1961 Chevrolet Corvette - Classic Car Price Guide

History of the 1961-1962 Chevrolet Corvette

1961 Corvettes were technically still part of the first generation of "C1" or first-generation solid axle Corvettes. They were however, substantially changed from the 1956 cars. The grille “teeth” were eliminated and a completely different new rear end treatment with 4 round taillights actually carried over into the all-new ’63 Sting Ray design, as did the substitution of an alternator instead of a generator. 1962 was also the last Vette to carry exposed headlights until the 2005 model, and is the last year for a Corvette with a solid rear axle. Another feature that was to carry over to the all new 1963 Sting Ray was the much loved 327 cubic inch small block V8. Available in four states of tune from the base 250 hp up to the fuel injected 360 hp version that crashed through the 1 hp per cubic inch barrier.
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Year Make Model Submodel Body Type Engine Average Value Trend
1961 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 8-cyl. 283cid/230hp 4bbl
$47,432
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1961 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 8-cyl. 283cid/245hp 2x4bbl
$54,214
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1961 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 8-cyl. 283cid/270hp 2x4bbl
$61,423
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1961 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 8-cyl. 283cid/275hp FI
$65,484
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1961 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 8-cyl. 283cid/315hp FI
$74,825
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