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1961 Chevrolet Corvette

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1961 Chevrolet Corvette

Winning Bid: $60,000 (USD) by: D_Young

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Chassis/VIN:

10867S102334

Location:

Spokane Valley, Washington

Odometer:

6,867 (Mi)

Lot Number:

10036131

Engine:

350ci V8

Seller:

Private Party

Transmission:

Automatic

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TITLE/VIN CHECK  

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Winning Bid: $60,000 (USD) by: D_Young

Auction Type:  Reserve

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Chassis/VIN:

10867S102334

Location:

Spokane Valley, Washington

Odometer:

6,867 (Mi)

Lot Number:

10036131

Engine:

350ci V8

Seller:

Private Party

Transmission:

Automatic

Carfax:

TITLE/VIN CHECK  

Confirmed

 

If a bid is placed within the last two minutes of an auction, an additional two minutes is added to ensure all bidders have a fair chance to bid. Bid carefully. The highest winning bidder will enter into a legally binding purchase contract.

Vehicle Story

This 1961 Chevrolet Corvette is a first-generation convertible that has been updated with a leather-wrapped steering wheel, polished aluminum Bonspeed wheels, a 2” suspension lowering package, and a modern audio system. Power is provided by a replacement 350ci V8 paired with a 4-speed automatic transmission and a positraction rear end, and the drivetrain has been equipped with aluminum heads and an aluminum radiator. The seller has owned the vehicle for 21 years and oversaw the completion of a full restoration and repaint in 2002. Finished in two-tone red with white coves over a reupholstered red leather interior, this C1 Corvette is now offered with an Edelbrock Pro-Flo fuel injection system, an assembly instruction manual, a servicing guide, and a clear Washington title in the seller’s name.

For the final two model years of the Corvette’s first generation in 1961 and 1962, the rear of the car wore a redesign which incorporated quad taillights and a “ducktail” aesthetic. Finished in two-tone red with white coves, this Corvette was the recipient of a frame-off restoration in 2002, two years after the seller purchased the vehicle. The fitment and finishes of the exterior are said to remain in good condition, and brightwork includes the front and rear bumpers, cove moldings, window trim, door handles, and exhaust system. The white retractable soft top has been reupholstered and has a plastic rear window, and the seller notes that a hardtop is not included with the sale.

Bonspeed multi-spoke polished aluminum wheels are wrapped in newer tires. The suspension has been lowered by 2” and features a Jim Meyer front setup with power rack and pinion steering and coil-over shocks. The rear suspension is stock, and all four corners offer power disc braking.

The interior is fitted with reupholstered dark red leather bucket seating featuring Corvette silhouette embroidered logos in the backrests, with matching red and white materials for the door panels, dash, and carpeting. Updates include an aftermarket leather-wrapped steering wheel and a modern stereo with an amplifier. The trunk is upholstered all the way around and has a carpet mat.

Instrumentation is provided by replacement white-faced AutoMeter gauges and includes a 160-mph speedometer, a 7k-rpm tachometer, and gauges for coolant temperature, fuel level, voltage, and oil pressure. The five-digit mechanical odometer reads just under 7k miles, although true mileage on the chassis is unknown.

The replacement 350ci V8 is outfitted with Chevrolet bowtie-branded valve covers, aluminum heads, an Edelbrock Pro-Flo electronic fuel injection system, an aluminum radiator with an electric fan, and an engine bay dress-up equipment. The seller states that an oil change was performed in 2020. Power is directed to the rear wheels via a TH200-R4 4-speed automatic transmission and an Eaton positraction rear end.

A photo of the painted frame prior to the body reinstallation can be found in the gallery.

The sale includes components for the Edelbrock Pro-Flo fuel injection kit, an assembly instruction manual from Corvette Central, and a 1953-62 Corvette servicing guide.

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Comments & Questions

July 27, 2021
08:17 AM
Seller

@D_Young – Are there any noticeable paint blemishes on the car? One of the pictures has a distortion on the driver's side deck deck lid but I cant tell if its a paint blemish or just the sun. ...

No blemishes, I think it is just a light reflection.

July 27, 2021
07:43 AM
Bidder

Are there any noticeable paint blemishes on the car? One of the pictures has a distortion on the driver's side deck deck lid but I cant tell if its a paint blemish or just the sun.

July 26, 2021
08:48 AM
Seller

@Frontier7840 – The vehicle listing notes mileage at 68,650 while the vehicle story notes mileage at 7,000. Is the higher mileage on the chassis and the lower mileage the mile as driven since the 2002/3 restoration? Are you open to a pre-purchase inspection done prior to the closing of the auction? ...

The mileage is less than 7,000 not the 68,000. As long as the inspection is done prior to the end of auction I’m fine with it.

July 25, 2021
01:15 PM
Bidder

The vehicle listing notes mileage at 68,650 while the vehicle story notes mileage at 7,000. Is the higher mileage on the chassis and the lower mileage the mile as driven since the 2002/3 restoration? Are you open to a pre-purchase inspection done prior to the closing of the auction?

July 25, 2021
12:43 PM
Seller

The engine was purchased from Scoggin-Dickey in 7/7/2000. It was rated 330 hp. The transmission was purchased in August of 2000.

July 25, 2021
12:22 PM
Bidder

Who built the engine and was this done in 2002/3? What is the age of the transmission? Thank you.

July 22, 2021
02:27 PM
Seller

@JCW – The car looks nice for an older restoration…….what company or who rebuilt the engine and did the work ? Who painted it ? There are several good shops in Spokane but the work was done 20 years ago…. What type paint ? Thank you ...

The engine was purchased as a crate engine, heads were changed to new aluminum heads. The paint is base/clear. 2002 Corvette torch red , brand of paint: PPG.

July 22, 2021
11:31 AM
JCW

The car looks nice for an older restoration…….what company or who rebuilt the engine and did the work ? Who painted it ? There are several good shops in Spokane but the work was done 20 years ago…. What type paint ? Thank you

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