1961 Chevrolet Corvette C1 Sebring Race Car Coupe Vehicle Profile

1961 Chevrolet Corvette C1 Sebring Race Car photograph

1961 Chevrolet Corvette C1 Sebring Race Car photograph

1961 Chevrolet Corvette C1 Sebring Race Car photograph

1961 Chevrolet Corvette C1 Sebring Race Car photograph

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Dr. Dick Thompson-the legendary 'Flying Dentist'-won the 1961 SCCA B-Production National Championships with this 1961 Chevrolet Corvette. This Corvette has been in the winner's circle numerous times while driven by famous racers including Don Yenko and Ben Moore.

During the 1961 season, the Corvette was raced at the 12 Hours of Sebring where Delmo Johnson and Dave Morgan placed first in the Grand Touring 3000 class. Their vehicle was the number 4. Bud Gates and Harry Heuer in the #83 car placed 2nd. Don Yenko and Ben Moore placed third in their #1 car.

This 1961 Corvette was originally ordered by Yenko Chevrolet for Grady Davis, executive vice president of Gulf Oil. It came standard with a 315 horsepower, fuel-injected engine, Borg-Warner four-speed transmission, Posi-traction rear axle and heavy-duty brake, steering and suspension. A Chevrolet Engineering 'Sebring Package' was fitted to the race car that included a 37-gallon fiberglass fuel tank, hood louvers, headlamp covers and auxiliary front anti-sway bar.

In the mid-1970s, the Corvette 'Sebring' race car was changed over to a street car, serving as a customer-attraction in a Cadillac dealer's showroom. It was meticulously restored back to its 1961 'Sebring' configuration in the mid-1990s.

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Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1961 sales)
1961 Chevrolet Corvette Race Car
Sold for $65,000
  2011 Mecum Auctions - Bloomington Gold Corvette Auction
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1961 Chevrolet Corvette C1 Sebring Race Car's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1961 Chevrolet Corvette Gulf Race Car 2012 Mecum Auctions Kissimmee Florida$850,000  
1961 Chevrolet Corvette Race Car 2010 Mecum Auctions Monterey$170,000  
1961 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 2009 Mecum Monterey Auction$70,000  
1961 Chevrolet Corvette Gulf Oil RaceCar 2002 Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction$260,000  

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C11954 Roadster
Engine Num: 0273609F54YG
Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C11954 Roadster
Chassis Num: E54S001010
Engine Num: 3835911-0057980F54YG
Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C11954 Roadster
Chassis Num: E54S004221
Engine Num: 0769197F54YG
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Chassis Num: E56S002548
Engine Num: 04355082F56GR
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Chassis Num: E56S003291
Engine Num: 0525707F56GV
Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C11957 Roadster
Chassis Num: 1240
Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C11957 Roadster
Chassis Num: 6338
Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C11957 Roadster
Chassis Num: E57S 105176
Engine Num: F612EL
Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C11957 Roadster
Chassis Num: E57S 105626
Engine Num: F424 EG VC
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Chassis Num: 00867S 100662
Engine Num: FO802CU
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