For Sale: 1961 Chevrolet Corvette in Volo, Illinois

Vehicle Description

Multiple Top Flight award winner! It comes with a box full of documentation. Top Flight judging sheets are included. This is a very well-preserved survivor type car. It's been maintained as needed. We have owner history from day one. 1 owner until 1974, 2nd owner until 1988, 3rd owner until 2002. The 3rd and 4th owners know each other. Registrations from 1961 til 2002. California car until 2002. The 3rd and 4th owners know each other. The 4th owner lives in IL and has been a customer of ours for decades. What is a Top Flight award? It is an award that recognizes that a car appears the way it did when it left the factory. The car must receive 94% of the 4,500 total points. Yes, 4,500! Experts closely inspect right down to factory nuts and bolts. It is a highly coveted award by Corvette enthusiasts. The awards were achieved by the 3rd owner.

EXTERIOR: Gorgeous! This color combination is amazing. I've heard more compliments on this car than any other Corvette in a long time. The body is outstanding, no damage. The gaps are square and flush; the doors and trunk click shut. It is being claimed it has original paint, I believe there was at least some touch up done. Overall, it shows really nice, gloss smooth finish. There are minor flaws, nicks. The weatherstrips are still original. The chrome and stainless moldings are exceptionally clean. Windshield is crystal clear. The white convertible top was replaced for the first time recently. The spinner hubcaps are mint. Upgraded radial white wall tires still have the nubs on the tread. Correct T-3 headlights.

INTERIOR: The red really pops! The dash area is mint- dash pad, painted trim, gauges etc. Still has original wonderbar radio. Door panels and upholstery appear to be in very good original condition. Red and black speckled carpet looks good. The warranty booklet is the original with this car's vin and first owners name filled out, it is still in the original paper envelope!

ENGINE COMPARTMENT: Original, #s matching 283-230 hp motor with correct components. Correct Chevrolet script valve covers, carb with choke tube, "pie pan" air cleaner, ignition shielding etc. Radiator, shroud, fan, and expansion tank look proper. Correct generator with cable driven tachometer.

TRUNK COMPARTMENT: Very nice presentation. Clean, white fiberglass. Correct red rubber mat, there is a spare underneath it.

UNDERSIDE: Well preserved original. Completely rust free frame. The fiberglass floors are still raw like they were new. The suspension, steering and brakes were maintained as needed. It still has original limiter straps on the rear end. Looking up at the motor it is spotless, correct canister oil filter. Original dated 3-speed trans. Original dated and coded rear end with 3.36 gears.

This is not the high performance version; that's probably why it has survived so well. It has always been cared for since new- unmolested. It is a beautiful cruiser. I promise you will get compliments even from people that don't care about cars. The documentation and judging sheets really make it a safe investment.

I, Jay Grams, take pride in personally writing the descriptions for virtually every car for about the last 30 years now. A significant amount of effort goes into fact checking. What I am offering is my professional impression of the vehicle. Our salesmen are happy to assist with descriptions and making sure your questions are answered. One great suggestion is letting us do a walk around video that explains the car's condition in detail. **These cars are displayed in a museum. If interested in a particular car make an appointment with a salesman to see that car. Without an appointment there is an admission fee to enter the showroom. If you buy a car, your admission will be refunded and you will be given a 1 year membership.

815 385 3644 9-5 central
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Wonderbar radio
Seat belts
Radial whitewalls
Silver coves
Top Flight awards
Judging sheets
Owner history

Vehicle Details

  • 1961 Chevrolet Corvette
  • Listing ID: CC-1634687
  • Price: $98,998
  • Location:Volo, Illinois
  • Year:1961
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:Ermine White
  • Interior Color:Red
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:V20484
  • VIN:10867S
Listed By:
Volo Auto Museum
27582 Volo Village
Volo, IL 60073

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