1961 Chevrolet Corvette

 

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FEATURES INCLUDE:

283 ci. 4bbl. V8 - '57 engine casting # 3731548

4-Speed Manual Transmission

Front Disc Brake Conversion

White Convertible Soft Top

White Auxillary Hardtop

High RPM redline factory tachometer

Black Vinyl Interior

Digital AM/FM Corvette Cassette Stereo

Carpeted Corvette Floor Mats

Car Cover

15-Inch Original Wheels & Covers - New B.F. Goodrich Silvertown Wide Whitewall Tires 6-70-15s


 

Fly High or Fly Low in America's Sportscar, many of our photos of this Corvette were taken at the Dallas Love Field Frontiers of Flight Museum, located only minutes from our showroom. This is a Vette that you can get in and drive. The exterior presents a very good and straight body with nice paint throughout. This is an all white Corvette, although it was originally turquoise & white. The current owner has had this car since 2004. It has been garage kept.

The white auxillary hardtop is in great shape, fastening and sealing as it should. The headliner is intact. The glass is clear all around. There is some slight frazzle in the rear windows. Open the doors to 1961. The interior showcases the original seats with recent seat covers & seat belts.  The dash displays the original gauges, all functional with exception of the clock. The original steering wheel was replaced with a smaller diameter, leather-wrapped steering wheel. We do have the original wheel. The dash vinyl is intact throughout and in good shape.

The dash displays the original gauges, all functional with exception of the clock. The original steering wheel was replaced with a smaller diameter, leather-wrapped steering wheel. We do have the original wheel. The dash vinyl is intact throughout and in good shape. The door panels are intact and in very good condition as are the door undersides & interior trim. This '61 Vette sits right on its original wheels & wheel covers, recently fitted with these wide whitewall B.F. Goodrich poly-bias tires (6-70-15 4ply).

The bright work is in good shape, showing some age in areas. There are some dings on the front end top trim piece pictured. Under the hood is the non-number's matching 283 c.i. 4bbl. V8. (casting # 3731548) This engine compartment is dressed up with finned aluminum Lester valve covers, ignition shielding, the correct generator charging system with the tachometer driven on it. The cooling system has the radiator & correct overflow tank. The core support is straight and solid. The inner fenders and firewall are clean and detailed. 

This is a strong running car. The little classic 283 has upgraded induction and revs up nicely. The clutch is strong. The steering feels real good. A front disc brake conversion was installed for better driveability. Coil-Over shocks ride in the rear. The undercarriage displays an exceptional frame and flooring throughout. The front end is in good shape as is the suspension throughout. This is a dry climate Corvette and it shows. The car is originally from California.

The soft top has been replaced and is very clean. It fastens in place as it should. The convertible top door opens and closes correctly. The trunk is clean and detailed, as is the spare tire carrier. There is an aftermarket jack & factory lug wrench as well. There is also a car cover for this '61 Corvette. Texas Classic Cars of Dallas is your classic Corvette source. This white '61 is right at home next to this Top Flight Fawn Beige '61.