Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
By 1961, the Corvette had evolved into a very credible sports car, with a multitude of SCCA victories to its credit, as well as a respectable finish at the 1960 24 Hours of Le Mans. Styling was carefully updated under GM design chief Bill Mitchell with a subtle new grille design, while the new rear end treatment foreshadowed the upcoming Sting Ray with a neat ducktail design incorporating four cylindrical taillights. In addition, the growing list of standard equipment now included a tachometer, seat belts, sun visors, dual exhaust, carpeting, an electric clock, outside rearview mirror and an aluminum radiator.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in August 2009 at the Shotwell Gustafson Pavilion at Meadow Brook Hall, Rochester, Michigan and in July of 2010 at the Shotwell Gustafson Pavilion at Meadow Brook Hall, Rochester, Michigan.
230 bhp, 283 cu. in. V8 engine, single Carter four-barrel carburetor, three-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with unequal-length upper and lower A-arms, coil springs and anti-roll bar, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs and trailing radius rods, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 102"
Source: RM Auctions