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1961 Chevrolet Corvette 1970 Miles White Convertible 283ci V8 4-Speed Manual

Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
Type: Convertible
Year: 1961
Mileage: 1970
VIN: 10867S110877
Color: White
Engine: 283ci V8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Interior color: Red
Vehicle Title: --

1961 Chevrolet Corvette Additional Info:

GR Auto Gallery is pleased to present this 1961 Chevy Corvette Convertible for purchase. This car is powered by a rebuilt 283ci V8 engine paired with a 4-speed manual transmission. It features an Edelbrock carburetor, but other than that has been left stock.
The car is finished in a gorgeous white exterior over the red leather interior. This car is in excellent condition always stored inside. Close inspection to the interior, chrome, wheels, paint, and glass reveals the excellent condition of this 1st generation beauty that is awesome to have as a summer cruiser and to show. This example has gone under an extensive restoration and all receipts documenting it are included with the car. The car also has a new vintage air conditioning system.
It's quite provoking to think about the timing of the birth of the Corvette. Every American produced vehicle was getting bigger throughout the mid-'50s with tons of heavy sheet metal, chrome, and most often large fins. The idea that GM went the other way with their small, fiberglass concept car at the 1953 Autorama created a huge buzz. The rush to production meant that all production in 1953 was hand made in the last months of the year in an old truck factory in Flint while the production facility in St Louis was being prepared. There was a redesign for the 1961 & 1962 model years that would be the last couple years of the first generation. These cars were the last to feature a two-toned paint design, and they were the first to have the rear "boat-tail" design that would carry over to the Stingrays starting in 1963. The first generation cars have a lot of style, history, and with low production numbers (compared to later generations) these Corvettes are very rare to find.