The ‘Vette Set: Inside the National Corvette Museum

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience
All Original
It’s hard to believe, but this 1961 Corvette has only had slight cosmetic restoration to its exterior surface — otherwise this car is primarily original. In 1961 Chevrolet gave the Corvette a major face-lift, removing the “teeth” from the grille and redesigning the rear with four round taillights. That year also saw new standard features like windshield washers and sun visors (a heater was still optional equipment). By this time power had increased to 270 horses from the 283-cubic-inch V8.

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