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1961 Chevrolet Corvette

Tossin and Turnin
by Bobby Lewis

This years model changed exterior styling. It was the first Corvette without heavy "teeth" in the grill area. New taillight restyling was added to the rear, four to be exact, which is now a Corvette Trademark. The interior space was increased by simply reducing the width of the transmission tunnel by 20%. The 1961 introduced the use of aluminum case for its 4-speed transmissions.

Other things happening in 1961

Bobby Lewis got the #1 song of the year for his song "Tossin and Turnin". Westside Story becomes an American hit. This was the year Russia beat us again, they were the first to put a man into space and the Berlin wall went up. Disney released 101 Dalmations.

Wheelbase: 102"
Height: 51.5" Over Hardtop 
Width: 70.4"
Tire Size: 6.70x15"
Track: 57" Front / 58.8" Rear
Length: 177.2"
Curb Weight: 3,035 lbs.
Plant: St. Louis

1961 Options:
Code Description
Quantity
Price
867 Base Corvette Convertible 10,939 $3,934.00
101 Heater 10,671 102.25
102 AM Radio 9,316 137.75
242 Positive Crankcase Ventilation Unknown 5.40
276 Wheels 15x5.5" 337 0.00
290 Whitewall Tries 9,780 31.55
313 Powerglide Transmission 1,458 199.10
353 283ci 275hp Engine Fuel Injection 118 484.20
354 283ci 315hp Engine Fuel Injection 1,462 484.20
419 Auxiliary Hardtop 5,680 236.75
426 Power Windows 698 59.20
440 Two Tone Paint 3,368 16.15
468 283ci 270hp Engine 2 4bbl. Carbs 2,827 182.95
469 283ci 245hp Engine 2 4Bbl Carbs. 1,175 150.65
473 Power Operated Folding Top 442 161.40
675 Positraction Rear Axle 6,915 43.05
685 4 Speed Manual Transmission 7,013 188.30
686 Metallic Brakes 1,402 37.70
687 Heavy Duty Brakes and Steering 233 333.60
1408 Blackwall Tires 6.70x15 Unknown 15.75
1625A 24 Gallon Fuel Tank Unknown 161.40

Serial Numbers: 10867S100001 through 10867S110939
Base Engine:    283ci V8 230hp

 
Exterior
Quantity
Soft Top
Wheels
Interior
Tuxedo Black 1,340 Bk/W Black Bl/BK/F/R
Ermine White 3,178 Bk/W White Bl/BK/F/R
Honduras Maroon 1,645 Bk/W Maroon Bk/F
Roman Red 1,794 Bk/W Red Bk/R
Jewel Blue 855 Bk/W Blue Bl/Bk
Sateen Sliver 747 Bk/W Silver Bl/Bk/R
Fawn Beige 1,363 Bk/W Beige Bk/F

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