DATA FILE ::: '61 Chevrolet Corvette
Owned by Tommy Vinciguerra, West Islip, New York (NOTE: All data is for car as seen in these photos, before the December '09 garage fire that heavily damaged it.)
BODY
Production '61 Corvette body
PAINT Black acrylic lacquer with multi-colored lacquer graphics; painting/paint prep by Kolors by Ken, West Babylon, New York
INTERIOR
Modified production '61 Corvette
MODIFICATIONS Flaming River billet steering wheel, black/bone leather door panels, bone leather shifter boot, hand-crafted rollbar, RJS safety belts/harnesses
SEATS Restored '61 Corvette buckets upholstered in bone leather with black python-skin accents by Dondi, Huntington, New York
CARPETS Mercedes-Benz black wool cut-pile
INSTRUMENTATION Production '61 Corvette 0-160 mph speedometer/fuel level/ammeter/oil pressure/coolant temperature gauges, plus Auto Meter Cobalt 0-10,000 rpm tach
SOUND SYSTEM SuperPro Performance custom-fabricated sound system (also doubled as exhaust system)
HEATER Stock
A/C None
INTERIOR
Modified production '61 Corvette
MODIFICATIONS Flaming River billet steering wheel, black/bone leather door panels, bone leather shifter boot, hand-crafted rollbar, RJS safety belts/harnesses
SEATS Restored '61 Corvette buckets upholstered in bone leather with black python-skin accents by Dondi, Huntington, New York
CARPETS Mercedes-Benz black wool cut-pile
INSTRUMENTATION Production '61 Corvette 0-160 mph speedometer/fuel level/ammeter/oil pressure/coolant temperature gauges, plus Auto Meter Cobalt 0-10,000 rpm tach
SOUND SYSTEM SuperPro Performance custom-fabricated sound system (also doubled as exhaust system)
HEATER Stock
A/C None
CHASSIS
Modified production '61 Corvette frame
MODIFIED SuperPro Performance, West Islip, New York
FUEL CELL Hand-fabricated, 16-gallon capacity
SUSPENSION (Front) Jim Meyer (Rear) Moroso ladder bar
STEERING Rack-and-pinion, non-power-assisted
BRAKES Wilwood four-wheel disc brakes (14-inch rotors in front, 13-inch rotors in rear), non-power-assisted
WHEELS Team III wheels, 17x7 inches in front, 17x14 inches in rear
TIRES (Front) Toyo 215/45ZR17 (Rear) Hoosier 31x16.50R-17LT
ENGINE
Chevrolet overhead valve small-block V-8, cast-iron block
ENGINE BUILD Gary Sharky at The Engine Shop, West Babylon, New York; engine and fuel injection system tuned by A.J. Berge, Massapequa, New York
MODIFICATIONS Block de-burred and bored to 4.030 inches, cylinder heads ported, hand-crafted underhood pulleys, and upper radiator hose
DISPLACEMENT 355 cubic inches
COMPRESSION RATIO 12.5:1
CYLINDER HEADS Chevrolet cast iron, with Manley 2.05-inch intake/1.60-inch exhaust valves, and Comp Cams double valvesprings
IGNITION MSD crank-trigger ignition with 6A control module and Blaster coil
INDUCTION Enderle electronic fuel injection on an Edelbrock intake manifold with Enderle "bug catcher" scoop
CAMSHAFT Lunati roller
EXHAUST Custom 17/8-inch diameter headers by Super Pro Performance, 2½-inch stainless steel exhaust pipes, and Sonic Turbo mufflers
COOLING Griffin aluminum radiator with a Meziere water pump
HORSEPOWER 398 @ 6,800 rpm (rear wheel on dyno)
TORQUE 368 lb-ft @ 4,500 rpm (rear wheel on dyno)
TRANSMISSION
Modified T-56 six-speed manual transmission with Long shifter
TRANSMISSION Modified by G-Force, Cleona, Pennsylvania
REAREND Dana 60 with 35-spline Moser axles and a Detroit Tru-Track limited-slip differential with 4.10:1 gears