1961 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE 'FUELIE' - 179605 Sold* at Scottsdale 2015 - Lot #5061 1961 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE 'FUELIE' https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/179605/179605_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #5061   1961 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE "FUELIE"
Auction Scottsdale 2015
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 5061
Year 1961
Make CHEVROLET
Model CORVETTE
Style CONVERTIBLE
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN 10867S101330
Exterior Color FAWN
Interior Color FAWN
Cylinders 8
Engine Size 283
Transmission 4-SPEED MANUAL
Description
Lot #5061 - A rare, documented, original restored Corvette. Original restored RPO 687 heavy-duty brakes and steering, original restored RPO 276 15x5-1/2" wide wheels and 675E posi-traction axle. Original restored drivetrain, original retail sales order, complete owner history, raced by the original owner with the documentation to prove it, restored by the current owner to be the best of the best. This car was restored with the best parts available. Multiple NCRS Top Flights, in this case with duplicate scores of 99.6 at the Regional and National events, NCRS Performance Verification on first Regional attempt and the ultimate award for restoration preservation the NCRS Duntov Award. It also has earned a Gold Certificate at the Bloomington Gold event. Complete with photos of original owner and car in 1961 and after the restoration was completed. Documented RPO 687 heavy-duty brakes and steering, documented RPO 354 315hp with fuel injection hi-lift camshaft. Documented RPO 685 close ratio 4-speed transmission, documented RPO 276 15x5-1/2" wide wheels and 675E posi-traction axle. Add to that documented second most popular color in 1961 Fawn Beige, documented third most popular interior (Fawn), documented two tops (with a black softtop), documented with deluxe heater and signal-seeker radio. This combination becomes not only the most potent 1961, but also arguably the most striking color combination, something seldom seen in a competition car. Original drivetrain, documentation, rare and desirable options.
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