Classic 1960 Chevrolet Corvette "SURVIVOR" C1-1960


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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.

Position Character Description
1 0 1960
2 & 3 08 body series: Corvette
4 & 5 67 convertible
6 S Assembled in St. Louis, MO
7 to 12 100001 to 110261 production sequence

Engine Serial Number
1 to 7 0001001 sequential production number
8 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.

RPO Description Price Production
867 Base Convertible $3,872.00 10,261
101 Heater $102.25 9,809
102 AM Radio, Signal Seeking $137.75 8,166
107 Parking Brake Alarm $5.40 4,051
108 Courtesy Lights $6.50 6,774
109 Windshield Washers $16.15 7,205
121 Temp. Controlled Radiator Fan $21.55 2,711
261 Sunshades $10.80 5,276
276 Wheels, 15x5.5 $0.00 246
290 Whitewall Tires, 6.70x15 $31.55 9,104
313 Powerglide Automatic Transmission $199.10 1,766
419 Auxiliary Hardtop $236.75 5,147
426 Power Windows $59.20 544
440 Two-Tone Paint Combination $16.15 3,309
469 283ci, 245hp Engine (2x4 carbs.) $150.65 1,211
469C 283ci, 270hp Engine (2x4 carbs.) $182.95 2,364
473 Power Operated Folding Top $139.90 512
579 283ci, 250hp Engine (fuel inj.) $484.20 100
579D 283ci, 290hp Engine (fuel inj.) $484.20 759
675 Positraction Rear Axle (3.70:1) $48.45 1,548
675 Positraction Rear Axle 4.11:1 $48.45 3,226
675 Positraction Rear Axle 4.56:1 $48.45 457
685 4-Speed Manual Transmission. $188.30 5,328
686 Metallic Brakes $26.90 920
687 Heavy Duty Brakes and Susp. $333.60 119
1408 Blackwall Tires, 6.70x15 $15.75 N/A
1625A 24 Gallon Fuel Tank $161.40 N/A

Color Options for 1960

RPO Exterior Ditzler # Dupont # RM # Interior Soft Top Production
517A Cascade Green N/A N/A N/A Black White/Blue/ Black 140
510A Ermine White 825 4024 1199 Blue/Black/ Red/Turq. Blue/Black/ White 3,717
502A Horizon Blue N/A N/A N/A Blue/Black/ Red White/Blue/ Black 766
506A Roman Red 70961 2931 1138 Black/Red White/Black 1,529
509A Sateen Silver DDL-31905 Lucite Acrylic Lacquer #4023-L
Duco Nitrocellulose Lacquer #93988
Acrylic Lacquer #A-1203
Nitrocellulose Lacquer #1203
Blue/Black/Red/Turq. White/Black/ Blue 989
504A Tasco Turquoise N/A N/A N/A Black/Turquoise White/Black/Blue 635
N/A Tuxedo Black DDL-9300 Lucite Acrylic Lacquer #88-L
Duco Nitrocellulose Lacquer #44
Acrylic Lacquer #A-496
Nitrocellulose Lacquer #400
Red/Black/Blue White/Black 1,268

Two-Tone Paint Production (RPO 440)

Color Production
Roman Red / White 779
Honduras Maroon / White 572
Ermine White / Silver 488
Tasco Turquoise / White 383
Tuxedo Black / Silver 368
Horizon Blue / White 359
Cascade Green / White 65

Interior Colors

Color Production
Black 3,231
Blue 1,032
Red 4,920
Turquoise 1,078

1960 Corvette Specifications

Mechanical Dimensions

Wheelbase 102 in.
Track Front/Rear 57 in. / 59 in.
Length 177.2 in.
Width 72.8 in.
Height 51.6 in.
Frontal Area N/A
Ground Clearance N/A
Curb Weight 2,985 lbs.
Fuel Capacity 16.4 gal.
Coolant Capacity N/A

Interior Dimensions

Headroom 34.7 in.
Hip Room 21.5 in. per bucket
59.6 in. total
Leg Room 46.5 in.
Shoulder Room 49.4 in.

Engine Specifications

Feature Base Engine RPO 469 RPO 469C RPO 579 RPO 579D
Type V-8, Overhead valve
Block Cast iron
Displacement 283 cid
Bore & Stroke 3.87 x 3.00
Compression ratio 9.50:1 10.5:1
Brake horsepower 230 @ 4800 rpm 245 270 275 315
Main bearing Five
Valve lifters Hydraulic Solid
Carburetor Carter four-barrel Type WCFB Model 3779178 Two four-barrel carbs Two four-barrel carbs Rochester fuel injection Rochester fuel injection

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Original Title

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Photo of the first owner with his famous cousin, Donna Douglas (born Doris Ione Smith) who starred as Elly May Clampett in CBS's The Beverly Hillbillies (19621971) and much more including the hit show Route 66. Douglas was named "Miss Baton Rouge" and "Miss New Orleans" in 1957.

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Original Operators Manual

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Copy Of Trust Distribution Of First Owner With Notes

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.

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This is the hand written bill of sale from the first owner's family (wife) dated 2005 and part of the deal was that the cars original factory paint would be color sanded and polished as part of the deal.

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Registration Certificate

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Owner's Manual - Sample Page

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Motor Vehicle Inspection

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Second Owner Copy Of Title

Supporting Documents

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Window display for car shows used by second owner

This 1960 Corvette Has Been Awarded Many Trophies As Shown On This Shelf

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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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