Family owned since new ’61 Corvette

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A family owned since new 1961 Chevrolet Corvette is the Pick of the Day, and the family member offering the car for sale on ClassicCars.com calls it beautiful, original and a survivor.

The seller’s father bought the car new in California, where the car resided for 33 years before spending a decade in Arizona. The car is located in Aurora, Colorado, where the father moved to be closer to the rest of the family.

The car has its original 283cid 315 horsepower fuel-injected V8 engines, four speed manual gearbox and hardtop roof. The car was repainted in 1991, the seller notes, and at the same time the chrome was “freshened” and the carpet and seat covers were replaced with OEM parts.

“Other than that, the car is completely original,” the seller adds, and it has been garaged since new.

In addition to the car, the seller has many parts his father acquired, including a new 282 short-block engine, new windshield, new exhaust and new radiator, all of which “may be made available for purchase with the car.”

The odometer shows 119,350 original miles.

The asking price is $105,000, which seems a reasonable figure based on the Hagerty Price Guide.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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