights, which remain part of the Corvette design idiom to this day.
The interior has been restored to the same high standard as the outside; carpet, seat upholstery, door panels and dash are correct and in excellent condition. All gauges, switches and indicator lights work, as does the original Wonder Bar radio.
Under the hood is a NOM but period small block 327 cubic-inch V8 mated to a four-speed manual gearbox. The engine was rebuilt when the car restored, and she''s very correct in the engine compartment aside from a new carb and fuel line setup and a new aluminum radiator for reliability.
We have the original Owner''s Manual, the Owner Projection Plan booklet and the Wonder Bar Radio operating instructions -- and documentation going all the way back to the second owner''s purchase of this Corvette in 1968. The car was restored and is being sold by its third long-term owner.
All in all, this is one of the nicer examples you will find -- it''s correct and unmolested, and an absolutely pleasure to both see and drive. Give us a call at 404-692-5250 for more information about this beautifully restored ''61 Chevrolet Corvette.