|1961 Corvette 283/270hp 4 sp. both tops, superb condition!
1961 Corvette 283/270hp 4 sp. both tops, superb condition!
This is a stunning 1961 Corvette; Roman Red over White coves, red interior both tops, 4 speed 283 with 270HP. This wonderful Corvette has been under its present owner's stewardship since early 1998, and from his acquisition has seen approximately 1000 miles. The only notable maintenance being a Centerforce clutch in 1999 and while the transmission was out it was mild refresh with new syncros and bearings. Prior to purchase it appears to have had a body off restoration but that date is unknown.
Body seams are excellent, as is paint, slight stress marks on the front wings as common. Paint quality is excellent with only very minor flaws. The soft top is in essence band new and has not been used by the present owner. Interior is superb, carpets and carpet mats both very nice as are seats and door panels. Trunk is also superb. Engine bay is not detailed given slight dust but again extremely nice. Hard top is superb, headliner vinyl still soft, blemish free and white. Glass free of pits and no signs of delaminating. All rubber trim appears to be in excellent condition and very supple. Tires are in good condition no side cracks, slight whitewall discoloration but not yellow; they are pre 1998. Chrome is very nice and shows no pitting issues. The cars underside is very clean and tidy and bespeaks its restoration. The car has always been garaged.
The car runs and drives smoothly: no squeaks, rattles, and the engine is smooth, needs no choke on start-up, runs cool and has very good power. Clutch take-up positive, transmission shifts easily and smoothly and clutch bite is immediate, pedal activation smooth and not heavy at all. Bakes as good as they can be for 1961 but could use slight adjustment. They are smooth and the stop the car well. Instruments all work but the speedo cable may need some lubrication as the needle slightly jumps.
This is an opportunity to own a tremendous and very beautiful solid axle Corvette; show, drive or simply look at the stunningly beautiful lines.
Please call if you have any questions about this lovely Corvette. This is a private party car consigned to Driveline for sale; 650-261-1777.
Casting: 375619 Date; C 28 1
Pad: F0331 CV
Pad Vin: 1107304
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