1960 Chevrolet Corvette ConvertibleSource: kyimp
Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A.
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Posted: 23 Aug 2010
Specs & DetailsExterior Color: black
Interior Color: red
Miles Driven: 18,600
Spectacular, original motor, all numbers matching, 1960 Convertible, 283ci / 245 hp Corvette in its original paint and trim combination of Tudedo Black exterior paint and Red Vinyl interior. This Corvette came from the factory with a 4-speed manual transmission, AM Wonderbar radio, original white soft top, sunshades, and windshield washer. This Corvette also comes with its absolutely original GM VIN tag.
Only 18,600 Original unrestored miles
100 % original & unrestored unhit body
100% Unhit body & 100% original exterior Tuxedo Black paint.
100% Original chrome on all bumpers, and exterior chrome trim
100% Original interior, including Original Red interior carpet
Original Red dash pad, seat belts, seats, door panels, and sun shades.
100% Completely original Engine Compartment
Original 283ci / 245 hp engine
Original 4-Speed transmission
Original Positraction 4.11:1 Rear End
Original non-DOT 5 original White Wall tires
Rare original white soft top.
All gauges, lights and accessories work. See below for the complete list and details.
T-3 Headlamps, Trico wiper arms with new blades, original jack and jack handle.
This 1960 Tuxedo Black Corvette is an exceptionally original corvette that was originally owned by the original owner for about 12 years ( from about March, 1960 until sometime in 1972 ). The 2nd owner purchased this corvette in 1972 ( along with the original owner's house in Oneida, NY ), and he owned this corvette until 2001. A Corvette enthusiast from Louisville, Kentucky (Paul P.) purchased this corvette in July, 2001. To the best of my knowledge, the car has had 3 owners, including myself, during its 50+ year history.
This corvette has a gorgeous original body and original paint, and a completely rust-free (never rusted) frame. The engine is completely original and numbers matching with its 283ci 245 hp V8, Warner 4 Speed transmission, and 4.11:1 Positraction rear end. Over the years, this car has been nicely maintained as original.
This corvette actually belongs in a museum, because of its low mileage, unrestored condition, and general overall appearance. This is a Corvette that is enjoyable to drive or show on any occasion. The V8 with the Warner 4 Speed is the perfect combination for someone who plans to use this corvette on nice weekends for shows, club events or pure driving pleasure, not to mention the investment value. This car runs perfectly and will go anywhere. This car also performs the way a Corvette should perform…..straight and strong to redline, brakes perfectly, and smooth at any speed.
The paint on this car is both original and awsome, as it should be. The exterior paint has the correct sheen, luster, and patina, while the door jambs and body jambs have the correct satin finish. This corvette retains all of its original GM weatherstriping on the hood, both doors, and the decklid. The front and rear bumpers, door handles, and all exterior chrome and stainless are all original to this corvette, and the chrome finish on the bumpers is in unrestored original conditon. The window glass in this corvette is all correctly dated to this corvette's 1960 production schedule. The outside mirror is the original mirror to this corvette, and it appears to be perfect. The windshield wiper arms and wiper blades are of Trico manufacture, as they should be, and they are in perfect condition. The original T3 headlights look awsome in this corvette, and none of the parking lights or rear light lens are blemished or cracked. This corvette originally came from GM with the standard wheels with original wheel covers, and this stock appearance is still maintained on this corvette, with original wheel and wheel covers, not to mention the original White Wall non-DOT tires.
The interior of this corvette is in overall excellent condition, considering that this corvette is 50 years old. The original red vinyl seat covers and seat foam are original to this corvette and they appear as unrestored. All carpeting, both front and rear, is the original carpeting. The red dash pad, seat covers, sunshades, and seat belts, are original to this corvette, and they are in unrestored condition. The gauges are all original and they appear as original and perfect condition. The steering wheel has no cracks, and the 3 spokes have the correct brushed metal appearance. The interior rear view mirror is the original mirror, and it is also in excellent condition. The glove box area is also in original condition. The glovebox area also has the correct components: original owners manual and owners manual bag, and radio instruction sheet. The original red seat belts are original and functional on this corvette, and they are both original to this corvette, and in excellent condition. The armrest compartment also appears in el minto condition. The original 1960 corvette jack, lug wrench, and tire tool, are included in the trunk. The original jack, and lug wrench are in perfect condition, along with the tire tool, and spare tire with wood cover, and original trunk mat. The sill plates are unrestored original sill plates, with the correct configuration.
The frame of this corvette is in as original unrestored preserved condition, as it should be. The frame, A-arms, trailing arms, dust shields, and front & rear suspension bars are all in original unrestored condition. The frame shows no evidence of any repairs or replaced frame sections, and the frame is overall in original and unrestored conditon. The A-arms and control arms, both upper and lower, are the original A-arms to this corvette, and all four appear to be in original condition, with no evidence of any type of damage or misuse. The front splash shields are in place and they are also in original condition. The Delco master cylinder is the correct Delco part number, along with the Delco master cylinder cap. The original undercar exhaust system, including mufflers are fully functional, and they appear in original condition, as they are of GM manufacture. The transmission in this corvette is the original 1960 Warner 4-speed transmission to this corvette. This transmission is the original 4-speed transmission with the original corvette 4-speed shifter. The rear end in this corvette is the original rear end to this corvette, and it is 4.11 : 1 ratio. The rear axle is in original condition as are the rear strut rods, rear sway bar, and rear springs.
The engine block on this corvette has the correct casting number and casting date for this corvette. The casting number is 3756519, and the casting date is A 6 0 ( January 6, 1960 ). The numbers on the engine pad are 104009 and F107CT. The vin stamp, 104009, indicates a 1960 corvette and the last 6 digits of this corvette's serial number, 104009. The assembly stamp, F107CT indicates that the engine was assembled at the Flint, Michigan plant on January 7, 1960, and the engine is a 245 hp with 4-speed transmission, and 2) 4-barrel carburators. The engine and engine compartment are original, and the complete engine and engine compartment are original and unrestored. The heads are the correct cylinder heads, #3774692, and also the aluminum valve covers are the original valve covers, with the correct patina. The aluminum intake manifold, # 373965, is also original, and it has no cracks or repairs. The 2) 4-barrel carburators are the original Carter 4-barrel carburators, 2626S, and 2627S. The air cleaner is also the original and it is unrestored in appearance. The exhaust manifolds are also both correct... # 3749965 and # 3750556. The Delco Remy distributor and Delco Remy Coil are also correct, # 1110891 and # 091 coil. The distributor also has the original Delco distributor cap. The braided and dated original spark plug wires are also correct and original. The fuel pump is the correct and original fuel pump, along with the water pump, which is also correct & original for this corvette. The Delco starter is the correct & original starter, # 1107664. The Harrison copper radiator is also the original and also correct radiator, # 3141674. The radiator cap is also the original radiator cap, made by AC Delco. All of the rubber hoses and fan belts are also correct components and the clamps are also the correct clamps. The generator is the original # 1102043, and it is also dated correctly. The voltage regulator is correct & original. The horns are the correct & original horns, part numbers 9000351 and 9000352. The horn relay is also the correct & original part # 1116781. The windshield wiper, 5044266, and washer assembly is completely original, and it looks and operates perfectly. Even the oil plug, on the oil pan, is the original part... with the "TR" inside of a triangle.
NCRS Regional Top Flight award, May, 2010
NCRS 4-Star Bowtie award, Charlotte, NC July, 2010
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