This tastefully improved C1 looks fantastic.

One of the most beloved American cars of all time, the C1 Corvette has timeless styling. This particular 1961 Chevrolet Corvette only enhances that beauty through well-planned improvements. Instead of severely altering the look and feel of America’s favorite sports car, the work on this brings out the very best it has to offer.

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This Chevrolet has the color combination everyone loves: Roman Red with White accents, plus a Red interior. With this setup, the chrome treatments really stand out. Some people absolutely adore the 1961 model year since it was the first to use the four round taillights. It also introduced the “tail lift” or “duck tail” rear, with the tailpipes exiting out the rear. You might also prefer the front fascia, which dropped the “teeth” in the grille for a more approachable look. This car has unique knock-off wheels, which pair great with the wide whitewall tires.

Thanks to proper care, the 327ci V8 in this Chevy Corvette fires right up and runs strong. Just like any proper retro sports car, this one features a 4-speed manual transmission instead of an automatic, so you get to feel more connected to the magnificent machine at every gear transition. Look under the hood and you’ll be greeted by not only a sparkling clean engine compartment, but also by some shiny chrome parts.

Being a convertible, the interior of this car becomes even more important for overall presentation. Everything original is in place, from those unique white ball door pulls to the factory gauges and even the OE radio. Nearly flawless seats and a red-black carpeting looks exceptionally inviting. The dash-mounted rearview mirror, lap belts, and other details are all present and functional, so you can slide in and get the authentic driving experience.

With the C8 Corvettes about to launch into the market, interest in vintage C1s like this has never been higher. If you want to get on board with ownership, contact San Francisco Sports Cars for details.