1961-1962 Corvette for Sale

1961 1962 Used Corvettes

The big styling news for the 1961 Corvette was the re-sculpted rear end. The chassis and all major dimensions were maintained from 1960, but the new look of the tail end was unmistakable. The smooth, curvy rear haunches from 1956-60 were sharpened with a new defining ridge at the top. In concert with this, a new belt line horizontal ridge was added. It followed the up-curve of the rear wheel well, then continued straight back and around the rear of the car. The resulting horizontal edge almost gave the impression that the rear was a two piece design with top and bottom halves meeting at a seam. Below this ridge were four new round tail lights. These were a decidedly new look for the Corvette, but one that would soon become a signature design element.
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Chevrolet Corvette 2 Door Convertible Soft top Built for Reliability 1961 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 350 V8 4 speed Manual Soft top Coupe
Chevrolet Corvette 2 Door Convertible Soft top Built for Reliability 1961 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 350 V8 4 speed Manual Soft top Coupe
$54,000.00
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Corvette 1962 Chevrolet Corvette
Corvette 1962 Chevrolet Corvette
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Corvette 1962 Chevrolet Corvette 0 Burgundy Convertible 327 CID V8 4 Speed Manual
Corvette 1962 Chevrolet Corvette 0 Burgundy Convertible 327 CID V8 4 Speed Manual
$59,000.00
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Corvette Convertible 283 V8 3 Speed Manual
Corvette Convertible 283 V8 3 Speed Manual
$59,900.00
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Corvette Convertible 327 V8 4 SPEED MANUAL MAINTENNCE RECRDS GREAT COLOR COMBO VERY CLEAN C1 VERT
Corvette Convertible 327 V8 4 SPEED MANUAL MAINTENNCE RECRDS GREAT COLOR COMBO VERY CLEAN C1 VERT
$61,995.00
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Corvette 1962 Chevrolet Corvette 93872 Miles Burgundy 4 Speed Manual
Corvette 1962 Chevrolet Corvette 93872 Miles Burgundy 4 Speed Manual
$62,900.00
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Corvette VERY SHARP C1 IN ROMAN RED W BOTH TOPS 327 V8 4 SPD MANUAL AFTERMARKET A C
Corvette VERY SHARP C1 IN ROMAN RED W BOTH TOPS 327 V8 4 SPD MANUAL AFTERMARKET A C
$62,995.00
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Chevrolet Corvette Red 327 400hp Frame Off 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Red 327 400hp Frame Off Convertible
Chevrolet Corvette Red 327 400hp Frame Off 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Red 327 400hp Frame Off Convertible
$64,900.00
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Chevrolet Corvette Fuelie Convertible 1962 Fuelie Convertible Used
Chevrolet Corvette Fuelie Convertible 1962 Fuelie Convertible Used
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1961 1962 Classic Corvette History

Clearly the redesigned rear was intended to keep the Corvette look fresh and updated, but there was a more calculating reason that wouldn't be obvious until 1963. Chevrolet was already designing their all new body for 1963 and the 1961-62 rear end was a preview of the significant changes to come. Although not as drastic, the front grill also changed in 1961. The thick chrome cars of earlier models were replaced with a less flashy rectangular mesh. Above this on the nose were the letters CORVETTE and a simplified version of the crossed flags emblem. Head light bezels were painted body color instead of chrome; another example of the move away from the blinding chrome so prevalent in the 50's. These were also the last exposed head lights the Corvette would see for 43 years.