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1961 Corvette

Wheelbase: 102" Track: 57" Front / 58.8" Rear Height: 51.5" Over Hardtop
Length: 177.2" Width: 70.4" Curb Weight: 3,035lbs.
Tire Size: 6.70x15" Plant: St. Louis

The exterior styling was face-lifted for 1961. It was the first Corvette without heavy "teeth" in the grill area. The rear was completely restyled with four taillights, now a Corvette Trademark. The transmission tunnel was reduced in width to give the interior a 20% increase in interior space.

1961 Options:

Code Description

Quantity

Price

867 Base Corvette Convertible 10,939 $3,934.00
101 Heater 10,671 102.25
102 AM Radio 9,316 137.75
242 Positive Crankcase Ventilation Unknown 5.40
276 Wheels 15x5.5" 337 0.00
290 Whitewall Tries 9,780 31.55
313 Powerglide Transmission 1,458 199.10
353 283ci 275hp Engine Fuel Injection 118 484.20
354 283ci 315hp Engine Fuel Injection 1,462 484.20
419 Auxiliary Hardtop 5,680 236.75
426 Power Windows 698 59.20
440 Two Tone Paint 3,368 16.15
468 283ci 270hp Engine 2 4bbl. Carbs 2,827 182.95
469 283ci 245hp Engine 2 4Bbl Carbs. 1,175 150.65
473 Power Operated Folding Top 442 161.40
675 Positraction Rear Axle 6,915 43.05
685 4 Speed Manual Transmission 7,013 188.30
686 Metallic Brakes 1,402 37.70
687 Heavy Duty Brakes and Steering 233 333.60
1408 Blackwall Tires 6.70x15 Unknown 15.75
1625A 24 Gallon Fuel Tank Unknown 161.40

Serial Numbers: 10867S100001 through 10867S110939

Base Engine: 283ci V8 230hp

Exterior

Quantity

Soft Top

Wheels

Interior

Tuxedo Black 1,340 Bk/W Black Bl/BK/F/R
Ermine White 3,178 Bk/W White Bl/BK/F/R
Honduras Maroon 1,645 Bk/W Maroon Bk/F
Roman Red 1,794 Bk/W Red Bk/R
Jewel Blue 855 Bk/W Blue Bl/Bk
Sateen Sliver 747 Bk/W Silver Bl/Bk/R
Fawn Beige 1,363 Bk/W Beige Bk/F

Abbreviations:

Bk=Black, Bg=Beige, C=Charcoal, F=Fawn, W=White, R=Red, Bl=Blue, Tq=Turquoise

1961 Corvette "Shark" showcar made it's first appearance.

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