1953 - 1962 C1 Corvettes For Sale
White with Red interior: 283 Fuelie / T-10 4-Speed - n/a miles
PRICE REDUCTION!! $124,500 NOTE: Pics may be jumbled up on Chrome, but correct in Safari. This 1957 Corvette was race-prepared in 1964 by owner Larry Leedy and his best friend, Bob Spicer, who raced the car from late 1964/early 1965 into 1967, possibly 1968. It was car #1 at its first race and then received SCCA #73, which is how I have restored it. Their good friend from the “Cal Club” (California Sports Car Club), division of the SCCA, Fred Yeakel, co-drove with Bob for Enduro-type events and Fred also raced it on his own. Here are some features of #73 and of the items that Bob and Larry put on their race car that I have put back on the car: • Original non-radio and non-heater • Big Brake or “Sebring” package, including finned drums, vented backing plates and front and rear air scoops, brake fans, heavy-duty coil springs, five-leaf rear springs, fast steering adapter, and the very rare second front sway bar • 1960-62 chassis upgrades including traction bars, rear sway bar and larger diameter front sway bar • 4.10 posi differential • Koni racing shocks • 37-gallon center fill gas tank with top seat backs cut off for clearance • 1962 radiator and overflow tank • Dual-belt pulley system with idler pulley and seven-blade fan • 1960-61 290/315 HP Fuel Injection unit with driver-side air duct • Six-quart 327 trap-door oil pan • Stewart-Warner electric fuel pump • 2.5-inch exhaust pipes • Steering column shortened by four inches for driver comfort • Full complement of Stewart-Warner gauges, including oil pressure and oil temp gauges taking the place of the unneeded speedometer • Vintage PACKARD 440 USA plug wires • 1962 268 35-amp generator and 1958 002 35-amp voltage regulator • American Torq Thrust racing wheels and Goodyear Blue Streak racing tires • Weight-saving modifications, such as Plexiglas windscreen replacing the windshield, windows removed from doors, cut-off door posts, and removal of all body trim removed except front bumperettes, grill surround and four teeth (the minimum required) At the Labor Day 1966 Santa Barbara race, Fred raced #73, but took off the 3 and put a 9 in front of the 7 to make it #97, which was his race number for his personal 1957 race car. After that, Fred’s number stayed on the car, which has been the cause of confusion between #73 and Fred’s #97 ever since! When I got the car, it was the quintessential basket case. But I got a perfect bare body that had a new front end on it because it had been damaged by jack-knifing while being towed home from a race by Larry when he swerved to avoid hitting someone who cut him off, a nearly rust-free California powder-coated bare frame, and everything else was loose or in boxes! I am a 400+ Level Judge with the National Corvette Restorers Society (NCRS) and I did a frame-up restoration on my 1960 Corvette for which I received the highest level award NCRS offers, the Duntov Award, so named for Zora Arkus Duntov, Chief Corvette Engineer from 1954-1975, and widely acknowledged to be the Father of the Corvette. After all I learned from that, I began writing what is now the 1958-60 Corvette Restoration Handbook, coauthored with my good friend, Tom Howey. It is now in its Second Edition and carried by NCRS, Zip, Corvette Central, and Paragon. Because of my background, I wanted to do #73 as close as possible to how Larry and Bob did, and that was to take an original 1957 Corvette and restore it to as-raced condition. This means I tried to restore everything on the car not related to racing back to how an original 1957 Corvette would be. So #73 is not a tribute car or a fantasy car or one made into a vintage race car as it “might have been” back in the day. Instead, I restored it as closely as possible to what both drivers have told me regarding how the car was race-prepared, and I consulted with them regularly over the course of the restoration. I elected to restore #73 to represent how it was at its best race, that being the August 1966 Riverside Six-Hour Enduro, where it came in First in Class and Second Overall with drivers, Bob Spicer and Fred Yeakel, each taking 1.5-hour turns at the wheel. A Shelby team Mustang was First Overall. After the race, Carroll Shelby told them, “I didn’t know that pig could run that fast!” Bob and Larry added everything they could to make the car fast and reliable, but did only what was allowable under SCCA rules at the time. With #73 being a C1 Corvette, they could use just about anything through 1961-62 they wanted, other than a 327 CI engine that debuted in 1962. As Bob put it, if Chevrolet offered it for racing, they put it on #73! I have elected to describe all of these in a book that I have entitled Corvette Race Car, now in the draft stage, the cover of which is in the photos I’ve attached. #73 was judged in the Concourse Modified Division at the NCRS Greenville, South Carolina in May 2022 and received a score of 100%. It received 6 points of deductions of 2,250 possible, but received those back by getting six bonus points for having a battery cut-off and a fire extinguisher. So what can be said of the condition of #73? Near mint and clean enough to eat off of. Just look at the pics. There are a few minor nicks and cracks of the paint, most of which must be pointed out to be noticed. There is a crack below the lower front of the passenger side (PS) door. The door jamb rubbed at the top rear inside of the PS and there is a rub mark. There is a small scratch close to the grill surround in the front. Minor drips that have mostly been addressed. I say this for full disclosure and so a buyer will not think anything has been misrepresented. These few minor imperfections should not deter anyone from being interested in #73 for what it is. The crowning jewel of this car is that it is a real historic race car that raced back in the day and did well. This car would be super for a collector who will display it amidst his collection, but is exceptionally well suited for someone who will use it for vintage racing as it was intended and for which many historic race cars are actually being used. Fred Yeakel’s 1957 was sold in 2007, and the new owner is still racing it! This stallion has been corralled for over half a century. Is there anyone willing to open the gate and let this stallion do what a stallion was born to do? If you run it up to 150 mph with a rev of just under 10,000, you will warm the engine!!!! – Bob Spicer
Maroon with Black interior: 327 / 4 speed - 45000 miles
One of the best running original C1 Corvettes you'll ever drive. Numbers matching drive train includes the original 340 Horse 327 recently built with original FI heads, aluminum intake, AFB 4 Barrel Carb, T-10 4 Speed, lockout shifter, and 3.70 P-Trac. Gauges functional including High redline original Tachometer, speedometer, fuel, temp, and oil pressure. Original black buckets, new carpet, good dash paint and pad, newer Corvette FM radio. Hardtop with excellent headliner, rear glass, windshield and door glass. No soft top. Exterior lacquer paint from years past with imperfections but shows very well. Like new original style / size whitewall tires and hubcaps. Excellent drum brakes, all lights functional, and current state inspection. Chassis clean with new straps, fuel lines, and mufflers. Top Flight NCRS candidate with minimal upgrades needed, Call / Text Dallas area.
Polo White with Red interior: 283ci small block V8 / 4 Speed manual - 15099 miles
Polo White w/Red interior, 283ci small block V8, 4-speed manual transmission. This very cool ’54 was built back in the ’80’s and upgraded over the years. It’s a lot of fun to drive! Equipment includes: A 283ci V8 out of a ’60 Corvette. A Muncie 4-speed manual transmission that has been completely rebuilt. 12v wiring. Modified hood to accommodate the air cleaner. Electronic ignition. High torque starter. High flow water pump with electric auxiliary cooler on the radiator. Front disc brakes with dual master cylinder. Rear drum brakes. Newer shocks. White wall radial tires. Custom sound system under the dash. Wonder Bar radio sill in dash. Side curtains. Newer soft top. Car cover.
Red with Black interior: 327 V8 / 4- speed Manual - 79481 miles
Introducing the classic 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible w/Hardtop, a true icon of American automotive design. This beauty is dressed in a vibrant red exterior that totally complements its sleek, timeless silhouette. The Corvette's appeal is further enhanced by its black vinyl interior, offering a striking contrast to the exterior while maintaining the vehicle's vintage charm. Under the hood, you'll find a powerful 327 V8 engine, paired with a 4-speed manual transmission. This combination ensures a driving experience that's both thrilling and engaging, allowing you to truly connect with the road and the machine. The 1962 Corvette comes equipped with an AM radio, providing a touch of nostalgia and a nod to simpler times. This feature, along with the car's other original details, contributes to its authentic, vintage appeal. Safety hasn't been overlooked, with seatbelts included for both driver and passenger. The Corvette also features classic hub caps and white walls, enhancing its retro look and feel. This 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible w/Hardtop is more than just a car; it's a piece of automotive history. Its combination of classic design, powerful performance, and vintage features make it a truly unique vehicle. Whether you're a collector, an enthusiast, or simply someone who appreciates the finer things in life, this Corvette is sure to impress.
Roman Red with Black interior: 283 / 4 speed - 00000000 miles
1961 Corvette , Roman Red , Black Interior , Black Soft top , All Correct Matching Numbers 283-270hp , 4 Speed , Posi Rear , Heater , Radio, Both Tops , 270hp Engine , Black wall Tires-White wall tires can be added , Complete Frame off restored to show condition ,All Numbers Brake down sheet, Restoration receipts and some Photos , California car same owner for 12 Years , Nice body fits , nice frame , one of the best 1961 Red Corvettes 270hp cars offered for sale today , Drive or Show, www.vintagecorvettes.com 706 857-3916 706 506-5745 Trades Considered (Go To My Site For More Pictures )
Red with Red interior: V8 / Manual - 6821 miles
Ready to make a statement on the open road? Introducing this 1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible. This beautiful vehicle is sure to turn heads with its red exterior, matching with an alluring red interior, emanating a vibrant, daring persona. The classic style of this Corvette makes it a standout on the road, establishing its presence with authority and elegance. Under the hood, you'll find a V8 engine that purrs and roars in equal measure. Linked to a manual transmission, driving this car offers a raw, authentic, and engaging driving experience. It allows for greater control and a more intimate connection with the vehicle, making every ride exhilarating. This 1957 Corvette sports an AM/FM radio, allowing you to enjoy vintage tunes or contemporary hits while driving. Additionally, it features a manual convertible top for those sunny afternoons and clear starry nights. Enjoy the freedom of the open road and the elements with a swift and hassle-free transition from top-up driving to a wind-in-your-hair experience. Safety is also a priority with this 1957 Chevrolet Corvette. It comes fitted with seatbelts to ensure that you and your passengers stay safe during your journey. The vehicle offers a marrying of style, performance, and safety. In essence, this 1957 Chevrolet Corvette with a V8 engine and manual transmission is not just a ride - it's an experience. Treat yourself or a loved one to this classic, combining vintage style, exciting performance, and essential features to provide an unforgettable ride. Take a step back in time, and embrace the sophistication and elegance of the golden era of American sports cars with this 1957 Chevrolet Corvette.
Red with Red interior: 6.2L LS3 V8 / 4 Speed Automatic - 541 miles
Gateway Classic Cars Houston Showroom is excited to offer this stunning 1962 Chevrolet Corvette restomod for sale. This unique build features a vibrant and eye-catching red exterior paired with a rich, red synthetic leather interior and new carpet for a truly classic look. This Corvette is powered by a high-performance 6.2L LS3 V8 engine that promises remarkable power and performance. The LS3 is equipped with Holley Sniper fuel injection and upper intake, relocated coil packs, ceramic coated headers and dual exhaust with stainless MagnaFlow mufflers. Backing the potent LS is a 4L70E 4-speed automatic transmission, which offers smooth and responsive shifts, along with a highway-friendly overdrive, ensuring an exhilarating driving experience. The power gets to the ground via a limited slip differential-equipped rear end with 3.09:1 gears. This restomod was built by Fat Boys Restoration and Corvettes Everything, and rides on a Corvette Correction C4 frame and suspension, so the handling is what one would expect out of a much later model Corvette. You will have a hard time wiping the smile off of your face any time you drive this bad boy! This Corvette is not just about looks and power; it's also about comfort and convenience. It comes equipped with air conditioning to keep you cool during those hot summer drives. The Corvette rolls on high-performance Falken radial tires that wrap its 17-inch American Racing aluminum wheels. Given that the tires have fewer than 600 miles on them, you can be assured of plenty of miles of fun with optimum grip. The Wilwood Hydroboost power brake system ensures that the Corvette calipers at each corner bite down on those discs with plenty of force and provides superb stopping power. The car also offers a manual convertible top, allowing you to enjoy the open sky during your drive. You'll appreciate the power steering, and the effortless maneuvering it offers, plus, it's equipped with seatbelts for added safety. For your entertainment, an AM/FM radio with Bluetooth connectivity is included, so you can enjoy your favorite tunes while cruising. This 1962 Chevrolet Corvette combines classic style with modern amenities. The triple tail lights and fully-customized trunk further separate this classic '62 from its brethren - this is everything you want in a restomod: a unique blend of looks, power, comfort, and safety...a modern drivetrain hiding under vintage looks. It truly offers an unforgettable driving experience. Don't miss the opportunity to own this remarkable piece of automotive history. Contact our Houston Showroom today to make it yours!
Honduran Maroon with Fawn interior: 327 CID V8 / 4 Speed Manual Borg Warner - 67207 miles
Gateway Classic Cars Of Louisville is proud to digitally present this Stunning 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible. Step into a world of classic elegance with this 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible. This stunning vehicle is presented in a striking Honduran Maroon exterior color, a shade that exudes a sense of timeless sophistication and style. The interior of this Corvette is just as impressive, featuring a Fawn vinyl interior that complements the exterior. The seats are comfortable and inviting, and the car is equipped with seatbelts for your safety. Under the hood, you'll find a powerful 327 V8 engine, paired with a 4-speed Borg Warner manual transmission. This combination ensures a smooth and responsive driving experience, making every journey a pleasure. This special Corvette has a upgraded Edelbrock Intake, Holley 650 Carburetor, Chrome valve covers, and many more upgrades. Also, did we mention there is a factory fuel injection included in the trunk. This Corvette is equipped with an AM radio, allowing you to enjoy your favorite stations as you cruise down the road. The manual convertible top can be easily lowered or raised, offering you the flexibility to enjoy the open air or stay protected from the elements. The car features hub caps and white walls, adding to its classic appeal. It also comes with power brakes for your safety and convenience. The radial tires provide smooth traction and stability, ensuring a smooth and comfortable ride. In conclusion, this 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible is a beautiful blend of classic style and modern convenience. Its unique color combination, powerful engine, and thoughtful features make it a truly exceptional vehicle. Don't miss your chance to own this piece of automotive history. Title is clean and clear and ready to be transferred into your name now. Don't miss out on the opportunity to own this incredible 1962 Corvette with its impressive list of features and timeless design. Experience a great blend of classic style and modern convenience with this exceptional vehicle. This 1962 Corvette is offered by our Louisville Showroom and can be seen in greater detail including 100+ HD pictures and an HD video at www.GatewayClassicCars.com. For additional information please call our knowledgeable staff at (812) 294-1555.
Tuxedo Black with Red interior: 327 V8 / 4 Speed Manual - 91593 miles
Step into the world of classic elegance with this 1962 Chevrolet Corvette, a timeless masterpiece that completely blends style, performance, and comfort. Dressed in a sophisticated Tuxedo Black exterior, this Corvette is a true embodiment of Chevrolet's iconic design language. The striking contrast of the red vinyl interior adds a vibrant touch, creating an unforgettable aesthetic that is sure to turn heads wherever you go. Under the hood, this Corvette houses a powerful 327 V8 engine, delivering a thrilling driving experience that is synonymous with the Chevrolet brand. The 4-speed manual transmission puts you in complete control, offering a dynamic and engaging drive that will leave you longing for the open road. This 1962 Chevrolet Corvette is not just about looks and performance. It comes equipped with a range of features designed for your comfort and convenience. The air conditioning system ensures a pleasant environment inside the cabin, regardless of the weather outside. The AM/FM radio provides entertainment for your journeys, while the manual convertible top allows you to enjoy the open air at your leisure. Safety is also a key aspect of this classic Corvette. It comes fitted with seatbelts and radial tires, offering added peace of mind as you navigate the roads. In summary, this 1962 Chevrolet Corvette is a remarkable blend of classic design, powerful performance, and modern features. Its Tuxedo Black exterior and red interior create a striking visual statement, while the 327 V8 engine and 4-speed manual transmission promise an exhilarating driving experience. With its range of comfort and safety features, this Corvette is more than just a car - it's a lifestyle. Experience the timeless appeal of this classic Chevrolet Corvette today.
Bronze with Bronze interior: V8 / Manual - 53093 miles
Immerse yourself in nostalgia with this handsome 1975 Chevrolet Corvette. Splashed in an exciting gold exterior color that exudes pure fun, this car is bound to turn heads on every corner. Exemplifying classic style, the tan interior offers a smooth, accentuated contrast to the vibrant gold, amplifying the car's appeal. With a 350 V8 engine under the hood, this vintage beast offers impressive power, offering a thrilling driving experience evocative of the golden era. Accompanied by an automatic transmission, this 1975 Corvette ensures a smooth ride, irrespective of your journey's length or terrain. Add in the convenience of air conditioning, and you are ensured of a refreshing drive even in rising temperatures. Let the rhythm guide you on the road! This Corvette is equipped with an AM/FM radio that will satiate your music cravings while you enjoy an agile and responsive driving experience. But the aesthetics are not limited to the car's color. This 'Vette rolls on custom wheels, heightening its unbeatable charisma. Functionality does not lag behind in this Corvette. It's fitted with power brakes, providing you a safer drive by ensuring quick response times during sudden halts. Comprehensive control is also a priority, proven by the inclusion of power steering and power windows, both enhancing the convenience of your drive. Safety is no compromise in this 1975 Corvette. It houses seatbelts that provide added security, making it a collector's piece that considers the driver's well-being. Additionally, t-tops are featured, offering you an exhilarating wind-in-your-hair experience when you desire. Overall, this 1975 Chevrolet Corvette, with its gold exterior color, tan interior, automatic transmission, and a host of notable features, is a symbol of classic charm merged with modern necessities. An iconic symbol of Chevrolet's innovative spirit and dedication to performance, this Corvette is a tangible part of American automotive history.
Blue with Blue interior: 283DID V8 / 4 Speed Manual - 45108 miles
Introducing the timeless classic: a stunning 1961 Chevrolet Corvette in a striking blue exterior with white coves, complemented by a matching blue interior. This iconic American sports car is the epitome of top-down driving pleasure and classic fun, making it a great addition to any car enthusiast's collection. Under the hood, you'll find a powerful 283DID V8 engine, delivering an exhilarating driving experience that only a true Corvette can provide. Paired with a 4-speed manual transmission, this beauty offers you complete control over your driving experience, allowing you to truly feel the road beneath you. The radial tires on this 1961 Chevrolet Corvette ensure a smooth and comfortable ride, while also providing incredible traction and handling capabilities. This combination of performance and comfort makes this Corvette the choice for weekend cruises or spirited drives on your favorite winding roads. As you slide into the blue interior, you'll be transported back to a time when driving was more than just a means of transportation - it was an experience to be savored and enjoyed. The classic styling of the interior complements the exterior, creating a cohesive and visually stunning package that will turn heads wherever you go. Don't miss your chance to own a piece of automotive history with this beautiful 1961 Chevrolet Corvette. Experience the thrill of top-down driving and classic fun that only a Corvette can provide. Contact us today to learn more about this incredible vehicle and make it yours.
Black with Black interior: 5.7 Liter ZZ4 / Tremec 5-Speed - 4531 miles
You are viewing a 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Roadster, finished in Tuxedo Black and Black Custom Leather Interior. Built by Corvette Mike in Anaheim, CA. This was a frame off, rotisserie custom restoration. Street Shop Chassis, Custom fiberglass work and Laser Straight Body and Paint. New Glass, New Chrome and Stainless Trim, New Rubbers, seals and Hardware. Restoration was completed in 2013 Powered by a ZZ4, Small block Chevrolet Engine with Edelbrock, Pro-Flow Fuel Injection, Electronic Ignition, Ceramic Coat Headers, Custom Stainless Steel Exhaust, Aluminum Radiator with Electric Cooling Fans, March Pulley Serpentine Belt System, Power Rack and Pinion Steering, Power 4 Wheel Disc Brakes, Hurst Driveline Conversion with a Tremec 5-Speed Manual Transmission, Dana C4 Rear Differential, Power Windows, Air Conditioning, Heated Seats, Wonder Bar Radio with Custom Sound System, New Cloth Convertible Top, 17 Inch American Racing Wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport Tires. This Custom Corvette Runs and Drives as Good as it Looks. Dealer# Da2496
Roman Red with Red interior: 350ci ZZ6 / 4 Speed manual - 83004 miles
Roman Red w/Red interior, 350ci ZZ6, 4-spd. manual transmission. The ’61 Corvette marked the 4th major body modification for the first-generation Corvette. Gone was the rounded back end with molded in taillights. In its place was a more angular rear which incorporated 4 round taillights right above the twin rare bumpers. This design was foreshadowing what was to come when the all-new 3rd generation Corvette was introduced for ’63! Another change was the removal of the “teeth” in the front grille. Replaced with a smoother mesh. This very sharp ’61 started out its life as a Jewell Blue factory fuelie. But its previous owner was looking for something a bit more user friendly to drive around in, so it was decided to replace the F.I. engine with a GM ZZ6 hi performance create engine. He also wanted to change the color combination to Roman Red w/Red interior. So that’s what was done! The work having been completely within the last six months. The result is a beautiful and dependable ’61 that has excellent performance to match! P.S. The original engine and fuel injection system is included with the sale for those who may ever consider returning the car to its original condition! Also included is a freshly painted hardtop to match the new black soft top, as well as the original brakes, headers, “yellow” collector California license plates and an assortment of additional hubcaps and even an additional Wonder Bar radio!
Polo White with Red interior: 6 cal / Automatic - 81202 miles
This wonderfully preserved Polo White 1954 Corvette is an excellent example for the discerning Corvette enthusiast/collector. The paint appears to be original and is cracked in some areas. That adds to the preservation status of this Corvette. We invite your personal inspection of this historic 1954 Corvette number 2133. You will be very impressed. THE VETTE NET.com is a nationwide Corvette brokerage network and a proud Lifetime Business Member of the National Corvette Museum. We are honored to present to you this numbers matching Polo White 1954 Corvette located in Ontario, Canada. The owner has refreshed the red carpet and door panels using correct reproduction parts. It looks terrific. The Blue Flame Six engine; Powerglide transmission, and differential appear to be original to the Corvette. The numbers are all correct for the build sequence. The owner reports his Corvette is in excellent mechanical condition. This Corvette performs, rides, and handles like you would expect from a classic of this time period. It is a thrill to drive and would make an excellent addition to your collection or to start one. The odometer is showing just 81,202 miles and is believed to be correct. INSPECTION and TRANSPORT: This Corvette is worthy of your personal inspection and I would be happy to assist with the arrangements. Inspection by a qualified Corvette enthusiast can be scheduled at a modest cost. No matter where you live, delivery can be arranged anywhere worldwide at a reasonable fee. I am very experienced working with international Corvette enthusiasts and welcome all inquiries. For details about this classic 1954 Corvette, please call LARRY at 269-579-2058 (EST Zone). If you prefer, send him an email Larry@TheVetteNet.com ___________________________________________________ WHO IS THE VETTE NET? In business since 1998, (on the internet at www.TheVetteNet.com) we have established reputation as the premier resource for assisting Corvette buyers and sellers. We have completed thousands of transactions worldwide and we’re very proud of our reputation for integrity and excellent customer service. We are fellow Corvette Club members. We drive Vettes. We live the life-style, and enjoy the hobby. Our motto is under commit and over deliver and we guarantee a pleasant and straightforward experience.
Horizon Blue with Horizon Blue interior: 283 4brl / 3 spd manual - 50,060 miles
Numbers matching 1960 Corvette with original drivetrain, paint, glass, chrome. New cocker Steel belted radials. New brakes, Clutch, thermostat, starter, generator (have originals). New Rugs & dash (Al Knock). All other interior parts original. New Blue tooth radio. new windshield wipers, hoses, gas tank, fuel lines. New LED bulbs in dash. Carter AFB rebuilt, runs perfect, starts good, no blue or black smoke, no noises, no pulling, everything operational. Rides like a new car. Chrome in great shape with little pitting. Vehicle was in an air-conditioned show room for 17 years and then garaged for the past 25 years. Private owner since 1997. Rare horizon blue (760 made).