For sale at auction: Lot #339 - From the Dave's Garage Car Collection. This Corvette is the recipient of an exceptional frame-off restoration with its factory original dual quad 283cid V8 engine. This is a driver and show car. The 1961 Corvette has a sleek rear deck, it's clean, uncluttered and first year of the painted headlight housings for Corvette, as well as the removal of the grille teeth. From this point forward, it becomes obvious the Corvette was designed to be driven. No matter what the occasion, black tie or tennis shoes, the Corvette is appropriate. If you're an enthusiastic rallyist, an about-towner, a countryside explorer or all three, Corvette matches your mood. Run through the gears of the manual 4-speed with the top down and enjoy the ride.