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You just can't go wrong with a Corvette.

Think about it. Of the hobby's many truisms, this statement is probably one of the most accurate. Sting Rays, ZR1s, Grand Sports, Z06s... The latest mid-engine wonder. ALL those cars are highly desirable and undeniably cool. That said, being an American legend isn't the only reason this sweet drop-top should grace your garage. For starters, it's one of the coolest Corvettes ever made. It's an exceptionally fun car thanks to acute, quality restoration. And best of all, it backs modern LS3 power with a tough Tremec 6-speed!

NO COMPROMISE

There's a lot to like about a 1960 Corvette, and definitely a lot to like about this 1960 Corvette resto-mod! Enjoyed by the same enthusiast for 41 of its 60 years, this slick C1 is the product of a body-off, nut-and-bolt restoration that's seen scant miles outside of a garage. Blemish-free surfaces reflect a glossy coat of era-correct Honduras Maroon two-stage. At the front of that pigment, re-plated bumpers locate a restoration-fresh grille between a translucent roundel and stainless-trimmed lighting. Stainless-capped fenders lead the eye to re-plated pillars, which join original frames to tilt restoration-fresh glass between a factory mirror, polished wipers and a factory hardtop. A sinuous profile slides monochromatic coves between polished fins, polished handles and familiar Corvette fender emblems. And at the back of the car, more re-plated bumpers frame a short antenna, factory taillights and a second classy roundel.

FUEL INJECTION... AND SO MUCH MORE!

Pop this Vette's sculpted hood and you'll find 6.2 liters of 21st Century small block that, like the car's restoration, is fully sorted and ready to roll. One of the most well rounded powerplants GM has ever offered, Chevrolet's proven LS3 utilizes aluminum construction, L92-style heads and a smooth hydraulic roller to mix miles of thrills with years of reliable cruising. And, churning stout 10.7 to 1 compression into 430 horsepower and 425 lb./ft. of torque, the easy-revving mill is certainly no slouch in the performance department! Trick Corvette fuel rail covers complement a bright air tube. Factory serpentine components spin a factory alternator opposite a factory AC compressor. There's a polished Be Cool radiator that's fitted with a big puller fan. A polished master cylinder complements a modern brake booster. Pliable AC Delco plug wires join a fresh ECU and coated exhaust manifolds to detail an otherwise purpose-built performer. And everything rides in a clean, Honduras Maroon engine bay.

NOTHING RETRO ABOUT IT!

Park this roadster on a lift and you'll find a sturdy Corvette Correction chassis that makes excellent use of a full fourth-generation Corvette suspension. Those bones, lovingly supplemented with composite mono leafs, cage a tough Tremec 6-speed. That gearbox deals power to a spry Dana 44 differential which, according to the car's owner, spins fun, 3.45 gears. Turns come courtesy of modern power rack-and-pinion steering. Smooth and solid stops are provided by fourth-generation Corvette discs. Spent gases traverse custom exhaust, which centers an X-pipe crossover in front of rowdy Magnaflow mufflers. And torque meets the pavement through chromed, sixth-generation Corvette-style blades, which spin 245/45ZR18 Michelin Pilot Sports in front of 255/45ZR18 Michelin Pilot Sports.

TASTEFUL AND TIMELESS

Most enthusiasts buy sports cars for the thrill of driving, not the thrill of napping in an overly plush interior that's made of memory foam and 'Old World craftsmanship'. That's where the Corvette has ALWAYS excelled! Between this Chevy's doors, you'll find a stylish leather cockpit that's simple, purposeful and ready for long rides. Front and center, heated buckets stretch tight Al Knoch hides across clean Al Knoch carpet. In front of the driver, a rich-looking dash hangs crisp Dakota Digital VHX telemetry next to modern, direct-fit audio and controls for Vintage Air conditioning. Flashy side panels front fluid power windows. And the driver feels the road through a short shifter and a stylish, speed-drilled steering wheel.

If you're a fun-loving enthusiast who's looking for a great classic that can be your anything and everything, welcome to Team Corvette! As a coveted first-generation roadster, this Chevy will never go out of style. Featuring a detailed, ground-up restoration, it's sure to be a pleasure to own. And, considering its impressive LS3/6-speed drivetrain, the car is just modern enough to be a blast to drive. Call, click or visit www.https://www.RKMotors.com for more information!

HIGHLIGHTS

Striking Corvette roadster that's benefitted from a body-off, nut-and-bolt restoration

6.2 liter GM LS3 with 430 horsepower

Tremec 6-speed manual transmission

Dana 44 differential

Modern air conditioning

Power rack-and-pinion steering

Fourth-generation Corvette 4-wheel power disc brakes

Corvette Corrections chassis with a full fourth-generation Corvette suspension

Customized leather interior with modern audio

Era-correct Honduras Maroon paint with a factory hardtop

18-inch sixth-generation Corvette-style wheels

Restoration photos

Restoration receipts

Partial ownership history

All RK Motors vehicles receive a comprehensive, multi-point inspection

We can ship your new classic anywhere in the world

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1428647
  • Price:$165,900
  • Location:Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Year:1960
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:Honduras Maroon
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:97
  • Stock Number:136869
  • VIN:00867S108063

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