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1960 Chevrolet Corvette
The Corvette received a permanent spot in GM's line up

1960 Chevrolet Corvette

The 1960 Corvette was unchanged in design and looked the same as the previous year ’59 Corvette. With a record setting sales year in 1960 with 10,261 Corvettes produced, GM was convinced to give the Corvette a permanent spot in the model line-up. Engine options remained the same with the exception of special aluminum heads that were available for the fuel-injected models. Also new was the addition of a rear anti-sway bar that improved handling.

 

 

 

 

 

1960 Chevrolet Corvette Production Numbers

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
Corvette
08 67 2 Dr Convertible $3,872 3,872 lbs 10,261

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase Overall Lenght Width Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
Corvette 102 in 177.2 in 72.8 in 57 in 59 in 6.70 x 15

VIN Numbers

Serial Numbers were stamped on a plate on the left front door hinge pillar (center pillar on Corvair). The Fisher Body number plate on the right-hand side of the cowl gives additional information such as the body style number, the production sequence number, the trim (upholstery) number code and the paint number code.
First Symbol - Year
0 = 1960
Second & Third Symbol - Series
01 = Chevy II (4-cyl) 14 = Impala SS (V-8)
02 = Chevy II 15 = Bel Air 1500 Series (6-cyl)
04 = Chevy II Nova 16 = Bel Air 1600 Series (V-8)
05 = Corvair 500 Series (6-cyl) 17 = Impala 1700 Series (6-cyl)
06 = Corvair 600 Monza Spyder (6-cyl) 18 = Impala 1800 Series (V-8)
07 = Corvair Deluxe 700 Series (6-cyl) 53 = Chevelle & Std. El Camino (6-cyl)
08 = Corvette 54 = Chevelle & Std. El Camino (V-8)
09 = Corvair Monza/Spyder 900 Series (6-cyl) 55 = Chevelle Malibu & Custom El Camino (6-cyl)
11 = Biscayne 1100 Series (6-cyl) 56 = Chevelle Malibu & Custom El Camino (V-8)
12 = Biscayne 1200 Series (V-8) 57 = Chevelle Malibu SS (6-cyl)
13 = Impala SS (6-cyl) 58 = Chevelle Malibu SS (V-8)
Fourth & Fifth Symbol - Body Style
11 = 2dr Sedan 41 = 2dr Sedan
15 = 2 dr Station Wagon (6P) 45 = 4dr Station Wagon (9P)
19 = 4dr Sedan 47 = 2dr Sport Coupe
27 = 2dr Sedan 49 = 4dr Sedan
35 = 4dr Station Wagon (6P) 67 = 2dr Convertible
37 = 2dr Hardtop or Sport Coupe 69 = 4dr Sedan
39 = 4dr Hardtop or Sport Sedan 70 = Sedan Delivery
Sixth Symbol - Assembly Plant
(A) Atlanta, Georgia (L) Los Angeles, California
(B) Baltimore, Maryland (N) Norwood, Ohio
(F) Flint, Michigan (O) Oakland, California
(G) Framingham, Massachusetts (S) St. Louis, Missouri
(J) Janesville, Wisconsin (T) Tarrytown, New York
(K) Kansas City, Missouri (W) Willow Run, Michigan
Last Six Symbols - Production Sequence
Started at 100001

1960 Chevrolet Corvette Options

Code Description Price
101 Heater $102.25
102 Signal Seeking AM Radio $137.75
107 Parking Brake Alarm $5.40
108 Courtesy Light $6.50
109 Windshield Washers $16.15
121 Temperature Controlled Radiator Fan $21.55
261 Sunshades $10.80
276 15 x 5.5 Wheels No Charge
290 6.70 x 15 White Sidewall Tires $31.55
313 Powerglide Transmission $199.10
419 Auxiliary Hardtop $236.75
426 Power Windows $59.20
440 Two-Tone Paint $16.15
473 Power Operated Folding Top $139.90
675 Positraction Rear Axle $43.05
685 4-Speed Manual Transmission $188.30
686 Metallic Brakes $26.20
687 Heavy-Duty Brakes & Suspension $333.60
1408 6.70 x 15 Black Sidewall Tires $15.75
1625A 24-Gallon Fuel Tank $161.40
469 283-cid/245-hp V-8 $150.65
469C 283-cid/270-hp V-8 $182.95
579 283-cid/275-hp V-8 $484.20
579D 283-cid/315-hp V-8 $484.20

1960 Chevrolet Corvette Engine Options

Location Of Engine Code: Stamped on the block in front of the right hand cylinder head.

Letter Code Engine Horsepower Torque Transmission Carburetor
CQ 8-283 230 300 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
CR 8-283 275 305 3 & 4-Speed Manual Fuel Injection
CS 8-283 + 315 295 3 & 4-Speed Manual Fuel Injection
CT 8-283 245 300 3 & 4-Speed Manual 2 - 4 BC
CU 8-283 + 270 285 3 & 4-Speed Manual 2 - 4 BC
DG 8-283 230 300 Powerglide 4 BC
DJ 8-283 240 300 Powerglide 4 BC

+ High Lift Camshaft

Transmission Codes

Transmission Location
3-Speed Manual Stamped on rear face of upper right corner
4-Speed Manual Stamped on boss on lower left side of case just below side cover.
Powerglide Stamped on the bottom of oil pan
Plant and Type Designation Prefix Plant Transmission Type
W Warner Gear 4-Speed
S Saginaw 3-Speed, Overdrive*
C Cleveland Powerglide

*Overdrive distinguished from 3-Speed by physical appearance only. The above transmissions will carry a production code number such as: S304 (S = Saginaw 3-Speed, 3 = March, 04 = 4th.)

1960 Chevrolet Corvette Exterior Paint Codes

Color Name / Code Color Image Color Name / Code Color Image

506A - Roman Red
Lucite® Code - 2931LH
Dulux® Code - 93-93037H

517A - Cascade Green Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4029L
Dulux® Code - 181-93587

509A - Sateen Silver Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4023L
Dulux® Code - 181-94009

502A - Horizon Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4030L
Dulux® Code - 181-94010

510A - Ermine White
Lucite® Code - 4024L
Dulux® Code - 93-93774

523A - Honduras Maroon Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4034LH
Dulux® Code - 181-17182H

504A - Tasco Turquoise Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4025L
Dulux® Code - 181-93946

 
NOTES: Color Combination Numbers are on a plate on the right side of the dash panel, under the hood, immediately below the heater water control valve (Ranco Valve).

1960 Chevrolet Corvette Cove Colors

Color Name / Code Color Image Color Name / Code Color Image
509A - Sateen Silver Metallic See Code 509A 510A - Ermine White See Code 510A

1960 Chevrolet Corvette Interior Paint Codes

Color Name / Code Color Image Color Name / Code Color Image

Red
Duco® Code - 2967H

Not Available Medium Turquoise Metallic
Duco® Code - 93996
Not Available
Light Blue Metallic
Duco® Code - 92808
Not Available  

Axle Codes

Location Of Axle Codes: The axles for Chevrolet will be built by Chevrolet Buffalo, Chevrolet Gear and Axle, Buick, Oldsmobile, and McKinnon. Divisional Manufacturer code letters will be metal stamped on the axle tube adjacent to the carrier for identification. Metal stamp on left rear axle tube on the rear side, letters and numerals 3/16 in. high, 3 in. outboard of carrier.

Codes - Non-Locking Codes - Locking Ratio Inspection Cover
AE   3.55 (std. lining) 12 Bolt
AH AN 3.70 (std. lining) 12 Bolt
FJ FK 3.70 (metallic lining) 12 Bolt
  AP 4.11 (std. lining) 12 Bolt
  FL 4.11 (metallic lining) 12 Bolt
  AQ 4.56 (std. lining) 12 Bolt
  FM 4.56 (metallic lining) 12 Bolt

 

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