800 Derita Road, Ste. A
This 1960 Corvette is one striking total package. The distinct two-tone makes quite an impression on the outside. The V8 power with a manual transmission keeps you wanting to hop in and go for a drive. And long term care means this one was kept correctly.
The 1960 model feels like the one where everything really came together on the first-generation Corvette. The design was a bit sleeker, but it still has the right features from the first 'Vettes. After all, this was the last year for the hint of classic tailfin and the exhaust artfully integrated into the rear bumper. Also, we know the right Corvettes get treated like family. So it's great to find one like this. It has been with the same owner since 1986, and he purchased it not too long after a frame-off restoration. With less than 3,800 miles on this convertible since it was completed all those decades ago, this one has a very cool story and presentation that combines both a little bit barn find and a little bit long-term love. And this really gets the classic style right. The Ermine White paint looks terrific with the whitewalls, and the silver sculpted side inserts have an understated flash. So where the real flair is showcased on this one is in the brightwork. This has the complete package with the toothy-grille, two-piece front bumpers, two-piece rear, and correct wheel covers. You may want to invest in improvements in some areas, but really, the Corvette crowd loves a car that wears its history with pride. And this one shows the real difference long-term care means in all the right details - including how the doors close with confidence.
This car comes with both a white convertible top and a desirable hardtop that can be restored. But of course, the best way to enjoy a C1 is with no roof at all. And the black interior is a true timeless contrast that fits with the more sophisticated color theme of the car. These first-generation Corvettes taught us what a driver's car can be, and so you have bucket seats, a thin/grippy steering wheel, and a full gauge package with the working tach right in the center. And this one is nicely detailed everywhere from the bright door trim to the Wonderbar AM radio that's still on display.
The engine bay has a great look for a classic Corvette. It has the right details like the big/flat air cleaner, bright distributor shield, and Chevrolet script valve covers. It's even using the correct Delco-Remy generator. The reason for such a vintage and honest presentation is that the suffix codes of the motor and the build date info put this in line with having the original block still under the hood of this C1. The 283 cubic-inch V8 starts up easily and loves to accelerate. The control of the three-speed manual transmission, good brakes, and a true feeling for the road all remind you that this is a true sports car.
The sale comes complete with the owner's manual and restoration photos. This is the distinct C1 that's looking for its first new home in 35 years. Are you ready to be a part of its history? Call now!
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