It’s not every day that you hear about a car that’s stayed in the same family for 57 years.
But that’s the case with this 1961 Corvette currently up for sale on ClassicCars.com.
In his listing, the seller – who says the car is now in his name after being originally titled by his dad – describes this classic ‘Vette as “beautiful, original, survivor.”
His father bought the Tuxedo Black roadster – which has white coves and a white hardtop – new in California, where it remained for its first 33 years before residing for a decade in Arizona.
It’s currently in Aurora, Colorado, where the seller’s dad had moved to be closer to the rest of the family.
This Corvette remains largely original, having been repainted just once (in lacquer) some 27 years ago, when, at the same time, the chrome and emblems were freshened up and the carpet and seat covers replaced with OEM parts. It retains its original 283/315 hp fuel-injected V8 engine and features a four-speed manual transmission.
Though these updates were made nearly three decades ago, it’s likely the car remains in very nice condition, considering it’s been garaged its entire life and has remained with the original family all that time.
Also possibly available for sale with the car are several OEM parts that the seller’s dad collected over the years, including another new 283 Corvette motor, along with a new windshield, exhaust, radiator, and more.
The car has averaged about 2,000 miles a year, with the odometer currently at 119,350 miles, and the seller is asking $115,000, which he says “seems a reasonable figure based on the Hagerty Price Guide.”
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