Corvettes for Sale: Honduras Maroon 1961 Corvette 283/230 on Bring a Trailer

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Corvettes for Sale: Honduras Maroon 1961 Corvette 283/230 on Bring a Trailer


This numbers-matching 1961 Corvette has already passed the $41,000 mark on Bring a Trailer, with five days to go.

While the car does have some imperfections in the Honduras Maroon with white coves repaint that was done under previous ownership, it still presents well.

Corvettes for Sale: Honduras Maroon 1961 Corvette 283/230 on Bring a Trailer


The original base 283/230 horsepower engine is still under the hood, and it’s connected to a two-speed Powerglide automatic transmission.

Since the selling dealer bought the car back in April, they’ve done some maintenance work, including a rebuild of the Carter WCFB four-barrel carburetor by Custom Carbs in New Jersey in July, along with the installation of a new fuel sending unit and a fresh oil change.

This vintage C1 Corvette – the first to foreshadow the four round tail light look of the ’63 Sting Ray – has two tops – a matching red hardtop and a contrasting black ragtop.

Corvettes for Sale: Honduras Maroon 1961 Corvette 283/230 on Bring a Trailer


Since this car was built in a simpler time, it doesn’t have many of the amenities we expect today. Instead, you’ll find black vinyl seats, manual windows, lap belts only, a driver side mirror only, a non-functional analog clock, four-wheel drum brakes, and a Wonderbar push-button AM radio.

Still, this Corvette has something modern cars don’t always have – a big dose of character that makes such vintage automobiles more fun to drive, though sometimes more challenging.

Corvettes for Sale: Honduras Maroon 1961 Corvette 283/230 on Bring a Trailer


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