This beautiful 1961 Corvette convertible has been through a complete, no-expense-spared frame-off restoration, with explicit attention to fit, finish and detailing. At first glance the car appears to be entirely as original, even sitting at correct stock height and riding on stock-width narrow Whitewall tires mounted on painted steel wheels and full-size spinner wheel covers. Closer inspection reveals just how much went into the making of this finely-rendered ’61. The frame was dismantled, stripped and powder coated for durability and fitted with all new suspension components. The original 283 CI engine and transmission have been upgraded for serious performance, replaced by a newer 350/300 HP small block fitted with a polished aluminum intake manifold, 4-barrel carburetor, chromed air cleaner, finned polished aluminum valve covers, tube exhaust headers and new dual exhaust.
A high-capacity aluminum radiator, polished alternator and high performance ignition complete the picture in the meticulously detailed engine compartment, and a heavy duty Jasper-built Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic transmission easily handles the 350’s generous power. The car’s rich Honduras Maroon paint, rechromed front and rear bumpers and stainless trim are of the highest quality and finish, and beautifully complemented with new upholstery, interior trim and accessories in rare Fawn Beige. Subtle interior upgrades include a Black leather-wrapped steering wheel and Black leather shifter boot, new glass, a new Black soft top and an AM/FM/CD sound system with 10-disc changer.