You never know what you might find on the Yellowbullet Classifieds on Facebook, and this 1961 Corvette that was posted recently is about as unique as a race/street car can get.
According to Gary Ubert, who posted the ad, the 1961 Corvette sportscar is built to be driven anywhere and raced in All Steel All Glass classes, though we’d say it’s a perfect drag-and-drive machine, as well.
Under the factory GM-produced fiberglass body — removable hard top and all — is a CM chassis with factory framerails up front. A long-travel front suspension with AFCO double-adjustable shocks works with a 4-link rear suspension that suspends a Fab9 rearend and has matching AFCO dampers in the back. The setup fits small and big tires alike.
Inside the coupe you’ll find a Holley 7-inch display nestled in the factory dashboard, and a Racewire Solutions wiring harness connects the car’s electrical components to the Holley Dominator EFI system. For cruising comfort, a JL Audio sound system keeps the tunes playing while you head down the road seated in leather-wrapped Kirkey bucket seats.
Powering the Corvette is a 441 cubic-inch, aluminum tall-deck LSR block that has been stuffed with a Winberg billet crankshaft, Crower connecting rods, and RaceTec pistons. A short block of that caliber requires a quality and capable cylinder head to move the displaced air and combustion gases, and that task is handled by Frankenstein Engine Dynamics F710 cylinder heads with T&D shaft-mount rocker arms and a Cam Motion turbo-spec camshaft controls the valve movements.
Creating a substantial amount of airflow and boost pressure is a pair of 76mm turbochargers that are mounted via custom stainless steel manifolds.
Handling power transmission is a Proformance Racing Transmissions-built, 4l80 four-speed automatic that has been fortified to 3,000 horsepower and features a manual valve body, and it’s bolted up to a Circle D lockup torque converter.
Ubert noted that the car is “extremely light” and that “the suspension works and it hooks anywhere.” The Corvette is for sale for $95,000 as a complete car or at $60,000 for the roller. Now we just need someone to pick this thing up and go racing so we can see what it will do on track.