`61 Chevrolet Corvette: I Wouldn’t Mind Having it in My Garage!

October 14th, 2019

The owner of this nicely restored 1961 Chevrolet Corvette convertible recently engaged me. Being “on the hunt” for another vintage Corvette, he needed my appraisal in order to establish a realistic, supportable market price before listing his car for sale. This Corvette had a number of desirable options, including its original 283 cubic inch V8 with dual four-barrel carburetors rated at 270 horsepower, a Borg Warner T10 close-ratio four-speed manual transmission, a Positraction rear differential, a Wonderbar signal seeking AM radio, and an auxiliary removable hardtop. Think of Tod Stiles and Buz Murdock driving this classic “straight axle” Vette on the “Route 66” TV show!