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Corvette Of The Day: 1961 Chevrolet Corvette Restomod

This 1961 Corvette Resto Mod by Gary’s Rods and Restorations of Watsonville, California seamlessly blends the classic styling of the ’61 Corvette with modern components for a fusion of ’60s allure and 21st-century performance.

The car showcases a blue exterior with white coves complemented by blue leather upholstery. Under its hood resides a 6.2-liter GM Performance LS3 V8, delivering 495 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and 473 lb-ft of torque. This powerplant is mated to a Tremec five-speed manual transmission and a 9″ rear end boasting a 3.73:1 final drive ratio.

Equipped with an Art Morrison GT Sport chassis featuring independent front suspension and a triangulated four-link rear setup, the vehicle ensures superior handling. Additional features include Strange Engineering coilovers, power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering, and Wilwood four-wheel disc brakes for optimal stopping power.

Additional features include a custom exhaust system with Borla mufflers, Schott 18″ billet aluminum wheels, a backup camera, a white soft top, a Vintage Air HVAC system, a RetroSound stereo, and Dakota Digital gauges, culminating in a modern driving experience with classic charm.

Source: Bring A Trailer