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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1961 Chevrolet Corvette 1961 Used Automatic
1961 Chevrolet Corvette 1961 Used Automatic
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1962 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
1962 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
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1961 Chevrolet Corvette Candy Apple Red 1961 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 327 CID V8 4 Speed Manual Av
1961 Chevrolet Corvette Candy Apple Red 1961 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 327 CID V8 4 Speed Manual Av
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1962 Chevrolet Corvette 1962 Frame Off Restored 340hp 1962 Chevrolet Corvette 1962 Frame Off Restored 340hp 65774 Miles Maroon 327 A
1962 Chevrolet Corvette 1962 Frame Off Restored 340hp 1962 Chevrolet Corvette 1962 Frame Off Restored 340hp 65774 Miles Maroon 327 A
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1962 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Convertible C1 vette 283 4 speed soft top
1962 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Convertible C1 vette 283 4 speed soft top
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1962 Chevrolet Corvette Red 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 327 CID 5 Speed Manual Available Now
1962 Chevrolet Corvette Red 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 327 CID 5 Speed Manual Available Now
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1961 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible C1 Vette V8 Manual Classic Vintage Collector Droptop Red White Webber Coker
1961 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible C1 Vette V8 Manual Classic Vintage Collector Droptop Red White Webber Coker
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1962 Chevrolet Corvette Numbers Matching 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Numbers Matching
1962 Chevrolet Corvette Numbers Matching 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Numbers Matching
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1961 Chevrolet Corvette 1961 Chevrolet Corvette 61813 Miles Honduras Maroon 283 Automatic
1961 Chevrolet Corvette 1961 Chevrolet Corvette 61813 Miles Honduras Maroon 283 Automatic
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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.