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
Gr Auto Gallery, LLC and our sister company, Wheelz Sales and
Leasing Inc. makes every effort to represent each vehicle
accurately and with integrity. We also welcome third party
inspections when necessary. Although we try to do our very best to
be accurate in our description writing we are human and do make
mistakes. Unless otherwise noted, All vehicles are sold AS IS, No
Warranty Expressed or Implied. All sales final.