1961 Corvette Convertible


Satin Silver with White coves, Red interior, 283/315 hp, fuel injected,4-speed all numbers matching, power windows, Wonderbar Radio, posi traction rear end  2 tops – auxillary hard top– frame-off restoration, NCRS Correct








Later known as the 'Mako Shark I,' the Corvette Shark of 1961 was the brainchild of Bill Mitchell. Legend surrounds the origin of the car, including Mitchell's flash of inspiration after catching a shark while deep-sea fishing. The Shark looked like a real shark, with a mouth, gills and a shark-like paint scheme that gradated from blue/gray on the top to silver/white on the bottom (along the rocker panels). Memorable features include a sharp, menacing 'nose' and four-into-two side pipes. The Shark, along with the Stingray, heavily influenced the body design of the second generation of Corvettes.                        Source - General Motors

   1961 Corvette Silver