1961 Corvette Production Volumes
In 1961 hopes were high for big growth in Corvette production and while the numbers didn’t move much, Chevy was still able to produce 10,939 units for the 1961 model year.
This model year had some important updates including the first to include aluminum radiators as standard equipment. Cosmetically a big improvement was moving the exhaust to exit the car under the rear bumper instead of out of the bumper itself which stopped the bumpers from getting dirty from exhaust fumes and gases.
The rear was completely redesigned to include the 4 tail lights that we now expect on a Corvette, the first year for that. The front of the car was the first that did not have the heavy teeth of previous years.
Read more: 1961 Corvette Research Center.
1961 Production Volumes by Model Variant
Of those cars, 700 were all convertibles since that was the only body style in 1955.