1961 Corvette Specifications


Vehicle Specifications
Convertible
Wheelbase, inches 102.0
Length, inches
176.7
Width, inches
70.4
Track, inches
front: 57.0 rear: 59.0
Height, inches
52.9
Curb Weight, pounds
3,108


 
Mechanical Specifications (2-door convertible)

Suspension
front: Independent; upper and lower A-arms, unequal-length wishbones, coil springs, antiroll bar, tubular hydraulic shock absorbers
rear: Live axle on semi-elliptic leaf springs, tubular hydraulic shock absorbers, trailing radius rods

Wheels/Tires
6.70x15

Brakes
front: 11-inch drum
rear: 11-inch drum

Transmission
3-speed manual (std)
4-speed manual (opt)
2-speed Powerglide (opt)

Standard axle ratio
3.70:1


 
Engine Specifications

Type ohv V-8 ohv V-8 ohv V-8 ohv V-8 ohv V-8
Displacement, liters/cu inch 4.6/283
4.6/283 4.6/283 4.6/283 4.6/283
Bore x stroke, inches 3.875 x 3.00 3.875 x 3.00 3.875 x 3.00 3.875 x 3.00 3.875 x 3.00
Fuel Management 1 x 4-bbl. 2 x 4-bbl. 2 x 4-bbl. fuel injection
fuel injection
Horsepower @ rpm 230 @ 4800 245 @ 5000 270 @ 6000 275 @ 5200 315 @ 6200
Torque @ rpm, pound-foot 300 @ 3000 300 @ 3800 285 @ 4200 290 @ 4200 295 @ 5100

 

Published Performance Numbers

Acceleration
230 hp, 4-sp man.
315 hp, 4-sp man.
0-60 mph, sec
8.3
6.0
0-100 mph, sec
NA
14.2
1/4-mile, sec @ mph
NA
15.5 @ 106


 
Vehicle Production and Base Prices

Car Type
Production
Price
2-door convertible
10,934
$3,934.00


 
Options and Production

Option
Production
Price
Heater
10,671
$102.25
AM Radio, signal seeking
9,316
137.75
Positive Crankcase Ventilation
NA
5.40
Wheels, 15 x 5.5
337
0.00
Whitewall Tires, 6.70 x 15
9,780
31.55
Powerglide Automatic Transmission
1,458
199.10
Auxiliary Hardtop
5,680
236.75
Power Windows
698
59.20
Two-Tone Paint
3,351
16.15
245 hp Engine
1,175
150.65
270 hp Engine
2,827
182.95
275 hp Engine Fl
118
484.20
315 hp Engine Fl
1,462
484.20
Power Operated Folding Top
442
161.40
Positraction Rear Axle
6,915
43.05
4-speed Manual Transmission 7,013
188.30
Metallic Brakes
1,402
37.70
Heavy Duty Brakes and Suspension
233
333.60
Blackwall Tires, 6.70 x 15 nylon
NA
15.75
24 Gallon Fuel Tank
NA
161.40


 
Color Choices and Production

Color Choice
Production Color Choice
Production
Tuxedo Black 1,340
Fawn Beige
1,363
Honduras Maroon 1,645
Roman Red
1,794
Ermine White 3,178
Sateen Silver 747
Jewel Blue
855


Roman Red/White - 954 Ermine White/Silver - 385 Tuxedo Black/Silver - 429 Sateen Silver/White - 159
Honduras Maroon/White - 647 Fawn Beige/White - 358 Jewel Blue/White - 419