1961 Chevy Corvette with Rare Power Top
The car: 1961 Chevy Corevtte
Price: $90,000 (Buy it Now)
Location: Lake Worth, Florida, USA
Original Ad: Click Here
Do we really need to explain why a ‘Vette is cool? I think most people, even non Petrolisti, instinctively know that there is something special about these cars. No red-blooded car enthusiast could ever fault you for driving a cultural icon, nicknamed “America’s sports car,” with a sixty year legacy to its name. This is why astronauts have always driven Corvettes. This particular example is one of 422 with a power top. It’s also the last year for the dual four-barrel set-up.
The two four-barrels feed a 283 cubic inch V-8 pushing the power through a four-speed tranny and posi-traction rear end; yep, it can go-go-go! This example was restored for daily driving in 1987 and is actually better than new with many thoughtful modifications. For instance: its fiberglass body was reinforced in places to prevent damage, and it was painted with 25 coats (!) of lacquer paint then clear coated, all of which took over a month’s time! You just don’t get that kind of intensive process from most paint shops these days. This example would continue to look special performing its role as a daily driver. The original ad is no joke; it has a greatly detailed write-up on its history, modifications, and hundreds of photos. We think it’s a lot of car for the money. Just take a look and judge for yourself.
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