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1961 Corvette for sale in Illinois - $84,000

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Seller's Description - 1961 Corvette
This Frame-Off Restoration has been completed in Honduras Maroon/Black Interior. Currently a Show car that can be driven near anywhere, she was a Blue Plate California Car and has 140K Original Miles on the chassis, about 20,000 on the restoration.
The 1961 Corvette featured here is a really nice specimen of a very original car. In 1992 the Previous owner decided to do a body-off restoration at around 120K miles. He took the car out to Jay Jorgensen, at Classic Corvette, Inc in Riverside, CA. (later known as California Street Design). The car body was removed from the frame and completely stripped. The solid original rust free frame (see photo's of restoration near the end of the pictures) was sand blasted to remove old paint and surface rust and was then powder coated. The cars paint was completely reconditioned along with all the chrome plating on the car.
Body and Paint:
Factory original bodies on Corvettes are nearly impossible to find these days. Take a look at the gaps all the way around the car and the bead around the rear end. Any body work was addressed during the restoration process and the work done was top notch. When the car was repainted it was stripped to the glass, primered, blocked judicially and painted.
The paint work on this car is extremely high-caliber and was done by a discriminating shop that knew what they were doing. There is easily $15K-worth of high-end paint work on this automobile. There is no overspray anywhere to be found. The paint is flat and mirror-like and quite frankly is as good as it gets, with the exception of the small bubbling. All rubber and window felt appear to be like new and was replaced at the time of restoration. The front windshield was replaced during the restoration and the two side windows are original to the car.
We don't believe this engine has ever been apart and runs out as nicely as I have ever seen on a 327-350hp Vette engine. It idles smooth and does not smoke. The Exhaust System is all brand new.
The front-end was completely rebuilt and drives down the road straight as an arrow with no shakes, shimmy's or rattles of any kind. At that time the lower ball joints were replaced, as well as tie-rod ends, installed new front and rear shocks.
The brakes were completely rebuilt during the restoration. It stops with authority.
The Hurst Three-Speed Manual shifts smoothly and the owner states it was in the car when he bought it.
The Undercarriage is completely rust-free and in very tidy condition. It was stripped and powder coated front and rear during the restoration.
The Interior is a solid 8 out of 10 condition. The carpets were replaced during the restoration. The door panels look original to me and in very nice driver condition. The dash was replaced during the resto.
The convertible top was replaced during the restoration and has basically been down in the hole every since. The interior door sills are original to the car, but add to the overall nice look of this rare vehicle.
A Rare Original style Honduras Maroon Corvette in exceptionally nice above average driver condition. This is a great way to own a wonderful old Corvette.

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Ad# 84035 - Date Posted: Feb 10 2020 - Page Views: 674
Body Type: Convertible
Exterior Color: Red
Interior Color: Black
Mileage: 20000 - Get a free insurance quote
Engine: 327 CID V8 350HP
Transmission: 3 Speed Manual
Removable Hardtop
Asking price: $84,000 - Get an Auto Loan in 1 Minute!
Terms: Best Offer
For Sale By: Dealer
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Location: O'Fallon Illinois 62269 United States
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