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1961 Chevrolet Corvette Gasser: Right or Wrong?

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Fuel Injected 502 CI, 4-Speed.

It’s never a surprise how peoples’ opinions can differ over certain vehicles.
The 61 Chevrolet Corvette Gasser was sent in by one of our readers, from an old Mecum auction listing. I thought, ‘cool!’ a cross between a gasser and an old Corvette.
I showed the car to a colleague who is a massive Corvette fan and they recoiled at the images like I had put ammonia under their nose. They thought it was an abomination to wreck what would be an amazing looking example of a 61 Corvette….hmmm.

There will always be a difference in opinion between those wanting to keep a classic car in its original shape with all original factory parts and those that want to basically do enhancements, a restomod, pro Tourer or in this case, a gasser.

What you all think of this creation? should have been kept in original condition or is amazing as you see it now?

– California race car most of its life
– Body-off restoration in late 2011
– Documented as Nickey Vintage Continuation Corvette #1
– Built by John Tinberg who is the technical advisor to Nickey Chicago
– New 502 CI crate engine
– New Hilborn EFI
– New Autogear 4-speed transmission
– New rear end Strange Engineering 35 spline axles
– Restored to better than new condition
– Could be raced but currently street driven
– Runs on pump gas and is a show stopper
– Featured in Vette Vues magazine, centerfold in Canadian Hot Rod magazine and featured on Leadfoot magazine
– Specially invited to be displayed at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals in Chicago November 2011



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