• Multiple NCRS Top Flight Awards
• NCRS Performance Verification Award and Duntov Mark of Excellence Award
• Bloomington Gold® - Gold Certification
• Original numbers matching 283 cubic-inch 270 HP with twin four-barrel carburetors
• Complete with both hard and soft tops
283 cid OHV V-8 engine with two four-barrel carburetors rated at 270 HP, four-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with upper and lower A-arms, unequal length wishbones, coil springs, anti-roll bar, and tubular shocks, live rear axle suspension with semi-elliptic leaf springs and tubular shock absorbers, four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes; wheelbase: 102"
The Chevrolet Corvette has dominated the American sports car scene for over six decades. When introduced in 1953, it caused a minor sensation and found very few buyers with just 300 rolling off of the assembly line. Just two years later, things were not going well and Chevrolet was contemplating killing off its new car due to lackluster sales. Enter the Ford Motor Company with the all-new Thunderbird and GM realized that they couldn’t abandon the two-seater market and leave it all to Ford. Chevrolet decided to maintain production of the Corvette and, in order to match the Thunderbird, a V-8 was available for the first time. The Thunderbird still outsold the Corvette by a wide margin even with the V-8 engine, but the last laugh came in 1958 when the Thunderbird moved into the “Personal Luxury” market and the Corvette once again stood alone as America’s premier sports car. By the time the first generation had run its course in 1962, the Corvette was here to stay as it became America’s sweetheart of the sports car world.
While any Corvette from 1960 is certainly an attention getter, this example, with its gleaming Tuxedo Black paint with Sateen Silver Coves, is certainly a stand out in the crowd. This Corvette has been treated to a complete restoration that has returned it to factory new condition as attested to by its multiple National Corvette Restorers Society Top Flight Awards, NCRS Performance Verification Award, NCRS Duntov Mark of Excellence Award, and a Bloomington Gold Award. The fit and finish on the body is near perfect and all panels are in precise alignment. Corvettes for 1960 carried a number of refinements that were both tasteful and elegant, but the year also marked the end of several styling elements that made the Corvette so special, as 1960 was the last year for molded rear fender tail lamps and the heavy grille teeth. This Corvette is powered by the numbers matching 283 V-8 with twin four-barrel carburetors mated to a four-speed manual transmission. The engine compartment is clean with correct hoses, wiring, and clamps with all components properly colored. The interior is finished in black with tan carpeting and features all of the classic design elements for which the Corvette was known. The dashboard instrument cluster is a jet-age inspired masterpiece that is a visual delight. The small drop-down center console features a radio and clock and all control knobs, interior handles, and control pedals show no wear. At the rear, the trunk is authentically restored with the correct black mat and presents as new. Other amenities include a heater, signal seeking radio, windshield washer, courtesy lights, parking brake alarm, and sun shades.
The Corvette will always be known as “America’s Sports Car,” but this example from 1960, with its award-winning restoration and dedication to authenticity, makes it one of the best. The chance to own a Corvette of such pedigree is perhaps as rare as the car itself. Prospective buyers of fine quality cars from the formative years of this American icon should look this example over closely to fully appreciate the incredible attention to detail and accuracy in its superb restoration.
1960 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster