BEAUTIFUL TUXEDO BLACK OVER RED WITH COVES, 283 CI, 4-SPEED, SOLID RESTO!!
The 1960 Corvette wasn't much changed over the '59, and after looking at this lovely Tuxedo Black roadster, it's easy to understand how GM designers were willing to leave well enough alone. Beautifully proportioned and detailed, this car embodies all that was great about early Corvettes while delivering enough performance to make it every bit as entertaining today as it was more than fifty years ago.
OK, just admit it: this is one heck of a good-looking car. Perfect color combination, the last year for the rounded rear end, last year for teeth in the grille, and, well, it just screams "Corvette" over every inch of its fiberglass body. In the world of Corvettes, this car commands more attention than almost anything else they've built since. Fortunately, the restoration was done to standards that match the car's status, with great Tuxedo Black paint that's deep enough to swim in. The silver cove is a wonderful addition, adding contrast and sophistication (and cost, since it was optional), and it's framed by bright stainless trim that's freshly restored and beautifully polished. In fact, almost all the shiny bits on this car have been restored or replaced in the not-too-distant past and it simply jumps off the glossy black paint in a way that makes cars of this era so famous. In fact, it's downright gorgeous.
With a black exterior, the only sensible choice is bright red inside, right? Supple red leather buckets show very little wear save for some wrinkles that only enhances the inviting appeal of the Corvette. Matching carpets and restored door panels give it a factory fresh look and feel. The instrument panels puts all the secondary gauges below the huge dome-shaped speedometer, and the factory tach in the center was a Corvette trademark, as was the 3-spoke wheel that emulates Europe's finest. A later AM/FM stereo head unit lives in the dash and yes, that is a proper cue ball knob atop the 4-speed shifter between the seats. The trunk is finished for show with a reproduction mat and correct cardboard side panels and there's a brand new black canvas top with a crystal clear rear window that shows almost no use.
You could get your 1960 Corvette with any engine you wanted, as long as you wanted 283 cubic inches. This one is the base V8 with a single 4-barrel carburetor, but the truth is, there's plenty of power everywhere on the tach. It has that old-fashioned low-end torque you'd expect and a genuine American V8 soundtrack from the custom-made Flowmaster exhaust system. Detailed for show with Chevy Orange paint, finned valve covers, and that louvered air cleaner, it looks genuine under the hood. Other correct details include a generator and ram's horn exhaust manifolds, and it's worth noting that 1960 was the first year for an aluminum radiator. The 4-speed rocks through the gears powering the original rear end, which is beautifully finished in gloss black. Original-style 6.70-15 wide whites look flashy on the already attention-grabbing Corvette, particularly with spinner hubcaps.
Look, the bottom line is that this car is every bit as gorgeous as it looks in photos and still drives like your favorite V8-powered sports car. And have I mentioned how pretty it is? Call today!
- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- 283 V8
- Transmission Type
- 4 Speed Manual
- Body Color
- Body Style
- 449 (Unknown)
- Interior Color
- Center Console