1960 Chevrolet Corvette
Year of manufacture1960
Number of seats2
1960 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Registration no. not UK registered
Chassis no. 00867S108052
This stunning matching-numbers Corvette is one of the last of the desirable 1st Generation C1 models. Built in 1960, the car is finished in Roman Red with white coves, red interior trim, and white soft-top - arguably the finest colour combination. It also features the sought-after optional four-speed manual transmission and 270hp 283ci (4.6-litre) V8 engine equipped with twin four-barrel carburettors.
This Corvette comes from the State of Texas and has never been the subject of a 'frame off' restoration: firstly because the dry, warm climate has kept it rust-free and secondly because its long-term former owner maintained the car regardless of expense. The car had its first repaint (only the outside skin) because of fading, while a complete mechanical overhaul, attention to brightwork, etc was carried out some 10,000 miles ago.
The Roman Red paint is still of show quality; indeed, this Corvette is said to have won many concours awards (see stickers on windscreen). We are advised that the engine starts readily and displays good oil pressure. All the lights work, as do the windscreen wipers, horn, etc. A new battery has been fitted and the oil changed recently ready for sale.
The body appears in excellent condition with clean, smooth lines, and consistent gaps all around. The interior looks like new: the seats, carpets and door panels all being in excellent condition. All the gauges illuminate and even the courtesy light works when you open the door. The original Wonderbar Radio has been restored and modified to receive digital stations, although externally it remains totally original. The single speaker in the dashboard is amplified and impressively loud; indeed, we are advised that you can have the top down at 70mph and hear it perfectly.
The engine compartment is beautifully detailed, with the factory shielding still on the engine, as are the correct valve covers and air cleaner. The boot compartment looks impressive, with correct board mat, spare wheel, jack and brace. The white convertible soft-top is new and in excellent condition, and the car rolls on wide whitewall radial tyres that improve the handling and ride.
The car is offered with a 1958-1960 Corvette Judging Manual; a 1960 Corvette operation manual; a 1960 Chevrolet Corvette C1 Brochure; title document; and NOVA letter.
This dazzling, head-turning Corvette wants only for a new custodian that will treasure it as much as its late owner did.