The 1961 Corvette brought us the year of the ducktail, a new rear with four round taillights. This little glass sports car is a beauty. The hard tops came with black vinyl. A new fine mesh grill added style to the front, and new bumpers added that early 60s magnificence. It came with a convertible option. Nearly 11,000 1961 Corvette Roadsters were produced for happy buyers.