The 1960s Corvette -- Gaining Momentum. In 1960, Corvette production topped the 10,000 mark for the first time. It was now carving out a solid niche in the market and becoming a part of American culture.
In each year between 1960 and 1962, performance and styling enhancements made it more and more appealing to a wide variety of buyers. 1961 was the first year for Corvette trademark quad taillights. In 1962, engine displacement was increased to 327 cu. in. and top horsepower was up to 360.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in May of 2010 at the Grimaldi Forum, Monaco, in August of 2010 at the Portola Hotel & Spa and Monterey Conference Center, Monterey, California and in August of 2011 at the Portola Hotel & Spa and Monterey Conference Center, Monterey, California.
Sources: Chevrolet press, RM Auctions and Mecum Auctions
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