1961 Chevrolet Corvette



The 1961 Corvette received the first major styling change since 1958 and featured a new “tail lift.” The new tail end was patterned on a “ducktail” design and introduced the signature four taillight design the ‘Vette has become known for. The front grille was now mesh instead of the “teeth” grille it touted before.

Production Numbers

2-Dr. Convertible 10,939
Total Production 10,939

Performance Specs

Engine Size Carb. HP 0 to 60 Quarter mile
V8 283ci Rochester Fuel Injection 315hp - -
V8 283ci Rochester Fuel Injection 275hp - -
V8 283ci 2x4bbl 270hp - -
V8 283ci 2x4bbl 245hp - -
V8 283ci 1x4bbl 230hp 5.5sec 14.2 sec @ 99 mph


  • 2-Speed Powerglide Automatic
  • 3-Speed Manual
  • 4-Speed Manual

Paint & Colors


Fawn Beige
Jewel Blue
Honduras Maroon
Roman Red
Ermine White
Sateen Silver



OEM Brochures

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