• Brilliant Tasco Turquoise finish
• Matching numbers car
• Only 24,959 miles since new
283 cid OHV V-8 with twin four-barrel carburetors rated at 275 HP, four-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with upper and lower A-arms, unequal length wishbones, coil springs, anti-roll bar, and tubular shock absorbers, live rear axle suspension with semi-elliptic leaf springs and tubular shock absorbers, four-wheel hydraulic with front disc brakes; wheelbase: 102"
When Chevrolet crossed into the 1960s, their line-up featured a look that was sleek and aerodynamic. Fins were lateral and quad headlamps were now the norm across the line. The flagship sports car of Chevrolet’s line-up was still the Corvette, which by now had become a mainstay in the line after a somewhat shaky start. Indeed, the future didn’t look bright in the beginning, but the addition of V-8 power in 1955 and Ford’s decision to enlarge the Thunderbird for 1958 left the Corvette in a class by itself. Riding on a 102-inch wheelbase, the Corvette was available in no less than seven different colors with exotic names like Roman Red, Sateen Silver, and Cascade Green. While the Corvette looked great in any color, it was Tasco Turquoise that screamed for attention. This one-year-only color for 1960 made a dramatic statement as it invoked images of a tropical paradise in a land far away. The Corvette was not built to haul the family or do chores; it was simply a sports car built for pleasure while also offering excellent performance with handling that could keep pace with anything coming out of Europe at the time.
The 1960 Corvette featured here is just lucky enough to be finished in the rare and highly desirable Tasco Turquoise, a color it wears exceptionally well. This Corvette features a restoration that was performed five years ago and still looks fresh. The restoration was a body off the frame restoration that returned it to factory new condition with all components receiving attention. The original drivetrain was retained and carries the correct numbers. The original Tasco Turquoise color was faithfully replicated and looks stunning with Ermine White coves. The fully restored convertible top is also finished in white and, with such little wear, this Corvette’s interior needed little attention and was simply refreshed and still looks fabulous. As a sports car, all Corvettes were fitted with bucket seats and Chevrolet carried over the famous “grab bar” on the passenger side for 1960. This Corvette is also equipped with both radio and clock neatly housed in the center upright console. Drivability is also greatly enhanced with front disc brakes, rack and pinion steering, and a brand new set of retro wide whitewall radial tires that vastly improve its road handling capabilities. The chassis is fully restored and looks as nice as the rest of the car. Power for this Corvette comes from the legendary 283 cubic-inch V-8, one of Chevrolet’s most tried and proven engines. This Corvette is also fitted with the dual four-barrel carburetor option that increased horsepower to 275. The engine compartment is expertly detailed with correct factory colors and the authentic seven fin valve covers complete with the Chevrolet script. Power reaches the rear wheels through a manual four-speed transmission, a feature that only 51.9 percent of all Corvettes were equipped with for 1960. Great looks, excellent performance, and superb handling all come together in this beautiful Chevrolet that truly represents how the Corvette was becoming such a highly-refined sports car.
The Corvette has been in production for over six decades and in that time, it has become one of the most famous cars ever built. Who would have ever thought that a car that had an introductory production number of just 300 units would go on to define the American Sports car. Several generations of the Corvette have clearly demonstrated the evolution of this great car but the C1, with its great styling and excellent mechanicals, is the car that set the stage for everything that followed. This gorgeous example, with its dazzling color, superb quality restoration, and dedication to authenticity make it a prime candidate for acquisition.
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