Welcome to the 12th Annual Corvette Dream Giveaway brought to you by Lingenfelter Performance Engineering, featuring, for the first time, a 1961 Corvette. We sourced the entire country for the perfect classic ‘Vette that screamed old school cool and that you could drive as easily as a brand-new production car.
Here it is — a heart-thumping 1961 Corvette convertible with a no-expense-spared restomod restoration from bumper to bumper. Enter and win, and you’ll put this amazing first-generation Corvette and a 2019 Corvette ZR1 in your garage, plus we’ll pay $60,000 for the taxes. Enter to win at www.dreamgiveaway.com/tickets/corvette?promo=PL0119C
This classic 1961 Corvette has all the old school allure and timeless appeal that has attracted Corvette lovers for over 60 years.
“First-generation Corvettes have become increasingly popular as raw material for the Resto Modding treatment, for two very good reasons. The first-generation cars, comprising model years 1953 through 1962, are genuine classics of American automotive design, and builders enjoy a treasure trove of choices in upgrading every aspect of their performance.” — Mecum Auction
On the front end of the 1961 Corvette, a dual headlamp system, chrome grille and new crossed-flagged emblem with C-O-R-V-E-T-T-E spelled out gave the ride a freshened look foe the swinging ’60s. The model year also saw the introduction of a brand-new rear-end design, which would carry over into the second-generation, or mid-year, Corvettes.
Looking back at the 1961 Corvette, there’s no denying its image is timeless. In fact, the first-generation Corvette is the classic car of choice for famous celebrities like George Clooney and Bruce Springsteen.
Enter and win, and you’ll bring a home this incredible 1961 Corvette convertible, which features a ground-up restoration on par with the high-dollar Corvette restorations you see crossing the auction block at Barrett-Jackson events.
That’s right. Everywhere you look on this classic Chevrolet, you’ll see the telltale evidence of expert workmanship and meticulous attention to detail. Let’s start at the engine, where a new Corvette LS3 V-8 engine and GM 4L60-E four-speed automatic transmission comprise the new drivetrain. With 430 horsepower on tap, you’ll have plenty of Corvette power for street cruising, highway trips and a little bit of showing off if you want.
Make yourself at home behind the leather-wrapped steering wheel and enjoy the luxurious look and feel of brand-new leather-covered seats. Then turn the ignition key. The monstrous, fuel-injected V-8 instantly awakens, anticipating your every instruction. Imagine your emotions when you experience the sophistication of rack-and-pinion power steering, the safety of four-wheel power disc brakes, the magnificent ride quality of a Corvette Corrections chassis and suspension, and the accuracy of the retro-styled instrument panel cluster. You’ll even have cleverly installed power windows at your command should you decide to block out the wind.
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