1961 Chevrolet Corvette C1

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  • Late 1961 car with desirable later aesthetics
  • Classically finished in eye-catching red 
  • Very good condition 
  • Recent full service 
  • Originally US registered car 

The Appeal

America’s sports car wowed buyers with its looks but took a little while to provide performance to match. That changed with the arrival of the brand new small block V8. 
The car changed during its long production run, the ‘61 gaining the twin rear lights that would form an iconic and enduring part of its legacy. That it remained stylish and relevant a decade after introduction reflects the brilliance of the design and America’s love affair with the Corvette. 
Here is a great example of one of those later, cosmetically updated cars. Its bright chrome and white wall tyres work beautifully with the red paintwork. Recently arrived in the UK and freshly serviced, it is a chance to add a late model ‘Vette to your collection in a stand-out, classic colour. 

History & Paperwork 

  • Originally registered in the US
  • Comes with US title and EU import documents
  • Only 43,203 miles indicated on five-figure odometer
  • Recently imported to the UK 
  • Showing 43,203 miles 

The Exterior 

  • New painted white infill
  • Bright red paintwork with chrome highlights 
  • Wheels look to be in great order with white wall tyres 
  • Underside of car shows only minor wear 
  • Black leather bucket seats 
  • Leather dashboard with chrome highlights 
  • Original 1960s instruments 
The finish here is superb, with no signs of paint gloss or scratches, while the chrome work features only a slight patina that’s commensurate with age. The distinctive trims are all in excellent order, and there’s no damage to the glass or headlight caps. 
The underside of the vehicle shows some wear, but no structural concerns have been highlighted and it appears to be free of any problematic corrosion. The distinctive alloys are in excellent order, surrounded by eye-catching white walls with plenty of tread. The black canvas soft top in fair condition, with small rips, tears to the fabric on corners. 
The interior is similarly well kept one, with no key areas of wear that we were able to discern. 

The Mechanics

  • 283Ci 4.6L V8 Engine
  • Clean engine bay with no signs of excessive wear
  • No major faults reported by vendor
  • Recent full service 
This is a gently refined Corvette V8 in its finest form, showcasing the power that brought the type so much acclaim. It’s presented very nicely in the engine bay, which, while showing signs of use, doesn’t hint towards any major wear, corrosion or concern. 
We’re not informed of any mechanical faults with the vehicle, nor of any oil leaks or knocking from the engine. Its low mileage and excellent condition are no doubt contributors to an excellent performance. It has been recently serviced and prepared for sale. 

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Auction Details
  • Year 1961
  • Make Chevrolet
  • Model Corvette
  • Colour Red
  • Mileage 43,301 Miles
  • Engine size 4368
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Yateley
  • County Hampshire
  • Country United Kingdom
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Bidding history
14 Bids from 8 bidders
  • lloydtr•••• £24,000 19/07/24
  • XS2EXCE•••• £23,000 19/07/24
  • Erdal £22,000 18/07/24
  • Marco M•••• £21,500 16/07/24
  • Marco M•••• £21,250 16/07/24
  • Marco M•••• £21,000 16/07/24
  • kelly.k•••• £20,000 15/07/24
  • Erdal £17,000 15/07/24
  • Erdal £15,000 15/07/24
  • Paulw87•••• £13,250 15/07/24

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