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 Chevrolet Corvette
1961 Chevrolet Corvette 1961 Chevrolet Corvette
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1962 Chevrolet Corvette HARP 327 V8 325HP 4 SPD VERY NICE PAINT CLEAN INT FUN C1 DESIRABLE
1962 Chevrolet Corvette HARP 327 V8 325HP 4 SPD VERY NICE PAINT CLEAN INT FUN C1 DESIRABLE
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1962 Chevrolet Corvette UPER NICE  CORRECT 62 327 V8 4 SPEED MANUAL GREAT PAINT  INTERIOR HURRY
1962 Chevrolet Corvette UPER NICE CORRECT 62 327 V8 4 SPEED MANUAL GREAT PAINT INTERIOR HURRY
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1962 Chevrolet Corvette 1962 Chevrolet Corvette 70589 Miles Maroon Convertible 327 340 hp Manual 4 Spee
1962 Chevrolet Corvette 1962 Chevrolet Corvette 70589 Miles Maroon Convertible 327 340 hp Manual 4 Spee
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1962 Chevrolet Corvette 1962 Chevrolet Corvette 74289 Miles Roman Red Convertible 327 CID V8 4 Speed Ma
1962 Chevrolet Corvette 1962 Chevrolet Corvette 74289 Miles Roman Red Convertible 327 CID V8 4 Speed Ma
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1962 Chevrolet Corvette 1962 Chevrolet Corvette
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1961 Chevrolet Corvette VERY NICE 350 V8 TH350 AUTO HARD TOP SLICK BLACK NICE INTERIOR DRIVES GR8
1961 Chevrolet Corvette VERY NICE 350 V8 TH350 AUTO HARD TOP SLICK BLACK NICE INTERIOR DRIVES GR8
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1962 Chevrolet Corvette VERY NICE 327 V8 4 SPD BOTH TOPS RETRO SOUND RADIO VERY NICE PNT INT A+
1962 Chevrolet Corvette VERY NICE 327 V8 4 SPD BOTH TOPS RETRO SOUND RADIO VERY NICE PNT INT A+
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1962 Chevrolet Corvette 1962 Chevrolet Corvette 0 Burgundy Coupe 327 CID V8 4 Speed Manual
1962 Chevrolet Corvette 1962 Chevrolet Corvette 0 Burgundy Coupe 327 CID V8 4 Speed 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.

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