1960 Chevrolet Corvette C1 Classic American car
This was the final year that whitewall tires were offered on the Corvette. It was also the last year for the ‘coves’ that were painted in contrasting colors. The exterior of the 1961 Corvette saw some changes. The grill of the vehicle was modified, removing the ‘teeth’ that had been apart of the Corvette since its inception in 1953. The back had four round tail-lights.
1960 Chevrolet Corvette C1 Hardtop
This Chevrolet Corvette is painted in Roman Red paint with white accented coves. The car was manufactured in February of 1961, which was the final year of the colored coves. It is one of the final 321 cars to be given the two-toned paint designs. The interior is black and there is a white power top. There were only 422 Corvettes made like this in 1961.
There is a matching numbers 283 cubic-inch engine overhead valve V-8 engine capable of producing 230 horsepower. There is a two-speed Powerglide automatic transmission and drum brakes. Amenities include power windows, a transistorized Wonderbar radio and a heater. There are correct hubcaps, T-3 headlights, and whitewall tires. It has been given a complete, frame-off restoration.
1960 Chevrolet Corvette C1 Red roadster
1960 Chevrolet Corvette C1 American retro car
This 1961 Chevrolet Corvette is painted in Roman Red with white side coves and a new black Haartz cloth top. There are red painted steel wheels and correct bright wheel covers. Amenities include a tachometer, clock, heater, defroster and an AM radio. Recent upgrades include a combination of new, re-plated and polished brightwork, new door handles, emblems, parking and taillight housings, weather stripping, wiper arms and bezels, a radio antenna and trunk mat.
There is a 283 cubic-inch V8 engine breathing through a Carter four-barrel carburetor with an original-type bright air cleaner. The small-block engine is mated to a three-speed manual transmission and there are four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes.
For 1961, Chevrolet produced 10,939 Corvettes. In 2009, this example was offered for sale at the Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook presented by RM Auctions. It was estimated to sell for $50,000 – $60,000 and offered without reserve. The lot was sold for the sum of $38,500 including buyer’s premium.