Roman Red w/Red interior, 350ci ZZ6, 4-spd. manual transmission.
The ’61 Corvette marked the 4th major body modification for the first-generation Corvette. Gone was the rounded back end with molded in taillights. In its place was a more angular rear which incorporated 4 round taillights right above the twin rare bumpers. This design was foreshadowing what was to come when the all-new 3rd generation Corvette was introduced for ’63! Another change was the removal of the “teeth” in the front grille. Replaced with a smoother mesh.
This very sharp ’61 started out its life as a Jewell Blue factory fuelie. But its previous owner was looking for something a bit more user friendly to drive around in, so it was decided to replace the F.I. engine with a GM ZZ6 hi performance create engine. He also wanted to change the color combination to Roman Red w/Red interior. So that’s what was done! The work having been completely within the last six months. The result is a beautiful and dependable ’61 that has excellent performance to match!
P.S. The original engine and fuel injection system is included with the sale for those who may ever consider returning the car to its original condition! Also included is a freshly painted hardtop to match the new black soft top, as well as the original brakes, headers, “yellow” collector California license plates and an assortment of additional hubcaps and even an additional Wonder Bar radio!