In 1961, Chevrolet decided to give the Corvette a new look. As a result, the 1961 Chevrolet Corvette came out to have a much cleaner look which was appreciated by many American buyers in the day. Sales of the 1961 Chevrolet Corvette quickly rose to nearly 11,000 for the model year. While the 1961 Corvette doesn’t look that much different from its earlier siblings, it can be difficult to tell it apart from the previous models. Corvette designers often just tweak a couple of things every year, but with the 1961 Corvette, they made some tell-tale styling changes, especially the rear which now features 4 tail lights and has become standard for every Corvette onwards.