Classic Original 1960 Chevy Corvette For Sale
Fully Documented Facts About This 1960 Chevrolet Corvette - Original Paint Not Restored "SURVIVOR"
6-S Assembled in St. Louis, MO - 4 & 5- 67 convertible Ser # 00867S103764 - Roman Red / White # 779 With Red Interior - 270 horsepower Corvette with aluminum clutch housing and two four-barrel carbs, aluminum radiator - four-speed manual transmission - Heater - AM Radio, Signal Seeking - Temp. Controlled Radiator Fan - Wheels, 15x5.5 - Whitewall Tires, 6.70x15 - Two-Tone Paint Combination - 283ci, 270hp Engine (2x4 carbs.) - Positraction Rear Axle 4.11:1 - Heavy Duty Brakes and Susp. Plus all of the applicable specifications listed below
1960 Chevrolet Corvette General Facts
The 1960 Corvette was very similar to the 1959 model. Aluminum radiators were installed on 270 horsepower and 290 horsepower Corvettes. The aluminum head engines that were advertised as code "DH" were too hard to manufacture and did not make it into the main production run. All engines except the base included cast alloy valve covers with 7 fins. The base engine included plain painted steel valve covers with the Chevrolet script. The front sway bar had an increase in diameter and a new rear sway bar was added to improve the handling of the car. Also a new aluminum clutch housing reduced the weight of the car by 18 pounds. All 1960 Corvettes with fuel injection required a manual transmission, earlier models allowed an automatic with the lower horsepower fuel injected engines. Fifteen of the 1960 production run were non-standard colors or primer. The passenger grab bar and storage bin from the previous year are still included.
This car is a two person owner both previous owners have passed and car was sold from the estates. This car is in perfect driving condition and has a new 350 crate engine along with new radiator etc. that has been installed for long range driving reasons. Original engine with its dual Holley four barrels are in perfect running condition and was removed when car was at 79,000.00 original miles. New engine has apron 6000 miles. All running mechanisms have been replaced with original parts. Chucks speed shop in Phoenix, Arizona has recently tuned and installed new holly carboration and solid state ignition for a modern perfect running car while maintaining it originality and sports car speed. Tires are new high speed rated Michelins.
1960 Production Options and Build Statistics (in red are the features of this car)
Total 1960 Corvettes Built - 10,261 - All Convertibles
Serial Numbers: 00867S100001 through 00867S110261
The serial number (Vehicle Identification Number -- VIN) is located on a stainless steel plate welded to the top of the steering column mast under the hood.
|2 & 3
||body series: Corvette
|4 & 5
||Assembled in St. Louis, MO
|7 to 12
||100001 to 110261
|Engine Serial Number
|1 to 7
||sequential production number
||F or T
||Flint, MI or Tonawanda, NY
|9 to 10
||Carburetion & transmission
CQ = 283-cid 230-hp V-8 with 9.5:1 compression ratio, three-speed manual transmission, and four-barrel carburetor
CR = 283-cid 275-hp V-8 with 11.0:1 compression ratio, three-speed manual transmission with fuel injection
CS = 283-cid 315-hp V-8 with 11.0:1 compression ratio, three-speed manual transmission, high lift camshaft, and fuel injection
CT = 283-cid 245-hp V-8 with 9.5:1 compression ratio, three-speed manual transmission and dual four-barrel carburetors
CU = 283-cid 270-hp V-8 with 9.5:1 compression ratio, three-speed manual transmission, high-lift camshaft and dual four-barrel carburetors
DG = 283-cid 230-hp V-8 with 9.5:1 compression ratio, Powerglide automatic transmission and a four-barrel carburetor
DJ = 283-cid 245-hp V-8 with 9.5:1 compression ratio, Powerglide automatic transmission and dual four-barrel carburetors
The body style number plate is located on the engine side of the cowl. Fisher Body Style Number 60-0867 identifies a Corvette. The body number is the serial number of the body.
||AM Radio, Signal Seeking
||Parking Brake Alarm
||Temp. Controlled Radiator Fan
||Whitewall Tires, 6.70x15
||Powerglide Automatic Transmission
||Two-Tone Paint Combination
||283ci, 245hp Engine (2x4 carbs.)
||283ci, 270hp Engine (2x4 carbs.)
||Power Operated Folding Top
||283ci, 250hp Engine (fuel inj.)
||283ci, 290hp Engine (fuel inj.)
||Positraction Rear Axle (3.70:1)
||Positraction Rear Axle 4.11:1
||Positraction Rear Axle 4.56:1
||4-Speed Manual Transmission.
||Heavy Duty Brakes and Susp.
||Blackwall Tires, 6.70x15
||24 Gallon Fuel Tank
Color Options for 1960
||Lucite Acrylic Lacquer #4023-L
Duco Nitrocellulose Lacquer #93988
|Acrylic Lacquer #A-1203
Nitrocellulose Lacquer #1203
||Lucite Acrylic Lacquer #88-L
Duco Nitrocellulose Lacquer #44
|Acrylic Lacquer #A-496
Nitrocellulose Lacquer #400
Two-Tone Paint Production (RPO 440)
|Roman Red / White
|Honduras Maroon / White
|Ermine White / Silver
|Tasco Turquoise / White
|Tuxedo Black / Silver
|Horizon Blue / White
|Cascade Green / White
1960 Corvette Specifications
||57 in. / 59 in.
||21.5 in. per bucket
59.6 in. total
||V-8, Overhead valve
|Bore & Stroke
||3.87 x 3.00
||230 @ 4800 rpm
||Carter four-barrel Type WCFB Model 3779178
||Two four-barrel carbs
||Two four-barrel carbs
||Rochester fuel injection
||Rochester fuel injection
Upon the first owners passing his wife stored this car on blocks and many blankets in the family barn for over 10 yrs until it was sold to second owner. The time line dictates that the first owner and family had it in its possession for over 40 yrs.
This 1960 Corvette Has Been Awarded Many Trophies As Shown On This Shelf
More Info About This Original 1960 Chevy Corvette
It is our opinion the second owner loved this car and decided to drive it. So, one of the first things he did was purchase a Chevy 350 crate engine and have it installed along with many era correct new parts such as a larger aluminum radiator. This car also has new tires, brakes, shocks, and much more and has been gone through to be sure it is a street ready and is an long distance any weather car.
The second owner took meticulous care to preserve the running in good condition original matching number engine along with its dule quad holly factory carburetors.
Since we purchased this American icon we have also completed a 101 point inspection and rejuvenation in all areas and had car professionally gone over entirely and add improvements as was needed to make this one of the most rare C1-Corvettes in the world that is in original condition in clouding the factory paint.
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