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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1962 Chevrolet Corvette 1962 Used Manual Convertible
1962 Chevrolet Corvette 1962 Used Manual Convertible
$52,500.00
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1962 Chevrolet Corvette ATTRACTIVE  VERY FUN TO DRIVE C1 RECENTLY REBUILT 327 V8 4 SPEED READY TO GO
1962 Chevrolet Corvette ATTRACTIVE VERY FUN TO DRIVE C1 RECENTLY REBUILT 327 V8 4 SPEED READY TO GO
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1961 Chevrolet Corvette 1961 Chevrolet Corvette
1961 Chevrolet Corvette 1961 Chevrolet Corvette
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1962 Chevrolet Corvette 1962 Chevrolet Corvette 0 Roman Red Convertible 327 CID V8 5 Speed Manual
1962 Chevrolet Corvette 1962 Chevrolet Corvette 0 Roman Red Convertible 327 CID V8 5 Speed Manual
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1961 Chevrolet Corvette Roman Red Red Born Fuelie 1961 Chevrolet Corvette Roman Red Red Born Fuelie 10897 Miles Red 283ci 315hp 4
1961 Chevrolet Corvette Roman Red Red Born Fuelie 1961 Chevrolet Corvette Roman Red Red Born Fuelie 10897 Miles Red 283ci 315hp 4
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1962 Chevrolet Corvette 1962 Chevrolet Corvette 0 Burgundy Convertible 327 CID V8 4 Speed Manual
1962 Chevrolet Corvette 1962 Chevrolet Corvette 0 Burgundy Convertible 327 CID V8 4 Speed Manual
$66,000.00
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1961 Chevrolet Corvette 2x4s 270hp restored Roman Red 1961 Chevrolet Corvette 2x4s 270hp restored Roman Red 40742 Miles Red 2x4s 27
1961 Chevrolet Corvette 2x4s 270hp restored Roman Red 1961 Chevrolet Corvette 2x4s 270hp restored Roman Red 40742 Miles Red 2x4s 27
$67,900.00
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1961 Chevrolet Corvette 2 Door Convertible Soft top Built for Reliability 1961 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 350 V8 4 speed Manual Soft top Coupe
1961 Chevrolet Corvette 2 Door Convertible Soft top Built for Reliability 1961 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 350 V8 4 speed Manual Soft top Coupe
$68,000.00
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1962 Chevrolet Corvette 327CI V8 4 Speed 1962 Chevrolet Corvette 327CI V8 4 Speed 0 Red Convertible 327CI Manual
1962 Chevrolet Corvette 327CI V8 4 Speed 1962 Chevrolet Corvette 327CI V8 4 Speed 0 Red Convertible 327CI Manual
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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.