1960 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster
The Sixties was a decade of rocket ships - both NASA's thundering
moon machines, and the rubber-burning road missiles launched by the
Corvette engineering corps. As Chevy poured on the horsepower, it
also forged what was to become one of the most famous names in
Vette lore: Sting Ray. The popularity of Chevy's sleek two-seater
was now abundantly clear: 1960 marked the first year that Vette
sales topped five figures, (the company produced 10,261).
Mechanical changes consisted primarily of a few weight-cutting
measures. After this year, the molded rear tail lights would be
Now for consignment, and showing in black with silver coves, a
Corvette out of 1960 in project form. So says ourconsignor, this
car is 85% complete with a 383ci stroker V8, Wilwood disc brakes, a
new fuel system and a slew of new and original parts includingan Al
Knoch dash cover. Ready for your skillfulhand, the sky's the limit
on what can be done with this consignor stated 1 of 1,268 black on
black cars which is also 1 of 544 equipped with power
windows....let's get the gears turning, I smell a build in the
With the benefit of a fresh paint job in black with silver coves,
the dual headlights wide open grille area and opening for the
crossed flags badge leads the way for us. Dual headlight bumps are
retained on the front quarter tops, and a bump in the hood showing
early signs of what would become the hood scoop. The windshield and
its frame have been removed but are included, as is the unrestored
factory hardtop. Out back of course is the rounded rear quarters
patiently waiting for the long curved tail lights on what used to
be fins but now long gone with the 1950's! 15-inch steel wheels in
silver are wrapped with medium whitewall modern radials. Noted, in
the trunk is a slew of chrome parts. We see the grille, bumpers,
air cleaner, wheel covers as well as various other trimmings.
A blank slate if you will, with only the recovered black vinyl
lowbackbomber style bucket seats taking up space in the barren
interior. A chrome ball topped shifter pokes through the aluminum
insert panel atop the hump and we note the dash has been stripped
of all its gauges. An Al Knoch dash cover is included with the
purchase along with new power window motors. Our consignor notes
that a new wiper system was installed as was all new wiring. Under
the convertible top tonneau cover is a host of more parts ranging
from tail lights to trimmings.
Under this hood is a complete surprise when opened forward. It is a
gleaming Chevrolet orange bedecked consignor statednew 383ci V8.
Many of thecorrect brackets and bolt ons are seen along with ribbed
aluminum valve covers. Normal aspiration uses a 4-barrel carburetor
and on the back is a consignor statedrebuilt and original Borg
Warner T10 manual transmission. Out back is 3.55 geared rear
A coating of surface rust graces the solid steel frame and
suspension as well as the other usual suspects but we see no
underlying rust. Independent coil springs are on front, and on back
are leaf springs. Wilwood disc brakes are on all 4's and we note an
entirely new fuel system including the tank and lines.
A redone body, a powerful V8 under the hood and the original
4-speed all work together to lead this Corvette down the right
track as far as a project car. Close your eyes and imagine cruising
the coast, the roar of the V8, the thrum of the exhaust and the
wind in your hair. You're 85% there with this one and you can truly
make this your own on almost any front. Visit our Hallowed Halls
and get yourself into Corvette country, opportunities like this
don't come along often!
NOT A LEGITIMATE 1960 Corvette (or any corvette) VIN
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.