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Below is a listing of general specifications for the 1961 Corvette followed by more detailed drivetrain specifications.

Dimensions
Wheelbase 102 in.
Track Frt/Rear (in) 57/59
Length 177.2 in.
Width 70.5 in.
Height 51"
Frontal Area 315.4 sq. in.
Ground Clearance 6.7 in.
Curb Weight 3,035 lbs.
Weight Dist. F/R (Engine) 52/47
Fuel Capacity 16.74 gal.
Coolant Capacity 16.5 qts.

Engine Options & Specifications
  Base 353 354 469 469C
Bore 3.875 in.
Stroke 3.00 in.
Displacement 283 ci 283 ci 283 ci 283 ci 283 ci
Compression Ratio 9.5:1 11.0:1 11.0:1 9.5:1 9.5:1
Horsepower 230 bhp 275 bhp 315 bhp 270 bhp 245 bhp
Torque 300 lb-ft @ 3,000 rpm 305 lb-ft @ 4,400 rpm 295 lb-ft @ 5,100 rpm 285 lb-ft @ 4,200 rpm 300 lb-ft @ 3,800 rpm
Redline 5,300 rpm 5,300 rpm 6,300 rpm 6,300 rpm 5,300 rpm
Carburetion 1x4 bbl Fuel Inj. Fuel Inj. 2x4 bbl 2x4 bbl
Oil Capacity 6 quarts
Valvetrain hydraulic hydraulic mechanical mechanical hydraulic

1961 Corvette Specifications - Drivetrain:

1961 Corvette Specifications

1961 Corvette Specifications

1961 Corvette Specifications

1961 Corvette Specifications

1961 Corvette Specifications

1961 Corvette Specifications