With three days to go, the bids have already reached the $61,000 mark.
This Corvette doesn’t have the original motor, but it does have a nicely running 327 V8 with a single carburetor. Also included in the sale is a refurbished Rochester fuel injection unit that you can see flipping through about 200 images of the car, however.
The car reportedly was restored for an NCRS judge before the current dealer acquired it, so we would have good reason to believe it was done correctly.
Based on the nice red and white repaint and the excellent matching red interior, the car looks like a winner, especially going down the road. It also includes a rear end that foreshadowed the ’63 Sting Ray soon to make its appearance.
The car features a four-speed manual transmission as well as a matching hardtop, period Wonderbar radio, body-colored steel 15-inch wheels with chrome covers and decorative spinners, with 205/75 American Classic wide whitewall tires.
It would obviously be hard for a person to buy another ’61 and then restore it to this level for anywhere near the same amount of money. Someone will likely be getting a bargain if this one lives up to a close physical inspection.
You can view additional videos of the 1961 Corvette on the seller’s YouTube channel.
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