61 Big Brake Fuelie, Tripple Black, Radio/Heater Delete, 4-Spd, Collector Owned
- Condition: Used
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: Corvette
- SubModel: 315hp Fuelie
- Type: Convertible
- Year: 1961
- Mileage: 17,148
- VIN: 10867S107559
- Color: Black
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Interior color: Black
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1961 Chevrolet Corvette 315hp Fuelie1961 Chevrolet CorvetteBig BrakeFuelieConvertibleTuxedo BlackBlack InteriorFuel Injected283/315hp4-Speed Manual1 Of 233 RPO 687Heavy Duty BrakesThe Front Air ScoopsAnd Duct WorkRadio and Heater DeleteOwner History Back to 1974Verified by CA Pink SlipMeticulous Period RestorationHighly Desirable Triple BlackOwned by Prominent CollectorRecently Traded For1963 Z06 Tanker
If racing was your goal in 1961, his was the Corvette for you. The new-look 1961 Corvette was highly anticipated by anyone who had seen either the Sting Ray racer piloted by Dr. Dick Thompson or the space-age XP-700 show car that shared the Sting Ray’s knife-edged rear styling. The new ducktail added slightly more storage space and the front end was cosmetically overhauled. Some optional features in the 1960 model were made standard for 1961, ost significantly the aluminum radiator and viscous-drive cooling fan.
This highly desirable Triple-Black convertible was ordered as a radio- and heater-delete model and added RPO 687 heavy-duty brakes and steering package composed of special front and rear shock absorbers, ir scoops to feed cool air to the brakes, etallic brake linings, pecial finned drums with internal cooling fans and a quick steering adapter. Because this brake package needed to be completely warmed up to work properly, he car is currently equipped with non-metallic brake shoes for more reliable and predictable operation.
Power comes from the competition-ready 283 CI engine combining Rochester fuel injection, 1:1 compression, untov solid-lifter cam and high-speed valve train for a factory rating of 315 HP at 6,000 RPM. Teamed with a Borg Warner T-10 4-speed manual transmission and Positraction, his was the most potent Corvette available in 1961, ne ready to defeat any competition in B/Production SCCA or FIA GT racing. Once owned by a prominent collector who recently traded it for a 1963 “tanker” Z06, t was meticulously restored by a retired police officer in Pasadena, alifornia, nd comes with documentation that includes ownership history back to 1974.
- 1 of 233 produced with RPO 687 heavy duty brakes and steering
- The front air scoops and duct work is intact
- Fuel injected 283/315 HP engine
- 4-speed transmission
- Radio and heater delete model
- Owner history back to 1974 verified by CA pink slip
- California pink slip copy from 1987 last titled owner
- Meticulous period restoration by a retired police officer in Pasadena, alifornia
- Highly Desirable Triple Black color combination
- Owned by prominent collector and recently traded for a 1963 Z06 Tanker
- Currently equipped with street shoes for more reliable braking