1961 Corvette Convertible *JewelBlue/Blue*4spd Like New in All Respects

Price: - Item location: Franklin, Tennessee, United States
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Corvette
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: White Coves
  • Year: 1961
  • Mileage: 116,036
  • VIN: 108675S107669
  • Color: Jewel Blue
  • Engine size: Rebuilt N.O.M. V8
  • Number of cylinders: 8 (N.O.M.)
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Rebuilt Manual 4spd
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Blue
  • Options: Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!
Description:

1961 Chevrolet Corvette White Coves

Owner is a friend who is downsizing and must sell his beloved '61 Stock-original Jewel Blue Corvette.It's a truly incredible car that is new in all respects. Please know the owner is not open to any trades please.
This vehicle presents in top-notch condition in all areas needing very little to be near perfect.
The list of new parts attached below is incredible and should support the pride in maintenance for this vehicle's care.
For all of its benefit, this is a non-numbers matching vehicle in the sense that the original engine block was cracked at the time of purchase and was not saved. The replacement engine is correct for this vintage. This is a true TN car.
EXTERIOR:
Jewel Blue Metallic with white Coves.
Exterior is a strong #9 out of a possible 10 for it's quality and brilliance. Paint is exceptionally well cared for.
Bright work is complete and in good condition for its age. Bumper chrome is near perfect.
Panel alignment is good with no collision history evident.
There is no hard top.
INTERIOR:
As you might expect, the interior is stunningly beautiful and in top condition.
Both seats are in excellent shape with the only "wear" being a small upper corner of passenger seat where the top hardware scuffed it. Otherwise they work as they should.
All guages/instrumentation work as they should.
Carpets are in great like-new condition exhibiting only minor soiling at time of inspection (easy to detail)
As much of the interior is new, the door armrest(s) have not yet been installed, but are included.
Odometer is likely beyond the mechanical limits indicating 116k
MECHANICAL:
Vehicle just had routine maintenance accomplished within the last week. No unusual sounds, odors or leaks etc.
Engine roars to life true to 1961 and has been fully rebuilt. No unusual fluids "splashed" onto the hood underside etc. Engine bay is clean and well-maintained.
Transmission is a 4 speed Manual Transmission that shifts as it should. It too has been rebuilt by a recongnized individual who is a consultant to NASCAR etc.
This is a NON-AC vehicle.Magnaflow Exhaust System
OTHER: What else is there you ask? Not much---------but in the spirit of transparency, the Convertible top is new but when lowered for the 1st time a "burr-edge" on the cap screw put a small hole in the left sail panel area. This is still weather resistent and doesn't detract greatly from its overall presentation. Car looks best with top down anyway for its iconic status. Rt Passenger Seat Scuff has been noted in INTERIOR section.
NEW PARTS/REPAIRS DETAIL PROVIDED BY OWNER:
Frame-off restoration on rotisserie
Frame cleaned and painted
New shock absorbers installed
All new prime and emergency brake lines
Rebuilt master cylinder
All new wheel cylinders
All new brake shoes
Body mount shims and cushions
New aluminum radiator, expansion tank, and hoses
Transmission rebuilt - all new linkages
New water pump
New spark plugs and wires
New gas tank straps
4-speed shift handle and knob
Body mount bolts
Magnaflow mufflers, exhaust and tail pipes
Fan shroud
Tail light assemblies
Pk light assemblies
Pk light sockets
Courtesy light switches
Turn signal cancel assembly
Windshield washer assembly
Gas pedal and parts
Air cleaner and parts
Door hinge plate, etc
Aluminum grille
Pk brake retainer spring
Front bumper mount kit
Brake bleeder valves
Door hinge bolt set
Firewall and gromet set
Engine belt
Exhaust manifold bolt set
Interior fastener set
All interior is brand new
Trunk painted
New painted trunk liner
Black rubber trunk mat
Window crank sets
Transmission rubber mounts
New convertible top
Body weather strip set
Light bulb kit
Fuse flasher kit
Wire harness kit
Wonderbar AM/FM radio and antenna
Complete clutch kit
Center X-frame hanger
Over-axel hanger
Tail pipe hanger
Flex gas line180 Deg T'stat
Hood rummer bumper
Heat barrier kit
Deck lid mount kikt
Lic light assembly
Dual voice coil speakers
Clutch and transmission pan
Grab bar cover
Dash insert and screws
Ignition coil
Door strikers, ect.
Door hinge pins, etc.
All chrome parts re-chromed
Main wiring harness
Heater core and gaskets
Complete weather strip kit
2Ignition switch
Door handle assemblies
Front window run
Cig. Lighter
New drive shaft
Engine rebuild - Grooms Engine Mechanicals, Franklin, TN
Transmission rebuild - Tom Huber/Nascar Consultant & Club Member
Owner is in his 70's, and is a car guy who has personally restored and cared for this vehicle. The sale is a reluctant one. Please consult values before any offers are made as this is among the best of its kind for condition and quality.Priced competitively for comps and is better than most for condition/care/documentation etc. This will absolutely WOW anyone who sees, drives or owns it. It's THAT nice.
Vehicle is listed elsewhere and could be sold at any time. No Trades Please.
Additional Photos, Information and Test-Drive can be requested in advance.
Located in dry Franklin, TN, this car will not last long in the marketplace.
Buyer will be expected to sign a Buyer's Agreement with the customary "As-is/where-is" language etc.
No calls after 10pm CST. (615) 979-3058 c/o Chris