eBay Find of the Day: One Wildly Blown ’61 Pro Street Corvette
By 1961, the C1 generation of Corvettes was winding down, although more than ten thousand new ‘Vettes still hit the pavement. That year saw a minor facelift – literally – as the heavy ‘teeth’ in the grille went away.
The back end was restyled using what would become a Corvette trademark, the quad taillight arrangement. Popular options for that year included whitewall tires, the 4-speed manual transmission, posi-traction rear axle and auxiliary hard top.
While Zora Arkus-Duntov and others at Chevrolet were working hard to establish the competitive bona fides of the Corvette, it is unlikely that, even in their wildest dreams, would they have seen this particular car coming.
With a 355 cui, 700 hp engine from Big Al’s Toybox under the hood, hooked into a THM350 transmission and 3500 stall converter, this Corvette is, according to the seller, a past national record holder. With the blower dominating the front view and the 18-inch wide M/T Sportsman tires doing the same out back, this is seriously not a car for people that don’t like attention.
Located in Stoneham, MA, ten days remain on this opportunity to pick up a Pro Street ride of your own. The seller rates the paint at 9 out of 10, and says the interior is a newer stock restoration. Ten days remain on the eBay listing, so if the $80,000 asking price is good for you, get in touch and work something out.
As always, having a professional inspection done before making any financial arrangements is a very good idea.