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The Corvette has earned a unique place in US car history and culture, starting in 1953. By the late 1950s, the Corvette was known as “America’s sports car,” enhanced by the introduction of the legendary Chevrolet small-block engine in 1955. With the subsequent availability of Rochester mechanical fuel injection as an option, a “Fuelie” Corvette became the car to own in 1961 and is highly coveted by collectors today.
This exceptional example is beautifully finished in Honduras Maroon with white coves. The 1961 model represented the last year Corvettes were available with a contrasting-color cove and the first year of the ducktail rear body design, as well as the iconic round taillights, which remained a hallmark of Corvette styling for decades.
This 1961 Corvette features the optional, highly desirable 315 hp, fuel-injected 283 engine mated to a four-speed manual gearbox. A comprehensive and period-correct professional restoration was completed in 2016, and a National Corvette Restorers Society judge was asked to inspect the work to ensure its correctness. Attention to detail is present in every aspect of this Corvette, making this frame-off restoration exceptional in every way.
This recently restored Corvette has yet to be shown, creating an exciting opportunity for the next owner to exhibit the car and compete for trophies.