Corvettes for Sale: 1961 Fuelie Corvette Barn Find Buried in a Garage Since 1980

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Corvettes for Sale: 1961 Fuelie Corvette Barn Find Buried in a Garage Since 1980


This fuelie 1961 Corvette convertible has been off the road for more than 40 years, but lots of people are apparently interested in changing that, now that it’s up for sale on eBay.

With five days to go in the auction, 63 bids have pushed the price up to $25,400 – still below the reserve, however.

Corvettes for Sale: 1961 Fuelie Corvette Barn Find Buried in a Garage Since 1980


For those hardcore enthusiasts upset over the removal of round taillights on the C7 and C8 Corvettes, they might want to consider restoring this car since the ’61 marked the first year of the traditional round lights on the rear of Corvettes.

According to the seller, the car has been in dry storage since 1980 and isn’t running, though the original 283 engine is still under the hood. It’s the optional 315 horsepower fuel-injected motor that still has the correct fuel unit, distributor, air filter box, and high RPM tachometer.

Corvettes for Sale: 1961 Fuelie Corvette Barn Find Buried in a Garage Since 1980


He claims the car is “99.9 percent complete,” with a “flawless” frame, all original trim and emblems, and original Honduras Maroon paint from the windshield back. He’s also including new seat covers and carpet that will need to be installed.

With 10,939 Corvettes produced during the ’61 model year, it would be a shame to let any of them go to waste, especially one like this that retains so much originality.

Corvettes for Sale: 1961 Fuelie Corvette Barn Find Buried in a Garage Since 1980


Source:
eBay Motors via AutoEvolution.com

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  1. Spend a ton of money and a decade of time looking for replacement parts with hopes humpty dumpty can be put together again. Everybody needs a dream.

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